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i have irregular menstruation?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Lots of options: There are many options to improve menstrual cycle control. Many patients choose to go on birth control pills, nuvaring, the orthoeva patch and cyclic oral Progesterone pills. Discuss the options with your doctor as this is a very easy problem to fix.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
See your Doctor: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular.
Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Irregular periods: Normal periods occur about every 4 weeks, last up to 1 week, and do not cause severe pain. Periods which are more frequent or less frequent than about once monthly, last a long time or a very short time, or are accompanied by severe pain, are not normal. A woman should seek a doctor's care if having irregular periods.
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Just that: Most women's menses occur every 28-32 days. Some have intervals shorter or longer than that, but the interval is the same very month.Those are regular menses. Irregular is when the interval between periods varies by more than 4 days.

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What causes irregular menstruation?

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Many causes.: Not ovulating during every cycle can cause irregular periods. This is is common in teens as their systems mature, but may also occur in adults. Excessive exercise, stress & eating disorders can also throw periods off, as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian or adrenal tumors, thyroid dysfunction, or too much prolactin. Spotting between periods is commonly caused by infection.
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How can I fix irregular menstruation?

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Birth control pills: Birth control pills can achieve this.
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What are the causes of irregular menstruation in girls?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Hormone problems: Imbalanced levels of estrogen and progesterone, a high sugar, high carb, high fried food and vegetable oil, high soy diet can make this much worse.
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What to do if I have irregular menstruation cycles ?

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Dr. Emad Mousa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Irregular periods: Irregular heavy periods is a common problem for women , you will need some blood work such as CBC to rule out anemia , tfts to rule out thyroid problems, as well as pelvic exam and ultrasound to rule out anatomical issues and i recommend endometrial sample to rule out abnormal cells , and make sure you are current on your pap smear . Seek medical advice.
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What medicine is good for my irregular menstruation?

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Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
Address cause: Irregular menstruation can be due to a number of factors -- including stress, polycystic ovarian syndrome, overexertion with exercise or physical activity, thyroid issues, eating disorders, weight changes. It's best to address the cause of the irregular periods. Birth control pills can help regulate periods, but doesn't solve the underlying problem. If your period is late, check a pregnancy test.

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