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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Frequent Menstrual Periods

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What causes menstrual periods 3 * a month?

What causes menstrual periods 3 * a month?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome as this is the most common cause. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Two menstrual periods in one month, cause?

Two menstrual periods in one month, cause?

Lots of possibilitie: Perimenopause, anatomical abnormality (fibroid, polyp, cancer), infection, abnormal thyroid function. Needs eval by gyn. ...Read more

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Can Low B-12 caused missed menstrual periods?

Can Low B-12 caused missed menstrual periods?

Anemia: B12 by itself may not be the reason for the missed period,
other causes need to be ruled out ...Read more

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What is the cause of severely painful menstrual periods in women with that problem?

What is the cause of severely painful menstrual periods in women with that problem?

Irritated uterus: I would say that the most common cause of painful menses is an irritated uterus that spasms...This can be secondary to getting older; to a thickening called adenomyosis; or to other pathology. I would always reccomend follow-up with your gyn and see if he reccomended meds and or surgery like laparoscopy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of menstrual period changes?

Many: Hormonal disturbances, peri menopause, menopause, stress, low body weight, , medications, other medical conditions, bleeding disorders, thyroid disease, pregnancy, diet, cysts, masses, tumors........
Too many to tell. A proper examination with a clinician can help to find the cause. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause missed menstrual periods?

Can smoking cause missed menstrual periods?

Yes: And early menopause! there are toxins in cigarette smoke that effect every part of your body. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual periods in young girls?

Depends on age: It may take up to 18 months after the first period for menstruation to become regular. In order for a girl or woman to have a period, a complex series of hormone signals has to take place. It can take the body time to get all of those signals "in sync, " so it may be many months before the period becomes regular. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycles have changed. I now get them every 24 days. I'm 26 years old. Is this normal? Does stress cause early periods?

Menstrual cycle: Hi, watch out for the following: the flow (heavier or lighter than before), any new pain with ur period, any bleeding in between ur periods, if none of these happening to you, then it just could be the stress, but I still think it's time for a pelvic exam by a Gynecologist, Good luck. ...Read more

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Does menstrual periods cause melena?

Does menstrual periods cause melena?

Menstrual blood: Can be black (deoxygenated) when old. But melena is when black, tarry, malodorous stool comes from the rectum. If you have rectal bleeding please be assessed. ...Read more

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Are any antidepressants likely to cause late menstrual periods?

Are any antidepressants likely to cause late menstrual periods?

Meds and menses: Possible. The brain medications that are the most notorious for altering hormones, menstrual cycling, & therefore also bone calcium absorption, are the atypical neuroleptics (risperdal, olanzapine, abilify, (aripiprazole) etc.). If your period is late, please do not assume it is due to medication. Please have a pregnancy test, see your md, and discuss the cause. This way, you will and your md can make a plan! ...Read more

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What could be the cause of missed menstrual period?

What could be the cause of missed menstrual period?

Many things:: Can cause missed periods, including : pregnancy, thyroid dysfunction, delayed ovulation (disrupting the normal hormone cycling that is needed for menstrual period to start -ovarian cysts can sometimes do this as well), gaining or losing a lot of weight can disrupt normal menstrual cycles, certain types of contraceptives (mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, birth control pills), new stresses, or certain medications. ...Read more

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Can menstrual periods cause excess hunger? And fatigue

Can menstrual periods cause excess hunger? And fatigue

Yes: Unfortunately, menstrual periods do cause fatigue and hunger. They also make you crave things like chocolate. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Sometimes: It depends on why you have irregular periods. Of the cause is that you are not ovulating you will have trouble getting pregnant. Off you keep a calander you may discover tat you are more regular tan is obvious ...Read more

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What to do with heavy menstrual periods caused by iud? I prefer not to use IUD with hormones

Get rid of the IUD: Or if you want to keep the iud you need to get an ultrasound to make sure nothing strange is going on, and then you can take a medicine called Lysteda that will slow down you period bleeding so see yoiur gyn to discuss with your gyn. ...Read more

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Shorter menstrual cycles after going off the pill - is this a cause for concern? Can you ovulate 1-2 days before expected period?

Shorter menstrual cycles after going off the pill - is this a cause for concern? Can you ovulate 1-2 days before expected period?

Could be normal: You are having a shorter cycle because the oral contraceptive naturally thins the lining of the uterus. It is unusual to ovulate 1 to 2 days before menses, but not impossible. ...Read more

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I have a 30-31 day menstrual cycle; for a while now on the 16th day I've been experiencing period like pains lasting few days, what can be the cause?

I have a 30-31 day menstrual cycle; for a while now on the 16th day I've been experiencing period like pains lasting few days, what can be the cause?

Midcycle pain: Some patients experience mittelschmerz which is a mild pain at the time of ovulation. Some patients may have a small amount spotting at that time. Birth control usually solves the problem by preventing ovulation ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual period?

Hormones: Irregular menstrual periods (defined as menstrual bleeding that comes at irregular times) is almost always hormonal. However, the hormonal abnormalities are generally the result of a variety of abnormalities such as ovarian dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, thyroid dysfunction, adrenal dysfunction, or in many, many cases. .....Obesity. Can have adverse health consequences, get checked out. ...Read more

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Cause for a too long menstrual period?

Cause for a too long menstrual period?

Check out this link.: Take care! Http://www. Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/menorrhagia. Html? Mobile=nocontent. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful menstrual cramps but no period?

What could be the cause of painful menstrual cramps but no period?

Painful cramps: There can be a number of reasons for painful menstrual cramps without a period. I suggest that you do a home pregnancy test. If negative and no menses repeat in one week. If still negative and no menses I suggest a blood pregnancy test and a visit to your gyn. ...Read more

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Causes of menstrual cramps but not on my period and mid-cycle of my pill?

Causes of menstrual cramps but not on my period and mid-cycle of my pill?

More Info: Is this happening every cycle? What brand of birth control pills are you on? Do you have any other medical conditions? When did this start? How would you describe your weight? ...Read more

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What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

What causes blood clots during your menstrual period?

Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health. ...Read more

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I have always had an irregular menstrual cycle but lately its been really off track. I haven't had a period in 7 months what can be causes for this?

Abnormal menses: The list of possibilities is too long to fully explore. Frequent causes include pcos, obesity, medications, pregnancy, thyroid dysfunction, anovulation, pituitary disorders, and ovarian disorders. You need to see a physician. ...Read more

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Why do I have seizures around menstrual period time...I have them only for two days around that I don't know what the cause is.

Why do I have seizures around menstrual period time...I have them only for two days around that I don't know what the cause is.

Catamenial Epilepsy: A type of seizure seen in conjunction with the menstrual cycle it has been defined by three types: 1) perimenstrually; 2) mid-cycle around ovulation; and 3) throughout the second half of each cycle, between ovulation and menstruation. These types are based on dynamic changes in the blood levels of estrogen and progesterone. Speak with your neurologist about the role of Progesterone for your care. ...Read more

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I had shingles last month and I don't feel an onset of my menstrual cycle trying to start. Can shingles cause me to miss a period?

I had shingles last month and I don't feel an onset of my menstrual cycle trying to start. Can shingles cause me to miss a period?

No: Shingles itself won't impact the onset of a period; however stress may be a common thread. Stress is known to trigger a shingles outbreak and stress can delay a cycle starting. ...Read more

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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

Progesterone: As discussed the shift in Progesterone along with aerogels gave this effect. One treatment option is vitamin b6 which when taken one week prior to period may have positive effect on menstrual flares of acne.Another option is gugulipid, an indian herb which effects cholesterol and trigylerides and has been shown to be safe for acne. ...Read more

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I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

I am a woman in my 30's with acne. Why is it worse during the time of the month leading up to my menstrual period? What hormones cause this?

Adult acne in women: Very often there is a type of adult acne that women see, especially around the neck and jaw/chin. It may be related to the ration of estrogen to Progesterone that changes during the menses. See a dermatologist for appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have terrible menstrual cramps and lower back pain but my period isn't due for 11 days, what is the cause of this?

I have terrible menstrual cramps and lower back pain but my period isn't due for 11 days, what is the cause of this?

Pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I had my menstrual cycle on Nov 4 I have not had my period since then. Not prego. My nipples and breast hurt bad. What’s is the cause I have PCOS?

I had my menstrual cycle on Nov 4 I have not had my period since then. Not prego. My nipples and breast hurt bad. What’s is the cause I have PCOS?

PCOS: If you have PCOS then this is the most likely cause of menstrual irregularity. PCOS causes irregular periods. Consider seeing an Obgyn and discussing options for cycle regulation. You can also undergo a breast exam to evaluate your breast pain ...Read more