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Causes Of Frequent Menstrual Periods
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 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
Anovulation: No ovulating can cause that.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Is it true that disposable menstrual pads and tampons contain chemicals that cause women to bleed more during their periods?
No: That is simply not true.Get a more detailed answer ›
Shorter menstrual cycles after going off the pill - is this a cause for concern? Can you ovulate 1-2 days before expected period?
What can cause 2 full on heavy menstrual periods 3 days apart.? with occasional spotting in between, previous smear and sexual health tests normal?
Frequent periods: Many possibilities. Be sure you are not pregnant. See your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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?
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
Not likely: Not likely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Natrusl clots: Anytime there is bleeding in a healthy individual, there will be clotting. This is a sign of health. ...Read more
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?
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
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 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