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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer