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How To Help Irregular Periods
Doctor can evaluate: A woman with irregular periods can see her doctor, either primary care or Ob-Gyn, to be evaluated to see if there is a specific reason for her symptoms. She should bring a diary of symptoms, written down on a calendar, so the doctor can look for patterns. A physical exam and blood tests sometimes suggest polycystic ovary syndrome, thyroid disorders, etc... Treatment may include oral medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hormonal birth cntrl: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat complicated: The most common cause of irregular periods is pcos, polycystic ovarian syndrome. The underlying problem with pcos is Insulin resistance - cells don't respond correctly to insulin. This causes all sorts of problems including hormonal/irregular periods. Exercise improved cells' ability to recognize and respond normally to insulin. This, in turn, will often normalize periods. ...Read more
Irregular bleeding: Progestins can be used to help with irregular bleeding. If your bleeding is due to failure to ovulate, progestins can be used to control bleeding. It is normal to have heavier bleeding initially with progestins. However, over time bleeding should become more regular. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find out reason: through eval. 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. ...Read more
Hormonal Birth Cntrl: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor: See your doctor, if you don't have one get a good obg. Pcos is fairly common and you can get good help to regulate periods, address symptoms, and when ttc - but there's no internet cure for you. Natural and otc products for pcos do not work, but a good doctor can help you alot working one-on-one. Good luck. ...Read more
Fertility: Very difficult to tell. You should see a specialist to have an evaluation. ...Read more
Ovulation signs: The challenge with irregular periods is that it is more difficult to predict ovulation. If you are extremely irregular you may need to consult a specialist about medication to help. Otherwise, an "egg white" vaginal discharge appears and sexual desire tends to increase preceding ovulation. Some women get a pain to one side & your "basal body temperature" may drop slightly just prior to ovulation ...Read more
Why are u irregular?: If your periods are irregular we need to find out why before recommending treatment - it could be one or more of: low egg supply (diminished ovarian reserve), pcos, thyroid or prolactin hormone problems, or low hormone levels. There are many treatments other than Clomid (clomiphene) depending on the cause of your irregular cycles. If you're 46 low egg supply is very likely an issue. See a rei specialist 4 help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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