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Why can a menstrual cycle become irregular?

Why can a menstrual cycle become irregular?

Many things: Thyroid dysfunction, a significant change in weight or stress level, pcos, or other medical problems may change the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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What can cause my menstrual cycle to become irregular?

Age, stress, etc: It can be due to irregular egg production, whether that is due to age or stress, medications or a combination. At age 47 irregularity of periods becomes more common. Watch out, you may be still fertile! ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is irregular. do i need to take pills?

My menstrual cycle is irregular. do i need to take pills?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. 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

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My menstrual cycle is irregular , what medicines should I take?

My menstrual cycle is irregular , what medicines should I take?

Get evaluated: There are many reasons for menstrual irregularities and it needs to be evaluated thoroughly before starting any medications. ...Read more

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I am 24 years old my menstrual cycle is irregular? What should I do?

I am 24 years old my menstrual cycle is irregular?  What should I do?

You have options.: Irregular menstrual cycles are best regulated by hormones (estrogen + progesterone). You have options in the method in which these hormones are delivered. You can choose oral contraceptive pills or vaginal ring (nuvaring). There are many different pill formulas. You should talk with your gyn to see which method will be best for you. Lastly, it may take trial and error to find what is best for you. ...Read more

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What are some reasons a regular menstrual cycle might become very irregular?

What are some reasons a regular menstrual cycle might become very irregular?

Multiple Reasons: There are many. Irregular periods can be hormonal from thyroid disease, elevated prolactin, or from pcos. It can be a sign of aging of the ovaries. Stress can play a role. Something physical like a fibroid or a uterine polyp can also cause that to occur. It is important to have a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle length fluctuates. Some months it is 28 days, others as long as 35 days. Is this normal? What is considered irregular?

My menstrual cycle length fluctuates. Some months it is 28 days, others as long as 35 days. Is this normal? What is considered irregular?

Menstrual cycle: The female menstrual cycle can fluctuate from 24 to 35 days apart secondary to delayed ovulation in some cycles. Over 35, it is more common to have delayed ovulation, as the eggs require more stimulation to become mature in order to ovulate, delaying the onset of menses. At 30 it is not uncommon for intervals to change on occasion. Ask your gyn provider about oral bcp's. ...Read more

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I am 21 wanting to start a family soon however I have a very irregular sometimes non existent menstrual cycle what can I do to kick start my cycle?

I am 21 wanting to start a family soon however I have a very irregular sometimes non existent menstrual cycle what can I do to kick start my cycle?

Need evaluation: You should first see your gynecologist for an evaluation in order to evaluate for irregular cycles. Based in the diagnosis, treatment may then be initiated. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ok so I am irregular with my menstrual cycle. My boyfriend came back in town from deployment about 3 months ago. I am now 2 months late. Please help.

Ok so I am irregular with my menstrual cycle. My boyfriend came back in town from deployment about 3 months ago. I am now 2 months late. Please help.

Do a pregnancy test: If you think you might be pregnant you should do a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are readily available, inexpensive, easy to use, and very reliable. If you remain unsure after doing the pregnancy test, you can repeat the test after 7-10 days. Take Folic Acid 1000 mcg each day to help prevent birth defects. ...Read more

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I'm very irregular when it comes to my menstrual cycle. But I have been having them for the last couple months lately my last one started November 19t?

I'm very irregular when it comes to my menstrual cycle. But I have been having them for the last couple months lately my last one started November 19t?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. 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

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What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

Ovulation: Irregular or skipped ovulation, there are many possible reasons including stress, medication use, and others. ...Read more

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What might lead to irregular menstrual cycle?

What might lead to irregular menstrual cycle?

No periods: Ovulation is the necessary step to have a spontaneous menstrual period. Irregular periods are nearly always due to irregular ovulations. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle.?

What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle.?

Talk to your gyn: Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many causes. They include the following: Pregnancy Miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Adenomyosis Use of some birth control methods, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills Infection of the uterus or cervix Fibroids Problems with blood clotting Polyps Endometrial hyperplasia Certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the uterus, cervix, or vagina ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some leads to of an irregular menstrual cycle?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of an irregular menstrual cycle?

Irregular period: An irregular periods is likely to be caused by hormones being off. This could be from stress, excess soy intake or a thyroid or prolactin issue, or gaining or losing weight. Less likely would be a pelvic infection or a polyp or fibroid in the uterus. If this is the first time and you have no pain then you can watch a month and see if it goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Irregular menstrual cycle the past 4 months 7 12-20 light heavy 13-14 15-20 med 8 13-20 very light 9 3-9 very light restart 13th?

Irregular menstrual cycle the past 4 months 7 12-20 light heavy 13-14 15-20 med 8 13-20 very light 9 3-9 very light restart 13th?

See your doctor: A visit to your doctor can help determine why you may be having irregular cycles. The most common cycle pattern is bleeding consecutively for 5-7 days in a 28 day cycle. There is treatment to regulate cycles such as birth control. ...Read more

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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