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Doctor insights on: Irregular Menstrual Cycle After Birth

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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


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My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

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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Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

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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How soon after starting to take birth control pills will your menstrual cycle change?

How soon after starting to take birth control pills will your menstrual cycle change?

Hopefully when u fi: First month, my #1 pill i put my pts on is loloestrin the lowest effective dose only 10 mcg estrogen , no wt gain , least chance for blood clots , etc. ...Read more

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Is there anything else to consume to regulate your menstrual cycle other than birth conrtol pills?

Is there anything else to consume to regulate your menstrual cycle other than birth conrtol pills?

Yes: There are other ways of dealing with menstrual irregularities besides the birth control pill. Other hormones can be used. Sometimes, if the pelvic exam is normal, a sonogram or hysteroscopy (looking inside the uterus) is indicated if you do not respond as predicted, to be sure that something is not present in the uterus causing the problem. ...Read more

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I've given birth about 2 months ago & I am now starting my new menstrual cycle however for 7 days the blood has been super dark. Is that normal?

I've given birth about 2 months ago & I am now starting my new menstrual cycle however for 7 days the blood has been super dark. Is that normal?

Dark menses: Yes, dark menstrual flow can be normal for the first cycle or two. Be sure to have protected sex if you do not want to get pregnant again. ...Read more

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I just gave birth 3 weeks ago. When is my menstrual cycle going to start?

I just gave birth 3 weeks ago. When is my menstrual cycle going to start?

No telling: It is very individual. Some women may start a month after their postpartum bleeding stopped, whereas others may not get it for a year or even longer. Breastfeeding, especially intensive, pushes it back usually. ...Read more

Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more