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Dr. Liesa Harte
263 doctors shared insights

Irregular Menstrual Periods (Overview)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have an irregular menstrual cycle.


Dr. Liesa Harte
263 doctors shared insights

Irregular Menstrual Periods (Overview)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have an irregular menstrual cycle.


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Is it unusual and lucky not to get irregular menstrual periods?

Is it unusual and lucky not to get irregular menstrual periods?

Unusual no,lucky yes: Many women have regular monthly menstruation; this is the norm. Irregular menstrual patterns are common and may be a sign of a problem. If you have regular cycles you are both normal and lucky. ...Read more

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Irregular menstrual periods (Tip)

Start a menstrual calendar to help your doctor better understand your cycling pattern. ...See more

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Living with Irregular Periods (Checklist)

Stop smoking
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Have your TSH, prolactin, and testosterone levels tested
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What is it? I have irregular menstrual periods.

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods.

Irregular periods: Irregular clothing sizes often lead to markdowns in retail stores. However, irregular periods are the bane of a woman's existence as the unpredictability makes it difficult to not only be prepared for the flow, but raise concerns about pregnancy if sexually active. You need to see a GYN MD to be evaluated for the many medical causes for irregular periods and a solution with Rx. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods.

See a doctor: I am sorry to hear this. I would recommend seeing a doctor to go through your history, have an exam and possibly an ultrasound and blood work. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods. The following also describes me: No menstrual periods. What should I do?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods. The following also describes me: No menstrual periods. What should I do?

Irreg period: 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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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, heavy, dark, and every other week for the last five weeks (3 on, 2 off).

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods, heavy, dark, and every other week for the last five weeks (3 on, 2 off).

Polymenorrhea: The bleeding you describe may be related to pregnancy, which may be in your fallopian tubes, or even an incompletely spontaneously aborted pregnancy, part of which (placenta) could still be in the womb and causing the bleeding. Get a serum HCG test for pregnancy, and if negative, see your health provider immediately. ...Read more

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Is it unusual and lucky not to get irregular menstrual periods?

Unusual no,lucky yes: Many women have regular monthly menstruation; this is the norm. Irregular menstrual patterns are common and may be a sign of a problem. If you have regular cycles you are both normal and lucky. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: irregular menstrual periods?

What is the definition or description of: irregular menstrual periods?

Not monthly: Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have an irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  vaginal dryness and irregular menstrual periods.

GYN exam-age?: Multiple factors menopause, inadequate foreplay, female hormone or thyroid issues, stress, tension, anxiety, depression ...please consult with your GYN or pCP. ...Read more

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