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Doctor insights on: Irregular Menstrual Periods

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Dr. Liesa Harte
229 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
229 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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Living with Irregular Periods (Tip)

Living with Irregular Periods

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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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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Living with Irregular Periods (Tip)

Living with Irregular Periods

Keep a chart of your menstrual cycles. Ideal body weight with low carbs & exercise helps. See a Dr. ...See 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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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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What causes irregular menstrual periods in young girls?

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

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