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Are irregular periods early menopause?

Are irregular periods  early menopause?

Not necessarily: Perimenopause-the time before menopause brings all kinds of changes including irregular periods (too early or too late), heavier to lighter bleeding, mood swings, hot flashes etc. Other cuases of irregular periods can be hormonal imbalances, thyroid disorders, stress/trauma, medications, and or anatomical problems. Talk to your physician for more help. ...Read more

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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more


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Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Possibly: Sometimes, it can also be longer ones as well. Most importantly the periods should spread out. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

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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Can having irregular menstrual periods cause infertility?

Sometimes: It depends on why you have irregular periods. Of the cause is that you are not ovulating you will have trouble getting pregnant. Off you keep a calander you may discover tat you are more regular tan is obvious ...Read more

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Are scanty periods and hypomenorrhea dangerous?

Are scanty periods and  hypomenorrhea dangerous?

No: They're not dangerous but they're not normal eaither. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

I am experiencing early menstrual periods, painful menstrual bleeding and shorter periods?

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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Many of the common birth control methods can be very effective. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual periods in young girls?

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

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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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Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Can having hypothyroidism cause missed menstrual periods?

Yes: Yes and the periods will return to normal most of the time when the problem is corrected. ...Read more

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Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very regular cycles.

Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very  regular cycles.

Hormonal changes: or fluctuations of female hormones, stress, tension, anxiety, nutritional factors,and possible thyroid issues can also be causes. Consiltyour GYN. ...Read more

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Is breakthrough bleeding considered irregular periods?

Is breakthrough bleeding considered irregular periods?

Breakthrough blood: Breakthrough bleeding is bleeding when it is unexpected or not supposed to be present...Usually when one is on medications that prevent periods. Irregular period is an abnormal period in relation to what is normal for you. This usually represents a change in length of time or when the period occurs. ...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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Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Periods have become irregular and spotting between periods?

Consultation needed: We're going to need to know just a little bit more about your health history before being able to provide you with an answer as to why your periods have become irregular. Thyroid issues? Other symptoms? Pap history? Hormone use? Etc. ...Read more

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Increased testosterone level , irregular cycles / delay in menstrual periods ?

Increased testosterone level , irregular cycles / delay in menstrual periods  ?

PCOS?: You need to be evaluated to r/o pcos, which has elevated testosterone, irregular menses. You should also have a pelvic ultrasound to ascertain whether you do or don't have and ovarian mass capable of producing excess testosterone. ...Read more