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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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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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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

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What are some possible reasons for inconsistent and painful menstruation cycles?

What are some possible reasons for inconsistent and painful menstruation cycles?

#1 Pregnancy: Pregnancy is always a possibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. They usually become positive when you're about a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week and see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are some causes a woman to miss her menstraul cycle?

What are some causes a woman to miss her menstraul cycle?

Late periods: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can a woman with pcos have regular ovulation and regular periods?when the periods are considered irregular?when is it difficult for ovulation to occur

Can a woman with pcos have regular ovulation and regular periods?when the periods are considered irregular?when is it difficult for ovulation to occur

PCOS and ovulation: At your young age and with your concerns you need to go back to your gynecologist to get more advice. See the gynecologist - not your regular primary doctor. ...Read more

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What can be the reasons that I am ovulating irregurarly even with regular cycle?

What can be the reasons that I am ovulating irregurarly
even with regular cycle?

Depends: If you have not seen positive ovulation predictor kits showing ovulation each month, that shows you are not ovulating every month. You can check to see if your thyroid is a problem by doing a TSH level. If you exercise excessively that can cause issues as well. You can see if you have an adequate Progesterone level by checking your level 7 days after ovulation. ...Read more

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Are periods after delivery are regular or sometimes irregular also?

Are periods after delivery are regular or sometimes irregular also?

Both: Periods may resume their regular cycle but they may change after delivery. Your best bet is to call your OB and check with them since they are more familiar with your medical history. ...Read more

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Are menstrual cycles induce-able? If so, what are some possible ways to "force" or jump start a period?

Are menstrual cycles induce-able? If so, what are some possible ways to "force" or jump start a period?

Depends: Whether you can induce a period depends on where you are in your cycle and what if anything you are using for contraception. If you are using pills, patches, or rings, you can just stop them early and a period should start. If your period is late and you aren't pregnant or menopausal, your period should start after a course of progestins. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can you have a regular cycle and still not ovulate ? Are there medication that make you ovulate ? Im having heavy bleeding, late periods and acne

Can you have a regular cycle and still not ovulate ? Are there medication that make you ovulate ? Im having heavy bleeding, late periods and acne

Hormone Imbalance: What you are experiencing is a hormone imbalance . You need to see your provider and get worked up to see if you have a condition called pcos which would cause all the symptoms that you are describing! ...Read more

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Is it possible to be pregnant and have a few regular menstrual cycles?

Is it possible to be pregnant and have a few regular menstrual cycles?

Yes: In early pregnancy, it is possible to have bleeding at the expected time of your period and still be pregnant. That is why you may have been asked for the start of your last normal menstrual period to date your pregnancy, since this period is often lighter and not typical. ...Read more

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Why might be a problem for menstral cycle delays when you are not sexually active?

Why might be a problem for menstral cycle delays when you are not sexually active?

Variety of causes: Not ovulating regular, hypothyroidism, new onset diabetes are just a few possible causes. See your provider for evaluation if this is happening more than once or twice a year. ...Read more

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In addition to pregnancy, what are some reasons for a delayed/or even missed period?

In addition to pregnancy, what are some reasons for a delayed/or even missed period?

Delayed/ missed: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is a menstrual period really a vital sign for woman even if they have pcos?

Is a menstrual period really a vital sign for woman even if they have pcos?

No, not really.: The three traditional vital signs are pulse, blood pressure, and respiratory rate. Some will add to this oxygen saturation and more recently one's level of pain has been added. The lmp and cycle characteristics for a woman are important, but not in the same way that vital signs are. ...Read more

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What are some possible reasons for large menstrual clots?

Clots = heavier flow: Large clots are associated with heavier menstrual flow. This is, of course, assuming you are not pregnant or miscarrying. Clots may occur with fibroids; i've seen large clots with endocervical polyps - though rarely. And it isn't uncommon for women to have heavier flow as they approach menopause. Ask your doctor about the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, or endometrial ablation if no more children are desired. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

What are possible reasons for delayed menstrual period in your teens?

?1st year or later?: Teens often do not ovulate regularly the first year after starting & ovulation is needed for more regular cycles. By the end of the first year other issues predominate. If this is frustrating, an evaluation by an obgyn or adolescent specialist could provide you with management options. ...Read more

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My period dates are 12/1, 2/2, 25/2 are these regular/irregular and if not is this a problem for not conceiving?

My period dates are 12/1, 2/2, 25/2 are these regular/irregular and if not is this a problem for not conceiving?

Shorter length: Your cycle seams to be regular but shorter than normal cycle length that is 28-35 days, shorter cycle means there could be a problem with ovulation because. See a doctor sometimes it can be fixed easily with weight loss and contraceptive pills. Wish you all the best. ...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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more