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What are the causes of irregular periods in nulligravid woman?

What are the causes of irregular periods in nulligravid woman?

Ovulation: Ovulation is necessary to have normal spontaneous menstrual periods. After ovulation the hormone Progesterone rises; if no pregnancy occurs, Progesterone falls and a period begins. In anovulation there is no Progesterone rise: menstruation cannot occur, so periods are irregular or absent altogether. ...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


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What are the causes of scanty menses?

What are the causes of scanty menses?

Light periods: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of menstrual period changes?

What are the causes of menstrual period changes?

Many: Hormonal disturbances, peri menopause, menopause, stress, low body weight, , medications, other medical conditions, bleeding disorders, thyroid disease, pregnancy, diet, cysts, masses, tumors........ Too many to tell. A proper examination with a clinician can help to find the cause. ...Read more

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What are some of the common causes of irregular periods?

What are some of the common causes of irregular periods?

PCOS, Hormones: Irregular periods can be those that occur too often, too infrequently, are very light or very heavy. They can be caused by polycystic ovarian syndrome, pregnancy, hormone changes, perimenopause, and medications. Other causes include elevated prolactin levels or thyroid problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

What are the causes of bloating during menstrual cycle?

Hormones: Hormonal chnages that occur when you are having your period will cause the bloating to occur. ...Read more

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What are the causes of scanty menstruation?

What are the causes of scanty menstruation?

Light Menstruation: The main reason for light periods is change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What are the causes of irregular menstruation in girls?

What are the causes of irregular menstruation in girls?

Hormone problems: Imbalanced levels of estrogen and progesterone, a high sugar, high carb, high fried food and vegetable oil, high soy diet can make this much worse. ...Read more

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What are the causes of menstrual cramps?

What are the causes of menstrual cramps?

Prostaglandin releas: This hormone causes intense cramping of the uterine muscle during the period, which is painful. ...Read more

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What is the cause of irregular periods?

What is the cause of irregular periods?

Hormonal issues: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

What are the causes of scanty menstrual flow?

Light flow.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause ; implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What are bleeding manifestations of the menstrual cycle?

What are bleeding manifestations of the menstrual cycle?

Haven't got a clue: What you are trying to ask about. Your period is a bleeding manifestation of your menstrual cycle. Suggest clarifying this using less fancy language. Can re-ask question. ...Read more

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What are the causes of slimy menses?

What are the causes of slimy menses?

Slimy menses: Not sure what you mean by slimy menses? Did you mean discharge mixed in with blood? Please rephrase your concern if possible. ...Read more

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What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

What are the causes of delayed menstrual period beside from pregnancy?

Delayed period: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vaginal bleeding after the usual menstrual cycle?

Vaginal bleeding: It can be a variety of things including fibriods, endometriosis, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, or even pelvic inflammatory disease. Usually your doc will take a complete history, do a pelvic exam, and will consider an ultrasound. Treatment, like most things, depends on the cause of the painful, heavy periods. A pregnancy test is the first step. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of vaginal cramps outside of the menstrual cycle?

Cramps: Not clear what yhis could be. Did you talk with your gyn? It could be vaginismus, which are contractions vaginally, which also give painful intercourse. ...Read more

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What are the natural causes of an irregular period besides being pregnant?

What are the natural causes of an irregular period besides being pregnant?

Irregular periods: If a woman is not ovulating regularly she will not have regular periods. Many things can affect a woman's ovulation cycle: stress, body weight, thyroid function, polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos), and others. Maintaining a normal body weight may be helpful. Beyond that, medical evaluation is often necessary. ...Read more

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What are the causes of ceased menstration?

What are the causes of ceased menstration?

#1 is pregnancy!: But also pcos, stress, ovulatory dysfunction, infection, scarring, medications, metabolic dysfunction (like thyroid or prolactin), adrenal dysfunction, medications including birth control pills, menopause, etc. There are a ga-zillion things that can cause periods to stop. Depends on the specific circumstances in your life. See your doctor to discuss. ...Read more

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What is the reason of irregular periods?

Hormonal imbalance: Irregular periods are caused when your body's signals for ovulation and menstruation get confused by hormonal imbalances that can be related to your thyroid (TSH), pituitary (LH/FSH/prolactin), ovaries (estrogen/progesterone). Many external factors can affect the hormones: malnutrition, stress, obesity, for example. Hormonal contraception can help to regulate your periods, which is healthier. ...Read more

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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

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 ...Read more