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Dr. Liesa Harte
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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


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What does it mean if you always have extremely light menstration periods?

What does it mean if you always have extremely light menstration periods?

You're lucky: There is nothing magic about heavy, prolonged periods. You still may be having normal, ovulatory cycles with light periods. As long as you are having a predictable period each month, they are most likely creating an egg that can be fertilized. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having abnormally short periods is this normal?

What to do if I have been having abnormally short periods is this normal?

Don't know.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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Why is it that I have such irregular periods?

Why is it that I have such irregular periods?

Irregular: Irregular and missed periods happen due to irregular or missed ovulations. By definition you have ovulatory dysfunction, up to 30% of women have some ovulatory irregularity. ...Read more

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How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?

How to know if i am having irregular periods? Even if I have irregular periods does that mean I am not ovulating?

Keep a calendar: The frequency of periods varies among women but should be fairly regular and predictable. Their can be some difference in time between your periods and this still be normal. When their are big differences in your cycle you are less likely to be ovulating regularly. This does not mean that you don't ovulate at all and you could still get pregnant. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have irregular periods and want to be pregnant?

What does it mean if you have irregular periods and want to be pregnant?

Ovulation problem: Irregular periods indicate a problem with ovulation. These women may have difficulty getting pregnant without the help of their physician. Usually a low dose medication is needed to help with ovulation. ...Read more

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What can I do if my periods have come but have been irregular , is that normal ?

What can I do if my periods have come but have been irregular , is that normal ?

GYN can check for : Reason. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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If my period is heavy does that mean I have tumors

If my period is heavy does that mean I have tumors

NOT NECESSARILY: It is always possible that you have fibroids (benign tumors), but having a heavy period may not signal any abnormality at all. If you continue to be disturbed go and be examined by a gynecologist. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are cramping like you are on your minstrel but you have no blood ? Does that mean you are pregrant or is that just normal ?

What does it mean when you are cramping like you are on your minstrel but you have no blood ? Does that mean you are pregrant or is that just normal ?

Mittleschmerz: Sometimes people experience ovarian pain mid cycle as egg is released. Depends upon point of cycle during which pain occurs. You an have pain at time of cycle without bleeding an d not be pregnant. Ovarian cysts can also rupture and cause pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have period cramps but arent on your period?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain after intercourse is not normal. This needs to be evaluated by an obgyn. Possible causes include endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, pelvic adhesions, infection and others. A pelvic exam and sonogram would be next to investigate further. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my period is inconsistently irregular?

What does it mean if my period is inconsistently irregular?

Causes: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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Why do I have irregular periods and not preggo. What cause these irregular periods?

Why do I have irregular periods and not preggo. What cause these irregular 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. 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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If I have bad pms does that mean my hormones are out of whack? I have regular periods

If I have bad pms does that mean my hormones are out of whack? I have regular periods

PMS: I understand your concern. Changes in Hormones-Estrogen and is important cause of Pre-menstruation Syndrome. Your hormones are not out of whack if you have regular periods. Consider: Exercise Eat healthy foods Avoid salt, sugary foods, caffeine, and alcohol, smoking. Get enough sleep. Find healthy ways to cope with stress Ibuprofen or Naproxen See Gynecologist for severe symptoms. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sore breast and cramps but you are not menstruating ?

What does it mean when you have sore breast and cramps but you are not menstruating ?

Pregnancy or pms?: Most women have breast soreness and cramping when their progesterone levels are high. This occurs in the 10 days before a period comes and in pregnancy. Take a urine pregnancy test to confirm that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my were periods started regular for 3 months and then it became irregular if I have pcos?

What does it mean if my were periods started regular for 3 months and then it became irregular if I have pcos?

There are multiple options for cycle control in patients with PCOS.: If obese weight loss is the key to normalize the hormonal imbalance. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, NuvaRing and the orthoevera patch and cyclic Progesterone treatments help to normalize and regulate menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have 2 periods in one month?

What does it mean when you have 2 periods in one month?

It is likely that: One of the episodes of bleeding was actually break through bleeding due to hormonal imbalance (estrogen ; progesterone). ...Read more

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What if your period is a light red and its irregular. Not heavy. Does that mean i might be pregnant?

What if your period is a light red and its irregular. Not heavy. Does that mean i might be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Yes, it is possible that you are pregnant. You should do a home pregnancy test and see your primary care physician for further evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had some queasiness during my 7w pregnancy but not often or severe. Does that mean that my hormones are low? Do i need to worry? I have pcos.

NO worries: It is common to have GI symptoms in pregnancy due to hormone levels. Your pregnancy hormone is causing nausea and bloating/constipation. As long as you have had an ultrasound showing a heartbeat over 120 a minute you have a 95% chance your pregnancy is fine. Pcos is not important once you are pregnant! except if you have diabetes. Eat healthy, drink plenty of fluids and take folic acid! ...Read more

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

The cycle varies from ever 3 to ...Read more