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What should I know about irregular periods?
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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Irregular periods
Very common, usually is nothing seriously worrisome, and there is excellent help to make periods more regular and help conceiving.
Irregular does not mean 'anything goes' though: if you have fewer than 6 periods a year, or if you bleed more frequently than once a month you should see a doctor promptly.

In brief: Irregular periods
Very common, usually is nothing seriously worrisome, and there is excellent help to make periods more regular and help conceiving.
Irregular does not mean 'anything goes' though: if you have fewer than 6 periods a year, or if you bleed more frequently than once a month you should see a doctor promptly.
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Inconsistent ovaries
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.

In brief: Inconsistent ovaries
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.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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