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.

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What causes irregular menstrual cycles, vitamin D deficiency, peripheral neuropathy, gluten intolerance, high cholesterol, fatigue, low BBT?

Menses. There are many causes of irregular menses and you should see a Gynecologist about this. Vitamin D deficiency is unnecessary. Over the counter bottles with 1000 mg daily should be enough. Gluten intolerance is telling you to slow down taking any gluten. High cholesterol can be treated and your doctor will assist you. Fatigue - why? Read more...

What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle.?

Talk to your gyn. Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many causes. They include the following: Pregnancy Miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Adenomyosis Use of some birth control methods, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills Infection of the uterus or cervix Fibroids Problems with blood clotting Polyps Endometrial hyperplasia Certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the uterus, cervix, or vagina. Read more...

Can thymoma cancer cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

Yes. Any significant medical illness can interfere with the "hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis" - the organs controlling the hormones responsible for normal menstrual cycles. Specifically regarding cancer, some treatments (like chemotherapy) can also damage the eggs inside your ovaries. While most young women with cancer "recover" their cycles, you might want to discuss this concern with your ob/gyn. Read more...

30 y/o w. increasingly irregular menstrual cycle (e.g. 18-42-24-35 & counting). No other symptoms, stressors, known genetic risks. Cause for concern?

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...

Positive monospot test. Negative qualitative EBV test. Severe daily back pain 5 months. Very irregular menstrual cycle. What could be the causes?

See a doctor. There is no way to solve these problems over the internet. We cannot diagnose or treat without a full history and physical exam and perhaps some labs and imaging studies. Go and get seen. Good luck. Read more...