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Why do women have abnormal periods and what causes it?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Abnormal periods

There are lots of causes for abnormal periods.
The two most common are stress, which interfere with normal brain hormone levels and lead to irregular cycles and extra bleeding, and fibroids, small benign tumors of the uterus which tend to occur after age 30. Birth control pills can also cause this, since the estrogen doses are so low.

In brief: Abnormal periods

There are lots of causes for abnormal periods.
The two most common are stress, which interfere with normal brain hormone levels and lead to irregular cycles and extra bleeding, and fibroids, small benign tumors of the uterus which tend to occur after age 30. Birth control pills can also cause this, since the estrogen doses are so low.
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Dr. JUDY WASHINGTON
Family Medicine
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In brief: Severa Reasons

Irregular periods can be caused by a hormonal imbalance.
Knowing your age is important. A textbook cycle is 24-29 days but can be 21-35 days. Stress, thyroid disorders. Excessive exercise, eating disorders, menopause, and weight loss or gain can cause an imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome also causes fertility problems. Medications, alcohol and breast feeding can affect the cycle.

In brief: Severa Reasons

Irregular periods can be caused by a hormonal imbalance.
Knowing your age is important. A textbook cycle is 24-29 days but can be 21-35 days. Stress, thyroid disorders. Excessive exercise, eating disorders, menopause, and weight loss or gain can cause an imbalance. Polycystic ovarian syndrome also causes fertility problems. Medications, alcohol and breast feeding can affect the cycle.
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