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Causes for irregular periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you?
User :   hi
User :   i am 24..
User :   female
Doctor :   ok
User :   my problem is related to my preiods..
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :   it is not regular
Doctor :  
ok
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when was your last menstrual period?
User :   that causes me problems after one month
Doctor :  
ok
User :   it is late
User :   it was 20th sep 2009
Doctor :  
ok
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and the one before this one?
User :   around 1 and half month back..
Doctor :   at what age did you first have your periods?

User :   before that it was regular
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is it been irregular from the start? or is recently become irregular?
Doctor :  
ok
User :   when i ws around 11.5 yrs old
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did you have any major illness, weight gain, stress during this time? before it became irregular?
User :   it is irregular fom many years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
Most girls get their first period between the ages of 10 and 16. This is known as menarche.
User :   i am 52kg and my height is 5.2"
User :   ok
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ok
User :   nowadays i am feeling very much irriated
Doctor :  
Irregular periods aren't unusual they affect about 30% of women in their reproductive years. An irregular period is any type of bleeding that is abnormal when compared to your usual menstrual cycle.
Doctor :   This can include a late period, an early period or bleeding between periods.
User :   and pain in lower abdomen
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :  
as per your height, your weight is correct, no problems in that
User :   ok
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was any hormonal tests done for you regarding this problem of irregularity?
User :   not yet
Doctor :  
ok
User :   should i?
Doctor :  
irregular periods can also comprise of these situations
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It can also appear as particularly heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) or scanty bleeding.
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Many women also experience irregular periods in the form of a missed period, continuous periods, or periods that occur twice in one cycle.
User :   okay
Doctor :   yes you will need to do hormonal tests
User :   ok
Doctor :  
as irregular menstrual periods are usually the result of hormonal signals that have been thrown out of sync.
Doctor :   it works like this
User :   when it was regular..i get normal bleeding in one month and almost nil in next month
User :   it was alternate
Doctor :  
i wil explain such that you too understand whats going on with you
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and then take an informed decision for the further steps
User :   okay
Doctor :  
In order to produce a period, our body makes hormones, like estrogen and progesterone.
Doctor :   These hormones are kept in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and ovaries inside your body.
Doctor :   n order to trigger ovulation and menstruation, these parts of the body need to send signals to one another.
Doctor :   Sometimes, these signals get crossed or skipped, causing irregular periods.
Doctor :   have followed what i have said uptil now?
User :   okay
User :   thats good explation
User :   :)
Doctor :  
Period cycles can vary from 23 to 35 days, but they are classed as regular if your periods occur at roughly the same time each cycle.
User :   what should i do now to get t regular...
Doctor :   So, even if your periods are, say, 35 days apart instead of the usual 28, but they always appear at day 35, they would be classified as being 'normal'. Irregular periods can be extremely difficult or even impossible to track.
Doctor :   i will come to that after i finish the explanation of what all can go wrong
User :   it is 45 days sometime and more also
Doctor :  
Minor cycle irregularities are common. For example, you may have your period on day 23 of one month and then the next month on day 35.
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The following symptoms are characteristic of irregular periods, and you can experience a combination of any or all of these: Doctor :   . Large gaps with no periods
Doctor :   Some gaps and then periods coming too frequently for a while (for example, two in one month) followed by gaps again.
Doctor :   gaps of no periods and then bleeding continuously for a few weeks.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Spotting in between period.
Doctor :   so which one do you fit in?
User :   large gap i think
Doctor :  
ok
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Sometimes though, underlying complications can be the cause of these period problems.
Doctor :   these can be
User :   i think it is due to stress....
User :   i take too much somtimes
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1.PCOS, polycystic ovarian syndrome
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2.Stress
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3.Diet changes
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4.Lack of essential multivitamins and minerals
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4.anemia
User :   ok
User :   doctor can we continue our chat next time...
User :   my laptop is going down
Doctor :  
ok
User :   and no electricity..
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User :   ?
Doctor :   we will continue the next time
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User :   ok
Doctor :  
is that fine?
User :   thanks
User :   yea
Doctor :  
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User :   bye
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