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What is the reason for irregular Menstruation. Is there any solution to get regular periods?

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What is the reason for irregular Menstruation. Is there any solution to get regular periods?
Posted Tue, 31 Jul 2012 in Menstruation and Miscarriage
Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta 1 hour later
Hello and thanks for the query.
Irregular periods is a common condition in women.
Normal cycle is between 24-35 days.Irregular periods occur in 30% of women in their reproductive age.
An irregular period is any type of bleeding that is abnormal when compared to your usual cycle.This can include late period,an early period or bleeding between periods.It can also appear as heavy or scanty bleeding.

Most  of the time, irregular periods are part of the normal changes that can happen when you're a teen. At some point as you grow, your cycle will probably settle into a recognizable pattern. This usually happens by 3 years after your first period.

However, some teens may develop irregular periods — or stop having periods altogether — as a result of certain medications, excessive exercise, very low body weight, or not eating enough calories. Others may develop problems as a result of a hormone imbalance. For example, disorders of the thyroid gland can cause menstrual irregularities if the levels of thyroid hormone in the blood become too low or too high.

Some women have irregular periods because their bodies produce too much androgen, which is a hormone that causes increased muscle mass, facial hair, and deepening of the voice in males and the development of pubic hair and increased height in girls. High amounts of androgen can also cause hair growth on the face, chin, chest, and abdomen, and is sometimes associated with excessive weight gain.

If you have any of these problems, or if your periods are irregular for 3 years or more, see a doctor. The doctor may prescribe hormone pills or other medications or recommend lifestyle changes that can help you to have regular periods.
 You should also see your doctor if you start having periods that last longer than 7 days, are heavy, or are accompanied by severe cramping or abdominal pain.

In all the treatment will depend upon diagnosing the cause.
Consult your doctor and get yourself properly investigated.
I hope to have answered your query however you may revert to me for any other query.
Best of luck

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