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What causes irregularity in periods? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 02-Feb-2014
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User:i am 40 years old
User:and i am getiing irregular period for the past 2 months
User:earlier i use to get regular periods
User:but for the past 2 months i am not getting periods on time
Doctor:is this your query?
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:all right
Doctor:this is expected
Doctor:in peri-menopausal age group
User:doctor what is that
Doctor:it happens when you reach the age of stopping the period
Doctor:however, you are still 40 yrs old
Doctor:this is still expected as normal
Doctor:In my view, you do not have to do anything with it
User:so what should i do now doctor
Doctor:how irregular is your cycle?
User:2 months
Doctor:means how many days once do you get your periods?
Doctor:how often in the last 2 months?
User:1 time
Doctor:then please relax
Doctor:if it continues the same way for next 6 months, then you can see your gynecologist for diagnostic D and C
Doctor:all right
User:but doctor i can see smoe changes in my face
User:like growing unwanted hairs in chin
Doctor:then get a routine ultrasound of the uterus and ovaries
Doctor:to look at the ovaries
Doctor:consult your gynecologist for the same
Doctor:any more queries for now?
User:no thank you doctor
User:one minute doctor
User:i have a child who is 7 years old
User:and whenver he drinks cold or eat ice creams
User:he gets phelgm
User:or else he sneezes a lot next day
Doctor:avoid the cold foods
User:is there any home remedy
User:it is not food he is having he drinks cold beverages
Doctor:avoid giving him the cold foods
Doctor:avoid the cold beverages and ice creams
User:but once in a while...
Doctor:not until he reaches 14 yrs of age
User:and during winter time
User:what is the care that we need to take care
Doctor:keep him warm
Doctor:give him warm food
Doctor:avoid going out in evenings and nights
User:ok doctor
Doctor:avoid exposure to cold
User:but this is not possible
User:because he needs to rush to school early mornning by 6.30 am
Doctor:keep him covered with warm clothes
Doctor:keep him well covered with gloves, head caps
User:ok doctor, nice talking to you
User:take care
Doctor:same here
User:i will definitely do the test
Doctor:thank you
Doctor:you too
Doctor:take care
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