Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
163 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What could cause menstrual irregularity?

irregular period usually 30-38 days instead of 28, now i'm on day 50. But negative pregnancy test. And lately I changed my sleeping habits because of work. Could stress and change in sleeping habits cause this delay? Ive never done unprotected sex as well.
Tue, 14 Jul 2020
Report Abuse
OBGYN 's  Response
Hi,

Yes, psychological factors like stress and strain, change in pattern of sleep, diet, exercise, etc. can lead to menstrual irregularity by affecting the reproductive hormonal balance in the body. If the irregularity persists, better to get evaluated. Clinical examination and investigations like ultrasound, blood hemoglobin levels, sugar levels, thyroid profile and serum prolactin levels can help in finding the possible cause of the irregularity in menstrual cycles.

According to that treatment can be planned. General measures like regular calorie burning exercise, balanced healthy diet, regular and adequate sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours per day and maintaining a normal body mass index can help in regularizing the menstrual cycles.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Sree Gouri S. R., OBGYN
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Stress


What could cause menstrual irregularity?

Hi, Yes, psychological factors like stress and strain, change in pattern of sleep, diet, exercise, etc. can lead to menstrual irregularity by affecting the reproductive hormonal balance in the body. If the irregularity persists, better to get evaluated. Clinical examination and investigations like ultrasound, blood hemoglobin levels, sugar levels, thyroid profile and serum prolactin levels can help in finding the possible cause of the irregularity in menstrual cycles. According to that treatment can be planned. General measures like regular calorie burning exercise, balanced healthy diet, regular and adequate sleep of at least 7 to 8 hours per day and maintaining a normal body mass index can help in regularizing the menstrual cycles. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Sree Gouri S. R., OBGYN