Irregular periods

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hi am 38 years old. last year my menstruation start on the 1st day of the month . this january i had my menstruation on the 10th day then on february 14 then on march 2012 on the 15th day. this month of april i was expecting my menstruation on the 15th or 16th until now i haven t have my menstruation. what is wrong with me?

doctor1 MD

HI,

Menstrual irregularities are common in women above 35 years. As the age increases the levels of Estrogen and progesterone vary in the body. Due to variation in these hormone levels the duration of cycle changes. There are other factors which can affect the menstruation like stress, body...

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hi, one week ago i had an ultrasound report that my both ovaries are bulky i have also prolonged and irregular menstrual cycle and i m very worried that can i get pregnant or not because i m married since 9 months and couldnt conceive yet plz tell me what i do and what type of healthy lifesstyle i follow to get rid of this

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Hi welcome to HCMForum. you got married only nine months back. infertility is confirmed when there is no pregnancy for three years.
in scaning the ovaries are large but the diagnosis is not made. the causes of irregular periods are anaemia etc. if p.c.o.d is detected
can be cured by medicines....

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every time I try to breath in in the middle of breathing there is a sharp pain on my left side under the chest but closer to the bottom of my stomach area. I also have random periods where sometime it will be five month before I start again and then even longer and I do not know what to do because my doctor has no idea.

doctor1 MD

Hi
Your description of pain does not point to a definite cause.
Heart pain is not sharp / more in the centre / effort related and so on
Similarly there is no clue to suggest lung, stomach and so on
It could well be from Anxiety...
You have not stated your age and habits...
you need to see your GP...

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hi, i had irregular menstrual cycle from the beginning of last year, sometime in July i was advised that tests revealed high prolactin level and bromergon was prescribed to be taken for 40 days. During the course of which i did not menstruate till end of november. i have menstruated every month since then but my period is not regular and have ranged from the 24th to 34th days of cycle. i have since April decided to start a family. i need advise on how to make this possible with my irregular but monthly cycle.

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Cycle length between 25 - 35 days is normal, so your cycle is regular. This much variability is normal. You must get serum prolactin level repeated. If its still high then u need to take treatment for it. otherwise you will be able to concieve easily. Have regular intercourse for 1 year before...

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Hi I am 30 years old with a very irregular menstrual cycle .... my last periods was in the month of November.... I went to Doc last month and they asked me to reduce weight and then get back to them for treatment .... Also they asked me to take Meprate 10 mg for 5 days with which I would get my menstrual cycle in 7 days after the tablet is stopped. Its been 9 days now and i have not yet got my periods and also my pregnancy test showed negative... Is there a chance to get pregnant with this tablet....

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Hello
thank you for your query.
Meprate does not help in pregnancy.
You must be suffering from polycystic ovaries.
Stress, obesity, thyroid disorder are other common causes of irregular cycles.
You should consult your gynecologist for the reason to respond to Meprate.
Take...

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Hi, I am a 31 year old female with three children. My youngest is 21 months. Over the past 9 months or so I have had very irregular menstration. My normal cycle has always been 28 days with bleeding of 7 days. I had always been regular and never had any fertility problems. I don t take birth control and haven t since 2006. Over the last 9 months I began to bleed a week early and for about 9 days. Then it increased to 11 days and then when it finally reached 14 days I made a doctor appointment. My mother and brother both have hypothyroidism and I have always had high cholesterol that even with diet and medication seldom lowers. I am 5 ft 4.5 and weigh 148 lbs. I noticed about 6 months ago my hair had extremely thinned (very drastic) and has been breaking off. I assumed it was my hair dresser s fault - maybe using cheap products. I haven t gone through anything stressful or major changes that I feel would change my menstration. When the bleeding starts its large bright red drops of blood rather than a slow pink spotting as a general warning (how it used to be). The doctor said I had no cysts or thyroid problems and he prescribed medroxyprogesterone . He told me to take it 7 days before my bleeding starts - for 3 months. Well, I have done this and nothing changed. The first 2 months it seemed to work and I was very regular, then it went back to being abnormal. It was hard to take it 7 days prior to bleeding because I would start on irregular days (way early). I have taken it for 4 months now and I just started bleeding a week early today. I m frustrated about this bleeding but I am worried something could be wrong with me. It just doesn t seem right. He had told me not to worry that everything was fine, and that more than anything this was just an annoying issue for me rather than a concern. I want to get a second opinion. Is this something to be worried about?

doctor1 MD

hii,
Welcome to HCM.
You had presented with irregular heavy period for last 9 months and bleeding reached up to 14days occasionally.
Abnormal excessive bleeding may be due to uterine fibroid,adenomyosis,Pelvic Endometriosis,DUB or hormonal imbalance (probably hypothyroidism) etc.
So first of all...

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Currently i m consuming Diane 35 to regulate menstrual without missing any of the pill . If sexual intercourse happen between 10-15th day ( fertility days) of the menstrual cycle, is there a chance pregnancy will occur? I m suffering from irregular menstrual. Doctor advised to consume Diane35, but as i understand, Diane 35 is a contraceptive pill, but i would like to get pregnant. If i stop Diane 35, i m afraid my menstrual will be irregular again, and it s even harder for me to calculate the fertility days. What is the best advice for the above situation where i need to regulate my menstrual and get pregnant at the same time?

doctor1 MD

HI,

Welcome to HCM.
As you have been using Diane 35 regularly, the chances of you getting pregnant are very less as the failure rate is 1% per year.

People with irregular periods can conceive as well but it difficulty lies in the calculation of fertile period, which is often difficult.

The best...

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Hi, I m 19, and for the past month I have had irregular periods. My periods normally come every month and last for 6 days at a time. I m sexual active and am not on the pill , however I always use a condom. Since my period in January (20th - 26th) I ve had two periods in February, and have now started again. My periods during February was from the 6-12th and the 18-24th. Both times, my periods have been light and not been a lot of blood loss. I m very concern but too scared to go see my doctor or tell anyone.

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i am 22 years old and as of my age my menstrual cycle is irregular sometimes it was 7 months to have a menstruation when i consult with an obgyne it said that nothing is abnormal.. but my endometrium is thin with 0.15cms isochoic. my uterus is anteverted with 6.1 x 3.0 x 2.8cms.my right ovary is 3.1 x 2.7 x 1.9cm and it is lateral. my left ovary is 3.2 x 3.0 x 1.9. My cervix is 1.9 x 1.2 x 1.9.. Can you interpret the result? Is it possible for me to be pregnant? what do you think is the cause of irregularities of my menstraul cycle?

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for query,
Your postponement of menstruation cycle is due to hormonal imbalance.
This occurs due to tension ,anxiety,Late working hours,Shift duty,Any ovarian disease etc.
The level of it in blood is necessary for ovulation & preparation of endometrium.Your endometrium thickness...

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Hi doctor so my partner and i had a baby 8 and a half months ago we were using condoms as protection. I have underacfive thyroid . We decided last month or so to leave contraception and have our second child. My periods past two months have been...

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Hi doctor. I have started getting irregular periods . Basically had a baby 8 months ago and i am not breastfeeding . Cycle was normal 28 day for 2 months then it was every 24-25 days past 2 months its been abit different. Last cycle i got them on...

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I have diabetes cholesterol and digestive problems my ovaries are bulky and I get it irregular periods . I am unmarried. the main health issue is like my urine is passing very slowly and urologist doctor has advised me for cystscopy as I have...

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I am really worried for I have been spotting since Oct.31, 2012. I am 20 years old who have irregular menstrual cycle. I had my last menstruation last Sept.10,2012. Had unprotected sex on Oct.12 but is sure that my boyfriend did not ejaculate inside me(But just to be sure, I had a pregnancy test last Nov.9 and it was negative). On Oct.21, I was prescribed to take Clarithromycin(an antibiotic) for 10 days due to a throat infection and on my last day of medication(Oct.31), I started having brown spotting. I do not know if the antibiotic caused this or what. It is exactly 16 days since I was spotting. I ve seen cervical mucus discharge twice, one is clear with few red in it (I think it is blood), the other is reddish. I am not experiencing any pain in my body. The spotting has no odor. I am not taking any birth control pills. These are all the info I can think of. Is my spotting normal? I am afraid I might have a disease or what. Please do reply.

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Hi I was taking contraceptive pills for 2 years and I stoped it in march. Since then I got very irregular periods. Days between my last 2 periods was 45 days. I supposed to get my period on 17th of this month. But I have nt got my periods yet. And I m also feeling a little pain in my lower stomach from 2 days and also lower stomach feels a little heavy. What it could be? M I pregnant??

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Hi, I am a 31 year old female with three children. My youngest is 21 months. Over the past 9 months or so I have had very irregular menstration. My normal cycle has always been 28 days with bleeding of 7 days. I had always been regular and never had any fertility problems. I don t take birth control and haven t since 2006. Over the last 9 months I began to bleed a week early and for about 9 days. Then it increased to 11 days and then when it finally reached 14 days I made a doctor appointment. My mother and brother both have hypothyroidism and I have always had high cholesterol that even with diet and medication seldom lowers. I am 5 ft 4.5 and weigh 148 lbs. I noticed about 6 months ago my hair had extremely thinned (very drastic) and has been breaking off. I assumed it was my hair dresser s fault - maybe using cheap products. I haven t gone through anything stressful or major changes that I feel would change my menstration. When the bleeding starts its large bright red drops of blood rather than a slow pink spotting as a general warning (how it used to be). The doctor said I had no cysts or thyroid problems and he prescribed medroxyprogesterone . He told me to take it 7 days before my bleeding starts - for 3 months. Well, I have done this and nothing changed. The first 2 months it seemed to work and I was very regular, then it went back to being abnormal. It was hard to take it 7 days prior to bleeding because I would start on irregular days (way early). I have taken it for 4 months now and I just started bleeding a week early today. I m frustrated about this bleeding but I am worried something could be wrong with me. It just doesn t seem right. He had told me not to worry that everything was fine, and that more than anything this was just an annoying issue for me rather than a concern. I want to get a second opinion. Is this something to be worried about?

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Hi, Im a 33yr old Indian woman, recently married. My husband and I decided on birth control pills instead of condoms so i went on the pill a month before the wedding. However the pill caused me considerable mood swings and overall uneasy feelings and i stopped after finishing the first file. Since then my period has become even more erratic than before. Its been 8months since i quit the pill and my periods have not normalized yet. I used to get 4-5 days of period with normal to heavy flow and some blood clots. Now on certain months i get heavy flow or very light flow, duration has also gone haywire...sometimes 3 days or sometimes 7. I ve also noticed blackish dry clots before the onset of my periods now which i never saw before. This month s menstruation is truly baffling me. I was due to stsrt on the 3rd week but i started spotting from the 9th of this month and my period is still on! Flow is very light to medium and has been on for past 9days! I think i should also mention that since i gave up the pill, we are not using any type of birth control. Although i m not ready to be pregnant, my husband insists on going skin to skin :-/ Its been a stressful time for me adjusting to the whole marriage setup and I ve fallen ill a number of times (usually im of pretty robust health) with colds, sore throats, stomach flus. And on top of that my periods have been giving me added tension . Please advice!

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