Is it okay to have irregular periods?
Irregular periods can be normal during the beginning and cessation of menstruation. However, having irregular periods for a long time can be a sign that medical intervention is needed. An average menstrual cycle of a healthy female lasts from 21-35 days.
What are the causes of irregular periods?
Here are some of the causes of irregular periods:
- Sudden weight gain or loss
- Birth control pills
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOD)
- Thyroid disorder
- Uterine fibroids
When should you see a doctor?
You should see a gynecologist if you experience any of the following:
- Bleeding for more than 7 days
- You are losing less or more blood
- Time between each menstrual cycle starts to change
What happens in an irregular period panel?
Thyroid panel: Too little or too much thyroid can cause light, heavy or irregular periods. A thyroid disorder can lead to hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism.
Prolactin: High levels of prolactin can cause irregular or missed periods.
Why go for an irregular period panel?
A missed or irregular period is the first sign that your condition needs medical attention. If this is the first instance, it can indicate stress, overuse of oral contraceptives, sudden weight fluctuations, and even pregnancy. If irregular periods have become a norm, then it can indicate other serious health conditions like thyroid disorders, uterine fibroids, PCOD or endometriosis. If you are facing irregular periods for some time now, do not delay, book the test today.
How to book an irregular period panel online?
An irregular period panel can be undertaken at any time of the day. You can easily book an irregular period panel online through the mfine app and get your tests done conveniently at your home. Download the mfine app and connect with highly experienced gynecologists near you.