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Irregular Periods – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

About

A condition of having irregular and missed menstrual periods often.

Estimates tell that 14% of women have irregular menses during childbearing years. [1]

● May require medical attention if it continues
● Should understand the underlying condition to treat
● Common condition
● Medically curable
● May last longer terms in certain cases

The condition of a missed or irregular menstrual period is not a rare situation. On an average, a woman gets her period between 24-36 days. In case the menstrual periods arrive later than this range, then it may be the case of irregular menses. Several causes may be leading to a condition such as thyroid problems, PCOS, stress, severe exercise, hormonal changes, and birth control pills.

Ages affected – Prevalent among women from reproductive age groups till their menopause.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable:
Continuous and chronic symptoms of delayed periods missed cycles or irregular flow during menstrual periods should be reported to the doctor.

People may experience:
Missed or irregular periods – irregular menstrual cycles
Pain – severe pain reported during the cycle
Mild bleeding – spotting or mild bleeding in regular cycles

Treatment

Self-care: Several underlying conditions may have known to cause irregular menses. Try taking proper rest in a stress-free environment. If the situation persists or affects your cycle completely, it is advised to visit the health care provider.

Medications: Doctor may try to understand the underlying cause to give medications. Medications are prescribed as per the cause to treat the condition.

Specialists: If the symptoms mentioned above persist, it is advised to visit your doctor immediately. At mfine, we are here to provide you with complete information and treatment for your health needs.

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