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Irregular periods: Its Symptoms and treatments

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Hampered menstrual flow changing the gap pattern between the flows.

As per professional medical practitioners, about 30% of the women suffer from irregular periods during their childbearing years. [1]

- Can be self-diagnosed
- Treatment options available
- A medical history may be enquired
- Associate symptoms may be examined
- Blood tests, ultrasounds may be required

Periods ideally occur every 21 to 35 days. Oligomenorrhea or irregular periods is a condition that occurs after a woman misses her periods for 35 days or more without a cause (pregnancy). A woman who skips the menstrual cycle during a particular month may experience heavier flow in the next month, while not necessarily indicating any underlying cause.

Symptoms

Self-diagnosable –If a woman misses her periods for more than 35 days, the condition can be termed as irregular periods.
The condition includes an irregular flow of blood in menstruation of a woman during her childbearing years.
Blood clots of about 2.5 cm in diameter can be spotted.

Treatment

Self-care: Reduction of stress factors, relaxing and checking on medications, controlling over eating and over exercising.
Medicines: Hormone therapy is advised in some cases.
Thyroid medication is also given at times per need.
Metformin is given to treat PCOS.
Surgery is performed to remove fibroids.

Specialists: For conditions related to periods, the gynecologist examines the patient and proceed with the necessary treatment. At mfine, you will receive a comprehensive treatment plan for optimum health and speedy recovery.

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