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14 possible causes for irregular periods 1. Pregnancy. Pregnancy can cause you to miss your period or experience spotting. If you miss a period or notice 2. Hormonal birth control. Hormonal birth control pills and hormone-containing intrauterine devices (IUDs) can cause.

There are many causes of abnormal periods, ranging from stress to more serious underlying medical conditions: Stress and lifestyle factors. Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight, dieting, changes in exercise routines, Birth control pills. Most birth control pills contain a combination.

Other common causes of irregular periods include: Having an intrauterine device ( IUD) Changing birth control pills or using certain medications Too much exercise Polycystic ovary syndrome ( PCOS) Pregnancy or breastfeeding Stress Overactive thyroid ( hyperthyroidism) or underactive thyroid. There are a number of reasons your period might be different than what is typical for you. Many causes of abnormal periods are related to simple changes to your daily routine, while others could be a sign of a more serious issue that needs. Women who have premature ovarian failure — also known as primary ovarian insufficiency — might have irregular or occasional periods for years.

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). This infection of the reproductive organs can cause irregular menstrual bleeding. If you have reached menopause — defined as 12 consecutive months, give or take, without a menstrual period — subsequent vaginal bleeding may be a cause for concern and should be evaluated.

Possible. Amenorrhea (uh-men-o-REE-uh) is the absence of menstruation — one or more missed menstrual periods. Women who have missed at least three menstrual periods in a row have amenorrhea, as do girls who.

Spotting Between Periods: Complications Abnormal vaginal bleeding may be minor. But it could signal something more serious or even lifethreatening, such as a benign growth like a polyp or. Heavy bleeding.

Period blood volume varies from woman to woman. Generally, if you soak through one or more pads or tampons an hour, you have menorrhagia — an abnormally heavy menstrual. When your estrogen levels are high in comparison to your progesterone levels, your uterine lining builds.

This results in heavier bleeding during your period as your lining sheds. A skipped period.

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Occasionally irregular periods in women of any age may be related to stress, anxiety, crash dieting, eating disorders, or a variety of serious systemic diseases including liver, kidney, and thyroid disease or a disorder of blood clotting (see platelet disorders).

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Less common causes of amenorrhea include nutritional disorders and strict dieting; systemic disorders such as tuberculosis, diabetes, prolactinoma, hypothyroidism, and hyperthyroidism; and psychogenic disturbances, including severe stress and anorexia nervosa.

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Other conditions that cause irregular menses or amenorrhea include uterine fibroids or polyps, thyroid abnormalities, hyperprolactinemia, premature ovarian failure, late-onset congenital adrenal hyperplasia, eating disorders, and stress-induced oligoor amenorrhea, among others (Adams-Hillard & Deitch, 2005).

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Causes of secondary amenorrhea include ovarian, pituitary, or hypothalamic dysfunction; intrauterine adhesions; infections (e.g., tuberculosis, syphilis); pituitary tumour; anorexia nervosa; or strenuous physical exercise, which can alter the critical body fat–muscle ratio needed for menses to occur.60

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Eating disorders, excessive weight loss, stress, and exercise can also cause abnormal vaginal bleeding or amenorrhea.

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Cessation of menses (amenorrhea) for three months or longer after a time of normal menstruation can be caused by severe stress or starvation and is common among female endurance athletes and women suffering from an eating disorder, such as anorexia nervosa.

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I Metrorrhagia (bleeding between menstrual periods) may be caused by hormonal imbalances, pelvic inflammatory disease, cervical or uterine polyps, uterine fibroids or cervical or uterine cancer.

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Causes of secondary amenorrhea include pregnancy; ovarian, pituitary, or hypothalamic dysfunction; intrauterine adhesions; infections (e.g., tuberculosis, syphilis); pituitary tumor; anorexia nervosa; or strenuous physical exercise, which can alter the critical body fat–muscle ratio needed for menses to occur.57

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Irregular uterine bleeding may be associated with chronic illness, such as renal insufficiency, liver insufficiency, or AIDS.

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Secondary amenorrhea may be caused by excessive chronic exercising, sudden or dramatic weight loss (e.g., as seen in anorexia nervosa; see Chapter 15), hormonal imbalances, anemia, or significant obesity.

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  • Can anyone help me out? In around October of 2018 I got my first period and it was pretty heavy. The next month all the way until now (feb) it’s been EXTREMELY light. (Like I don’t even have to wear pads because nothing comes tf out. Is this normal???? I have barley nothing coming out and the only reason I know is because there is a little bit of blood sometimes when I pee. Help!!!

  • Hi mam please help me…my is fahmida..I am live in Bangladesh,Dhaka city…my age 18 I am married for after year 9 month…but my big problem irregular period..I am suffering of this problem…my husband age 28..normens tablet eating and after means star…

  • i’m 16. my first period was at 10 years old. i go months without getting my period should i be worried. i am terrified of gynocologists.

  • When I was 12 years old when I came first time period the…….Then came 1 Year later this problem has been continued for 2 years after 2 year later 4 month after came the period and now 6 month gap…..what I do….???? Plzzz reply me��

  • dude i’m scared i haven’t had my period in 3 months and i started my first period three years ago.. i’ve never done anything..i’m so scared that somethings wrong with me

  • hello I know a doctor who can help you regulate your menstrual flow with the help of herbal medication. Here is how to contact him
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  • hello I know a doctor who can help you regulate your menstrual flow with the help of herbal medication. Here is how to contact him
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  • Hi mam i need baby. before my period is regular. February of 2019 started irregular period. So mam I take this juce after my period is caming normal. Pls mam help me.thanks.

  • basil tea and honey can help to stop vaginal bleeding natural just warm hot water add honey then basil on it after drink it in the morning and evening @ Kay Kathlyn

  • I’m only 12 almost 13,i had my period at 11y o,and for the past 2 years my period takes 1 week to end and 2 to 3 months before repeating

  • Hello mam, I am 25yr old Unmarried person….
    One and a half yr back becz of irregular periods…consulted gynecologist… After scanning and all those tests She declared that it was PCOD…cysts formed heavily on both sides….then I followed medication about 3months….changed my diet…periods are normal…..but one thing was not changed..stress and anxiety….now from the past 3months facing the same prblm of irregular periods…what shd I do now…..should I go to gynecologist again…? Kindly suggest����

  • i am 18 years old and my periods are very irregular.. sometimes i get my periods after 3-4 mnths and sometimes 6-7 mnths.. i don’t drink or smoke or do any drugs.. what can be the cause? i am very worried

  • Hi. Wanna ask my period before is normal it last 3 days but since last month it last only 1 day so it’s 2 months now that my period last only in 1 day is anyone can help me what i am going to do so that my peariod will come back normally? Advice will be much appreciated. Need help i am worried because this is the very first time i have encountered. It never happened to me before. Thank u

  • Leviticus 15:19 says, “When a woman has her regular flow of blood, the impurity of her monthly period will last seven days, and anyone who touches her will be unclean till evening.” Similarly, Leviticus 15:24 says. “If a man lies with her and her monthly flow touches him, he will be unclean for seven days; any bed he lies on will be unclean.” Finally, Leviticus 20:18 declares, “If a man lies with a woman during her monthly period and has sexual relations with her, he has exposed the source of her flow, and she has also uncovered it. Both of them must be cut off from their people.” As a result of these Scriptures, some hold that a married couple should not have sex while the wife is having her period.

    The problem with this view is that if the Scriptures are applied consistently, even touching a woman who is having her menstrual flow would be forbidden. Further, according to Leviticus 15:20-23, even touching something that the woman has also touched would be forbidden. Do these laws apply to us today? No, they do not. Why? It is important to remember the purpose of the Old Testament laws concerning blood. In the sacrificial system, blood was sacred (Leviticus 17:11). A woman’s “uncleanness” during her period was symbolic of the value placed on blood. As a result, contact with a woman who was having her period was forbidden.

    Christians today are not under the Old Testament ceremonial law (Romans 10:4; Galatians 3:24-26; Ephesians 2:15). There no longer is a sacrificial system. Jesus’ blood sacrifice paid the penalty for sins once and for all. The Levitical ceremonial laws do not apply today. There is no biblical reason why a married couple cannot have sex during the wife’s period. Some doctors do not recommend it from a medical perspective, but there are no proven “dangers” of having sexual intercourse during a woman’s period. Usually women have no desire to have sexual relations during their period, so that is definitely another thing to consider. Basically, this issue must be decided by a husband and wife in the spirit of “mutual consent” as 1 Corinthians 7:5 describes.

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  • i got my periods around 9-10, too early tbh and I’m very grateful for that. Im 15 now and its still irregular. I get my mensttation per 3-4 months. but it when I have my period its too “strong”. I don’t know what to do tbh honest ����

  • hello me 23 saal ki ho muje pehle shoro shoro me boht periods aye Ab ate nah hai goli khati ho to ate hain phr ate nahi hai plz ap muje koi achi tablet btao plz

  • Mam, meri sister ki 10th se ye problem hai,abhi tak tik nehi hi rahihe please please kuch batayeina, please.bo krimson 35 medicine kharahi he, please mam reply jarur dena

  • Hello ma’am.. I am 22 yrs old..I have missed my period since two months….I have tried ginger tea, papaya and many other remedies…But no result till the date…I want my period soon…what can I do ��

  • I thought i alone have this problem
    But can you’ll be kind enough to tell me if it’s as bad as mines I does skip for 6 months and stuff and now that my relationship is srs I’m scared that I won’t be able to get pregnant��

  • Does having homeopathic medicine for 7 months for mental health cause irregular periods? Or can it effect menstrual cycle.?? Pls reply

  • kya regular periods me kya period se pahle or ya period ke bad kab sex krne se jadl hi pregnant hone ke chance hote he sex krne ka sahi time bata dijiye please doctor.

  • I haven’t had my period for 7 months. I’m 16 and my family never bothered to send me for check-ups. Back in 2016, I had my first and last check up where they found a 2cm polyp in my (cervix/uterus can’t remember) and gave me meds. I eventually stopped because my dad was complaining about the expenses every month. Just told them I’m now feeling fine even though I’m not. I already accepted the fact that I’m infertile now. ��

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  • SYMPTOMS?????? R YOU FLICKING KIDDING ME WE AINT SICK. >:( Dis just the price we have to pay so we wouldn’t bring more idiots to this world. Worths the sacrifice

  • Hii mam I’m reshma 20 years married I have a problem pcod I am taking medicine for this but ntg it works.. Pls madam tell me a solution

  • Mam.. I have no period from 7 months… I’m from Kerala. I have only 15 year old….mam I loss 34 kg in 3 months with diet and workout… How can I get back my periods…… Mam plzz reply

  • Great video content! Sorry for chiming in, I would appreciate your initial thoughts. Have you tried Yonlijah Seyatalie Release (google it)? It is an awesome one of a kind guide for getting rid of uterine fibroids without the headache. Ive heard some great things about it and my work colleague after many years got astronomical results with it.