Irregular Menstruation: Not The End Of The World
Dr. Mital John • onHealth & Beauty 8 years ago • 3 min read

Most women have an annual 11 to 13 menstrual periods. But each woman is different. Before you think your period irregular menstrual period or if you missed it, you better look at what is normal for you.

Menstrual periods are the first year after a woman's first menstruation is often irregular. It may take several years for the hormones that regulate the menstrual cycle have reached equilibrium.


But on the other end of the fertile period of life a woman can be very irregular menstruation. Many women from the unpredictability of their illness that they distract approaching menopause. Menopause is twelve months after you've had your first menstrual period for the first time.

The period when the first symptoms, called the 'perimenopause' or 'transitional period'. This refers to the 6 years before menopause makes its appearance. One of the first symptoms is an irregular menstruation. One of the typical menopausal symptoms is hot flashes or heat attack (vapors).

Pregnancy is naturally the most common cause of irregular menstruation . If you suspect that your pregnancy might be, therefore, to behave there until you know for sure. Buying at first wanted a pregnancy test.

Not pregnant?

If you are not pregnant, the following symptoms may be the reason for your unpredictable period.

• Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa or bulimia • Much more physical activity uithoudingsatletes often store on a menstrual period • Emotional stress • Illness • Travel • Medications, including birth control pills. That led to lighter, less frequent, more frequent menstrual periods or beaten. • Hormonal problems. Can a change in hormone levels that support the body to cause menstruation. • Illegal drug use • Problems with the pelvic organs, including the hymen, polycystic ovary syndrome (cysts in the ovaries) • Lactation

What other symptoms during your cycle?

Also note changes in your vaginal discharge. In the middle of your cycle, your discharge is often clear or white.

This is a sign that you’re ovulating. This information is also helpful to the doctor.

If anything abnormal, it is always wise to contact your doctor. Another good reason to chart your cycle is that you really do not want to see your doctor when you are menstruating. Some tests, like Pap smears should be done when you're not menstruating. It is therefore important that you know at what stage of your cycle you are. The following symptoms or changes may also be important for your doctor:

• Variation in the duration of menstruation • The amount of flow • Any change in vaginal secretions on color and quantity, especially if accompanied by itching or odor • Problems with veganism’s • Abdominal pain (through menstruation or other) • Depression, mood swings and irritability that may be related to the menstrual cycle

Other conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome, tuberculosis, liver disease and diabetes can also lead to irregular or lack of menstruation, although this is highly unlikely.


Irregular menstrual periods due to normal hormonal changes at puberty or after childbirth are usually taken regularly. In women approaching the transition, irregular bleeding is the harbinger of the final stop for the periods. In these situations, treatment is rarely necessary. If the symptoms persist and discomfort in daily lives, the doctor may prescribe medication to the menstrual regularly come - for young women is often the contraceptive pill. For women that are close to the transition, there are other hormone treatments, although the contraceptive pill often a good solution (Hormone Replacement Therapy in estrogen deficiency).

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