Irregular Period

By Cicle Health on 26 Jul, 2022
Irregular Period

Most women's periods last between four and seven days. Although a woman's period typically lasts for 28 days, regular menstrual cycles can last anywhere from 21 to 35 days.

Examples of menstrual irregularities includes:

•A significantly heavier or lighter-than-normal period

•Time frames longer than seven days

•Painful, crampy, nauseous, or vomiting-inducing periods

•Bleeding or spotting that follows sex, menopause, or between periods

• Missed period

The following are a few instances of abnormal menstruation:

AMENORRHEA:When a woman has amenorrhea, her periods have entirely stopped. In the absence of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause, a woman's lack of a period for 90 days or longer is seen as abnormal .

DYSMENORRHEA: Period pain and severe menstrual cramps are referred to as dysmenorrhea. For the majority of women, some discomfort during the cycle is normal.

A higher monthly flow, a period that lasts longer than seven days, bleeding or cramping during the period, and other menstrual irregularities may all be considered abnormal uterine bleeding.


You may experience an irregular, missed, or late period for a variety of reasons, from stress to more serious medical concerns.

Period irregularities are frequently caused by

Stress – Stress hormones have an impact on menstruation, and ongoing stress might cause your period to start later or not at all.

Uncontrolled diabetes – If you have uncontrolled diabetes, your menstrual cycle may be thrown off by the interaction of your blood sugar levels and hormones.

Hyperprolactinemia: Women who have excessive levels of the protein hormone prolactin in their blood may experience irregular menstrual cycles.

Medication – Some drugs, such as antipsychotics and antiepileptics, can produce irregular periods.

Unbalanced sex hormones, which can interfere with regular menstruation, are the root cause of PCOS, or polycystic ovarian syndrome.

Eating disorders – People who suffer from eating disorders like bulimia or anorexia may experience irregular or skipped periods. This is because not enough hormones are being produced and circulated by your body to regulate your menstrual cycle.

A gynecologist will be able to identify the reason for your irregular menstrual cycles and work with you to create the most effective treatment strategy.

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