Menstruation is the period of the month in which the uterus detaches from the lining and bleeding from the vagina occurs. In general, the menstrual cycle varies from 21 to 35 days and, for most women, the menstrual period lasts from 4 to 7 days.
The following are examples and symptoms of irregular periods:
Periods that take place in less than 21 days or more than 35 days.
Three or more periods to trot
Relatively heavier or lighter than normal menstrual flow
Periods lasting more than seven days.
Pain, cramps, nausea, and vomiting during periods.
Causes of irregular periods
- Bad eating habits
- Use of birth control pills
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Poor lifestyle: smoking, excessive drinking, drug use, etc.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Hormonal imbalance
Pregnancy in irregular periods
One thing that all women should remember is that without periods, there can be no pregnancy. Irregular or abnormal menstruation accounts for about 40% of infertility cases. Women generally stop ovulating in case of abnormal and periods.
Treatment for irregular periods
The following are some of the treatments to cure irregular menstruation:
Eliminate stress: Eliminating stress will help regulate hormones, which will lead to regulating the menstrual cycle.
Treatment of current disease or conditions: Treatment of the current disease may be helpful if these irregular periods are caused by it.
Hormone therapy: The menstrual cycle can be regulated through hormones such as estrogen, which are essential to stop excessive bleeding.
Lifestyle changes: One must adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid smoking, heavy drinking, and drug use. Eating healthy foods and exercising moderately is also beneficial.
Surgery: Sometimes the abnormal periods are caused by structural problems in the uterus or by blockage of the fallopian tubes. They can be cured through specific surgeries. Uterine fibroids are one of the causes of abnormal menstruation, so it is important to remove them by surgery (or other available methods) to overcome irregular menstruation.