Irregular periods, also called oligomenorrhea, can occur if there is a change in contraception method, a hormone imbalance, hormonal changes around the time of the menopause, and endurance.
Period, or menstruation, is the part of the menstrual cycle in which the endometrium, which is the lining of the uterus, is shed.
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This appears as bleeding from the womb that is released through the vagina.
Periods usually start during puberty, between the ages of 10 and 16 years, and they continue until menopause when a woman is 45- to 55-years old.
In this article, we’re going to tell you about the reasons that cause irregular periods or irregular menstruation cycle.
Pregnancy can cause you to miss your period or experience spotting.
As u know, other symptoms of pregnancy include:
- Sensitivity to smells
- Breast tingling or tenderness
Prolactin is a hormone that’s responsible for breast milk production.
Prolactin suppresses your reproductive hormones resulting in very light periods or no period at all while you’re breastfeeding.
Your periods should return shortly after you stop breastfeeding.
Perimenopause is the transition phase before you enter menopause.
It usually begins in your 40 but can occur earlier.
You may experience signs and symptoms lasting from 4 to 8 yrs, beginning with changes to your menstrual cycle.
Fluctuating estrogen levels during this time can cause your menstrual cycles to get longer or shorter.
Other signs and symptoms of perimenopause include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood changes
- Difficulty in sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
4.Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
Irregular periods are the most common sign of PCOS.
If you have PCOS, you may miss periods and have heavy bleeding when you do get your period.
PCOS can also cause;
- Excess facial and body hair
- Male pattern baldness
- Weight gain or obesity
Hypothyroidism, or underactive thyroid, can cause longer, heavier periods and increased cramping.
You may also experience fatigue, sensitivity to cold, and weight gain.
High levels of thyroid hormones, which is seen in hypothyroidism, can cause shorter, lighter periods.
You may also experience:
- Sudden weight loss
- Anxiety and nervousness
- Heart palpitations
- Swelling at the base of your neck is another common sign of a thyroid disorder.
Obesity is known to cause menstrual irregularity.
Being overweight impacts hormone and insulin levels, which can interfere with your menstrual cycle.
Rapid weight gain can also cause menstrual irregularities.
Weight gain and irregular periods are common signs of PCOS and hypothyroidism and should be checkup by your doctor.
7.Extreme weight loss and eating disorders
Excessive or rapid weight loss can cause your period to stop. Not consuming enough calories can interfere with the production of the hormones needed for ovulation.
You’re considered underweight if you have a body mass index lower than 18.5.
Along with stopped periods, you may also experience fatigue, headaches, and hair loss.
See your doctor if:
- You’re underweight
- Have lost a lot of weight without trying
- You have an eating disorder
Intense or excessive exercise has been shown to interfere with the hormones responsible for menstruation.
Female athletes and women who participate in intensive training and physical activities, such as ballet dancers, often develop amenorrhea, which is missed or stopped periods.
Getting back on your training and increasing your calorie count can help to restore your periods.
Some medications can interfere with your menstrual cycle, including:
- LHormone replacement therapy
- Blood thinner
- Thyroid medications
- Elilypsy drugs
- Chemotherapy drugs
- Aspirin and ibuprofen
- Speak to your doctor about changing your medication.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age.
This is a condition in which the tissue that normally lines your uterus grows outside the uterus.
Endometriosis causes very painfully, even debilitating menstrual cramps.
Endometriosis also causes heavy bleeding, prolonged periods, and bleeding between periods.
Other symptoms may include:
- Gastrointestinal pain
- Painful bowel movements
- Pain during
Stress can interfere with your menstrual cycle by temporarily interfering with the part of the brain that controls the hormones that regulate your cycle.
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Your periods should return to normal after your stress decreases.
It’s can also causing you to make you mentally as well as physically weak.
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