Today,womenfaceadifficult condition of irregular periods due to changing lifestyles. The problem of lopsided periods boomed to a greater extent since a decade.
As every problem has a solution, the situation can be solved by visiting your gynecologist. Before we get into that, let us deep dive into the definition, causes, and symptoms of irregular periods.
What are menstruation and a menstrual cycle?
A menstrual cycle is a series of changes that a woman’s body goes through every month to prepare the uterus for pregnancy. Every month the ovary releases an egg during the process of ovulation.
If the egg is not fertilized by sperm, the body signals the hormones to shed the tissues along with the uterine wall layers. This is called a menstruation.
The cycle in which this complete processes of ovulation takes place is called a menstrual cycle. The menstrual period occurs from 21 to 35 days and lasts between 2 – 7 days.
What are irregular periods?
The change in the menstrual cycle that leads to delay of menstrual periods is called irregular period. However, an irregular period is common with women who are at the menopause stage or the girls who have recently entered puberty.
If you are between the age of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s and your menstrual cycle is not in phase, then it can be considered as an irregular period.
An irregular period can be defined as a no period / heavy bleeding for more than a week or having periods for the whole cycle (35 days).
Symptoms during which you should see a doctor are
- If you have not got your periods for more than 90 days.
- If you have your periods more often than a normal cycle.
- If your menstrual period lasts 7 days or longer.
- If you have a heavy bleeding during periods (You know the difference basically)
- If your body seems to change the time period of your cycles (A week before or after is normal, if the days exceed, then you should go to your doctor).
You should consult your gynecologist and start your treatment today if you have any of the above symptoms. MIrregular Periods are common but it is always better to consult the doctor