Irregular period isn’t a disease, it is the result of some physiological change. It is characterized by menstrual cycles with different monthly rhythms, being more common at the beginning and end of reproductive life, and also can be related to the normal hormonal changes of these two phases of a woman’s life.

Possible causes

The causes can vary. Physical or mental stress, the use of hormonal contraception, excessive exercise, eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, gynecological issues such as endometriosis or polycystic ovarian syndrome, hormonal conditions such as thyroid or pituitary disease, or even medication side effects can be the basis of irregular menstrual cycles.

Likewise, pregnancy, breastfeeding and menopause will also interfere with menstrual cycles due to significant hormonal changes.

Menstrual cycle irregularities represent one of the main reasons women visit the gynecologist. The physical exam performed by your doctor, as well as other complementary diagnostic tests, will help you to know the real reason for your menstrual irregularity.

Choose to be informed. Choose to take care of yourself.

At the Oval Medical Centre, together with our gynecologist, you will find the clarifications you are looking for.

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