What is irregular periods? Causes & Treatment

Periods of bleeding occur as a result of hormonal effects and cyclical changes in the endometrium layer in the inner part of the uterus. If there is a period earlier or later than the normal cycle, there are Irregular periods. So what causes Irregular periods? Causes and treatment of Irregular periods.

Women with Irregular periods

In women with Irregular periods, the amount of bleeding may be less or more, and the duration of bleeding is short or long. Gynecology and Obstetrics Specialist Op. Dr. ─░hsan Atabay gave information about Irregular periods.

The first day of the period is the first day of bleeding. The period from the first day of one period to the first day of the other period, and if it is between 21-35 days, is called the normal period’s cycle. It is considered normal that the number of days with total bleeding is between 2 and 8 days, and a blood loss of 20-60 ml in each periods period.

Women with irregular periods

Sometimes the time elapsed between two periods may vary. Or, there may not be the same amount of bleeding in each periods period. If the person is menstruating in accordance with the normal period criteria mentioned above, then the period is considered regular. The period’s cycle and hormonal system are not punctual like clockwork. Many factors such as seasonal changes, stress, illness, and drug use can affect the hormonal system and therefore the period’s cycle.

What causes irregular periods? Causes of Irregular periods

Some of the conditions that can cause Irregular periods can be listed as follows;

  • Polyp,
  • Adenomyosis,
  • Myoma,
  • Cancer and pre-cancerous conditions in the uterus, cervix, or ovaries,
  • Coagulation disorder,
  • Ovulation problems,
  • Endometrial (internal tissue of the uterus) causes.

For a regular period’s cycle, the hormonal mechanism between the hypothalamus and pituitary in the brain and the ovaries must work regularly. In young girls, the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian axis may not work properly in the first years of periods and in the advanced age close to menopause. For this reason, periods can be quite Irregular during this period. However, cancerous formations should also be kept in mind in Irregular bleeding, especially in the period close to menopause.

Irregular Periods Treatment

Periods, spirals, or surgical procedures may be the first choice in treatment. Sometimes more than one treatment method can be applied at the same time. Treatment for Irregular periods; varies from person to person depending on the underlying cause, type of Irregular periods, age, and many other factors. Your doctor will share with you the treatment options that are suitable for you. The choice of the person is also very important here. It would be appropriate to plan the treatment together with your doctor by evaluating the advantages and disadvantages of each method.

Leave a Reply

Related Articles

Back to top button

We need Your Help!

If you enjoy our content, please support our site by disabling your ad blocker. We depend on ad revenue to keep creating quality content for you to enjoy for free.