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Irregular Periods

One can be said to have irregular periods if their menstrual cycle lasts less than 24 days, more than 38 days, or fluctuates significantly from month to month. This is referred to as oligomenorrhea by medical practitioners.

When the duration of a menstrual cycle unexpectedly goes outside of the normal range, one may have an irregular period. Among the symptoms of irregular periods is abnormal uterine bleeding, such as:

  • Bleeding or spotting between periods
  • Bleeding after sexual intercourse
  • Heavy bleeding during period
  • Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than 5-7 days
  • Bleeding after one has reached menopause

One should also visit a doctor if in case any of the following symptoms are observed about their menstrual cycle:

  • Absence of period for 90 days
  • Menstruation suddenly becomes irregular
  • A menstrual cycle shorter than 21 days
  • A menstrual cycle longer than 35 days
  • Period lasts for more than a week
  • Bleeding becomes unusually heavy
  • Extremely painful periods

Many females have a regular menstrual cycle after adolescence. The cycle, however, is expected to vary by a few days each time. A regular menstrual cycle can have particular characteristics for different individuals and as such, out of the ordinary characteristics must be checked for.

Menopause symptoms

Menopause is the term used to describe the complete cessation the menstrual cycle in females. It is diagnosed after one has gone 12 months without menstrual period. Menopause can strike in one’s late 40s or start in the early 50s. Irregular periods can be indicative of one’s approaching menopause. One may encounter the following signs and symptoms in the months or years preceding up to menopause; this stage is called perimenopause:

  • Irregular periods
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills
  • Night sweats
  • Sleep problems
  • Mood changes
  • Weight gain and slowed metabolism
  • Thinning hair and dry skin
  • Loss of breast fullness

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