Daily Health Tips: Irregular Periods


Q: What causes irregular menstruation? And what is the solution? Any medication?
A: Thanks for your mail. I reproduce below, another post I had made on the same issue.

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Q: Hello Dr K, please kindly advice me on what to do when you an irregular flow of menstruation. Thank you.

A: A ‘regular’ menstrual cycle is supposedly one in which the cycle (the length of time from the 1st day of a menstrual period to the first day of the next menstrual period) is about 28 days but there is nothing abnormal about cycles that fall outside of this range. It could range from about 24 days to 34 days with ovulation happening at mid cycle. Indeed, in some women each period appears to have a different cycle. For young girls who have just started menstruating, skipped or irregular periods may occur.
What do people refer to as irregular periods? Well, if the time between each period changes, or the length of days of the period changes or indeed when the quantity of blood lost during each period changes…

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