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I usually suffer from irregular periods. Like i get my periods in 15 days or 20 days. much before the day of period. I don't have any pain as such but i feel lethargic once its over. Is it because of improper diet? Please suggest some remedies to get rid of it.

asked Oct 28 '12 at 12:06

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edited Feb 27 '13 at 16:47

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Causes of Irregular Periods:

Irregular menstrual periods are usually the result of hormonal signals that have been thrown out of sync. In order to produce a period, your body makes hormones, like estrogen and progesterone. These hormones are kept in the hypothalamus, pituitary gland, and ovaries inside your body. In order to trigger ovulation and menstruation, these parts of the body need to send signals to one another. Sometimes, these signals get crossed or skipped, causing irregular periods.

But what causes these hormonal signals to get out of balance? Well, there are actually a number of things that can easily cause your hormone levels to change.

  1. Pregnancy: If you are pregnant, your body will begin producing different levels of hormones. This will cause numerous pregnancy symptoms, including an end to your period.
  2. Stress: Stress is a common cause of irregular periods. If you are fatigued, worried, or anxious this can cause your hormones to become unbalanced.
  3. Diet: A poor diet or extreme weight loss or gain can also affect your hormones. Women with anorexia or bulimia often have no period or irregular periods.
  4. Exercise: Intense exercise can wreak havoc on your body, often causing irregular periods.
  5. Menarche: the cycles after a girl's first period may be irregular for some time. It can take up to 3 years to get regular periods.
  6. Menopause: Menopause causes changes in your hormone levels, and is often signaled by irregular periods.
  7. Hormonal Birth Control: Birth control pills and irregular periods sometimes go hand in hand. It can take a while for your body to adjust to the new levels of hormones delivered by hormonal birth control.

I would suggest that if the problem persists you should consult a gynaecologist.

Reference

http://www.epigee.org/menstruation/irregularperiods.html

http://women.webmd.com/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview

http://www.womenhealthzone.com/womens-reproductive-health/menstrual-cycle/reasons-behind-irregular-periods/

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answered Nov 01 '12 at 05:21

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edited Mar 03 '13 at 10:41

hello. i am 30 year old.i have irregular period.6 year over for my marriage.

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answered Jun 03 '13 at 07:02

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Irregular periods could have multiple causes. But what makes our question different is the fact that you mentioned feeling lethargic. This could be a symptom of iron deficiency anemia which sometimes leads to bleeding every 15 days instead of the average of 30 days. Please get you Hb levels checked. Also, If you are having your period every 15 days wthis will result is large blood loss which will leave you fatigued.

Consult a doctor to confirm the same.

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answered Feb 15 '16 at 09:42

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