Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Are you someone that has spent the entirety of their dealing with an irregular menstrual cycle? This can be a tough situation, causing copious amounts of stress and discomfort in your everyday life. At New York Medicine Doctors, our goal is to help all women who are dealing with this. Should you want to take control of your irregular menstrual cycles, consider working with our team.

What Is An Irregular Menstrual Cycle?

If you’re unsure if you’ve been dealing with an irregular cycle, our gynecologists would like to help. Below are examples of when a menstrual cycle would be described as irregular:

  • The time between each period changes.
  • Blood loss varies with each period.
  • The length of your period is never the same.

What Can Cause Irregular Periods?

When it comes to irregular menstrual cycles, many issues can be the culprit. For those unsure of why this occurs, our gynecologists can perform a full assessment to help determine the problem. Those who live with an irregular period may have the below to blame:

  • IUDs (intrauterine device).
  • Changing birth control medications.
  • Too much exercise.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Stress.
  • Thyroid issues.  
  • Uterine fibrosis. 

When To See A Doctor?

While having an irregular period is not always a cause for concern, it’s essential to be checked out by a doctor to ensure no serious medical issues are present. If you experience any of the following, consider scheduling an appointment with our team right away:

  • You miss three or more periods in a year.
  • Your period occurs more often than every 21 days.
  • Your period occurs less frequently than every 35 days.
  • You begin to experience more blood loss than usual during your period.
  • Bleeding lasts for more than seven days.
  • Extreme pain begins to accompany your period.