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Irregular Menstrual Cycle

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Irregular Menstrual Cycle

In a normal menstrual cycle, the female body grows one follicle that matures to eventually release an egg. Around the time of this release of the egg, the body also prepares by secreting estrogen and progesterone to thicken the lining of the uterus. This lining, called the endometrium, is there in case the egg is fertilized.

In a normal menstrual cycle, the female body grows one follicle that matures to eventually release an egg. Around the time of this release of the egg, the body also prepares by secreting estrogen and progesterone to thicken the lining of the uterus. This lining, called the endometrium, is there in case the egg is fertilized.

How does that affect a woman’s fertility? If you are facing irregular periods, chances are that your body is not ovulating, or in simpler terms, is not producing eggs as frequently as it should. Thankfully, a majority of reasons that cause this ovulation disorder are treatable.

What are the Causes of Irregular Menstrual Cycle?

  • Stress
  • PCOS/PCOD
  • Extreme Weight Gain or Loss
  • Strenuous Physical Activities
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Diminished ovarian reserve
  • Fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis
  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts

The specialists at SOI will study your condition and begin treating the cause of your condition immediately.

FAQ’s

Q. Can I get pregnant with irregular period?

A woman with irregular periods is ovulating, just not as frequent, which means that while there are still chances of conceiving naturally, it is not as likely as in women with regular periods. You may need some fertility treatments in order to increase your likelihood of getting pregnant.

Q. How do I know when I ovulate if my periods are irregular?

There are several methods and tools that you can use to judge if you are ovulating. You can chart your menstrual period, use indicators from the body, or get an ovulation predictor kits. For more information, you can talk to one of our experts. Book your appointment now.

Q. Does late period affect ovulation?

Yes. A delayed or irregular menstrual cycles means that the body is not producing eggs when it is supposed to. In simpler terms, the lack of ovulation is the prime reason for irregular periods.

Q. Does irregular cycle mean infertility?

Not necessarily. About 30 to 40% of all cases of irregular or abnormal periods may develop infertility. Sure, it causes difficulty in conception, but it is not a definite cause of infertility, just a factor.