Dr N P Vijayalakshmy
Chief Medical Officer,
Vijaya Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi
I am a 25-year-old having very irregular periods. My marriage date is fast approaching. I am concerned about this problem. What are the reasons and the remedies? Will it affect my fertility?
-Neelanjana Das Gupta, New Delhi
I understand your concern. There are many reasons for irregular periods. Some women have hair growth in the face, hands, legs and in the abdomen along with irregular period. There are a few others who suddenly gain weight and start having irregular periods. Some have discharge from nipple and have irregular period. All these conditions are associated with endocrine problem.The easy method is to undergo blood hormone profile like thyroid function, serum prolactin level, level of follicular stimulating hormone and luteinizing hormone level in the blood. If any of the hormone is found abnormal, correcting it with medication, should set your periods normal. Another condition is PCOD. Do it under the supervision of a gynaecologist.
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