Dr.SSA Giada Frontino

Dr. Giada Frontino

Dr.SSA Giada Frontino
GINECOLOGA ITALIANA A LONDRA

Dr. Giada Frontino
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

English (UK)
Italiano
English (UK)

Dr. Giada Frontino
Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Dr.ssa Giada Frontino
ginecologa italiana a londra

English (UK)
Italiano
English (UK)

Irregular periods

Are my cycles irregular?


Irregular cycles occur when, in the majority of cases in the past six months, the gap between your periods keeps changing. This can mean you get a period less than 25 days apart or more than 40 day apart.


Is it ok to have irregular periods?


While it is normal to sometimes have irregularities of your periods, if they occur frequently or if they have changed, you should speak to your GP or your Gynaecologist. If any aspect of your menstrual cycle has changed, you should keep track of when your period begins and ends, including the amount of bleeding and whether you pass large blood clots or have noticed pain worsening.


What causes irregular periods?


Gaining or losing a significant amount of weight, a BMI below 19 or above 24, dieting (low carbohydrate diets), intense physical activity, stressful events and illness can have an impact on the menstrual cycle. Your periods should return to normal once stress and lifestyle factors have normalised.


If the irregularities continue, your GP or your Gynaecologist will perform a physical examination, including a pelvic exam. The doctor might also order blood tests to assess your hormones and to rule out medical disorders which may be causing the irregular cycles.


The most common findings in persistent irregular cycles are thyroid disorders and diabetes or the metabolic syndrome related to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Blood tests and a transvaginal pelvic ultrasound scan will also help the doctor assess how your ovaries are working and test for premature ovarian insufficiency.

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