Periods or menstrual cycles are natural biological changes occurring in the human body. When the egg released from the ovary in the females does not get fertilized with a sperm, the blood is released from their body containing the uterine tissues and other elements. This cycle continues for 5 days in a month and the cycle repeats itself after 28 days. Due to some or other reasons if this time interval of 28 days is increased or decreased we call it as irregular periods, late period or missed period.
As mentioned earlier periods is a natural phenomenon so sometimes the time gap may vary due to various factors like climatic conditions, stress, pregnancy so on.
But herein we will discuss the conditions when to see the gynaecology doctors regarding your missed periods.
- Bleeding or spotting between periods
- Bleeding after sexual intercourse
- Heavy bleeding during your period
- Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than normal
- Bleeding after you’ve reached menopause
According to the obstetrics and gynecology specialists, the above-mentioned situation may arise due to some underlying medical conditions which are as follows;
Uncontrolled diabetes – the sugar levels and the hormone levels connect with each other and make your menstrual cycle irregular.
Eating disorders – If you have eating disorders like either you do over eating and then purge or you eat much less than what is required then the malnutrition caused in your body is affecting your hormone production, which in turn is making you suffer from irregular periods.
Medications – Certain medications like anti – epileptic and anti – psychotic drugs can also cause irregular periods.
Polycystic ovary syndrome – One of the most common causes of irregular periods is polycystic ovary syndrome
Stress – The stress hormone can always affect the menstrual cycle as the obstetrics and gynaecology doctors say.