Having irregular periods can mean a variation in the number of days you have your period or that your period arrives early, late or even skips a few months. A menstrual cycle is counted from the first day of a period to the first day of the next. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days, but this can vary from woman to woman, and month to month. Actually, most women will experience irregular bleeding at some point in their life. A period showing up unexpected or delayed does not always mean something serious is going on. But your period showing up whenever it wants can be stressful.


Your doctor may recommend medication or some other type of treatment depending on the cause of your irregular periods. Some possible causes include:

Hormones Changes (Estrogen and Progesterone.)
Birth control
Thyroid issues
Eating disorder Stress


You probably don’t need treatment for irregular periods unless they bother you or if you need treatment for another condition that’s affecting your menstrual cycle.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and Hypothyroidism are two common causes of irregular periods in women. In general, the goal of treatment is to restore the balance of hormones in the body.

You’ll likely experience some irregularity in your periods at some point in your life. You won’t always need to see a doctor for this symptom.

your period suddenly becomes irregular.
you haven’t had a period for three months.
you have a period more than once every 21 days.
you have a period less than once every 35 days.
your periods are unusually heavy or painful.
your periods last longer than a week.

You may be able to get your menstrual cycle back on track with some lifestyle changes and home remedies. Scientific evidence is limited, however, and only a few natural remedies have been scientifically proven to regulate your menstrual period.

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