Irregular periods are a very general problem right from teenage till the fifties. Having irregular periods can mean a difference in the number of days you have your period or that your period arrives early, late or even skips a few months. Even if you are getting cycles once in two to three months in the initial days of starting of your period, that’s all hormonal. The body receive some time to get used to the sexual maturity. As you ovulate regularly, the cycles also become regular.
In the reproductive age group, when you are sexually active and you can bear children, poly cystic disease is the most common reason for irregular cycles. The hormonal imbalance combined with obesity and weight gain can make the hormonal imbalance worse and your cycles can go into once in 2 to 3 months. If that is the case start regular exercising and start losing weight, be in touch with your doctor who helps you to regularise the cycles.If you are not planning for pregnancy, contraceptive pills work best to control your cycles. If you are planning pregnancy, there are medicines which will help you ovulate regularly.
Little later in the forties, hormonal imbalance is the most common reason for irregular periods. It is always to get investigated because we can’t assume things. It is better to get an ultrasound done to rule out fibroids, the adenomyosis which is the thickness of the uterus wall going high and the ovaries also needs to be looked at. And in that case, once in 90 days is when we want you to bleed, If you are shedding the lining once in 3 months, the side effects of not getting the cycles will not be there. The side effects can be that you can land into endometrial or uterine cancer later on if the cycles are not regular, so once you shed the lining in 90 days, that side effect is taken care of.