Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Irregular menstrual cycle

The rule, period or menstruation marks a woman, from his first time (call menarca), to the last one (the famous menopause).

In all these years, a woman menstruates about 400 time in his fertile life. Every month the body is prepared for a pregnancy. If the ovum is not fertilized, the womb expels the menstrual blood, which is partly a blood and partly woven.

Generally the menstrual periods last between 3 and 5 days, and a finished menstrual cycle is fulfilled between 23 to 35 days, being current 28 days. But there are women who do not have his bled one in regular cycles, there is called he an irregular menstrual cycle.

During the first years it is normal that the menstrual cycles are irregular. An adolescent can be late between two and three years in normalizing his period. If it does not normalize after this time, it is necessary to consult a doctor.

What are the causes of an irregular menstrual cycle?

In some cases, the stress or the emotional problems they can alter the rhythm of the menstruation. An absence takes place or a cycle is shy, coming two times in a very little time. In this case it would be an occasional aberration, and it is corrected alone.

In other situations, the cycle of a permanent aberration.

The irregular and slightly frequent menstruations they are known like oligomenorrea. Amenorrea is the absence of the menstruation, and there is called he to the unusually long period menorragia.

The causes can be different:

  • Anemia: the body attacks the menstruation not to lose any more blood.
  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid illnesses
  • Hiperprolactinemia, which is an increase in the normal prolactina levels
  • Inadequate feeding (bulimia, anorexia)
  • Ovary syndrome poliquístico
  • Menopause

There are other causes as which a woman can have irregular cycles. It is necessary to consult your doctor to be able to find a solution and discard a major problem. Often in spite of only taking hormones the cycle is regularized.

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