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6 Reasons Why Your Period Can Be Irregular

Having periods that aren't regular is pretty common. But if someone's periods are often very long or short, if they change from month to month, or if they miss periods, this could be a sign of a health problem. Here are six reasons why your period might not come when it should, according to Medical News Today and healthline.

1. Pregnancy.

It stops the person from having periods. The first sign could be a missed period or a spot where a period should be. Tiredness, morning sickness, nausea, sensitivity to smells, tingling or pain in the breasts, and nausea are some other early pregnancy symptoms.

2. Endometriosis.

Endometriosis affects one in ten women of childbearing age. Because of this, the normal lining of the uterus starts to stick out of the uterus. This could cause a lot of pain, especially when a woman is having her period. Other symptoms include heavy bleeding, long periods, bleeding between periods, unpleasant bowel movements, and pain during or after sexual activity.

3. Stress

Stress that lasts for a long time can change your hormones, throw off your daily routine, and even affect the hypothalamus, which is the part of your brain that controls your period. Stress can make you sick or make you gain or lose weight in unexpected ways, both of which can affect your period.

4. Ways to stop having children.

Your cycle can change if you take birth control pills or if you stop taking them. Birth control pills contain the hormones estrogen and progestin, which stop your ovaries from releasing eggs. When you stop taking the pills, it could take up to three months for your cycle to get back to normal. Contraceptives that are implanted or given continuously can also cause you to miss your period.

5. Fibroids or polyps in the uterus.

Uterine polyps are small growths in the lining of the uterus that are not cancerous. Fibroids of the uterus are tumors that grow on the wall of the uterus. They can be as big as a grapefruit or as small as an apple seed. Even though these tumors are usually harmless, they can be painful and cause a lot of bleeding. Large fibroids can hurt the bladder or rectum if they put pressure on them.

6. Thyroid that works too much (hyperthyroidism) or too little (hypothyroidism)

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