Can Cervical Polyps Affect Pregnancy

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are other cases of having a missed or a late period.?
    Insted of insisting that you are pregnant when you miss a period, is there any other occasions that may happen in result of missing your period or having it late?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  2. QUESTION:
    if you have cervical cancer how does it affect the baby?
    my sister has cervical cancer and just found out she is pregnant....how will the cancer affect the baby and her during the pregnancy and will she be able to carry full term?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, there are quite a few issues at stake here.

      First off, is it malignant or benign? Occasionally benign polyps will actually detach and flush themselves on their own, but don't count on this.

      If it is malignant, I'm assuming she has had a cone biopsy. That will determine the state of the cancer, the size, and spread, etc. It also then leads into have a LEEP performed, where they actually electronically cut away the affected tissue.

      If she has not had any of this done, she needs to. Now! Not just for the baby, but for her own health and survival.

      Now, whether she has had a LEEP performed or not, the issue at play is the ability for her cervix to remain closed in order to carry the baby to term. With having a LEEP performed, she does not has as much tissue to hold together as normal, or with the presence of a tumor, it may be restricting the ability of the cervix to remain closed through to term.

      Any procedures she needs to have done, she needs to do now, so her body has a chance to heal before the pressure of the growing child takes it's toll on her. Now, depending on the state of the cancer, the current term of the pregnancy, and the views of the doctor, they may feel a surgical procedure is too risky at this point. They will be able to guide her properly with her options.

      First off, make sure she consults with her OB. They can help her with her questions, and also guide her through the concerns she may have. Secondly, (and her OB will help with this) is to find a good Perinatologist (pronounced perry-nate-ologist). They specialize in difficult pregnancies and they are worth their weight in gold. I don't know what area you are in, but if you are in the Philadelphia region, look up a Dr. Robert Debbs. And you do what he tells you. Anything he tells you. I trust him with my life, more importantly, I trusted him with my son's life.

      Good luck with everything, and congratulations to her.

      I think Julius needs to go to a better place. This is a forum for helping people with their questions and providing guidance. Not for ridiculing and berating those who come here. Go find some happiness in life, I wish you well.

  3. QUESTION:
    What can cause mulitple periods in one month?
    Im 19 years old and ive had my period since i was 12 and this has never happened before... This month ive had THREE period all with like three to four days between them. Ive tried researching it but nothing so far has helped me. Can someone please tell me what may cause multiple periods monthly? or a link to a medical page that can help me out?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  4. QUESTION:
    Why have my periods gotten shorter and lighter?
    Im 18 years old and ive had periods every 28 days since i was 13, they lasted about 4 days and were very heavy. But ive noticed since august/july up until now ive been coming on every 2 weeks and they are an awful lot lighter than before. I have lost and gained a few pounds on and off since and during ramazan and i have been under some stress but thesw factors have never affected my periods before and ive had it worse before.

    • ANSWER:
      RANDOM REASONS FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS:

      Significant weight gain or weight loss is one of the reasons for irregular periods. Even though low body weight is the most common cause of irregular periods, obesity also causes various irregularities in your menstrual cycle.

      If you are a victim of severe emotional stress, then you can possibly experience irregular or missed periods. This is due to the reason that stress will have very serious impact on your reproductive health. So, if you are aware you experience severe emotional stress, you may suffer from irregular periods.

      Various eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa can also have influence on your regular menstrual cycle. So, if you have any kind of eating disorder, you can certainly experience irregular periods.

      Excessive exercising or body straining activities can also lead to irregular menstrual cycle. This is the reason why most of athletes encounter missed periods.

      Many new mothers do not resume their regular periods until they have completed their breast feeding. So, they can possibly have irregular menstrual cycle.

      Alcohol consumption can also disturb your hormonal metabolism. As a result, you’ll certainly end up with irregular or missed periods.

      Certain uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis also cause irregular periods, too.

      Certain STDs also show irregular periods as a symptom.

      One of the common causes is stress. It is one of the main culprits for this problem. If you have been worried, over worked or angry before your period, chances are that you will experience an irregular menstrual cycle.

      Girls who have just begun menstruation, experience irregular menstruation for up to one year or more. Missed periods after menarche are nothing to worry about, it's part of the normal body process.

      Pregnancy can be another reason for a missed period. So if you missed a period after sexual intercourse, its best to first rule out pregnancy. To prevent unplanned pregnancy, it is wise to use contraceptives. There can be changes in the menstrual cycle after pregnancy.

      These are quite a few reasons that may cause you to experience irregular periods. So, if you are really concerned about your missed periods, make sure you consult any experienced gynecologist and find out the root cause of it.

      And remember to always consider healthy liquid intake such as beverages, natural fruit juices, and herbal teas. These can also help to cleanse and regulate or relieve lower abdominal pains. Always see a professional if there are serious complications.

      Womenshealthzone
      buzzle

  5. QUESTION:
    Why have my periods gotten shorter and lighter?
    Im 18 years old and ive had periods every 28 days since i was 13, they lasted about 4 days and were very heavy. But ive noticed since august/july up until now ive been coming on every 2 weeks and they are an awful lot lighter than before. I have lost and gained a few pounds on and off since and during ramazan and i have been under some stress but thesw factors have never affected my periods before and ive had it worse before.

    • ANSWER:
      RANDOM REASONS FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS:

      Significant weight gain or weight loss is one of the reasons for irregular periods. Even though low body weight is the most common cause of irregular periods, obesity also causes various irregularities in your menstrual cycle.

      If you are a victim of severe emotional stress, then you can possibly experience irregular or missed periods. This is due to the reason that stress will have very serious impact on your reproductive health. So, if you are aware you experience severe emotional stress, you may suffer from irregular periods.

      Various eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa can also have influence on your regular menstrual cycle. So, if you have any kind of eating disorder, you can certainly experience irregular periods.

      Excessive exercising or body straining activities can also lead to irregular menstrual cycle. This is the reason why most of athletes encounter missed periods.

      Many new mothers do not resume their regular periods until they have completed their breast feeding. So, they can possibly have irregular menstrual cycle.

      Alcohol consumption can also disturb your hormonal metabolism. As a result, you’ll certainly end up with irregular or missed periods.

      Certain uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis also cause irregular periods, too.

      Certain STDs also show irregular periods as a symptom.

      One of the common causes is stress. It is one of the main culprits for this problem. If you have been worried, over worked or angry before your period, chances are that you will experience an irregular menstrual cycle.

      Girls who have just begun menstruation, experience irregular menstruation for up to one year or more. Missed periods after menarche are nothing to worry about, it's part of the normal body process.

      Pregnancy can be another reason for a missed period. So if you missed a period after sexual intercourse, its best to first rule out pregnancy. To prevent unplanned pregnancy, it is wise to use contraceptives. There can be changes in the menstrual cycle after pregnancy.

      These are quite a few reasons that may cause you to experience irregular periods. So, if you are really concerned about your missed periods, make sure you consult any experienced gynecologist and find out the root cause of it.

      And remember to always consider healthy liquid intake such as beverages, natural fruit juices, and herbal teas. These can also help to cleanse and regulate or relieve lower abdominal pains. Always see a professional if there are serious complications.

      Womenshealthzone
      buzzle

  6. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have 4 periods a year when I'm 19 and not on birth control? Should I see a doctor?
    I started today (April 27th) and my last period was Jan. 25th. I'm 19 and not on birth control.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Daphne, Many women experience months of missed periods. There were a few times I had to take a pill that jump started them again. I don't feel anything is wrong but I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  7. QUESTION:
    Why is my period longer and heavier?
    Last year at this time my period was about 6 days, and then when the summer came it was for about 4 days and much lighter. Could it be because i was swimming everyday? And then when the winter came it got longer and heavier, not it's 6 almost 7 days and heavier, could it be because of inactivity and because i gained about 2-3 pounds during winter?
    What can i do to make them a little bit shorter and lighter?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  8. QUESTION:
    irregular period mid cycle with black blood?
    My cycle is usually pretty regular, every 28-32 days but this month my period was a little late and then yesterday at day 16 I got another period but with very dark red/brown, almost black blood. I don't have any pain but it is flowing like a real period not just spotting. Has anyone had something similar? I'm worried it could be a cyst, polyp or something else. Any ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  9. QUESTION:
    Can stress make your periods irregular?
    I have been under alot of stress this year and since I lost my baby in March Ive only had 6 periods the first one I got was sooooooo bad and then it got normal but last month it came ten days early and this month its starting out with a dark brown blood so I know Im not prego I just don't know what going on ??Only serious people answer please..

    • ANSWER:
      Yes of course. Stress, diet, change in routine and worry are just some of the factors that affect your menstrual cycle.

      When we are under stress, regardless of the source (danger, personal relationships, work, environment) our adrenal glands are designed to secrete the hormone cortisol (see our articles on adrenal fatigue). Cortisol has a direct impact on the sex hormones estrogen, progesterone, and DHEA. Eating disorders, dieting, drug use, and reliance on stimulants like caffeine and alcohol are also interpreted by the body as kinds of stress. Poor nutrition seems to physically change the proteins in the brain so they can no longer send the proper signals for normal ovulation.

      Have a complete physical, including evaluations of thyroid function and blood pressure. Also, a complete blood count (CBC) test is quite important for the diagnosis of anemia.

      A pelvic exam is critical to rule out any uterine abnormality, a cervical polyp or fibroid, or a uterine infection. These are less common causes but should be considered. Often an ultrasound will be required to evaluate the uterus, the ovaries and the fallopian tubes. Ultrasound of the uterus is useful and painless — you may already be familiar with this technique from pregnancy. If infection is a concern, antibiotics will be prescribed.

      If you are trying to become pregnant, consult with a fertility specialist or a qualified ob/gyn practitioner for further testing.

  10. QUESTION:
    Idk what this is will it affect my pregnancy? Am i sick? Help me?
    Idk wat this is? Will it affect my pregnancy? ?

    Fair warning ....the following is TMI bu nessasary, i had first time sex about a month ago maybe more and yes im still figuring out if im pregnant or not bu i have yellow sticky sticky stuff on my underwear no its not pee or diarreah or poop im sure its coming out of "down there" he was a virgin too so no STDs or anything what could it be?

    • ANSWER:
      It is quite common to have a vaginal discharge during pregnancy, as there is an increase in the production of estrogen and blood flow to the vaginal area. Towards the later stages, the frequency and amount of discharge, which can be mild-smelling or odorless and sticky, increases. As the stages of pregnancy advance, this discharge can be of different colors and consistencies. In the initial stages, it can be seen having the consistency of an egg white, which is normal. If you experience a discharge that emanates a foul smell, it may be a symptom of an infection or disease. Your gynecologist can guide you in a better way when it comes to dealing with this problem.

      Yellow Discharge During Early Pregnancy

      When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes many alterations, due to the changing hormonal levels. During pregnancy increased blood circulation in the vaginal area and changing hormones cause a discharge called leukorrhea. This watery discharge is made up of secretions from the vagina and cervix, old vaginal cells and normal bacterial flora that are found in the walls of the vagina. This discharge is normally odorless and transparent during the first trimester. But as the days advance, you may experience light yellow colored discharge during pregnancy, which is quite harmless. As you approach labor, this discharge may increase. In the very early stages, cervical secretions fill the cervical canal creating a protective barrier called mucus plug.

      Thick Yellow Colored Discharge During Pregnancy

      Discharge from the vagina during pregnancy should be light in color, thin in consistency and odorless. But if you experience discharge that is thick yellow or green in color and emanates a foul, strong odor, then it may be caused due to the following reasons

      Candidiasis - Candidiasis is a type of yeast infection which may occur in some pregnant women due to hormonal changes. You can treat this yeast infection by applying anti-yeast vaginal creams prescribed by your doctor. Chlamydia - It is a sexually transmitted disease causing thick yellow or green discharge in pregnant women. If chlamydia is left untreated, then it may lead to miscarriage or other complications during labor. Chlamydia can also be passed to the baby during labor, which may prove harmful to the child. Trichomoniasis - Trichomoniasis is another sexually transmitted disease that causes abnormal discharge. This parasite not only affects the mother's vaginal discharge but can also lead to preterm birth or infection in the amniotic fluid (the liquid that nourishes and protects the fetus in the uterus). Cervical Polyps - These are red, smooth, finger shaped appendages in the passage extending from the uterus to the cervical canal. Though cervical polyps often occur without any symptoms, they may be inflamed and can become infected causing odor and changes in the color of the vaginal discharge. Bacterial Vaginosis - Bacterial vaginosis (or BV) is an infection caused by an imbalance in organisms in the cervical canal or vagina. Like yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. Bacterial vaginosis produces a distinctive fishy odored discharge and women having BV may experience burning sensation while urinating. Pregnant women affected with bacterial vaginosis are likely to have babies that may be smaller in size as compared to the normal ones or can even have premature labor.

  11. QUESTION:
    Why is my period late? Everytime I have intercourse I use protection please help me I'm so scared?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  12. QUESTION:
    Cervical Polyp while pregnant?
    I have a cervical polyp and the peri. at Maternal Fetal Medicine said its nothing to worry about, I will probably have some bleeding here and there, and it may detach itself during delivery. If not, it will just be twisted off by OB. My question is, am I going to be on pelvic rest for the rest of the pregnancy? I am 13.5 weeks and I was told the polyp is protruding out of my cervix.

    • ANSWER:
      That may become necessary if it affects your cervix by causing a great deal of pain or trying to go in to preterm labor (an example only).

      I would recommend checking back in with your OB/GYN to let them know what the Maternal-Fetal Medicine doctor said and then let them know you are concerned about the issue of bedrest.

  13. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know what a Blood Disorder is?
    My mother just found out that she has a blood disorder (menorrhagia) and I was on the web and I did find out some information however, I would like to know if anyone has had this before? Or does anyone knows someone who has had a blood disorder and what happened? I know that there is know cure however, I am just curious because I have never heard of a blood disorder before until my mother is diagnosed with it.

    Thank you for reading..

    • ANSWER:
      Hi there! I'm sorry your mother has a blood disorder. The previous poster is correct, that there are many diff. blood disorders. I had a blood disorder myself, known as thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and my cousin had one known as idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). I suspect that others in my family also have diff. bleeding disorders, but they are undiagnosed.

      I could tell you what happened to me when I had TTP, but my story is not only very diff. than those of others with TTP, it's EXTREMELY different than the stories of people who have totally different blood disorders! Different blood disorders affect people differently.

      I believe what your mother has is really heavy, prolonged menstrual periods. I have family members who have the same problem. If the doctors have not found the cause of it, there may be more tests to pinpoint what's causing it. It's possible that this bleeding symptom/disorder is caused by an underlying clotting or bleeding disorder of another name. In the case of my family members it seems to be caused by cysts on their ovaries (not sure if they have polycystic ovarian syndrome or not), rather than a bleeding or clotting disorder, though in the case of at least one of them, I think it's a combination of a bleeding disorder and ovarian cysts, since she's a pretty free bleeder. At least I assume ovarian cysts are to blame. While most ovarian cysts apparently do not bother women, four of my cousins experience very painful, heavy periods, and at least one of them has extremely prolonged periods (but they are also very irregular so she may not bleed for months, although she is not pregnant and tests negative for pregnancy, and then bleed for over a month). All of these women, except for one, have shown to have ovarian cysts, and I am not sure if the other one was even checked for cysts. Also, the one who didn't bleed for months and then started bleeding for months (this is NOT an exaggeration- she has bled for at least over a month and it only stopped then due to a heavy dose of hormones recieved at the doctors) did show polyps, and the doctors seemed satisfied for this as the cause of her issues.

      The cousin who bled for over a month has had to have blood transfusions twice due to prolonged and heavy menstruation (her case reminds me a lot of the lady who posted above me- bleeding up to a month, ovarian cysts, and anemia), so if your mother bleeds badly enough, she may eventually require the same, but I do not know the extent of her bleeding and am not a dr. Therefore, I couldn't say for sure. That cousin also takes iron pills, and an extremely heavy dose of bc (I dunno if they said 2 or if they said 4 times as much as the usual dose) to balance out her hormone levels enough to allow her not to bleed this much. Another takes the pills to ease the pain. Your mother may or may not wish to take them, but if she does, likely the dose would depend on her own hormone levels. Also, iron pills may be suggested if she has heavy bleeding.

      Besides the ovarian cysts, there's also endometriosis as a possible cause, as well as bleeding and clotting disorders like VWD. VWD is something I've read about before called von willebrand disease. I just did a web search for your mother's issue and came across an article concerning the top 10 causes of heavy menstrual bleeding. The first listed was hormonal imbalance. PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome, by the way, involves hormonal imbalance), but isn't mentioned in the article. Instead, the article talks about women during their adolescent years, and during menopause, may have heavier bleeding than at other times. You do not mention your mother's age, but if she's nearing menopause (peri-menopausal) she may be having some hormonal fluctuations that are to blame. The article also mentions uterine fibroids, cervial polyps, endometrial polyps, Lupus, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), cervical cancer (don't freak out- cervical cancer is pretty rare, from what I've heard), Endometrial cancer, IUDs or intrauterine birth control devices, and bleeding disorders. It also mentions that VWD is the most likely culprit if it is a bleeding disorder.

      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnormalbleeding/a/causemenorrhagi.htm

      Okay, ironically, I was looking up endometriosis and heavy bleeding because I was pretty sure it was a symptom of it- and it is- when I came across a site that said injectable contraception (depo provera) can cause heavy or prolonged bleeding, which makes me question the ability and competancy of my one cousin's doctors, since they are giving her depo provera shots to prevent this very thing.

      Anyway, this other page lists these causes: Unexplained (it says about half the cases have unexplained causes), contraceptive coil (IUD), injectable contraceptive (depo provera), pelvic disorders- ex. listed are fibroids, polyps, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), endometriosis, Endometrial hyperplasia (thickening of uterine lining), endometrial cancer, hormonal imbalance, hypothyroidism, blood clotting disorders, and anticoagulant drugs.

      Here's the link: http://www.womenshealthlondon.org.uk/leaflets/bleeding/bleeding.html

      I also found out that vitamin K deficiancy can even be a culprit. See here. http://www.womentowomen.com/menstruation/menorrhagia.aspx
      This article also mentions the importance of iron supplements and hormonal support.

      This bleeding disorder I had- TTP- can cause heavy menstrual bleeding as well as spotting and alternatively, it can cause less bleeding due to intense clotting/ Yet, it is highly unlikely your mother has this disease. It's rare, and the doctors would prob. have noticed it during her blood work up.

      The heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding is a bleeding condition which may or may not have a bleeding disorder as the underlying cause. Your mother will likely need to take iron supplements, she may be given medicines to help deal with her hormones if they are found to be the problem, and she could opt for a hysterectomy, BUT that carries with it, its own issues, and your mother may not want to go that route. I'd personally want to avoid that if I could, but it's an individual choice, based on individual situations. Your mother's treatment will also be based on the root cause of her heavy, prolonged bleeding.

  14. QUESTION:
    Why does my period come early/late?
    My period has been crazy for the past couple of months and I want to know why!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  15. QUESTION:
    im 21 years old how do you remove a cervical polyp?
    im bleeding a little bit and im pregnant so i went too the hospital thats what they said i have i was wondering how they remove it and does it hurt when they do remove it

    • ANSWER:
      If a cervical polyp is diagnosed during pregnancy, it should be removed only if it causing great discomfort.

      If a decision to remove it is taken, its site of origin should be determined - if the origin is near the external os of the cervix, it can be easily removed. If it is estimated that the origin of the polyp is higher up in the cervix and removal can affect the pregnancy in any way, it is better to wait till after the delivery and childbirth to remove it, since symptoms caused by cervical polyps are usually not very troublesome.

      Very best of luck.

  16. QUESTION:
    cervical polyps what are the chances of getting pregnant when you have this?

    • ANSWER:
      no affect on pregnancy.

  17. QUESTION:
    Period lasting more than 7 days?
    I got my period on the 15th and it was regular. During that week it was really light, then during the past week it has been really heavy. It is now the 26th and I still have my period. I usually skip periods like I get one every few months. But in March I had it and it was really light. What is going on with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  18. QUESTION:
    I have increased yellow discharge- pregnancy symptom?

    • ANSWER:
      Sticky white or pale yellow discharge can be constant during the early stages of pregnancy, leaving you feeling in frequent need of new undies. Talk to your doctor if it develops a foul odor, itches or burns, or becomes greenish-yellow or very thick or watery; you may have an infection.

      Discharge from the vagina during pregnancy should be light in color, thin and odorless. But if you experience discharge that is thick yellow or green in color and emanates a foul, strong odor, then it may be caused due to the following reasons and you should consult your doctor.

      * Candidiasis - Candidiasis is a type of yeast infection which may occur in some pregnant women due to hormonal changes. You can treat this yeast infection by applying anti-yeast vaginal creams prescribed by your doctor.
      * Chlamydia - It is a sexually transmitted disease causing thick yellow or green discharge in pregnant women. If chlamydia is left untreated, then it may lead to miscarriage or other complications during labor. Chlamydia can also be passed to the baby during labor, which may prove harmful to the child.
      * Trichomoniasis - Trichomoniasis is another sexually transmitted disease that causes abnormal discharge during pregnancy. This parasite not only affects the mother's vaginal discharge but can also lead to preterm birth or infection to the amniotic fluid (the liquid that nourishes and protects the fetus in the uterus).
      * Cervical Polyps - These are red, smooth, finger shaped appendages in the passage extending from the uterus to the cervical canal. Though cervical polyps often occur without any symptoms, they may be inflamed and can become infected causing odor and changes in the color of the vaginal discharge.
      * Bacterial Vaginosis - Bacterial vaginosis or BV is an infection caused by an imbalance in organisms in the cervical canal or vagina. Like yeast infection, bacterial vaginosis can be transmitted through sexual intercourse. Bacterial vaginosis produces a distinctive fishy odored discharge and women having BV may experience burning sensation while urinating. Pregnant women affected with bacterial vaginosis are likely to have babies that may be smaller in size as compared to the normal ones or can even have premature labor.

  19. QUESTION:
    My period is late, help me?
    I have been on medication for a UTI for 9 days and now my period is 2 days late. I have never had sex but I have done oral sex. Is it possible for me to pregnant or am I just late because of the antibiotics?
    No like he might of fingered me with sperm on his finger or something, is that possible?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  20. QUESTION:
    What's the next step for my pregnant wife??? Our doc just found a Cervical Polyp.?
    We had a stillborn about 6 months ago at 24 weeks. Now we are 5 weeks pregnant and our doc found a polyp on her cervix. Also, the doc found a cyst on one of her ovaries. (apparantly normal?) We are waiting on the Pap results. Will they remove the polyp even though we are having a high risk pregnancy??? What about the cyst, is that really normal???

    • ANSWER:
      Ovarian cysts are very common and nothing to worry about unless the doctor thinks it's a concern. Regardless, it won't affect the pregnancy.

      I had a cervical biopsy when I was at the end of my first trimester of my first pregnancy. I was scared and nervous for the baby, although I was assured it was completely safe and there were no risks of miscarriage. I changed practitioners at 7 months and later found out that it was a risky procedure. Not risky to the baby, but to the cervix itself. The cervix is very tempermental during pregnancy and could have bled through the rest of the pregnancy - again, not with any risk to the baby, but a nuisance none-the-less. Fortunately, that didn't happen.

      Given that it's a polyp and the cervix has to open during labor, they may recommend removing it through the same procedure they used for my biopsy or they may recommend a c-section. I honestly don't know which is the better option.

      It's best to discuss this with your wife's OB. Write down your questions so you don't have to think on the spot and write down the answers when you are there - otherwise you may forget details you want to discuss further.

      I'm sorry for your loss 6 months ago and I hope you have a healthy baby this time.

  21. QUESTION:
    Can you tell me what this means? "hyperplastic endometrial polyp with mild focal atypicality"? is this bad?
    Does this mean cancer? This was one f the findings when my mom had a hysterectomy. Were still waiting for the oncologist though becasue he's out of the country.

    • ANSWER:
      ENDOMETRIAL POLYPS — Endometrial polyps are localized hyperplastic overgrowths of endometrial glands and stroma that form a sessile or pedunculated projection from the surface of the endometrium. Single or multiple polyps can occur that range from a few millimeters to several centimeters in size. They rarely contain foci of neoplastic growth. In one large series of 509 consecutive women with endometrial polyps removed by operative hysteroscopy, histology was benign in 70 percent, and showed hyperplasia without atypia in 26 percent, hyperplasia with atypia in 3 percent, and cancer in 0.8 percent. The mean age of the women was 56 years and just over one-half had abnormal uterine bleeding.
      Epidemiology — Endometrial polyps are rare among women younger than 20 years of age. The incidence rises steadily with increasing age, peaks in the fifth decade of life, and gradually declines after menopause. Among women undergoing endometrial biopsy or hysterectomy, the prevalence of endometrial polyps is 10 to 24 percent.
      Clinical features — Endometrial polyps are responsible for approximately one-fourth of cases of abnormal genital bleeding in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women. (See "Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women" and see "Evaluation and management of uterine bleeding in postmenopausal women"). Metrorrhagia (ie, irregular bleeding) is the most frequent symptom in women with endometrial polyps, occurring in about one-half of symptomatic cases. Less frequent symptoms include menorrhagia, postmenopausal bleeding, prolapse through the cervical os, and breakthrough bleeding during hormonal therapy.
      Diagnosis — Endometrial polyps are diagnosed by microscopic examination of a specimen obtained after curettage, endometrial biopsy, or hysterectomy. Excision permits both diagnosis and cure of these lesions. Neither ultrasonography nor hysteroscopy can reliably distinguish between benign and malignant polyps.
      Natural history — A prospective study on the course of endometrial polyps performed two saline infusion sonograms 2.5 years apart on 64 initially asymptomatic women (mean age 44 years). Seven women had polyps on the first examination. Four of these women had spontaneous regression of their polyps at the second scan, while seven women developed new polyps over the 2.5 year interval. Polyps larger than 1 cm were least likely to regress. Hormone use did not appear to affect the natural history of the polyps, but the study sample was small.
      Treatment — Thorough curettage cures the majority of cases of endometrial polyps. Curettage followed by blind extraction with Randall polyp forceps improves the detection rate over curettage alone. Hysteroscopic-guided curettage is recommended since small polyps and other structural abnormalities can be missed by blind curettage.
      For women desiring pregnancy, short-term downregulation with a GnRH-agonist may be useful. However, clinical experience with this approach is restricted to a few case reports and symptoms reappear after discontinuation of agonist therapy. In a randomized trial with inclusion criteria 24 months infertility, candidate for intrauterine insemination, and histologically confirmed sonographic diagnosis of endometrial polyp, hysteroscopic polypectomy before intrauterine insemination was associated with a significantly higher pregnancy rate (63 versus 28 percent in controls). Based on this trial, and other data from observational studies, we remove endometrial polyps in infertile women, even in the absence of abnormal bleeding.

  22. QUESTION:
    I have my period for 9 days then after two days i have my period again...?
    i have my tubes tied and never had an issue before not under any birth control. had my tubes tidied for almost 2 years. is this normal not under any stress either..

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  23. QUESTION:
    2 periods in one month, is it normal?
    My periods are irregular as it is. I can have a period then go 2 months without one. That's normal for me. But this month I have had 2 periods back to back. My last period was April 9 to 19. Then my second one this month started on the 24th. This had never happened before. It's the very first time. Is this normal for how my periods are usually????
    I am not using any kind of birth control.
    I have had periods for 5 years now.
    I have had periods for 5 years now.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  24. QUESTION:
    I havent gotten my period in 4 months...any doctors or nurses to answer..?
    So I havent gotten it in 4 months and I don't know if maybe it has something to do with a hormone inballence. I also feel like I sweat more than average, like I sweat even if I'm just sitting and not even hot. My vagina also sweats, weather I'm hot or not as well. I was wondering if this excessive sweating could have any correlation to what is causing me to miss my period. Could it be a hormone inballence, does it sound like some condition or anything that you've heard of?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  25. QUESTION:
    Re-current miscarriages. What else can i do.?
    I'm 36, I've had 5 miscarriages,2 this year, I've never gone past 7 weeks, (ok I'm tearing up now).....Whew! I've been seeing a reproductive endocrinologist that has been checking my blood every morning, ultrasounds (he says that my uterus & fallopian tubes are great! Now I'm waiting for chromesome blood work results. Is there a test that I sould insist on having?

    • ANSWER:
      I am so sorry for all your losses. The only thing I can think of is checking your hormone levels. Some women do not make enough hormones needed to carry a baby to term, and so before they conceive the doctor gives them a series of hormone injections. This happened to a co-worker of mine after she had a few miscarriages and with the treatment she was able to carry the baby to term. Good luck.

      * I did a little research and here's what I found.

      If you have had several early pregnancy losses, ask your doctor about the tests listed below.

      Hormonal Factors Evaluation. Ask to have a prolactin, thyroid and progesterone level checked. If they are abnormal and treatment is given, make sure that you are re-tested to check your levels.

      Structural Factors Evaluation. A hysterosalpingogram or sonohistogram (an ultrasound using saline) is done to evaluate the shape and size of your uterus and to rule out possible scarring in the uterus, polyps, fibroids or a septal wall, which could affect implantation. If there is concern about the uterine cavity, a hysteroscopy (examination done in combination with laparoscopy or as an office procedure) can be done. In some women the cervical muscle is too loose causing pregnancy loss after the first trimester. A special exam is done when a woman is not pregnant to check for an incompetent cervix.

      Uterine Factor Evaluation. An endometrial biopsy is done on cycle day 21 or later and will document if your lining is getting thick enough for the fertilized egg to implant. If you have a lag of two or more days in the development of the lining, you will be treated with various hormones (Clomiphene, hCG, Progesterone). It is important to have the biopsy repeated after several cycles to make sure the treatment is helping. A Vaginal ultrasound can be used to measure the uterine lining. According to most reports, it is best if the lining measures 10 millimeters or more at mid-cycle. Some centers also are using special Doppler techniques to measure the blood flow to the uterus. If you are being treated with medications to improve your lining and are on Progesterone, discuss the various advantages of the oral, vaginal suppositories, tablets or injection routes with your doctor.

      Chromosomal Evaluation. Chromosomal tests can be done on tissue from a miscarriage but it is often difficult to preserve the tissue for adequate studies. If chromosome testing is needed, you and your partner will have blood tests to make sure there is no translocation of genes (a condition in which the number of genes is the normal 46, but they are joined together abnormally). This condition can result in pregnancy loss.
      Immunologic Evaluation. Blood tests to check for immunologic responses that can cause pregnancy loss include antithyroid antibodies (antibodies to thyroglobulin and thyroid peroxidase). Often the lupus anticoagulant factor and anticardiolipin antibodies tests are done as well. These appear to influence blood clotting mechanisms within the placenta as it develops. There are also blood tests that check for protective blocking factors. These are essential to protect the pregnancy from being rejected by the mother's body.

      Infection Evaluation. Cultures can be taken to check for the
      micro-organisms microplasma hominis and ureaplasma urealyticum which may cause pregnancy loss.

  26. QUESTION:
    havent had my period for 4 months but not pregnant?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  27. QUESTION:
    I haven't gotten my period in 4 or 5 months..?
    So I havent gotten it in 4 months and I don't know if maybe it has something to do with a hormone inballence. I also feel like I sweat more than average, like I sweat even if I'm just sitting and not even hot. My vagina also sweats, weather I'm hot or not as well. I was wondering if this excessive sweating could have any correlation to what is causing me to miss my period. Could it be a hormone inballence, does it sound like some condition or anything else that you've heard of?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  28. QUESTION:
    Contraception to regulate periods?
    Im thinking of going to my doctor to discuss my irregular periods as I'm in my early 20's, I started my periods when I was 14 and I only have between 2 and 6 REALLY heavy periods per year (as in i have to change an 8 hour night time pad every 30minutes which obviously affects my life). I was hoping that I could use contraception to control them but I'm disorganised and don't think I could remember to take the pill everyday so any suggestions? Thanks :) xxx

    • ANSWER:
      Contraception does NOT regulate periods.
      Hormonal contraception works by suppressing your cycles so you no longer ovulate, thus you no longer have a menstrual cycle and nor do you menstruate - the bleeding women get while on hormonal contraception is a withdrawal bleed which is different to menstruation. Withdrawal bleeds occur regularly based on the order in which you take the contraception, it can reduce flow in that it also prevents secondary uterus lining build-up as back-up to stopping ovulation to prevent pregnancy - depending on why you bleed heavily this may not reduce flow at all. Contraception will just hide the problem, and due to it's major effect on your body risks multiple side-effects.

      If you're determined to use hormonal contraception then the best options are;

      - IUS. Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system is an IUD that releases progesterone into your uterus to prevent ovulation, change cervical mucus and reduce secondary uterus lining build-up. It can reduce flow by up to 71-96%. There are far fewer side-effects than hormonal contraception such as the pill, patch, implant or shot, and no having to remember to take pills.

      - Vaginal ring. Ring inserted into the vagina that releases hormones to prevent ovulation, change cervical mucus and reduce secondary uterus lining build-up - contains a lower dose of estrogen than the pill, patch, implant or shot so lower risk of side-effects. You leave the ring in for three out of four weeks of the month, with the withdrawal bleeding occurring on the 4th week.

      Talk to your doctor.
      If your periods are irregular and heavy there may be an underlying cause for this - 2-6 periods per year isn't normal, you need to find out why this is happening to ensure there is nothing serious going on. I'd not recommend contraception for menstrual problems full-stop, but for someone with such extreme problems certainly I'd say investigation is a priority. Potential problems include causes such as iron deficiency, endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, fibroids, polyps, PCOS, etc. - some doctors may try to push hormonal contraception (there are various reasons for this - profit, pregnancy prevention, laziness) but a good doctor should run tests to ensure there is no underlying cause of the problems and offer various treatment options and information so you can make an educated choice.

      Some things to lessen flow (and regulate cycles) in the mean time;

      - Herbal treatments. Chaste tree, evening primrose oil, or black cohosh are most commonly used, I recommend chaste tree tincture daily as it's the most highly concentrated and is a fluid rather than a tablet, also if you miss the odd days it';s not going to cause the sort of problems that missing a birth control pill would. These will both regulate your periods and reduce your flow. Coffee during your periods may help too as it’s a vasoconstrictor so constricts blood vessels in the uterus.

      - Dietary. Eat a healthy balanced diet with plenty of magnesium, zinc, iron and calcium for menstrual health, vitamin E to regulate flow, vitamins A and C to regulate estrogen - try a good multi-vitamin, also try kelp tablets as they’re a iodine source which helps the endocrine system.

      - Menstrual cups. Cups are internal like tampons but significantly safer (no risk of TSS, infections, increased cramps or dioxin exposure) so can be worn for 12 hours at any time, including overnight and no need to alternate with pads so a more convenient option. Cups hold far more than tampons and pads combined, they also have light suction to prevent leaking so along with the convenience they are better for heavy flow, they may also help to lighten menstrual flow in some cases.

      - Lunaception. Sleeping in darkness throughout what would be your menstrual cycle (work with a 28 day cycle), except for 3 days when you would wish to ovulate when you would sleep with a light source - this tricks your body into a regular menstrual cycle by controlling when you ovulate.

      - Tranexamic Acid. Either via your doctor or over-the-counter this (sometimes teamed-up with Mefanamic Acid, which will also help with cramps as well as heavy flow) is taken three times a day for the first three days of your periods to lighten and shorten your periods by up to half. Other anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen can help to lessen your flow too.

      There are other medical options that can lessen flow and regulate periods, but it all depends WHY your bleeding is heavy and periods are irregular.

  29. QUESTION:
    i have been told i have a womb infection, how when i have no sexual contact?

    • ANSWER:
      Uterine infections, which causes inflammation of the uterus lining, can affect women of any age, but occur most often in women who have had a Cesarean-section delivery or have experienced prolonged labor. It is suspected that an increased amount of vaginal exams during prolonged labor contribute to the development of the condition. Womens health.gov reports that women under the age of 25 who have had multiple sex partners are also likely to develop some form of uterine infection.

      The U.S. National Library of Medicine explains that a uterine infection can also be caused by diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhea as well as an overgrowth of vaginal bacteria and trichomoniasis, bacteriuria, and bacterial vaginosis (BV)Vaginal douching can be a risk factor for cervical Chlamydia trachomatis infection

      Uterine infections that are not related to pregnancy are referred to as pelvic inflammatory diseases (PID)

      Other risk factors for uterine infections are :

      Obesity- Every fat cell in your body produces estrogen! Increased estrogen in your body increases your chance of getting not only uterine cancer but other types of cancer as well. For example, breast cancer. Women who are overweight have symptoms of menopause that are less severe because of the extra estrogen. That's one good result. As you get older, the chances of getting cancer go higher, so this is a good reason to lose weight and avoid Hormone Replacement Therapy.

      If your body is fighting off a cancerous tumor in the uterus, than your immune system is taxed. Other opportunistic infections begin to show up. One type of infection in the pelvic region is an infection of the bladder. Urinary Tract Infections and Bladder infections combined with irregular, frequent bleeding are very strong signals that you have uterine infections. Frequent uterine infections can lead to cancer. See your gynecologist immediately.

      Polyps, Fibroids, and other growths and endometriosis or adhesions and PID can cause uterine infections.

      Human papillomaviruses (HPVs):
      Weakened immune system
      Age:
      Smoking cigarettes
      Using birth control pills for a long time
      Having many children

      Infection
      Bacterial infection may cause up to 30% of all uterine infections. These infections can occur in any part of a woman's reproductive or urinary tract, including the vagina, cervix, uterus, urethra, bladder, and kidneys.. It's thought that infections usually begin in the lower parts of the reproductive tract (in the vagina, cervix, and urethra) and travel up toward the uterus, bladder, and kidneys.

      Bacterial Vaginosis

      Bacterial vaginosis is a condition in which a woman has an overgrowth of certain bacteria in her vagina. The main bacteria involved are Gardnerella vaginalis and Bacteroides, Prevotella, and Mycoplasma species. Up to 50% of women who have BV do not have symptoms. Women with BV appear to be at increased risk for preterm labor.

      Women of some ethnic groups, particularly African-American women, are more likely to get BV than Caucasian women. For more information about risk factors associated with race, see the section below entitled "Genetic, Economic, and Social Factors."

      A woman may have abnormalities of the uterus that have been present since birth. Some of the most common abnormalities include:
      •presence of a second, completely formed uterus.
      •presence of a wall (septum) inside the uterus that divides it in two-a complete septum divides the uterus into two separate parts and a partial septum divides only part of the uterus.
      •an abnormally shaped uterus (for example, a bicornuate or unicornuate uterus.

      If the doctor finds a uterine abnormality, further tests should be done. This is because uterine abnormalities are often associated with other hidden birth defects in the mother, like problems in the urinary tract system (for example, in the kidneys

  30. QUESTION:
    Periods all over the place..early and late.?
    I used to have regular periods and even when I had my little boy they were fine until a year and a half later (im 22) they went from regular to around 40 days.. it been that way for over a year.
    Now last month I started after 28 days and now I'm on agian (two weeks after last period)

    I am worried something is wrong?
    Also is it supposed to be 28 days from the last dat you started or the day you finished.?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  31. QUESTION:
    Cervical polyps?Anybody know anything about them?or had any exeriences with them?
    Like Found out you had one and also found out you were prego?

    I was just looking trying to find out why i still feel pregnant but have werid spotting and werid period like, and around ovulation time(while cheacking my cervix) werid brown spotting,and ALOT of CM from before period to after my period.

    Any experiences?are anyinformation you can share?

    I have a doc appt but,its not till the 25th so i just wanna get some info or experiences..Thanks!
    Thanks but i have read all about them,im looking for more of experience with them typ of answers!

    • ANSWER:
      Cervical polyps are smooth, red, fingerlike growths in the passage extending from the uterus to the vagina (cervical canal).

      What causes cervical polyps?
      The cause of cervical polyps is not entirely understood. They may result from infection. They can also result from long-term (chronic) inflammation, an abnormal response to an increase in estrogen levels, or congestion of blood vessels in the cervical canal.

      What are the symptoms?
      The most common symptom a woman will notice is abnormal vaginal bleeding that occurs:

      Between menstrual periods.
      After menopause.
      After sexual intercourse.
      After douching.
      Cervical polyps may be inflamed and rarely can become infected, causing vaginal discharge of yellow or white mucus. Polyps often occur without symptoms.

      How are they treated?
      The most common treatment is removal of the polyp during a pelvic examination. This can be done simply by gently twisting the polyp, tying it tightly at the base, or removing it with special forceps. A solution is applied to the base of the polyp to stop any bleeding.

      Polyps do not need to be removed unless they bleed, are very large, or have an unusual appearance.

      Should cervical polyps be tested?
      Almost all cervical polyps are noncancerous (benign), but all polyps should be evaluated.

      Who is affected by cervical polyps?
      Cervical polyps most often occur in women older than 20 who have had several pregnancies. Most cervical polyps are first discovered during a routine pelvic exam. Usually only a single polyp develops, though sometimes two or three are found during an examination.

  32. QUESTION:
    19 & Irregular periods, 2 months missed periods, 1 month after first missed period, brownish discharge?
    I am nineteen years old.
    Yes my boyfriend ejaculates inside of me
    I was told as a kid, I would not be able to have kids. SO PREGNANCY IS OUT OF THE QUESTIONS
    I think it may be premature ovarian failure.

    here are my symptoms:

    Period jan 15th, regular cycle.
    Next month, before/after period was due (not sure) brownish reddish discharge, and literally one spot of blood in my underwear literally.
    I noticed that after having sex the brown discharge
    I had clear discharge coming from my breast, it is no longer there
    my nipples are slightly sensitive
    2 negative pregnancy tests
    I am SUPER moody, but that can be from me just being bipolar.. but it's been alot worse
    My back kidna hurts
    and have slight cramps in my stomache.
    I've gained weight, but not alot..
    and it's not like a tight neat, baby bellly...
    it's actual fat.

    Well here you go.. Let the charades begin.

    If youre not gonna be helpful, you probably shouldnt comment on this. (:

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance- One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation.

      Sudden Weight Gain- When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods.

      Stress Workload- Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease- Polycystic Ovarian Disease is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance.

      Medications- The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding.

      Anovulation, Fibroids- When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)-Iis an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix.

      Cervical cancer- Cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body.

      Endometrial cancer- Abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  33. QUESTION:
    Bleeding two weeks. whats happening to me?
    my period a month ago last for five days. normally eight days. not as much blood as usually. after one week my period ends i had sex with my bf. on the next day i have brown discharge and its getting heavier with clots until now. no cramping. im having a balanced diet but stressed a lot recently.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  34. QUESTION:
    ITS A PERSONAL QUESTION ABOUT MY PERIOD CYCLE ITS USUALLY REGULAR?
    MY PERIODS ARE USUALLY ALWAYS REGULAR IM AT 18TEEN AN IM SEXUALLY ACTIVE BUT THIS MONTH I DONT NO WANTS GOING ON WITH MY PERIOD APRIL 20TH MY PERIOD STARTED THEN STOP.THEN ON APRIL 24TH IT CAME BACK AND NOW I BEEN ON MY PERIOD SINCE THEN I TOOK A HOME PREGNANCY TEST IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE COULD I BEEN PREGNANT ARE IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME BECAUSE MY CYCLE IS USUALLY 32 DAYS MARCH THE 16TH WAS THE FIST DAY OF MY PERIOD LAST MONTH AND MY PERIOD ARE USUALLY LAST FOR 7 DAYS THIS MY MY PERIOD IS A LITTLE OFF I NEED HELP BECAUSE I DONT NO WHATS WRONG WITH ME BECAUSE THIS MONTH MY PERIOD WAS SUPPOSED TO COME ON THE 17TH

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance- One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation.

      Sudden Weight Gain- When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods.

      Stress Workload- Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease- Polycystic Ovarian Disease is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance.

      Medications- The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding.

      Anovulation, Fibroids- When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)-Iis an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix.

      Cervical cancer- Cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body.

      Endometrial cancer- Abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  35. QUESTION:
    MY PERIOD IS USUALLY REGULAR?
    MY PERIODS ARE USUALLY ALWAYS REGULAR IM AT 18TEEN AN IM SEXUALLY ACTIVE BUT THIS MONTH I DONT NO WANTS GOING ON WITH MY PERIOD APRIL 20TH MY PERIOD STARTED THEN STOP.THEN ON APRIL 24TH IT CAME BACK AND NOW I BEEN ON MY PERIOD SINCE THEN I TOOK A HOME PREGNANCY TEST IT CAME BACK NEGATIVE COULD I BEEN PREGNANT ARE IS THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH ME BECAUSE MY CYCLE IS USUALLY 32 DAYS MARCH THE 16TH WAS THE FIST DAY OF MY PERIOD LAST MONTH AND MY PERIOD ARE USUALLY LAST FOR 7 DAYS THIS MY MY PERIOD IS A LITTLE OFF I NEED HELP BECAUSE I DONT NO WHATS WRONG WITH ME BECAUSE THIS MONTH MY PERIOD WAS SUPPOSED TO COME ON THE 17TH

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance- One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation.

      Sudden Weight Gain- When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods.

      Stress Workload- Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease- Polycystic Ovarian Disease is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance.

      Medications- The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding.

      Anovulation, Fibroids- When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)-Iis an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix.

      Cervical cancer- Cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body.

      Endometrial cancer- Abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  36. QUESTION:
    Reasons you skip a period?
    Ok, so I have just completely skipped a period.

    It was meant to arrive on the 28th of August and never came. I'm on a 24 day cycle roughly, so it should have come this month on the 20th and its 4 days late.

    I don't particularly have a stressed life, and I know stress can be a reason why you miss a period. I'm not sick (that I know of either).

    I did have unprotected sex (yes, I know, very stupid) on the 27th of July (I lost my virginity, if that would affect anything). Just making sure, could that have anything to do with it? I haven't had sex since.

    The last period I had was on the 4th of August, but only last 3 days and very light (compared to my normal 5 day, ver heavy periods)

    I'm only 16 and been having period (regularly) for 2 years now. I have never missed a period randomly.

    Maybe you think I'm stupid (I know I am with the unprotected part) but still, no harm in asking.
    So.. any answers?

    • ANSWER:
      RANDOM REASONS FOR IRREGULAR PERIODS:

      Significant weight gain or weight loss is one of the reasons for irregular periods. Even though low body weight is the most common cause of irregular periods, obesity also causes various irregularities in your menstrual cycle.

      If you are a victim of severe emotional stress, then you can possibly experience irregular or missed periods. This is due to the reason that stress will have very serious impact on your reproductive health. So, if you are aware you experience severe emotional stress, you may suffer from irregular periods.

      Various eating disorders such as anorexia or bulimia nervosa can also have influence on your regular menstrual cycle. So, if you have any kind of eating disorder, you can certainly experience irregular periods.

      Excessive exercising or body straining activities can also lead to irregular menstrual cycle. This is the reason why most of athletes encounter missed periods.

      Many new mothers do not resume their regular periods until they have completed their breast feeding. So, they can possibly have irregular menstrual cycle.

      Alcohol consumption can also disturb your hormonal metabolism. As a result, you’ll certainly end up with irregular or missed periods.

      Certain uterine abnormalities such as cervical polyps, uterine fibroids and endometriosis also cause irregular periods, too.

      Certain STDs also show irregular periods as a symptom.

      One of the common causes is stress. It is one of the main culprits for this problem. If you have been worried, over worked or angry before your period, chances are that you will experience an irregular menstrual cycle.

      Girls who have just begun menstruation, experience irregular menstruation for up to one year or more. Missed periods after menarche are nothing to worry about, it's part of the normal body process.

      Pregnancy can be another reason for a missed period. So if you missed a period after sexual intercourse, its best to first rule out pregnancy. To prevent unplanned pregnancy, it is wise to use contraceptives. There can be changes in the menstrual cycle after pregnancy.

      These are quite a few reasons that may cause you to experience irregular periods. So, if you are really concerned about your missed periods, make sure you consult any experienced gynecologist and find out the root cause of it.

      And remember to always consider healthy liquid intake such as beverages, natural fruit juices, and herbal teas. These can also help to cleanse and regulate or relieve lower abdominal pains. Always see a professional if there are serious complications.

      Womenshealthzone
      buzzle

  37. QUESTION:
    PREGNANT OR PMS? Unusual discharge?
    Hi,

    It has been about 3 weeks since my last period. For the last three days I have been experiencing a gush of watery discharge (not egg-white, distinctly water-like) about once a day. Apart from the water, my discharge has been flaky-white, like tissue, which made me wonder whether I had a yeast infection, although there is no itching and it is not too abundant.

    I am probably panicking but I am paranoid about pregnancy and have done too much googling- results say watery discharge could be a symptom of pregnancy. This is unlikely to be the case as my partner and I always use protection, although I know nothing is 100% safe. I am not on birth control so I always use condoms. I have been very snappy and moody which usually accounts to ovulation (my PMS seems to happen mid-cycle) and my nipples are a little tender. I also have irregular periods so I am never sure when I ovulate- I haven't noticed egg-white discharge this month which is usually the definitive factor of ovulation. My cervix is low and relatively hard but feels slightly open.

    What do you think is going on? I may make a doctors appointment if I keep worrying.

    • ANSWER:
      What Causes Watery Discharge before Period

      The cervical mucus clears the uterine lining and gets rid of old cells and other debris from the uterus from time to time. Thus, it is responsible for keeping your vagina clean and healthy. The consistency and color of cervical mucus undergoes a lot of change throughout your menstrual cycle. Mostly, it is clear or milky white with a thin consistency. However, as your ovulation day approaches, your cervical mucus becomes thick and sticky, the same texture and consistency as an egg white. This cervical mucus is also referred to as fertile mucus, as it assists the sperm to swim forward and reach the egg. This is your body's mechanism to ensure that you have maximum chances of conception. Post ovulation, the mucus starts thinning out and its quantity also begins to diminish. Right before your period, the mucus becomes watery and clear.

      This is usually the normal activity of cervical mucus in your body. However, the color, consistency, and amount of cervical mucus, may vary for every woman. It is also possible to get reddish, brown or yellow discharge before or after your period. This is nothing but old blood which your body is trying to expel by mixing it with mucus. Brown discharge may also come from bleeding polyps inside the uterus. Polyps are a group of cells inside uterus, that are mostly benign in nature. A pinkish or brown discharge before your period may indicate a possible conception. This is implantation bleeding which results from the burrowing action of a fertilized egg inside the uterine wall. The embryo begins its development inside the uterus.

      While the above cases of variation in cervical mucus are perfectly normal, there are some other instances, which may warrant attention. If you find your cervical mucus changes its consistency to that of a cottage cheese or emits a foul odor, it could be an indication of a possible yeast infection. Yeast infections are also accompanied by itching, burning and pain in vagina. Another type of infection that can affect the nature of discharge you get is bacterial infection. In this case, the discharge becomes thick, yellowish green and frothy. These infections can be treated by a course of antibiotics. The infections are likely to be recurrent in women with compromised immune systems and/or lack of hygiene practice in intimate area.

      Clear watery discharge before menstrual period is perfectly normal and should not become a cause for concern. However, if you also experience pain, itching, burning along with the discharge, then you might want to report your condition to a doctor. Also make sure that the discharge does not result from incontinence. In that case, you may want to see a urologist for a possible bladder infection.

      Thus, you should not get anxious over watery discharge. Just make sure you can tell the difference between what is normal discharge and what is not. Any abnormal instance must be reported to your gynecologist.

  38. QUESTION:
    So, I woke up this morning n I thought I had started my period, however, it has been really light.?
    I am cramping. My period is typically every 28 days but it has only been 25 or 26 days ago. I had sex (pullout method way back on the 8th n then again about 3 or 4 days ago. I am hoping this will begin to get heavier but I have never had it like this. It's also, a teeny bit lighter, but when I took a pregnancy test about a week ago it said negative.
    I forgot to put in that I am 32, have had 2 kids before, n have had several years of periods. This is not anything new to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  39. QUESTION:
    Length between periods becoming longer, help?
    I've been tracking my period since July 2011. I've also been sexually active since July 2011.
    Normally my periods are 6 days long with around 23 days in between.
    However, between January and February there were 26. February to March, 25. And March to April, today is the 27th day...
    We always use a condom and check it afterwards.
    My mom's cycle is a week before mine, so if we were syncing together mine would come a few days earlier, if anything...
    If I don't get in in a few more days, I'll buy a pregnancy test.
    But what's the deal here? Am I normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  40. QUESTION:
    Late Period.What is Wrong with Me?
    I am 26 year old, with 3 children. I decided to get off the Depo Shot which has been over a year. I started getting back my monthly as of Oct. of last year. It started of normal and as of three months ago I have been late every month. Iam sexually active with my husband..and I have recently began to exercise (Zumba) because I am a little overweight. Back to the Depo....I was on it for two years straight. What could be the reason why my monthly has change? Iam now on my 4th day late i am havin dull cramping feeling. I had takin a pregnancy test and it came back NEGATIVE...What is wrong with me?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  41. QUESTION:
    Periods thats are 1 to 2 days?!?
    Firstly I must say that I never get symptoms- mood change, cramps, etc. My periods are not quite regular- they could range from every 35 something days to every 6 months; yes I haven't got my period for 6 months and wasn't pregnant! When they do come they usually last 1.5 to 2.5 days max, and are not heavy. Usually I don't bother with a tampon just a liner because its not nessecary. The blood is brown a greater percentage of the time its red... what's going on here? Is this going to affect my chances of having kids later on or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello Chinatown, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  42. QUESTION:
    Ttc and i had 2 periods.help!?
    Ok ladies.this month i had my period like clock work the on day 11 of my cycle i had another period.it wasnt as heavy but i had to wear a pad.it lasted 3 days and i had no period pain or anything.anyway if that wasnt a period i would have been due on 3days ago but nothing.if that was another period i would be due on in 9 days time.this has never happened before.i tested with 1st response and its neg.help!

    • ANSWER:
      Bleeding and Ovulation
      Although women usually think of it as bleeding during ovulation, this mid-cycle spotting actually seems to happen just before ovulation occurs during a decline in the woman's estrogen level. This decline is a normal part of the menstrual cycle.

      [edit]Estrogen and Menstrual Bleeding
      During a woman's period, the level of estrogen in her body is fairly steady. As bleeding stops, estrogen begins to rise slowly, and the uterine lining begins to thicken. At the same time, other hormones cause one of the woman's two ovaries to get ready to release an egg. The estrogen level rises most rapidly just before ovulation, which is when the egg leaves the ovary. Just before ovulation, estrogen drops quickly, although the level remains higher than before the surge. After ovulation, estrogen rises again slightly and then, if the egg is not fertilized by a man's sperm, falls again.

      [edit]Mid-Cycle Bleeding
      Menstrual bleeding (a "period") happens during the second drop in estrogen. In some women, though, the first estrogen drop appears to trigger bleeding, too. This mid-cycle bleeding is usually light and brief.

      [edit]Using Ovulatory Bleeding to Plan a Pregnancy
      If you have bleeding mid-cycle every month, you may be able to predict when you will ovulate. Check with your doctor first to make sure that the bleeding doesn't have a more serious cause. Then, you can use other methods of recognizing ovulation to double-check your prediction. Planning intercourse for the days immediately before ovulation can increase your chance of getting pregnant.

      [edit]Other Reasons for Bleeding Between Periods
      Bleeding or spotting between periods can be caused by other conditions, including:

      Birth control pills. During the first few months on the pill or another hormonal method of birth control, bleeding between periods (called "breakthrough bleeding") can happen as the uterine lining adjusts to the hormones. If the bleeding does not go away, a different pill or method may be needed. Breakthrough bleeding can also happen if a woman fails to use the hormonal method regularly. In this case, a back-up form of contraception may be needed.
      Uterine fibroids. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that can grow anywhere in the uterine wall. If they affect the inside of the uterus, they can cause bleeding between periods. Large or bothersome fibroids can often be surgically removed.
      Uterine polyps. Polyps are soft growths on the inside surface of the uterus that may cause irregular bleeding. Polyps can also be removed, usually with a simpler surgery than for fibroids.
      Hormonal imbalance. Having normal periods depends on an intricate cycle of hormones. When the cycle does not work properly, spotting can result.
      [edit]Other Causes of Mid-Cycle Spotting
      Certain prescription medications can affect the menstrual cycle, causing mid-cycle bleeding. Some over-the-counter herbal medicines can also cause menstrual problems. Herbals such as ginseng, ginko, and soy can cause spotting, either by interfering with estrogen levels or by changing how well blood clots.

      Other possible causes include:

      IUDs
      Low thyroid function
      Vaginal or cervical infection
      Serious problems such as cancer
      [edit]Rare Problems with Bleeding During Ovulation
      A few women suffer from bleeding disorders that can lead to serious bleeding during ovulation. It's typical to have a small amount of bleeding within the ovary as the egg is released. In the majority of women, this is normal and expected and has no physical symptoms at all.

      If a woman's blood does not clot normally, however, she can have more serious bleeding when the egg is released. In these unusual cases, a woman can have bleeding into her abdomen, causing severe pain and even shock. Birth control pills, which prevent ovulation, can help keep this from occurring.

      [edit]When to See the Doctor
      Any time you notice unusual vaginal bleeding, you should check in with your doctor. Most of the time, the bleeding will have a simple explanation, such as bleeding during ovulation, and it may go away on its own. But because it could have a more serious origin, talk it over with your health care provider.

  43. QUESTION:
    Continuous vaginal bleeding outside period?
    Continuous vaginal bleeding outside period?
    I'm going to see a doctor next week, but I'm really worried. I had my regular period 2 weeks ago. I started taking some herbs to regulate my hormones (saw palmetto, fenugreek) as per my gynecologist's instructions. I took them for a week and when I stopped, I got another period. I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend during it because we use the calendar method. Anyways, that period stopped around three days ago, and today, I started bleeding again. I'm terrified, because I'm already anemic, and this abnormal situation is exacerbating my platelet loss. I used Google and it mostly narrows down to this: Ectopic pregnancy, fibroid, blood clot, or polyp.
    I'm not feeling lightheaded, I don't have any pains or cramps, I feel just fine. I'm really scared, and I'm going to see my doctor, but that visit is in a week or more. Could anyone shed light on this situation? I'm 19 years old. I just deleted the question and I'm reasking to include more detail. Someone recommended estropipate, and Googling it right now.

    • ANSWER:
      There are many different causes of bleeding between periods. Some may not be anything to worry about, but seek medical advice if you’re concerned. Hormonal contraceptives

      Irregular bleeding, such as bleeding between periods, is common during the first three months of starting hormonal contraception, such as the:
      combined oral contraceptive pill
      progestogen-only contraceptive pill
      contraceptive patch (transdermal patch)
      contraceptive implant or injection
      intrauterine system (IUS)
      If you’re concerned about the bleeding, or it lasts longer than three months, you should seek medical advice.
      You may also bleed between periods if you:
      miss any combined pills
      miss any progestogen-only pills
      have a problem with your patch or vaginal ring
      are sick or have diarrhoea and you’re on the pill
      have taken antibiotics, prescription medicine or St John’s Wort (a herbal remedy) and you’re on the pill, patch, ring or implant
      miss out your pill-, patch- or ring-free week
      Other causes

      Some other causes of irregular or abnormal bleeding include:
      taking the emergency contraceptive pill
      damage to the vagina: for example, from having rough sex
      a recent abortion: if you’re bleeding heavily, seek medical advice
      sexually transmitted infections (STIs): such as chlamydia - if you’ve recently had unprotected sex with a new partner, it’s a good idea to get tested
      ectopic pregnancy: when a fertilised egg implants itself outside the womb, usually in the fallopian tubes, causing pain and abnormal vaginal bleeding
      miscarriage: if you bleed at any stage of pregnancy, you should contact your GP or midwife
      reproductive hormones not working normally: this is common in women approaching the menopause or in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
      harmless changes to the cervix (neck of the womb): this may be called ectropion or cervical erosion
      Abnormal bleeding can be a sign of:
      cervical cancer: if you’re aged 25-64, you should be having regular cervical screening tests to detect any changes to your cervix
      womb (uterus or uterine) cancer: this is rare in women who are still having periods and most commonly affects women aged 60-69
      When to seek medical advice

      If you’re concerned about your bleeding, you should:
      see your GP, or
      visit a sexual health or GUM (genitourinary medicine) clinic
      A healthcare professional will discuss your symptoms with you. Depending on your situation, they may suggest carrying out some tests, for example:
      tests for STIs, which may include an examination of your genitals
      a pregnancy test
      a cervical screening test, if you’re aged 25-64 and not up-to-date with these
      an ultrasound scan
      To diagnose some conditions, you may need an examination, for example:
      a speculum examination: a speculum is a medical instrument that is inserted into your vagina
      an internal examination of your vagina with the fingers (bimanual examination)
      Read the answers to more questions about women’s health.
      Further information:
      Am I pregnant?
      Does the pill interact with other medicines?
      Health A-Z: contraception
      Health A-Z: irregular periods
      Health A-Z: STIs
      Live Well: menstrual cycle
      Pregnancy planner: vaginal bleeding
      Find services: sexual health

  44. QUESTION:
    i'v had 4 periods in 1 month?
    i have not been on birth control for 5 years and have a period every 28 days as normal then 4 the past 2 months I've had 4 periods in a month lasting 5 to 6 days. i'm worried as i don't no why this is happening I've had a smear test and everything is fine. please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  45. QUESTION:
    Help with a Heavy Period....?
    I'm 4 days early and have gotten my period and its been really heavy is this normal i have worst stomach ache as well. What causes it to be so heavy

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  46. QUESTION:
    can someone in the medical field help me ??????????
    Hi there everyone can Plz someone help me answering my questions . OK my problem started when i was 11 i was raped 2 months after that i got my PMS the it stop 2 months latter and it come back when i was 16 for 2 yrs i have it normal then it stop and now i`m 22 and i have my PMS 2-3 times a yr but when i do it so severe i cant get up of bed for 2 weeks .Last time when it come it was the worse i had to to to ER i lost so much blood BC it come for 3 weeks stooped for 2 days it come back for a week it stooped 2 days latter it started again and the it come so much i had to go to emergency they told me i had severe uterine bleeding ,
    Hi there everyone can Plz someone help me answering my questions . OK my problem started when i was 11 i was raped 2 months after that i got my PMS the it stop 2 months latter and it come back when i was 16 for 2 yrs i have it normal then it stop and now i`m 22 and i have my PMS 2-3 times a yr but when i do it so severe i cant get up of bed for 2 weeks .Last time when it come it was the worse i had to to to ER i lost so much blood BC it come for 3 weeks stooped for 2 days it come back for a week it stooped 2 days latter it started again and the it come so much i had to go to emergency they told me i had severe uterine bleeding , the pain was huge . So they allot of questions in my head right now and i`m sure you can tell why .What really bother me its i got married 2 yrs ago and i never use any protection and i can`t get pregnant . I told my obgyn about my wish to get pregnant he put me on Citrate prenatal+DHA P ,Medroxyprogesterone 10 mg,and CLOMIPHERNE citrate 50 mg . But still no results .What`s next i`m so lost can someone help me ?

    • ANSWER:
      The bleeding in your uterus can be cause by a few different things, all which can affect your fertility. You could have polyps, fibroids, or endometriosis. You may want to get an SHG to see if there is something inside your uterus that could cause this bleeding. Also, i doubt that your prior rape has much to do with this. If there was damage done, it would have been mostly to the vagina and you would probably have very painful intercourse. It wouldn't cause you to have this kind of bleeding so many years later.

      Also, try the clomiphene (or clomid for short) again for at least 3 cycles before moving on to something more evasive. This medication should only be taken for 5 days during the beginning of your cycle (usually starting on cd 3-5). then you will want to monitor your ovulation with test kits and checking your cervical mucus starting on cycle day 11 because clomid can make you ovulate sooner. When you ovulate, have intercourse every other day, then take a pregnancy test no sooner then 14 days after ovulation. Good luck

  47. QUESTION:
    ANWSER PLEASE!! I NEEEDDD A LOT OF ANSWERSS!!!!!?
    welll im 19.. and i dont go to the doctor or anything i dont have insurance or money for that!!

    so yeah i have an irregular period... im guessing...

    so for one period it will come in the begining of the month.
    so it might start somewhere between the 1st of the month to like the 10th. (SO IT'LL COME BETWEEN ANY OF THOSE DAYS) and last for like 5 to 7 days.

    then my next period for the next month will come around the middle of the month and start somewhere between the 13th to like the 19th, (usually around the "teens" of the month) and last 5 to 7 days.

    then the next month will come anytime around the 20's of the month, and last 5 to 7 days.

    and then it will start over and over again! but for the past 3 months, my period is barely coming and if it does come, its only spotting and lasts for a couple days or sometimes longer. I assummed it was cause Ive been gaining a lot of weight lately...

    so last month i didnt get it at all. then around April 16th, i got some spotting.. and it lasted for like a week, and then little by little it started getting heavier! and now its a full blown period that wont stop!! its almost 2 weeks now... I've never had my period last more than 8 days!! and i cant go to the doctor.

    does anyone have any idea what could be wrong... I just want my period to stop :(
    thank you for answering!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  48. QUESTION:
    Maybe early menopause and vaginal dryness?
    I'm only 20. There is just something awesome about having a period. I have had my period the previous months followed by a normal vaginal discharge. I did not get mine today and had little to no vaginal discharge. Sometimes, I stick my finger in my vagina to see if it's moist so that i don't have vaginal dryness and I think it's sort of dry but i can still feel it kind of moist. I have been having minor cold with a headache, sore throat, coughing, no sneezing or runny nose. Plus i have been taking apple cider vinegar for 2 days straight, last week or a couple of weeks ago. I also have been having a dream that i got my period last weekend, saw blood from my pad! So I thought that maybe my period would start the day after i had this dream. My period has not started yet and it still has not. I also have been over thinking and worried about my college english 101 essays so I might of been a little stressed

    Hopefully my period will be back next month or by the end of this month??

    Help, thanks
    By the way, it's this month where I have not had a period
    Come on, now. From personal experience please

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  49. QUESTION:
    Why am I not getting my period? please help :'(?
    Im 20 years old. Average female. I havnt had my period since Oct 2,2011. I barely got it on March 5,2012. It took 5 months for my period. During that time I was going to the doctors and trying to figure out what was going on. I wasnt pregnant. Took test and everything. They said it might have been stressed but i dont know. And know we are finishing April and I havnt gotten it yet. Is there something wrong with me? Why am I not getting my period? Im scared that I might not be able to have babies in the future. I am married and I do have sexual intercourse. If I wasnt pregnant last time, and it took 5 month. I cant be this time. Is there something wrong with my body?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

  50. QUESTION:
    My menstrual period has suddenly become irregular.?
    I started having menstruation when I was 10 years old. I am already 29 years old. From the first time I had my mens, I have always been regular. My period has always come exactly on the time that I expected it to. However for the first time ever, this month, I became irregular. My period came two weeks early. for the first week, I had very light period and it came just in the morning. On the second week, it has already moved up to medium flow and I have had it nonstop. My normal period would last for 3-4 days only, but now, Its been two weeks. I am not sexually active. Is this normal?

    • ANSWER:
      Hello, I found an article on the internet in regards to irregular periods and their reasons for being late, early, heavy, abnormally long and heavy bleeding. I hope this helps you to answer a few of your questions. Take care.

      Hormonal Imbalance One of the prime reasons for periods to go irregular is hormonal imbalance. In a female's body, in order to produce a period, the body creates hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Various parts of the body need to send signals to each other in order to trigger menstruation. However, due to hormonal imbalance, many a time, these signals are missed or skipped, thus, resulting in irregular periods.

      Sudden Weight Gain or Loss Have you gained or lost a lot of weight lately? If yes, you've got an answer. When your body works at a constant pace, the hormones learn to process in similar manner. However, the moment you start doing rigorous workout, or eat a lot, your body takes a while to adjust to it. Hence, hormones become imbalanced, and lead to irregularity in periods. However, this is not a tense situation as it happens with every woman who has lost or gained weight quickly.

      Stress Workload? Job issues? Relationship turmoil? Mental dissatisfaction? Reduce your stress, female, for it's affecting the regularity of your periods. Yes, stress contributes to the most common reasons for a late period. With increasing stress, you are affecting the hormonal balance of your body, and hence, not only do your periods become irregular, but they also result in excessive weight gain, and anxiety.

      Polycystic Ovarian Disease So, you aren't pregnant, but you're still worried. Well, if your pregnancy test result came out to be negative, get a check up done, for chances, even though very less, are that you are suffering from Polycystic Ovarian Disease which is caused due to irregular ovulation as a result of hormonal imbalance. With proper treatment, your gynecologist will help you get your periods back to regular. However,

      Medications
      The Mayo Clinic advises that certain medications and result in excess bleeding including anti-coagulants that prevent blood clots and anti-inflammatory medicines. Not only can these medications result in heavy bleeding but they can also prolong your bleeding. If you are improperly taking hormone medication, this can also result in menorrhagia

      Anovulation, Fibroids
      When a woman fails to ovulate, this is called Anovulation. You can have a menstrual period but not ovulate. When this happens, the hormones may become unbalanced, resulting in excess bleeding.

      Cervical polyps are small, fragile growths that begin in either the mucosal surface of the cervix, or the endocervical canal and protrude through the opening of the cervix.

      Endometrial polyps are typically non-cancerous, growths that protrude from the lining of the uterus.

      Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of one or more organs that affects the uterus, fallopian tubes, and cervix. PID is, most often, a sexually transmitted disease; however, it sometimes occurs following childbirth, abortion, or other gynecological procedures.

      Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs when cells in the cervix become abnormal, multiply out of control, and damage healthy parts of the body. The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the cause of over ninety percent of all cervical cancers.

      Endometrial cancer occurs when abnormal cells in the uterus or the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) multiply out of control and damage to the uterus and other organs. While the cause of endometrial cancer is unknown, it is known that women diagnosed with this type of cancer tend are usually over fifty.

      IUDs or intrauterine devices used for contraception are a potential cause of heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Women who experience prolonged or heavy periods while using the IUD should have the device removed and choose an alternate method of birth control.

      Bleeding disorders occur when it is hard for a person to stop bleeding. While there are several types of bleeding disorders, the most common type in women is von Willebrand Disease or VWD.

      Source(s):
      http://www.buzzle.com/articles/reasons-f…
      http://womenshealth.about.com/od/abnorma…

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