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Something All Of Us Need To Know About Irregular Periods


Do you know what the difference is between regular periods and irregular ones?


Here, let me tell you!


Generally, a girl gets her periods from the age of thirteen, lasting up to her late forties or even early fifties. Once a period starts, it lasts for 5-7 days a month, and the next cycle starts after 28–30 days. This is known as a menstrual cycle, and its duration might be different for different females. Late periods, or Irregular menses, are when a girl or woman does not get her periods after her period dates have passed and one menstrual cycle of 28–30 days has been completed. Having late or irregular menses might not be good in the long run and would eventually lead to various health problems that might result from hormonal changes.


Here’s how you can detect irregular periods: During the first year of a girl’s menstruation, it is normal to have late or irregular periods, but after that, a menstrual cycle is fixed. Having irregular periods once or twice is fine, but if they are late most of the time, it is better to get them checked, and visiting a gynecologist is advisable.

Wondering what irregular periods can lead to?


  • Having irregular periods can cause problems like PCOD and PCOS.

  • PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder)

  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)


Now you would ask me what the difference is, right?

  • PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) is a metabolic disorder where there is a hormonal imbalance in a woman’s reproductive system that causes an increase in male hormones in females. Due to the increased male hormones, a woman would show symptoms like skipping periods, growth of facial hair, etc., and she might find it difficult to get pregnant or reproduce. PCOS is a serious disease that, if not treated well, could lead to heart disease and increased blood sugar levels, resulting in weight gain.


  • PCOD (Polycystic Ovarian Disorder): PCOD is quite similar to PCOS. It occurs when a mature embryo introduces immature or partially mature ecysts. This leads to the formation of cysts, which produce more male hormones and cause irregular periods and other male-like symptoms. This is not as dangerous as PCOS and can be treated with changes in diet and workouts.

Looking for symptoms of PCOD or PCOS?

  • Blackening of the neck

  • Weight gain

  • Increased growth of facial hair

  • Type 2 Diabetes

  • Irregular menstrual cycles

  • Hormonal Imbalance

Wondering how you can cure it? Here’s how.

  • It is advisable to visit the gynecologist as soon as possible and take the possible medicines the doctor recommends.

  • A proper and nutrient-balanced diet is suggested.

  • A proper workout and meditation are recommended.

You should read through this! It's something you should know.


Your period might be late if you are under a lot of stress, if the environment around you has changed, or if there has been any other change in hormonal activities. This is normal, and your period cycle will return to normal when your body has adapted to the change.


However, a woman does not get her period if she is pregnant.


By Diya Hariya

Edited By: Prahlad Madhu



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