What are the Causes of An Abnormal Period? 

When Is A Period Abnormal Abnormal periods in a woman is a topic that comes up quite often. There are many different reasons for this condition. It can be hard to pinpoint the actual cause. 

Some women experience heavy bleeding in between periods. This heavy bleeding generally happens right before ovulation or when you’re about to become fertile.

If you experience light to medium bleeding between your periods, it is a good idea to visit your gynecologist. The heavy bleeding may indicate a problem other than menorrhagia or polycystic ovary syndrome. In fact you should consult your gynecologist immediately to prevent excessive bleeding or, possibly, ovarian cyst. 

As you might know, I’m a voracious health and wellness research geek.

I wrote a bestselling health boosting book called Life is Long, which shares a wide range of cutting edge health information for protecting against disease and living as your healthiest, most energetic self.

In this article I will be sharing health research about common health issues which can lead to abnormal periods.

Factors That Cause Period To Be Abnormal 

There are several reasons why abnormal menstruation in women may occur. Even though adolescent girls experience changes in their menstrual patterns, this doesn’t always mean that they’ll experience abnormal bleeding. 

Mostly, abnormal periods are due to normal changes that happen to a girl during teen years.

As a girl grows older, her monthly cycle will eventually settle into a recognizable pattern. Sometimes, abnormal periods can also be a side effect of a certain medication. Exercising too much or hyperactivity can also cause abnormal periods. The same can be also said about being under- or overweight. 

This is because many young women will have irregular menstruation patterns because of hormonal imbalances, disruptions to the cervical mucus, or pregnancy. For instance, your thyroid hormone levels that are either too low or too high can cause irregular period.

There are even girls who have extra androgen, a hormone responsible for growing hair on your abdomen, chin, chest, and face. Extra androgen can make you gain weight and experience abnormal periods. 

However, not all adolescent girls experience irregular bleeding.

Adolescent girls who experience the onset of irregular bleeding may want to consult with their gynecologist for additional information. 

Abnormal periods are also associated with other medical conditions, such as polycystic ovarian syndrome and endometriosis. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a medical condition where there’s an overproduction of the hormone estrogen. On the one hand, endometriosis is a condition in which tissue, like the lining of the uterus, is outside the body.  

While these conditions are serious, there are still some lifestyle factors that may contribute to abnormal periods. Some of these lifestyle factors include being overweight, having a family history of irregular periods, and living in a location that has a high level of toxicity.  

There are also medical conditions that can lead to abnormal menstruation.

Examples: liver disease, kidney disease, and tumors in the pituitary gland.

Another medical condition that can cause abnormal periods is endometriosis.

Endometriosis is when the tissue that lines the uterus thickens and grows outside of the uterus.

This condition can only be diagnosed by performing a surgical examination. A doctor may need to take tissue samples from the lining and grow outside of the uterus. Endometriosis is often caused by genetic disorders and may affect a woman at any age. 

Things You Can Do To Prevent Abnormal Periods

There are a few things a woman can do to prevent irregular periods. Some are actually quite simple.

Examples: Eating plenty of fiber, getting regular exercise, and reducing stress.

Many women have had great success in preventing the onset of menorrhagia or polycystic ovary syndrome.

Reducing your chances of developing irregular menstrual periods and polycystic ovary syndrome will help you feel better and improve your overall health. 

For those women who’ve already been diagnosed with one of these conditions, it can still be controlled. Eat foods that are rich in iron and calcium and drink lots of water. Doing these things will help your body to get through the week without a lot of vaginal bleeding or irregular periods. 

Final Thoughts About Abnormal Perioids

Treatment for abnormal periods or vaginal bleeding will depend on the cause or diagnosis. For instance, if the abnormal periods are caused by a hormonal imbalance, it can be treated by correcting the hormonal imbalance. If you don’t know the cause or reason for your abnormal periods, you should visit your local gynecologist. Gynecologists will be able to help you determine the cause of your abnormal periods and determine the best treatment plan for you.

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