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Menstruation - irregular
 
Standard Definition

Irregular or erratic bleeding is often due to hormonal changes or by non-cancerous changes to the cervix, however it COULD be caused by cancer and should therefore be properly assessed before any treatment is begun.

Menstrual periods normally occur every 27 - 32 days. Irregular menstruation may involve bleeding in-between periods, more frequent periods or very few periods each year.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Dysfunctional hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis (ie. dysfunctional communication between the brain, pituitary gland and ovaries, resulting in hormonal imbalance)
  • Stress, travel, acute illness, shift work
  • Menopause
  • Endometriosis, fibroids, polycystic ovarian syndrome
  • Endometrial hyperplasia due to oestrogen excess and lack of ovulation
  • Uterine cancer
  • Polyps (a benign growth in the uterus or cervix)
  • Cervix abnormalities - cervical cancer, dysplasia (pre-cancerous), erosion, infection, inflammation
  • Ovarian cysts, oestrogen surge at ovulation
  • Oral contraceptive pill or other hormonal treatment, including corticosteroids
  • Chronic illness, excessive weight loss, obesity, excessive exercise, malnutrition, liver disease, excess alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy - implantation, ectopic pregnancy, placental bleeding
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Bleeding at times other than expected menstrual period
  • Bleeding additional to the menstrual period
  • More or less frequent periods
  • Bleeding after sex
  • Bleeding during pregnancy or while on the oral contraceptive pill
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Digestive function assessment
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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