Abnormal Period

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Obstetrics and gynecology (OBGYN)

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  • Heavier period than normal

  • Decreased bleeding during periods

  • Increased bleeding during periods

  • Period lasting longer than usual

  • Unexpected period

  • Decreased menstrual bleeding

  • I have only a 2 day period

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Menstrual flow that is much heavier or lighter than usual or a

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Fine tremor of the fingers

  • Low back pain

  • Palpitation

  • Recent weight loss

  • Intermenstrual bleeding

  • Fever

  • Edema

  • Abdominal pain

Possible causes

  • Uterine fibroids

    A non-cancerous growth in or around the womb (uterus). Fibroids are made up of muscle and tissue and can vary in size. The exact cause is unknown but fibroids have been related to female hormones (Estrogen and Progesterone) levels. They tend to develop during the ages of 16 to 50 and shrink after menopause.

  • Cervical polyp

    A growth on the cervix (outlet of the womb). This is usually non-cancerous, but can cause bleeding or become infected. Risk factors include age (40 to 60 years old) and previous childbirth.

  • Uterine hypoplasia

    Uterine hypoplasia is when a girl is born with a uterus that is abnormally small. The condition is sometimes referred to as a hypoplastic uterus.

  • Ovulation bleeding
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Acromegaly
  • Graves' disease
  • Luteal insufficiency
  • Uterine malformation

  • Hyperprolactinemia

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Are your periods abnormal e.g. in duration or amount of bleeding?

  • Do you have hardly any blood loss during your periods?

  • Do you have heavy menstrual bleeding which requires you to change a pad more than every hour? Or do you have clots?

  • Do your periods last only 2 days or less?

  • Does your menstruation last more than 8 days?

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