Irregular Periods

Irregular periods means the days between two menstrual periods keep changing, heavy or light period than usual, or the duration of periods varies. Some of the common causes include placement of intrauterine device (IUD), using birth control pills, PCOS, stress, an overactive or underactive thyroid, and uterine fibroids.

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How to cure PCOS and get periods regularly with ayurvedic treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old girl suffering from PCOS for the last few years. For the first two years, I took birth control pills to regulate periods. Later I switched to homeopathy, which was effective at first, but later on, I stopped getting periods for months, even with the homeopathic medicine...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your case details, and I understand your issues. There are several medicines available in Ayurveda for your concern. Time elapsed for healing depends on the size of cysts. Get an ultrasound of the abdomen, complete blood count, and thyroid profile tests are...  Read Full »

I have doubts regarding indigestion, hair fall, acne and irregular menstrual cycle. Are they interrelated?

Query: Hello doctor, I have doubts regarding indigestion, severe hair fall, acne with irregular and short menstrual cycles, which is lasting from a few days. Are these interrelated? I am suffering from PCOS, as the latest lower abdomen test shows a cyst in the lower ovary. Also, my menstrual cycles are ge...  Read Full »

Dr. Sreelekshmi. M. G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I came to know from your complaints that you have PCOS with hair fall, indigestion, and reduced menstrual flow. Yes, your doubt is right, it is all related. As per Ayurveda PCOS is caused by eating excessive sweet, fatty foods which increase kapha (mucus) in the body...  Read Full »

Is it advisable to take Kalarchikai choornam for irregular periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having irregular periods. Shall I take kalarchikai choornam?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There are several causes for irregular menstruation. PCOD is one of them. If you do have this issue then you can take kalarchikai choornam 3 gm twice a day with warm water after meals for three months regularly. To rule out this issue, once you should go for USG abdomen...  Read Full »

Can I make my period regular by taking Kalarchikai Choornam?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 22 years old. My height is 147 cm, and weight is 45 kg. I have pcod problem, but no thyroid. Now I missed my periods for three months. So, I am using kalarchikai with pepper everyday morning. I have been eating this for about 25 days now. How long should I take this for getting my pe...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I would like to help. Kalarchikai choornam is a well-known medicine to manage PCOD. Its dose and duration depend on the condition. You should take this choornam 3 g twice a day with warm water after meals for 90 days regularly.  Read Full »

How can I cure irregular periods naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, My age is 28 years, female, height 5 feet 4 inches, and current weight 79 kg. I have an issue of irregular periods. I am not sexually active, unmarried. I have started being physically active, do yoga, cardio and walking regularly. Two years ago when the same scenario of irregular period...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints carefully and understand your concern. All these symptoms that you are facing may be due to hormonal imbalances as you had previous PCOD history. It can be managed naturally through ayurvedic medicines and Yoga techniques.  Read Full »

I have PCOD. Is it normal to have irregular periods after taking Kalarchikai?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a small size of a cyst. The doctor told I have PCOD. I am taking Kalarchikkai with pepper and honey making small balls for the past 28 days. The first time I got period after 28 days second time I got after 13 days. Is it normal? Can I continue the medicine for 48 days? Or shall I...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Nowadays, period anomalies mostly occur due to PCOD. PCOD may lead to menstrual cycle changes, a cyst in the ovary, trouble getting pregnant and other health issues.  Read Full »

Can I take Kalarchikai choornam for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I got Kalarchikai chooranam for irregular periods. I have to take with pepper powder or with honey. I am planning to take by my own. Is it suitable for all body type?  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kalarchikai is a herb to manage PCOD (polycystic ovarian disease). Its botanical name is Caesalpinia bonducela. Its seed is used for medicinal purposes. You can prepare at home by Kalachikai seeds or churnam.  Read Full »

I am facing irregular periods from one year. Tell me some ayurvedic remedies.

Query: Hello doctor, I am facing irregular periods problem from one year (since I took I-pill). I took I-pill in fear of getting pregnant although I did not have sex till now. I am still a virgin, but physically active with my boyfriend. I am putting on weight due to irregular periods and stomach disturba...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. You should not take I-pill if you did not have intercourse. Because, it is a hormonal pill and can cause hormonal imbalance. As far as current medicines are concerned, they are good. Keep on taking them. Along with that, take tablet Raja prav...  Read Full »

What can be done for irregular periods in a breastfeeding mother?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old breastfeeding mother. I have been having gas trouble for two months. I was taking allopathic medicines for this. I have almost normal periods that started in the third month. It was going almost fairly. The period falls between 27, 28, or 29th day. Two months back i...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In breastfeeding ladies, periods can be irregular up to some extent despite getting normal periods after delivery. This can be due to hormonal changes and due to breastfeeding. So, there is nothing to worry. But if you do not get your period the next month the...  Read Full »

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