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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I suffer from hypothyroidism and irregular periods, despite taking ayurvedic medications for a month. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My periods have stopped for the past few months. I had it once six months back when I bled for ten days. I have been on ayurvedic medicines for a month, but nothing has helped. I have hypothyroidism and have been taking 75 ug tablets for the past four to five years. I do not have fibro...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Sometimes ayurvedic treatment takes around two to three months to correct your menstrual cycle. Also, your age is around 43 years, there are chances that menopause might get also started, and that may also lead to th...  Read Full »

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 had my period four months ago, did not get it the following month, and started taking Ayurveda medicine. Will this cause any effect?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my period four months ago and did not get it the following month. Then I took homeopathic tablets to get periods, and I started getting them by the middle of the next month from the month mentioned. I had hefty bleeding for ten days, then minimal bleeding. Still, my bleeding has not...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. First and foremost, in ayurveda, as in allopathy, one medicine does not work for everyone. As a result, your ayurvedic physician will always advise you to take medication based on your Prakriti (physical constitution) and disease. When tak...  Read Full »

I am a 22-year-old female with hyperthyroidism, reduced menstrual flow, and thinning of hair. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old woman. For the past three years, I am suffering from thinning of hair and scanty menses which lasts for only two days. My BMI is 17. Also, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. For two months, I took Shatavari Gulam and Rajapravartani, but there was no change. My TS...  Read Full »

Dr. Yogesh Chavan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through the health issues described by you. Hyperthyroidism causes scanty or irregular menses. Hand tremors, feverish feelings, irritability, dry hairs, and intolerance toward heat are also symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) level...  Read Full »

Can my girlfriend do yoga during her periods?

Query: Hello,My girlfriend keeps complaining about scanty periods and clots during her menstrual cycle. So she is planning to join a yoga class next week as her doctor advised. Is it okay to perform yoga during her menstrual period? What precautions have to be taken during the menstrual period?  Read Full »

Dr. J N Naidu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The only precaution to be taken is not to exert too much pressure. In my suggestion, she must start with simple, easily practicable yoga asanas (exercises) and continue. Do not try difficult asanas or complicated asanas. Thank you.  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 »

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