- Longer menstrual cycles reduce the risk of serious health issues including breast cancer
- Excessive excise and stress can result in irregular periods
- Mid-cycle clotting are natural processes
- Follow the menstrual cycles for six months to one year
- Consult doctor in case of any irregularities
Most of women of the 21st century live hectic lives. While some choose to ‘take it easy’ the others seem to be heading towards their next deadline or target. The results – their health and well-being is given the least priority, leading to various ailments.
Irregular menstrual cycles have become rather common among many women in the present. While it is an accepted physiological change among women approaching menopause, the issue is a matter of grave concern among girls and younger women. Wondering why? Take a look.
Why must you ‘track it down’?
So, no matter how relieved or thrilled one might be about not being subject to menstrual cramps often, irregular periods are not a healthy sign. This matter needs to be brought to the attention of a doctor immediately.
To begin they are likely to experience irregular periods if any of the following happen:
2. Stress: Studies have shown that stress could also have an impact on a woman’s menstrual cycle.
3. Medication: Certain medicines are said to alter the duration of a period cycle. These include Aspirin and a few birth-control pills. Some anti-depressants are also said to bring about changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle.
4. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Is mid-cycle clotting a result of irregular periods?
Interestingly, mid-cycle clotting is different in several aspects. According to the Gynecologists at Carithas Hospital situated in Kottayam, a district in the southern Indian state of Kerala, it is a natural process and is not a factor that one ought to be worried about.
Firstly, this occurs during the time of your ovulation date and is not painful. More importantly, it does not last for long (probably for about two days). The normal menstrual cycle would begin soon after the mid-cycle clotting concludes. However, if the mid-cycle clotting (also known as ovulation clotting) does not conclude in a short span of time, you must seek medical assistance.
A few simple ways to track the ‘time of the month’
These easy techniques can help ease the tension that you sense during every menstrual cycle:
1. Make a note of the beginning and the concluding date of your menstrual cycle. Observe the pattern for about six months to a year. If the pattern appears to be regular to a large extent (don’t panic if the dates vary by a day or two), then you can be guaranteed that you are as fit as a fiddle. If not, do consult a doctor.
2. If writing down the dates is difficult or time-consuming you could even seek the help of ‘period tracking’ mobile apps that alert you before each cycle begins. This could be useful for those of you who are constantly on the move and have not been able to mark ‘those days’ on a calendar or in a diary.