What causes irregular periods?

My daughter goes thru irregular periods. Straight 3 months tapers off and starts over for another 3 months. Doctor gave her a pill to stop it and it did, but it came back a few weeks later. Can’t get a straight answer. So she deals with it she finally stopped. It’s aggravating for her, she refuses to get it dealt with, because they can’t find anything wrong. At age 15 and 16 similar scenario she slept in the tub because she went thru 3 packages of pads in 1 night. Then it stopped. Until the last year

I would def request a ultrasound. But just my experience not sure if you used depo but when I had my son I got my shot in the hospital before discharge and I literally bled for almost 5 months straight and then stopped bleeding and didn’t have a period for like 4 months. Needless to say I wasn’t pregnant but the depo shot def screwed me up period wise and I never took it again still to this day I have irregular periods sometimes 2 in a month

Can I ask how old you are? Sometimes it has to do with menopause. I have heard that you can bleed for days or months due to this. You should look into bc there are many more symptoms you may be experiencing that you have no idea of


Also get ultrasound or xrays if they haven’t. There are many things that can cause a false positive on pee tests and if this happens to be one of them early detection is a key.

I hope all ends up well for you and it turns out to be a big scare over nothing much. :pray:t3:

It’s best if you get an second opinion on this from another doctor

Did any doctor mention endometriosis?? Is more common then we think and the only way that you really can find out is having laparoscopic surgery to check your organs inside.

Might be endometriosis.

Go to a doctor, let them know your vax status

How about getting an ultrasound?

Check to see if you have fibroids or cysts…they didn’t do an ultrasound

Yes with my 3rd one i did they was going to go scrap him out but i missed the appointment come to find out i was pregnant all a long

My aunt went through this… Your likely pregnant esp if u have other symptoms (sore enlarged boobs etc)

Ask for an ultrasound…

Covid jabs, this is all I am hearing at the moment…

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Had my period like clock work.
Found out I was pregnant at 3 months. Still had a period for 2 more months

Ask for a ultrasound

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Cyts, fibroid/s, endometreosis & Adenomyosis, are a few that could cause it. I’d demand further test starting with both ultrasounds

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I had this same issue over 20 years ago. I tested positive as pregnant but started bleeding and went to ER. Emergency room sent me home to bleeding more. In about 3 days I was in so much pain and was transported by ambulance to a different hospital where I had ruptured tubes due to the Tubal Pregnancy that they missed. I lost 4 pints of blood, had to get a transfusion and Emergency surgery because of the internal bleeding. Be careful. Next day the doctor said I was a miracle case.

With my second son I had a period every month up til 6 months.

Ultrasound and keep us updated

Have they done a vaginal ultrasound?

I had tumors and fibroids all over, that was making me bleed so bad I was close to get blood transfusion, the doctor said I had 2 options take them things out with surgery, but that was not guaranteed that they would come back or hysterectomy. Hysterectomy was my choice since I was not planning on having any more children, let me tell you I don’t miss my painful periods and having to put on an super+ tampon and a pad or put an extra cover on my bed so it won’t go through my mattress

Your age is one of the first most relevant things to look at to make an educated guess :woman_shrugging:t2:

Sounds like u have fibroids

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I’m wondering the same thing, the last few months I’ve started while still on the regular pills and not the placebo pills… :-1:t3:

I had two surgeries for this. Get an ultrasound to make sure you don’t have any cysts or polyps.


How old are you? Premenopause?

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I had something slightly similar back when I was 20. I had my first child and got the depo shot. I bled for 9 months straight. My doctor had no idea what was going on with me. I ended up going to the hospital and they told me to take iron pills. My bleeding went back to normal. And I never got that shot again lol

My period reversed for over a year (3 weeks on 1 week off) it turned out to be pcos. I tried an iud to stop it and it fell out. Shortly after I went on the mini pill and knock on wood have been normal since. Damn hormones :neutral_face:

Try going to a doctor maybe, instead of asking Facebook

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I had Fibroids that caused me to bleed for a year straight It took the 4th doctor I went to, to figure out what was wrong. He was an older doctor who was getting ready to retire but was the only one that ordered an ultra sound with water being flushed through my uterus, which is what showed. I had an out patient DNC to remove most of them. Good luck I know it’s frustrating. Be sure to watch your iron levels too. Mine got dangerously low from all the blood lose.

It can be genetic, pcos, thyroid problem, uterine cysts, uterine polyps, endometriosis.
I had crazy irregular periods & they found out my TSH was sky high and I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism.

I was checked for cysts when this happened, did a transvaginal ultrasound, came back clear. Found out a month later I was 11 weeks pregnant with twins. They were too small to see at the time with the ultrasound. But if you’ve been tested, I couldn’t imagine that many tests being wrong.

Your best to go to your doctor be frefered to a gynecologist have an ultrasound sound done. To see if there is a baby there or cysts ect.

I had periods up to around 7 months with my 3 children. Had no idea I was pregnant with any until my breasts began to change. Even ran a half marathon with one, haha. So, you could be pregnant. I didn’t produce enough of the hormone that stops periods ( the same one that causes morning sickness I think)

Hormones are out of whack

Yes n ended up tubal pregnancy and a interuterine pregnancy yes 1—20,0000 happens to they took tube out almost ruptured 2 months along n my other son was born c section few months later ! Weird but I got ultrasounds n proof - one baby in tube had removed sad but reasons unknown happened

This women is curious as to see if any other females have gone thru what she is going thru. I will never understand how women are ready to put her down instead of bringing her spirits up.


Sounds similar to what I have PCOS.


It all has to do with what’s going on with u… it has to do with stress weight depression… my are irregular all the time… there are times when I can go for months with out having my period and when I finally get it it flows so heavy I have to wear tampons and pads for very heavy for and I sometimes still wet trough … like u I went to doctor’s and did test and they never got to the bottom of it … to this day it still like that but it’s not that bad any more… and yes I still had normal pregnancy but during my pregnancy I still had little spotting every month… weird huh… not all people are the same everyone is different mind body and soul

I just went through a lot the first three months of this year. It wasn’t pregnancy test’s related, but irregular periods. Did the trans vag ultrasound and they found thickening around uterus, and polyps. Had a d&c and mirena put in and seems to have helped. Maybe a second opinion dr???

You won’t feel kicks till the second trimester. Its physically not possible in the first trimester.


Could be cysts, polyps, or tumors though. I have this happen a lot with ovarian cysts.

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Not to start a huge debate or anything but if you’re not getting answers anywhere else you might want to look into the covid vaccines and the effects on women who have had them as well as women who have been around vaccinated women.
They are shedding the vaccine and it’s affecting non-vaccinated women as well. Causing extensive bleeding, heavy periods, etc.
you CAN look all this up. There are several resources. Including the CDC VAERS website.


Have them check your thyroid levels too…it can cause irregular periods

November and December 2017 I was like that, spotting all the time while on the pill. This had happened before, but not as frequently. I had talked to my dr prior. I decided to go off the pill at that time. And I was off birth control until the summer of 2019, when I had an IUD inserted. Fast forward to October of 2020…. I was diagnosed as having Adenomyosis (similar to Endometriosis).

Happen to me. I found out when I felt the baby kick after being told I couldn’t conceive.

A scan would soon tell you.

My periods have been off for months, not pregnant, and have had more UTIs this year than ever before. I agree with Meri Conroy and not to start anything. But I know 4 people this has also affected and we used to get our periods like clockwork.

I would definitely get checked for cysts, but I had this problem once and turns out my hormones were all out of whack, they put me on the pill and it evened out.

Sorry kiddo, if you had scans and came back clear, it sounds like you’re entering the peri-menopause stage of life. Went through many of the same things here for a couple of years before the hot flashes started… call your Gyn to be sure.

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Kinda a personal question, but did you take the covid 19 vaccine!!!???

The covid shot has been causing all kinds of messed up minstrel cycles!!!


Being around people who have had the COVID shot can cause all sorts of menstrual irregularities.

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Could be any number of things…be sure to have ur thyroid checked

Have they done ultrasounds on you to see what’s going on

I had the same issue, they did a ultrasound and found out i had a lot of large ovarian cysts and polyps on my fallopian tubes. They put me on a heavy does of birth control and It helped.

I had a similar issue , got an ultrasound done and found out I don’t ovulate all the time. So I would bleed heavily for 3 months then nothing for 2 or 3 months then I’d bleed again… I got the nexplanon inserted and haven’t had any cycles or bleeding issues since. August will be 3 years and I plan to get another inserted to make sure I don’t have anymore issues.

I have had those same symptoms. I was diagnosed with PCOS.

Lots of reasons this could happen pcos, weight gain or loss , hormonal imbalance definitely talk to your doctor to run a full metabolic blood test to rule out issues

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Your body must be depleted of iron and vitamins and minerals after all that! If you get real tired take an iron supplements and a good multivitamin.


My god daughter had it happen to her

You can definitely get negative and positive pregnancy tests when you are going through menopause. That doesn’t explain the bleeding though.

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My late wife had the same problem and had a Hysterectomy and everything was fine after that

Make them do an ultrasound. That will give you an answer.


I had that problem and it was Fibroid tumors. I had a hysterectomy a few years ago because they came back after the surgery to remove them.


This happened to me. I was diagnosed with PCOS.

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Menopause or Perimenopause May be i tell you our hormones can truly mess a woman’s life up im 45 years young and im still trying to figure this mess out be blessed i pray that you find the solution to this crazy curse ugh

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Get an ultrasound done with your Dr

I have PCOS which causes long heavy periods and my ovaries get covered in cysts which sometimes causes bad cramping pains.

I have had "ghost pregnancies " in the past ( had all the symptoms of pregnancy but not pregnant)… it’s weird. Also stress can screw up your periods.


I didn’t bleed for 3 months straight but was having irregukar bleeding period, took pregnancy tests (urine and blood came out negative) so I figured I wasn’t pregnant went back 3 weeks later more pregnancy tests and it was positive.

I did this with my twins they came 17 yrs ago on 6/21/2004 at 38 wks but I was still bleeding in November 2003.

When I was on the depo shot I had irregular periods. I was bleeding and sporting all the time and can never go without a pad.


Do you have morning sickness
Morning sickness is the biggest sign of health y pregnancy. Lots of things can cause bleedy even in pregnancy morning sickness is the key issue here.

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It’s normal in some individuals

I had that issue for 3 years. Not pregnant, and birth control didn’t work. Finally found out that it was my extremely high IGE levels from being histamine intolerance!

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At the age of 57 I was still having periods , had a large fibroid in the bowl area , bladder prolapse, ended up having a hysterectomy, the bladder prolapse has come back again.

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You never said how old you are but when I was in my 40s those symptoms happened to me and it ended up being menopause


Please see you doctor straight away. Get referred to the gynaecologist.

My sister has had most of her life, she only getting checked now.

Happened to me years ago. Turned out I had fibroids. Had to have hysterectomy


Yes happen to me…i had to have DNC…WATCH OUT FOR cyst on your ovaries


Depending on your age menopause,pcos,cancer, hpv,pregnant, low BMI,low iron, to name just a few.

Have you been tested for PCOS? That’s what my issue was. Would have a period for 2 months straight then not have one for 2-3 months.

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One time I skipped a month and then got my period the next month only it didnt stop I bled heavily soaking through a tampon in less than an hour… I went to the ER and no one could figure out what was wrong I wasnt pregnant I didnt test like I once had been pregnant and miscarried so why did I skip a month and keep bleeding? My obgyn had no idea he said it happens sometimes gave me birth control pills and told me this would fix it… I took one which was a hard thing to do based on my religious reasons as to why I do not use bc pills and it triggered an anxiety attack (I suffer from sever anxiety) I look at the side effects and it says it might cause anxiety so I stopped taking them and after three days I was still bleeding heavily this whole time… I went back to the ER when I had no strength to get up and go to the bathroom and when I did my heart sounded like it would beat out of my chest I knew something was wrong so I went back to the ER finally a women gyno came to see me and suggested a dnc because she said to her my uterine linening looked thick… So she preformed a dnc and the bleeding stopped… She asked if I was stressed lately I said yes she said I couldve skipped the first month due to stress and once I got my period the next month my body couldn’t shed all the lining and so it kept telling my body to bleed I almost died… they said my hemoglobin levels were dangerously low and if I didnt come in when I did I would’ve bled to death… I received two bags of blood and the life saving surgery … So many things can cause irregular periods so keep trying to get to the bottom of this even if you need a second opinion …

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Did you have this after getting the vaccine???

Have you had an ultra sound?

Get checked for uterine cancer

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Ask for screening/testing for ovarian cancer

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And you re asking on fb,?


Yes, had the same years ago. It was a combination of a number (7) of fibroids and a very high level of stress. The fibroids were difficult to detect because of their position, I required an MRI to pin point them. I temporarily patched it with the pill, but the real solution came with a healthy lifestyle - the fibroids will need surgical removal.
Good luck, I know it’s painful and scary, make sure you get the mental support you need and remember: you are NOT alone.

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I was pregnant with twins… my urine pregnancy tests didn’t show a positive result until 22 weeks… blood test showed up at 10 weeks…

Blood tests negative. Urine tests inconclusive.

May be its menapouse u are entering or foibroids

not sure why the clinic said that you were pregnant. did they do usg?

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You need to consult your DR