OB-GYN (Obstetrician-Gynecologist) Questions Menstruation

My periods are irregular. What could be the reason for this?

I am a 34 year old woman. Normally I have a 28 day cycle for my periods. However my periods have been irregular for the last 2 months. What could be the reason for this?

5 Answers

First of all, make sure you are not pregnant and then see your ob/gyn to check your hormonal profile.
Need to rule out pregnancy. If negative, have a pelvic exam done and then do a hormonal test and see your gynecologist then.
There are many reasons why a menstrual cycle can change. The first and most common is pregnancy. Even if you believe you are experiencing a "period" bleed, it would be reasonable to check a pregnancy test if they are different from your norm. Beyond a pregnancy, other possibilities include changes in hormonal levels/hormonal responses. These changes can be secondary to things as dramatic weight change, stress, thyroid changes, new medical diseases, etc. For these, it is always best to seek formal medical evaluation.
Many things can cause irregular menses. Be sure to keep a log of menstrual cycles and take this with you to see your gynecologist.
Perhaps you are experiencing significantly stressful situations in your life at this time, and that may temporarily affect your biological clock.
New hormonal illnesses may disrupt your menstrual regularity as well. Pregnancy has to be ruled out as well.
It looks like you have a good reason to visit your gynecologist.