Irregular menstruation occurs when a woman experiences changes in her cycle that deviate from her past periods. This irregularity can include a variation in the number of days between periods, an increase or decrease in the number of days a period lasts, and/or any unusual symptom that has not occurred during previous cycles.
Most of the time, irregular periods are nothing to worry about, or rather, they don’t require significant treatment unless they become inhibiting. However, there are some common causes of irregular periods that might require additional care, such as polycystic ovary syndrome and hypothyroidism. Treating these underlying conditions can alleviate the symptoms of irregular periods.