Interrupted menstrual cycle is not a disease, but a sign that something went wrong in the work of internal organs. Normal menstrual cycle is characterized by regular menstruations, that occur every 21-35 days, and last for 3-7 days. One random irregularity in the cycle, caused by stress or other factor, does not pose any thread to the woman’s health. However, if they continuously repeat, that might mean a problem.
The most common cause of the menstrual interruptions is pelvic organ infections. For this reason, it’s necessary to take a test for STIs (Sexually Transmitted Infections) to rule out this factor. If the result of the test is positive, an appropriate anti-inflammatory treatment should be taken. As a rule, the menstrual cycle normalizes after the infection is cured.
Another factor, that can affect the menstruation, is hormonal disorder in the female body. It doesn’t have to be connected to the woman’s genitals. For example, disorders in thyroid gland, adrenal gland and even hypophysis (pituitary gland in the brain) may lead to irregular periods.
Such hormonal disorders can be caused by several factors:
- constant stress or problems with the nervous system;
- serious diseases of internal organs and systems (liver, kidneys, lungs, blood);
- severe infectious diseases;
- hereditary predisposition;
- certain medication;
- getting adjusted to a new place of living;
- radiation and poisoning;
- poor nutrition (weight loss, vitamin deficiency, obesity).
Sometimes, minor repeated disruptions in the menstrual cycle, if not treated, can lead to serious health problems: ectopic pregnancy, benign and malignant tumors of the ovaries or uterus, tuberculosis, brain tumors. This is why it is highly recommended to take an examination as soon as you notice any abnormalities in your period.
It is necessary to normalize the irregular menstrual cycle to avoid potential complications. Infectious and inflammatory processes are treated with special pills and physiotherapy, hormone therapy is prescribed to treat hormonal disorders. If there are any tumors in the body, surgical intervention is required. It is important to support the weakened body with physical activity, healthy nutrition, vitamins, to improve the healing process.