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Irregular period cycle, heavy & painful period cramps

Answered by: Dr Ramzdhan

Last Updated: May 8, 2021 9:57 AM

Anonymous 15 months

i’m nineteen years old, and ive always experienced irregular period cycles.
i started my period quite late in life than average (i would say), just 2 and a half years ago.
i thought, the first year, having irregular cycles were normal for someone who just got their period but it still happens to me till this day. i would say that my lifestyle is decent. i exercise, i watch my eating; i make sure to supply my body with as enough nutrients needed, i do not get that stressed out very often, my social life is pretty decent, and i also get moderate sleep. i always remember to drink water, and i have a normal bmi.
to a certain extent, i would say that i am sexually active, and on rare occasions, i take in morning after pills like escapelle, or postinor.
sometime last year i did not get my period for a few months straight, this was probably the third time around that this occurred.
at times when i do get my period, i experience heavy, painful cramps, to the point where i resort towards pink painkiller pills for period.
i have been meaning to consult with a doctor, professionally at the clinic, however i do not have the financial means for that.
recently, i have been extra worried about my “condition” and thought to finally bring this subject to light. maybe there are also people out there who experience this same unpleasant thing that i do.

i understand it is not possible to fully diagnose a patient based off of a limited set of information, without conducting necessary physical check-up, but a little insight of what i might face/ be going through would be helpful to spare myself the overthinking.
surfing the web for little answers like reading up on yahoo definitely does not give me a reliable-enough information.

my prediction is that i probably WILL be advised to consult with a doctor, but given my situation now which restricts me from doing so, what other suggestions could i do as an alternative?

that’s all for now, thank you for reading.

Dr Ramzdhan 15 months
General Practitioner

Hi and thank you for asking us

Through the question and statement you gave on the above section, i completely understand your concern over this matter. For your information we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • A very busy and active lifestyle
  • Emotional stress
  • Losing weight or overweight
  • Thyroid or pituitary gland problems
  • Taking contraceptive pill
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome problem
  • Problems with uterine, ovarian or cervical structures

Get through that time of the month comfortably without leak.

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor or you can speak with our doctor or specialist over the phone and in private to get a teleconsultation by clicking on the link (DoctorOnCall).

Still worried about your menstrual cycle? Speak to a gynaecologist today to ease your mind.

Last Updated: Sat May 08 2021 09:57:09 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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