Exploring the Causes of Abnormal Menstruation


Belgravia | Dulwich

Abnormal menstruation can be a source of concern and discomfort for many women. Understanding the potential causes is important for addressing this issue effectively. This article looks at various factors that can lead to irregular menstrual cycles.

Common Causes of Abnormal Menstruation:

  • Hormonal Imbalances: Conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and thyroid disorders can disrupt menstrual regularity.
  • Uterine Fibroids: Noncancerous growths in the uterus can cause heavy or prolonged periods.
  • Endometriosis: This condition, where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside it, can result in painful, irregular periods.
  • Stress and Lifestyle Factors: High stress levels, significant weight loss or gain, and extreme physical activity can affect menstrual cycles.
  • Medications: Certain medications, including birth control pills, can impact menstrual patterns.

When to Seek Medical Advice:

If you experience significant changes in your menstrual cycle, consult with a healthcare professional. Early intervention can help in managing symptoms and addressing underlying health issues.

At our London clinics in Belgravia and Dulwich, we specialise in women’s health and are committed to providing expert care and guidance.