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9 Foods to Help You Get Regular Periods

Do foods such as chia seeds and castor oil help regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle? I researched the best foods for regular periods, and found some scientific research that supports the health benefits of certain vitamins, nutrients, and proteins.

These tips and foods for regulating your periods are easy and healthy; they’ll normalize your menstrual cycle, improve your mood, and help you feel good again. Balancing your hormones is the key tip on how to get regular periods – and the food you eat directly affects your hormone levels.

You can regulate your periods without taking prescription medications or herbal supplements. There’s a catch, though. If you don’t know why your menstrual cycle is off, then you can’t eat the right foods for regular periods. For example, if you have endometriosis or PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), then it doesn’t matter how much castor oil you choke down. Foods help you get regular periods by balancing your hormones and nourishing your body, but they won’t cure serious female health problems.

That said, however, the foods you eat directly affect your body, brain, and mood. And yes, foods can help regulate your periods. In fact, eating the right foods is one of the best and healthiest ways to get regular periods naturally.

Certain foods (dark leafy greens, castor oil, chia seeds and small amounts of dark chocolate) can help normalize your menstrual cycle, especially if you have irregular periods or amenorrhea (no periods at all). Knowing what foods make your periods regular will help you feel healthy and happy by balancing your hormones.

9 Foods for Regular Periods

Good news about getting your period: “When estrogen is high during their cycle, women are more at ease with themselves,” writes Dr Rebecca Booth in The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age. “They are more confident performing tasks and accomplishing goals and more socially agile and bale to articulate themselves more fully and clearly.”

This is one of the benefits of menstruating regularly! But before you can reap the rewards, you need to regulate your cycle. The best way to get regular periods naturally is to try different foods and food combinations until you find what works for you. And, remember that it will take at least three months before your menstrual cycle stabilizes and becomes more predictable.

1. Chia seeds and other healthy omega-3 fatty acids

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Chia Seeds for Regular Periods

Viva Naturals Organic Raw Chia Seeds — Chia Seeds are similar to flax seeds. They’re a nutrient-dense superfood: on a per-gram basis, chia seeds have the highest source of omega-3 fatty acids (a 3.5-ounce serving of chia seeds have 20 grams of omega-3 fatty’s). Chia seeds are also an extremely high source of fiber.

The hormonal benefits of chia seeds include improved insulin sensitivity, stabilized blood sugar levels, and easing blood pressure and blood sugar spikes.

Chia seeds are one of the best foods for regular periods because they increase blood flow and reduce cholesterol. The blood vessels in your ovaries are tiny, which makes them vulnerable to damage and poor circulation. Smoking, obesity, and high cholesterol can negatively affect a woman’s ovarian blood vessels, which blocks hormones and blood flow. Fish oils enhance blood circulation, reduce damage from free radicals, fight the effects of aging, and increase dopamine (which improves your mood!).

2. Fish oils for regular periods

Fish Oil Foods for Regular Periods
Fish Oil Supplements for Regular Periods

Nordic Naturals Ultimate Omega-3 Fish Oil SoftGels contain concentrated fish oils with more DHA and EPA. EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) and DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid) support overall wellness, including heart, brain, joint, eye, and mood health. Research has shown Omega-3 products also support healthy glucose levels, healthy fat levels in professional athletes, bronchial health, and the body’s ability to respond to stress in a healthy way.

Omega-3’s and fish oils aren’t exactly “foods for regular periods”, but Dr Booth (author of The Venus Week: Discover the Powerful Secret of Your Cycle…at Any Age) recommends that women add a fish oil supplement to their daily diet. Remember that every woman’s body is different, so what works for some doesn’t work for others. Even if a scientific research study shows that, for example, flax or chia seeds help balance hormones and regulate periods naturally, the same foods may not stabilize your menstrual cycle.

It’s important to figure out what is causing your menstrual problems. Once you determine the cause, it’ll be easier to find the right foods for regular periods.

3. Colorful foods that are NOT white (avoid white bread, crackers, pasta, rice)

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Foods to Help You Get Regular Periods

Most natural foods are not white. White foods such as bread, buns, crackers and pasta are processed to the point of being unhealthy! Avoid eating foods such as white flour, sugar, white potatoes, white bread, white pasta, and white rice. They disrupt your menstrual cycle by creating insulin surges that result in fat storage. This excess fat storage negatively affects ovulation and menstruation – which is why you should not eat processed white foods if you want regular periods.

According to a research study conducted at the University of Texas Health Science Center and published Nutrition, some nuts such as walnuts contain melatonin. Melatonin promotes better sleep, which will help you feel healthier and happier.

Nuts, Chocolate & Dried Fruit Trail Mix for Regular Periods
Nuts, Chocolate & Dried Fruit Trail Mix for Regular Periods

The Happy Belly Nuts, Chocolate & Dried Fruit Trail Mix is an excellent snack food that has a variety of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Beta-sitosterol in nuts, for example, that helps lower blood cholesterol levels. It also helps balance cortisol (a stress hormone), and it may also help restore other hormones to normal levels. 

Nuts and dried fruit are delicious, healthy foods that regulate periods by stabilizing hormones, improving overall health, and maintaining a steady blood sugar. Read 23 Best Vegetables to Eat for a Normal Menstrual Cycle to learn more.

4. Raspberry leaf tea for “the female system”

Yogi Raspberry Leaf Tea Supports the Female System
Raspberry Leaf Tea for Menstrual Regularity

Yogi Tea – Woman’s Raspberry Leaf – Supports the Female System – A soothing blend that contains Raspberry Leaf, which is traditionally used for centuries by midwives and Western herbalists to regulate periods and ease menstrual discomfort.

Yogi Raspberry Leaf Tea contains herbs to help soothe the minor tensions and discomfort of your monthly cycle. If you’re prone to PMS (premenstrual syndrome), you might enjoy this warm brew because it addresses common menstrual discomforts.

5. Matcha green tea muffins

Green Tea Muffins for Regular Periods
Matcha Green Tea Muffins for Regular Periods

Jade Leaf Matcha Green Tea Powder proves that healthy teas aren’t just for sipping! Green tea powder can become an essential food for healthy, regular periods. For example, Jade Leaf’s Matcha Green Tea Powers Healthy Superfood – matcha is a great source of beneficial green tea nutrients and natural energy.

Green tea contains theanine, which blocks the release of cortisol. According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, green tea extract can increase metabolism and fat burning. Some naturopaths recommend drinking four cups of green tea daily for the full health benefits.

6. Protein-laden foods for regular periods

“Finding sources of balanced protein can be a challenge for busy women, but it is a must for hormonal balance,” writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week. “The more you balance your hormones, the more regular your menstrual cycle will be. Plant proteins are especially good for enhancing fertility and hormonal balance: almonds, walnuts, peanuts, cheese, hard boiled eggs, soy chips, hummus, canned sardines, and edamame.” Lean chicken, beef, turkey and other meats are high in protein and iron.

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Protein powder for regular periods

If you don’t eat much meat or other protein-laden foods, consider a protein powder such as the Vegan Plant Based Protein Powder Shake, Gluten Free, Non Dairy, Non Soy, Non GMO

I’m not much of a meat-eater; I put protein powder in my cereals, muffins, and even on my salads. I don’t like dairy foods because they disrupt my system, but cottage cheese, yogurt, milk and other dairy delights can be healthy sources of protein. 

You might consider soy-based forms of protein. However, soy contains estrogen – so if you have an estrogen-based health issue, talk to your doctor before eating soy to regulate your periods naturally. Some nutritionists say soy can improve heart health when consumed daily. Soy also keeps bones strong, lowers cholesterol, and eases the symptoms of menopause. Research conducted at the University of Illinois suggests that soy protein might also help with weight management, because it helps increase metabolism and limits the growth of fat cells.

7. A Vitamin D supplement for regular periods

Vitamin D isn’t readily available in most foods, which makes this vitamin hard to absorb naturally. Eat vitamin D-fortified milk products, tuna, egg yolks, salmon, sardines, and (yuck) cod liver oil. I also drink lots of skim milk, which has vitamin D added.

If you aren’t getting enough vitamin D, consider a Vitamin D3 Softgel Supplement. This vitamin improves communication between your cells, which stabilizes your hormones. Vitamin D is also vital in cancer protection – especially breast, colon, ovarian, and prostate cancers. In How to Get Rid of Period Pain Quickly and Easily, I describe in more detail the benefits of Vitamin D for getting regular periods and herbal teas for relieving painful menstrual cramps.

Also, make sure you’re getting enough sunlight. Where you live and the color of your skin determines how much time you should spend in the sun; my research tells me that the average North American should spend about 10 minutes in the sun about 2-3 times per week.

8. A daily dose of dark chocolate

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Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars for Dark Chocolate

Raw Rev Glo Protein Bars – Double Chocolate Brownie Batter Chocolate are healthier than the typical chocolate bars in stores. Try to avoid the cheaper chocolate bars and even granola bars; they don’t contain the same nutrients, minerals, or even fiber of a protein bar.

Dark chocolate contains flavenoids, which have estrogen-like activity and help improve circulation by reducing platelet clumping, writes Dr Booth in The Venus Week. Flavenoids also enhance microcirculation in the ovaries and endocrine glands, and increase dopamine (a “feel good” hormone). Not just any old chocolate will do: eat dark chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa solids.

I’ve also heard of probiotic dark chocolate bars, but I haven’t tried them yet. I know probiotics are super healthy, but don’t know if they’re a food that helps regulate periods.

8. Castor oil and hot water bottles

Heritage Store Castor Oil is a new-to-me way to naturally regulate your menstrual cycle. It’s derived from the seeds of the Castor Oil plant and has been used by many cultures for centuries to promote healing – reproductive system healing in particular.  In the past it was referred to as “Palma Christi” because it’s leaves were believed to resemble the Hands of Christ, able to perform healing miracles.

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Hot Water Bottle With a Comforting Knit Cover

Castor oil has been found to help address congestion in the pelvic floor, increase blood flow and circulation to the uterus and ovaries, soften scar tissue (from c-sections, laproscopic surgery, cysts, cervical dysplasia or cancer), shrink fibroids, help with endometriosis pain, period cramping and irritable bowel syndrome.

I recently learned about the benefits of a castor oil pack to balance your hormones and soothe an aching tummy. Add a Hot Water Bottle With a Knit Cover for extra comfort!

Here’s how to use castor oil and hot water bottles to ease period pain: Moisten a flannel pack (an old T-shirt will do) with warmed castor oil. Place the oil-side down on your lower abdomen with a hot-water bottle on top of the flannel pack. Cover with a towel. Do this daily for an hour – but not when you’re getting your period) for a few months. Then, gradually reduce frequency to twice a month. Claudia Welch, author of Balance Your Hormones, Balance Your Life, says your period might become heavier or more painful, but that’s just stagnation clearing from the uterus.

8. Iron supplements and foods for medium-heavy periods

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Solgar’s Gentle Iron Vegetable Capsules are iron supplements for women who struggle with anemia (symptoms are fatigue, low energy, low immunity, feelings of heaviness and even depression).

Research shows that iron deficiency caused by anemia may affect your physical performance, cognitive function, mood, and overall quality of life. I take iron supplements because I have ulcerative colitis, and I had heavy periods. My menstrual cycle was regular, but I didn’t eat enough iron-rich foods.

If your periods are both irregular and heavy, you might consider taking iron supplements. One of the common causes of iron deficiency and anemia is heavy bleeding during menstruation. If you don’t get enough iron in your diet or the foods you eat, your body’s iron stores will diminish and you’ll experience fatigue.

Bonus Tip for Regular Periods: Learn about Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

While irregular periods are common among teenage girls, an underlying hormonal disorder may be the cause of long-term irregular periods in adult women. If you have PCOS you may need to talk to a gynecologist or holistic health practitioner for more specific advice on how to get regular periods.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is an endocrine disorder that is characterized by an excess of androgens or male hormones in the body. The imbalance of hormones interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries, which can prevent ovulation and menstruation.

Menstruation begins on average at age 12 for most women, and a normal menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. Girls should have a regular menstrual cycle within approximately two years after they get their first period, or by age 17 at the latest. If you’ve been getting your period for more than two years and you’re over 17 years old, you may want to talk to a doctor about how to regulate your period – and you may need more than information about foods to make your menstrual cycle regular.

Your comments on how to get regular periods are welcome below! I can’t offer advice, but you may find it helpful to share your experience. Talk to a gynecologist or your family doctor about the best foods for regular periods based on your specific diet, lifestyle, age, and genetic makeup.

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387 thoughts on “9 Foods to Help You Get Regular Periods”

  1. Hi im 35 and my doctor told me im haveing early premenopause at a early age and that my ovaries is not working well I’m very nervous i am taking stuff for it but i wanted to make my period come faster then the medication I’m on what can I take Natural

  2. I am 24 years old and have sex with my boyfriend. I am not getting regular menstruation cycle or periods. Please suggest me regarding this.

  3. Hello,
    My name is Neha,i am 18 years old. I had my last periods on 7th of December 2017 for normal 5days as usual. I have not get my next periods till now. My menstrual cycle has always remain regular, after every 30-40 days I had my periods but now it not so any more.
    Please suggest me ,what I should do?

  4. Hi.. my name is Aakriti, I am 18 years old. I usually have irregular periods, maximum 5 months gap. I am not aneamic as well. What shall I do??

  5. Jesus Christ is a Healer. In the name of Jesus I ask that you heal my body and everyone else who is going through same problem. In the name of Jesus Amen. Jesus is Lord and he’s a Healer. He healed many people in the Bible, he received this power from God. Because he is the Son of God. No prophet can heal people only God himself. No prophet has ever healed someone. They just give their messages that is from God. But Jesus he has been given that Power from Our Heavenly Father. Amen Trinity Holy Spirit, Son, and God and it’s one. So if you reject Jesus, then you’re really rejecting the Father who sent him. The devil can’t heal people, the truth is not in him. He’s limited but he’s a great deceiver. He’s still deceiving people until the end and bring the people with him to Hell. Satan you are defeated when Jesus died on the Cross of Cavalry. So Satan you are defeated in this problem of mine in the name of Jesus. This problem is not mine, it’s the Lord Jesus and he is Mighty in Battle. Amen God Bless! All from all over the Nations. Jesus is Lord Above all. God of reconciliation. God of All Nations Amen

  6. Hi,
    I and my wife had intercourse two days before she menstruated, and she has not got her menses yet. Could you specify the reason, please, and when will she get her period?

  7. Hi…i have done so much to regulate my periods but after my second baby i m so much worried coz i dnt get periods on time n secondly if they comes first 3 days only a spot of bleedng occur thn further 6 days normal bleedng occurs….i m really fed up of this kindly help me….

  8. The best way to learn how to get a regular period is to figure out what’s causing your menstrual cycle to be irregular — or what’s preventing your periods from coming. What did your doctor, gynecologist, or naturopathic physician say about why you haven’t gotten a period in five months?

  9. Its already 5months and yet my period is not comming. Do know what do with this.Please help me if you are more knowledgable about this problem of mine.

  10. I know how frustrating it is to not get regular periods – especially if you want to get pregnant! And, searching the internet for tips and foods that make menstrual cycles regular doesn’t work very well. The information isn’t specific or deep, and it’s often just the same tips over and over.

    So, I wrote this ebook, called 97 Natural Ways to Regulate Your Period:

    The best way to get regular periods is to start experimenting with one food or health tip at a time, and listen to your body. Your body knows what she needs – you just need to take time to listen and take good care of yourself.

  11. How to make my periods regular? I’m 8 months delayed because my hormone is inbalance? I’m looking for Home remedies or Hebal that make my hormones balance? thanks.

    1. omg i feel you, its been 5 months and im kinda freaking out about why its late. but i think since your period is 8 months late, you should go see a doctor

  12. I know you can’t tell me how to make my menstrual cycle regular, but do you know what the most common causes of irregular periods are? It would help me find a solution, I think, because my period has been unpredictable for a year. I don’t know what caused it but it would help to have a list of possibilities!

    Thank you,

  13. Hi
    I’m yashika 20 yrs old and not getting periods regularly. It some how take gap 2-3 months. And also I consulted to doctor but not fine results are coming out.can uh plz tell me how to get regular periods.

    1. hi my name is ayesha and am having the same problem, did you find any cure or solution for it?? can you please tell me how to make my menstrual cycle regular?

  14. Hi,SIS…i am suffering from irregular periods for a long time. My periods come after 2 weeks if I take a tablet which is doctor prescribed. Now my period is coming after 1 month. So, how do I get rid of this problem and get regular periods?

  15. When you went to the fertility doctor or gynecologist, what did he or she say about your irregular periods? The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular is to talk to a doctor, gynecologist, or fertility doctor in person.

    Online articles – such as this one – that offer tips for regulating your menstrual periods are good for general information, but to get specific health advice you really need to see a doctor in person. A gynecologist or fertility doctor can do in-person tests to determine the reason your periods are irregular. I can’t do that over the Internet; nobody can. I also can’t tell you why your body and hormones aren’t regular and stable.

    What is holding you back from talking to a gynecologist in person?

  16. Hi iam 35yrs old and I am married and have one daughter 11yrs old and I am not having regular mensus can u please help me for my regular mensus 16yrs of my marriage

  17. I’m 37 years old and have irregularities in my period. Actually I’ve had no menses for the last year and a half, so I need a solution to get a regular menstrual cycle.

  18. Hi I’m Lufel 17 years of age my menstruation now is after 2 to 3 months before i can have menstruation I am scared about of this. What is this can you help me? Thanks.

    1. I am 25 and unmarried having very less menstrual flow from last 2 months. Usually my perids last for 4-5 days but frm last 2 mnths it last hardly for 2 days.

  19. i have consulted a doctor, they said me to follow the diet and exercise.
    Could you let me know diet which i have to follow to get regular periods.

  20. Hii I am 18 and my 1st period was when i was 17 and.it was regular till 2-3 monthsI don’t have regular menstrual cycle plz suggest me to have it with what kind of yoga , diet, natuarlly ????

  21. hy my name is thandokuhle and am 23 Years old about to get married
    am having a problem i’ve never experienced Menstrual Cycle in my life and i consulted Several doctors still no help
    what can i do to have them running

  22. Yes, grief could definitely mess up your periods! Anything that stresses your mind, emotions, and spirit can have a direct effect on your body. And, every month a woman’s body goes through changes that affect her periods…which is why your period isn’t the exact same every month.

    The only thing I know for sure about periods is that they change. For some women, they change every month….and for others, they change every year or more. Even if you’ve always had a regular period, something could happen to change it and make your period irregular – and this can be anything from a major life upset to eating too much soy.

    If you want to find out what’s happening with your periods, you need to talk to a doctor in person. Even then, you probably won’t get an exact answer…but you’ll be closer to getting a regular menstrual cycle than by searching the internet for clues! There are so many unknowns, it’s impossible for me to say why your period is irregular and how to make it regular again.

    Talk to your doctor. Learn to accept your body’s irregularities as normal, for a woman’s body is regular when it is changing!

    And I’m sorry I can’t give you the answers you’re looking for.


    1. Hi. I’m 24 years old and I noticed that I get period every month but not the same every month. My friend said she gets hers every 28th of the month but mine doesn’t. Mine lasts 3-4days only and very light flow every month. Do I still need to go to a doctor or it’s normal? Thank you.

  23. I’m 41 years old and I lost my Mom last year in November and I notices my periods are messed up as my periods were always right on schedule. Could stress and grieving could be it? Will my periods be back to normal?

  24. Hey im aradhya..n im 15 years old…n hav not got my periods since 7-8 months…n imm seriously very tensed…im 92 kgs…please help me out…wid dis problem….!!!!

  25. hi, I am 27 years old unmaried girl… till last year my period was regular but this year i found much irregularity in periods.. not after having periods for threemonths i consult a lady doctor which is also gynecologist.. she said me to compete a medicaton coarse of three konths.. in that period she prescribed me folic acid and iron tablets as well as hormonal balance tablet.. during this period again cycle become accurate..after competion of three months she did my ultasound and said reports are clear.. u r perfect.. no need to worry and thats it.. now its again one and half month passed i didn’t get period.. i m much worried about that plz help me what should i do. my diet is perfect.. i take milk daily.. eat vegetables as well as fruits.. eat properly.. much worrid about my situation.. one thing i must mention that most of the time i remain busy n my work.. university work.. doing phd..

  26. Hi my name is cassandra i have irregular periods but when I do get my period it comes like a brownish color dose anyone know what it means or why this is happening

  27. I give birth with CS so since then my period can only last for just one day is not normal flow just a little, how can I make it to flow normal pls

  28. What did your family doctor or gynecologist say about the reason your menstrual cycle isn’t normal? The first thing you need to do is listen to his or her advice, especially after getting a female fertility or ovulation test done. You might even get blood work done, to see what’s happening with your hormones.

    There are no quick tips or easy foods that make your periods regular. Articles like this are great for general information, but if you want personal health advice, you really need to see your gynecologist or family doctor in person.

    Take care of your body, and see your doctor!

  29. Hey my name is Angela I just got married a week ago and I need advice I have four kids. And my youngest is three I have not had a period sense I had my last daughter I have been trying to have a baby with my husband but I know I haven’t had a period so I can’t have one it’s been about three mths that I have a dark brown spotting am not to sure why anyone have as y ideas of what I should do to get a period normally thanks for your time……

  30. When you went to your family doctor or gynecologist, what did she say about why your periods are irregular? The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular is to find out what is causing your periods not to show up.

    Also, most young women have irregular periods because their hormones are still changing a great deal. But if you’re not getting a cycle at all, there may be other health issues. Or maybe you’re normal! It’s impossible to say for sure, without talking to your doctor or gynecologist.

    Go, talk to a doctor. Learn what’s happening with your body, and get medical advice that is specific to your own menstrual cycle. That’s the best way to get help with your period!

  31. Hi
    I’m 14 year old. I have had my period for 7 months. My period last for 8 days and the next one starts 22 days later. Can you help me to make my period last earlier and the next one starts later. (Because I can’t deal with it and it destroys my life!!! ) I really need hep!

  32. Other than the natural foods in this article, I know of no other ways to get regular menstrual cycles. If you missed one period – or it’s late – sometimes it’s just the way our bodies flow. Sometimes our periods are irregular because of stress, different sleep patterns, different foods, and so on. If you’ve been getting irregular periods for a long time, then you should see a doctor in person. If it happens once in a while, then maybe it’s just the normal way your body flows.

    If I were you, I’d talk to a naturopathic doctor about how to get regular periods. Something may be happening in your body that is unusual. The only way to figure that out is to talk to a doctor in person about how to regulate your period in natural ways.

    Here’s another article that may help:

    9 Things That Can Make Your Period Irregular

    But, remember that the tips you find on the internet are general, not specific to your body. To get specific tips, you really need to talk to a gynecologist, family doctor, or naturopath in person! Get the right tests to determine what’s going on in your body.


  33. Hi,

    I’m Maui. I’m 19 years old. I was so curious why I don’t have my period at all unlike of my other friends who had their period when they were 13-15 years old. I feel so worried right now and thinking what is the cause of this. I don’t have any idea. What should I do? What exercises and foods do I need to make my menstrual cycle regular? I hope you will help me out here.

    Thank you.

  34. It really depends on your body and other health issues. The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular is to talk to a gynecologist in person, so you can get specific health care help that is dedicated to your own body.

    Be careful about getting specific advice about health issues on the internet. These articles are intended for general information, not personal advice. Just be careful – and don’t take supplements or anything without checking with your doctor first!

  35. Hey, I am 165cm and weigh 63 kilos, recently have started eating less, and better foods because I used to eat so much crap, and i have not had my period for 3 months! I’m really nervous that I will not be able to have children, but everyone is saying that “its just an imbalance of hormones.” Is there anything I can change to get my period again?

  36. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Follow the doctor’s advice for diet and exercise, and give your body time to adjust. It takes a year on average to get pregnant, even for women with regular menstrual cycles! Get lots of rest, and try not to stress about conceiving a baby. It will happen when your body is ready.

    1. Hello
      I am 31and unmarried having very less flow from last 2 months. Usually my perids last for 4-5 days but frm last 2 mnths it last hardly for 2 days. Should i go for the castor oil treatment you said ?
      Or start omega 5 fish oil supplemets?


  37. Hi am Hanna. 23 yr old..married 9 months ago.I have irregular periods. Consulted doctor..did blood tests and scan .found out pcos.bt doc told no need to take medicines.bt foolow diet n do exercises. I need to get conceive. Plz help me some tips for the same.

  38. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    If you’re looking for foods, products, or ways to make your make your menstrual cycle regular, you really need to consult a doctor! Make an appointment with a gynecologist, and get health information that is specifically for your body.

    Don’t seek medical advice on the internet — the articles on this blog and all health websites are for general advice, not personal or specific prescriptions for making your menstrual cycle regular.

  39. Hi my name is razia I am 30years old woman I have 4 children the last one is 3years old. Know I want again a baby but my periods are irregular. Doctor said ovaries are not making eggs I have used many medicines but usless plz tell me what to doto have regular periods and become pregnant will you plz recommend any medicine.

  40. hi I am 22 years old unmarried girl.I have a problem of thyroid nd my period is irregular.I am taking thyronorm as suggested by the doctor n frequently going for regular check up…doctor says everything is fine with Harmon ,it’s under control but my problem is still the same.I have missed my three periods…I am helpless…what should I do???? plz help me…

  41. hi im airen my period is irregular , my doctor give a medecine name: provera is these medicine safe? its either 2 to 3 months gap of my period ..im curious bcoz i feel pain when inside when my period was delayed , i feel not good!! my lower body get crams,, im 5’3 of hieght and 52 kilos.. im 21 years old.. what should i do!! im suffering in this kind of irregularity.. honesty im always stress coz im a college student and i always have a assignment!! but i eat healthy food,,, plss help me!!!

    1. Hi, I’m Marj. I am a college student as well and had irregular periods for almost 3 yrs now and knew that I have PCOS. My ob gyne also gave me provera to help with my period. I also drank pills for 6mos and also got my period in the same 6mos I was taking my pills. But after that 6mos, I never got my period again up until now. I am changing my diet and trying to work out a bit to help with my pcos. I was just wondering how yours is turning out. Thanks,!

  42. Hello! My name is jasmin i am 14 years old . I am not getting my periods from last 4-5 months . I got my periods in the age of 11 and from that age there was always some iregularity in my periods a gap of 1 or 2 months but now this irregularity is getting more well i weight 52. Plzzz reply me what to do ?????

    1. Hi it’s the same for me. I am 14 now and have had my period since I was 12 years old and there was always a 1 or 2 month gap between, my periods were irregular. Now I have not got my period for 3 months. Do you now know what was wrong and what did u do to make your menstrual cycle regular? Pls let me know bc i want to know what i should do

  43. Hi Doc,
    I’m Hammy, I’m 43 yrs old and have been having irregular menstrual periods for some time now, I have read a lot of your articles about menstrual cycle challenges, I need your advice as my menses stopped since about six months now. I’m specifically worried because am still childless. What foods do I eat to make my cycle regular?

  44. Hi,
    Iam Suzan iam 23 years old since 6 months iam having problem with in my period that i have only two days period after that it stops, so plz guide me what should i do that it became normal.

  45. Hi,I’m sweety and I’m 28 yrs old.my right is 5’1. My eight is 169 pound.I
    I am having irregular period problem how to I make my period regular PLO tell me some Medici e or vegetables name to make period regular

  46. Hi i am 22 years old and having an irregular period. My last period is on 4months back but untill now im not having a period yet,before I was getting One month grap, Can you please help me to make my irregular period become regular and how to maintain it… Wat all fruits and vegetables to have?

  47. hey, i m 23 yrs old and since last two years i m facing irregularity in my mensturation cycle so kindly help me because i m getting fat and 5.1′ height and 79 kg weigh. i do eat chocolate and dry fruits sometimes and even though i have consulted many doctors and done many tests of uterus and everything is fine and she even told me to loose weight but this thing happened same to my paternal cousin who is slim and hr height is also good

  48. Hi I’m 20 I had my first period when I was 12 every thing was good and regular till I turned 16 I barely got them and now I don’t get them anymore I really want to have a baby and I’m scared to go to the doctor about it 🙁

  49. Hi I m 21 years old … weight 58 kg height 5-4 … I have periods irregularity since I have my 1st period I consult many of doctor but there is no positive effect. .. wht I have to di plzz guide

  50. Hi iam 20 years old I’ve started my period when I was 13years old.every thing was normal. but now iam experiencing long period, since I was 16 years I’ve been bleeding non -stop.the problem started when I start preventing. using nur isterate injection .now iam always on my period and it is painful. I don’t know how to stop bleeding. please help me on how stop bleeding, what do I have to do or eat,drink. iam desperate to control my menstruation problem.

  51. Hii my name is shraddha I’m 19 years old and I have irregular periods. I don’t know wat to do I suggest gynecologist homeopathic doctor but no effect periods come only when I took medicine of periods. Weight is increasing day by day and pimples too plz reply

  52. Hi i am 22 year old my i have period Every month but flow was not good only 1st and 2nd i gt flow after that its stop please suggest me i had gone to doctor also. but till the time i take medicine flow is normal then agin same problem kindly suggest

  53. Hi my name is Theresa and I’m almost 14 and u haven’t seen my period in almost 3 to 4 months. I’m 5ft and I weigh 85

  54. HI, i’m getting periods for every 24 days and lasts for 5-6 days. Is it regular cycle or i have to consult a doctor.My age is 23 and i got married 7 months before. please suggest me what i have to do.

  55. Have not seen my period nd am scared of it nd the month is ending tomorrow but am taken combination 3 I dnt knw if is thw cause of th delay.

  56. Hi I am 25yrs old I didn’t married last till last month period was correct but this month date is delaying for 15 days…. I have lot of stress, I did not sleep at correct time and I couldn’t take food correct some days didn’t eat anything even water also BT I have periods pain some time I feel like I got period. And my height is increasing.Now what I have to do for this

  57. Hello I’m 26 and have missed my period more then 3 months ago ..not pregnant .. Seen my doctor ovaries are fine but still not got my periods .. M very scared what should I do

  58. Am 32yrs old , married for 6yrs wirhout issue .Since last month my period is delayed for 15 days now have not even see my period this month

  59. Hi,I am 32 years old have been married for over 4 years now without issue and my period has not been stable.pls tell me what to do.

  60. hi i am 20yrs old.My weight is 65kgs. Due to the overweight i am not getting regular periods.pls suggest me to get rid of my problem..

  61. Hi I am 23yrs old I didn’t married last till last month period was correct but this month date is delaying for 15 days…. I have lot of stress, I did not sleep at correct time and I couldn’t take food correct some days didn’t eat anything even water also BT I have periods pain some time I feel like I got period. Now what I have to do for this

  62. Hi I had my first period when I was 13 years old. Now I am 22 years old, i have a period every month and its ovulatory but I have long cycles like 37 days interval between each cycle. Since having Wellwomen vitamins and eating less carbohydrates i.e. pasta, my last two cycles were shorter and more regular, with no pms ! worth a try.

  63. Hi i am 22 years old and having an irregular period. My last period is on november last year but untill now im not having a period yet, although 6 months ago. Can you please help me to make my irregular period become regular and how to maintain it… thank you.

  64. hi, I m 27 yr old, I had pcod detection in 2010, I got treatment but since I have irregular. Now my usg is normal. I take allopathic or homeopathic treatment but menstrual is irregular it is in 30 to 40 days, please give me a suggestion as soon as possible, thanks

  65. May you find peace and healing, as you struggle to find the right foods to make your menstrual cycle regular. If your periods are irregular, the first step you need to take is to see a doctor – a gynecologist or naturopathic physician – in person. Get the required tests done. If you don’t feel comfortable with the doctor, seek a second opinion.

    I can’t offer medical advice, or anything other than a list of the foods that regulate menstruation. Each woman’s body is different. Every woman needs to find out what’s going on with her own body, so she can make her periods regular and get healthy overall.

    I pray for healing for all women who are searching for foods that make their menstrual cycles regular. May you find the right doctor, the right information, and the right type of healing.


  66. hello.. im 24years old.and i have ceased mensturation for 3 months now.i went to see a doctor and did all sort of test and was informed i have ovarian cyst but its normal in every woman but im confused and wanna have my periods.. what should i do?

  67. Hi..i am 24 years old.im married for 4 years..we want a baby but my period is so irregular its been two years i never had my period.i am overweight.my weight is 61kls and my height is 5’4″..what should i do to make my “irregular period” a regular.i need help

  68. I am housewife and i also facing this problem of irregular periods.one year was passed my marriage and i get consult of doctor of six month but their was no change in this.i want to become pregant but this irregular periods are avoiding this from me

  69. Smita, have u consulted with ur doctor regarding PCOs? Medicine depends upon parameter of health.Better you go to any doctor for physical checking and get the medicines. Do not take PCOs lightly.

  70. Hi…
    I am 25 years old.we got married on 2013.as of now we have an idea of getting baby.but my period is irregular and I diagonised that I am having pcod..wht should i do to get rid of this. .ur help pls…???

  71. Hi, I am 19 years old. My height is 5’2″ and my weight is 62 kg. I have irregular periods. I knew its due to overweight and I lost my 4 kgs. At that time I was having regular period for 3 months but now again I am suffering from irregular periods. Plz suggest me what should I do

  72. Hi Team, My name is Smita. My problem is my periods are irregular. Sometimes it comes on time, normally it got postponed till 1 ½ to 2 months also. In that case, I had heavy periods, sometimes I had to take medicine for stop bleeding. After that I feel weakness. After blood test my doctor told me that I am suffering from Polycystic Ovaries. & also I am taking Tegrital 200 tablet from 1 year. Please can you give me proper guidance on this.
    Smita D

  73. Neeta, pl.consult another doctor. Can u state the stage of PCOD? It is true that all PCOD are not really so harmful but cure of the disease is primary concern.Better consult with an ayurvedic doc. for cure.

  74. Dear Neeta,

    Thank you for being here, and commenting on my article about foods that make your menstrual cycle regular.

    If I were you, I’d talk to a different gynecologist. It doesn’t seem right that he withholds medicine until after oyu get married! You want to get your periods regulated now, not later — and you need to know if your fertility is affected by the pcod.

    My suggestion is to get a second opinion from a different gynecologist. Your health is very important, and you need to get this taken care before it gets worse — and before you get married!

    Blessings, I wish you all the best as you figure out how to treat your pcod,

  75. Hi All, I am a 28yrs old unmarried girl. My problem is my periods are not at all regular. Sometimes it come by 2-3 months after and doesn’t stop. Then i have to consult my dr. for this. She gave me some medicine to stop bleeding. I consult with gynecologist also. After sonography and blood test it shows that i am suffering from PCOD. He told me not to worry, but he didn’t give me any medicine. He told me after marriage i will give medicine. I am totally confused and worried, as my marriage will be next year. Kindly give me suggestion on this.

  76. Another thing to remember about making your menstrual cycle regular is that hardly anyone has a menstrual cycle that lasts exactly 28 days. There’s wide variation among women’s periods – and what you need to know is what is normal for YOU. Even then, an occasional irregular menstrual cycle is nothing to worry about.

    It’s when the occasional irregular menstrual cycle turns into always having no or irregular periods – that’s when you need to talk to a family doctor or gynecologist about how to make your menstrual cycle regular. Foods can help, but not if you have a problem such as endometriosis or polycystic ovary syndrome.

  77. Thanks Neha,However, if u live in Kolkata or nearby then definitely you can come to my hospital for checking and necessary treatment.Alternatively if u want, you can contact me at my email address for further consultation.

  78. Thanks for your suggestions Dr. D. Mandal and Laurie. Well i know i should get rid of obesity because it can lead to other problems as well. But I have heard that instense exercise can also cause delay in mensuration. Moreover i dont wanna deprive my body of any essential nutrient by going on dieting

  79. I don’t think there are any “cure all” foods you can eat to make your menstrual cycle regular, because the reason your periods are irregular affects your body’s hormones and cycle. For instance, my periods aren’t regular right now because I’m going through a stressful time. I can eat all the fish oils and healthy veggies in the world, but it won’t make my menstrual period regular because my hormones are affected by other things.

    That’s why it’s of ultimate importance for you to see your gynecologist or family doctor in person, and not rely solely on online help for foods that regulate your periods.

  80. Neha, first thing you must be alert regarding your overweight.You may have a chance of PCO. Secondly,you need to consult doctor as doctor can after checking give you actual medication. You can better consult with an ayurvedic doctor.It seems from your remarks physical checking is essential for u.However as a doctor I can safely recommend “ASHOKARISHTYA” FOR YOU.BUT CONSULTATION WITH DOCTOR IS ESSENTIAL FOR YOU.

  81. Hey,in beginning my period was regular and after few years they are now irregular for many years …I have done many test but still didn’t find a reason for my period not to come regular . They won’t come for months and months which is very upsetting for me.is there anything I can do or eat to regulate my period? Thanks!!

  82. My age is 19. I am 5feet 2 inches tall. My weight is 74 kgs. I have irregular period since last 2 years. At times i dont have period for upto 6 months. I consulted a homeopath doctor and relied on his medicine. But even that helped in making my periods regular for three months. I am still facing irregularities. Haven’t had my period since august. Besides this i m also facing great hair loss. Please suggest me what to do. As i live in a rural area i am quite scared to consult doctors because of the side effects

  83. my period have missed now its 3 months, my suprise is when it get my previous cycle time all signs I used to have appear my at the end nothing comes out what I have to now

  84. To learn the best ways to make your menstrual cycle regular – including foods for regular periods – you need to talk to a doctor in person. A gynecologist is a good place to start. You might even consider talking to a naturopath or doctor of Chinese medicine, perhaps one who specializes in acupuncture or herbs to regulate your hormones.

    Be careful about seeking medical advice on the internet. It’s potentially dangerous to your health to ask for health tips that are specific to your body! A gynecologist or naturopathic doctor should examine you in person before giving medical advice.

    My food tips for women who want to regulate their periods are general, and won’t harm you. But if you need specific advice for your menstrual cycle, then you need to talk to a doctor in person.


  85. Hi .I always get periods delaye,45 days is my cycle range.since my adolesence..After child birth it has become 37 days .recently I had gone to a Dr , since I dint get my periods for 3 months ..she had given me a hormone tablet , duphaston ,2 tablets a day to take for 5 days …. After stoppING it ,5 days later I got my periods ….It was on 10 Oct 2014 .this same month I got my periods once again ..that is on 27 Oct 2014…….I was diagnosed with multi follicles during her scan . ……what is the reason for this ……whether this is the power of that hormone tablets ……Pl reply ……

  86. Pooja, I understand your problem as India is a poor country and I know the condition of my many patients. If you are Indian and live in Kolkata then definitely you can come to my hospital for checking and necessary treatment.

  87. I’m. 24 years old femal who recently went back to my gynecologist after. Not having a period regularly in every month . my doctor give mi some medicain to get period in five days and to get bloodtest , sonogriphy done but I don’t have that much of money and the medicain are causesin me very strong so I stop taking them plz I need or help and advice .

  88. Dear Fatou,

    I think the best thing to do is talk to another gynecologist or natural health practitioner — get a second opinion. It doesn’t sound like the first doctor was very helpful! Sometimes we need to keep seeing doctors until we get answers.

    Try not to worry – try to trust that you WILL find the answers and you will get pregnant. I encourage you to get in-person advice on how to make your menstrual cycle regular, because you may be misled by advice about getting pregnant on the internet.


  89. Hi am 37 yrs old and I don’t have any child yet. I have my period on the 8th July 2014 and we are in October still nothing. I saw some brown spotting on 7th September for two days which I tough it was implanting blood. After 2 weeks I did pregnent test which is negative. I saw a gynaecology who says day two of my period let me go for blood text. But the period is not coming and am so worried what to do. Can anybody advise me please.
    Many thanks in advance

  90. hi,

    my weight is 70kg and my hight is 153cm. i do some excersices and diat. my period is late by 9 days. normaly my period is irreguler. what should i do for reguler period?
    thank you.


  91. Hello Joanne,

    Irregular periods could be caused by stress, weight gain or loss, prescription medications, change in sexual habits, food, lack of sleep…..and nobody can predict when your period will come. I’ve experienced the symptoms of PMS and then skipped a period!

    Your best bet is to see a gynecologist in person, and talk about why your cycle isn’t regular.


  92. My period was suppose to come yesterday. Usually it’s on the dot… But last month it came a week early (which my next cycle should be yesterday)… But I’m bloating, and my breasts are tender and sore… Does that mean it’s going to be here really soon?

  93. Dear happy,

    I don’t think a light period means your menstrual cycle will stop. Some women have light periods, others have heavy ones. Some women have regular periods, others are all over the place! Every woman is different. I even find that my periods change from month to month, especially if I’m stressed, sick, or really tired.

    The best way to find the answer to your question, though, is to talk to your doctor and perhaps get a pap smear. Don’t procrastinate if you think you periods are irregular or unhealthy.


  94. Hi,I have an early menstrual cycle every month,and this month it came early too much and it can only take two days and very lite I dnt know what is the problem.does this mean I will stop having periods?

  95. Dear Rachel,

    I don’t know anything about the symptoms of high testosterone, but it’s good that you’re seeing a gynecologist. If you can afford a second opinion, that might be the smartest course of action! Different doctors have different experiences and different specialties (even within a broad specialty, like gynecology). It might be worth getting another gynecologist to check you out and give you some medical advice.

    My prayer for you is that your spirit and enthusiasm not be dampened as you deal with this health issue! I pray you find the right doctor, and that the solution be easy and quick. Stay strong, and keep contacting doctors until you find the answers you’re looking for. Don’t give up, and stay hopeful! You will find out what’s wrong – it may just take some time and energy.


  96. Hello! I am a 27-year-old female who recently went back to my gynecologist… after not having a period for 4 months. She sent me to do some blood work to check my hormone levels. My estrogen, estradiol, tsh with reflex to Ft4, FSH, and prolactin were all in the normal range, however my testosterone levels were crazy high… (317 ng/dl). My dr definitely had concerns about this and sent me for an ultrasound of my kidneys and adrenal gland, which they found no abnormalities. She said that my levels were “beyond the levels she typically sees with patients with PCOS”. Which really made me feel great! 😉 The crazy part is… I have none of the symptoms of high testosterone… no increased hair growth, my voice isn’t any lower, I’m a little overweight (145pds) but I’m not obese, I still have a large bust, so I am just ultra confused… Has anyone seen this before?

    Help and advice is appreciated!!! 🙂

  97. Hi Nicole,

    When you went to the doctor and told her or him what’s been happening with your menstrual cycle, what did he or she say? That’s the best way to get help with your periods – go to a doctor, and get an in-person gynecological exam. Asking for help over the internet might be asking for trouble, because you may have a health condition that can’t be diagnosed or treated online.


  98. Hhi. I would like to ask. I had my last period on june29 and my menstrual cycle is 37 to 40 days. Until i dont have my menstruation. I’m a little tired ( but can be tolerated), still have breast tenderness and my lower abdomen i like their is something that wanted to go out. Like a start of menstruation thing. Today, august 7th, i tried pregnancy test but the result is negative. Just want to ask if this delayed will also be related to my diet and exercise? Because month of july (started 2nd week i think), i started to get concious. I am overweight. Body mass exceeded to normal and i am a short lady. I woke up, drinking an apple cider vinegar mxed with water. Sonetimes 2 glasses l. Then eat my breakfast with rice, vegetables and meat. And i made fruit & vegs juices from carrot, apple, cucumber, a little ginger, grapefruit, tomato, cellery…depending on the availability. Eat bread for lunch and soup for dinner…pls help me…

  99. Dear Anushay,

    How many gynecologists or natural health doctors have you seen? I would advise you to keep going to see different types of doctors, so you can be exposed to different tests and possible therapies to make your menstrual cycle regular.

    Also, what is your intuition telling you about your body? Do you have other health issues? Do you want to get pregnant one day? Are you overweight, or underweight? Do you exercise and eat healthy? Are you happy?

    There are so many possibilities to explore, and we can’t do that over the internet! That’s why I encourage all women to talk to their doctors in person, and go beyond “just” looking for foods to make your menstrual cycle regular. We need to keep searching until we find the solution.

    Go to a different type of doctor (eg, go to a gynecologist if you saw a natural health doctor in the past, and vice versa), and get different types of tests. That’s the best advice I have!

    Blessings and prayers for good health,

  100. Your article is informative. I am having menstrual irregularity since menarche. My hormones are all normal but i have periods 2 to 3 times in a whole year. I took many medications for it but all in vain. Please advise me something. Thanks.


  102. thank you so much for giving me suggestion .. i want to tell u that i had sex with protection 10 days ago my periods date. i checked pregnancy through home test twice and it was negative…can that be issue with my menstrual cycle?

  103. Dear Sadia,

    I think you should talk to your gynecologist about why your periods aren’t regular. You need to talk to an expert in-person to find out what’s going on with your hormones and menstrual cycle.

    Yes, sex can affect your menstrual cycle — but how it changes your periods depends on your hormones, how often you have sex, and other underlying health issues. Again, it really is best to talk to a doctor about how to make your menstrual cycle regular.


  104. hello. last time i got periods on 1 june and today is 21 july and i didn’t get periods. it was early problem with me . i checked to a doctor and took medicine nearly 7 months after that my menstrual cycle was normal. now once again after 7 months i got this problem.. please tell me what i do? and please tell me that can sex disturbs menstrual cycle?l’

  105. Dear Anu,

    What does your gynecologist say about the progesterone supplements and crisanta contraceptive, now that you’re trying to get pregnant? I don’t know anything about those things, but I do know that sometimes women have to be off contraception for 2 or 3 months before trying to conceive a baby. Please talk to your doctor before you go further, to make sure you’re waiting long enough for the hormones to get out of your system.

    Congratulations on your marriage and upcoming family! Be patient and faithful, and you will conceive.


  106. Dear Suji,

    Did your doctor prescribe restrogen? If so, go back to that same doctor and tell him or her what’s happening. It’s not good to try to get personal medical advice about getting regular periods on the internet — you need a gynecologist to see you in person, to give you the best help.

  107. Can anyone advice me on this!!!!! Plz… I took restrogen to stop my periods for a while… Im now getting heat boils like externally… This is really scary now. What do i do to get my regular periods!!!! Plz advice

  108. Hi, 7months back i got married and from then onwards I am not getting my periods regularly. As per gynaecologist’s suggestion i had used progesterone supplement capsules. And she had given me crisanta contraceptive pills as a course for 2months. Now we are planning for kids. I am in a confusion that whether to use those pills,or not? And please let me know the natural ways to regularize my periods.

  109. To have a normal menstrual cycle, you need to go beyond eating foods that make your periods regular. You have to talk to a doctor in person – preferably a gynecologist. You need to find out what is causing your irregular periods, because you may need more than “easy” solutions. It’s easy to eat a balanced diet and take fish oil supplements, but finding the actual cause of your irregular menses is more complicated. And it’s that more complicated cause that is really important to discover!

  110. Good day,I Zai suffering for abnormal menstrual cycle ever since when i was in high school until now I’m 31 yrs old. I have a 1 child she’s 4yrs old.but until now my menstruation still abnormal. sometimes i have monthly but sometimes 2 or 3 months before i have a menstruation. I remember when i was in college 6 months straight no menstruation. What should i do to have a normal menstruation???? Kindly give me your advice and responds..thank you and god bless

  111. There is yet another indication for hormonal imbalance in female body which may lead to PCOS, is the lump at breast and the female can check it very easily.As a doctor, I generally tell my female patient to check breast at regular interval of two weeks and I always advice my patient to go for check up to doctor if any sign of lump persist over for one month at a stretch.This checking is easy and can be in general a sure indication of hormonal imbalance and this also prevents from large scale onslaught of disease of gynaecology.

  112. The most important tip on how to get regular periods is to learn why your periods are irregular. Eating the right food may not make a difference if you have, for example, PCOS.

    Here’s what a recent research study from Loyola Medicine says:

    While irregular periods are common among teenage girls, an underlying hormonal disorder may be to blame if this problem persists. Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is an endocrine disorder that is characterized by an excess of androgens or male hormones in the body. The imbalance of hormones interferes with the growth and release of eggs from the ovaries, which can prevent ovulation and menstruation.

    “PCOS can be overlooked because irregular periods are normal in teens,” said Suzanne Kavic, MD, division director, Reproductive Endocrinology, Loyola University Health System (LUHS). “However, if erratic menstrual cycles persist later into the teen years, girls should see a specialist to determine if something else might be causing this issue.”

    Menstruation begins on average at age 12, and a normal menstrual cycle is approximately 28 days. Dr. Kavic reports that girls should have a regular menstrual cycle within approximately two years after they get their first period or by age 17 at the latest.

    Other symptoms associated with PCOS can include weight gain, hair growth on the body and face, thinning of the hair on the head, acne and infertility. Women with PCOS are at risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol and endometrial cancer. People with PCOS also tend to become resistant to insulin, which can lead to diabetes.

    “Symptoms associated with this syndrome can be concerning to young girls particularly during the teen years, which is already a stressful time,” Dr. Kavic said. “The good news is we can identify PCOS at an early age and begin managing symptoms to alleviate some of the anxiety for these girls.”

    Treatments for PCOS can include a combination of exercise, diet modifications and medication. Weight loss helps to regulate male hormones and blood sugar levels, which can restore ovulation and menstruation. Birth control pills also may be prescribed to control the menstrual cycle while other hormone therapies can decrease androgen levels and curb symptoms.

  113. Dr Mandal,

    Thank you for offering your thoughts on how to get a normal menstrual cycle! I appreciate it, and I know my readers do, too.

  114. Bhawna, better you go to any gynaecologist for checking.
    Consider the following:
    1.Are you suffering from the problem of lower abdominal pain at the time of last period?
    2.Did u felt pain at lower left abdomen at the time of physical relation?
    If the answer to both is yes then better go to any gynaecologist preferably to any ayurveda doctor for your treatment.

  115. I can’t give health advice about how to make your menstrual cycle regular, but I do encourage you to talk to your gynecologist. Be careful about getting personal medical advice on the internet. The internet is a great place for general information, but you need to talk to a doctor to get specific advice for your own body.

  116. hi i have been late for my peiods from couple of months i didnt write the date but i write down that i got my periods in aprril 4th and today is may 18th and i havent got my periods yet i took pregnancy test twice and thet were negative and i am freaking out now i dont know what to do really why i am getting my perioda late every month i walked alot in april we went to hiking three times is it caused my periods late i walk evey month and i walk alot almost 10-15 miles every month sometimes more than that please tell me what to do thanks

  117. hello, i need some help on how to get normal on my menstruation, i got 2 days when i get my menstruation, but when i check to an pregnancy test it says that negative result. can you give some medicine to take, to have my normal menstruation. Please i need some advice. my regular menstruation is 3 days only. thanks for the help.

  118. Hello Anishsanth,

    I can’t tell you if your wife is pregnant – she needs to take a pregnancy test or go see a doctor. The best thing to do is take a pregnancy test, actually.

    If her periods aren’t regular, a gynecologist or naturopath can help her regulate her cycle. I wish I could be more helpful, but the truth is that the best place to get medical health information is in person, from a qualified doctor or health professional.

    I wish you all the best as you try to conceive.


  119. My wife is 24 her period usually 20 on every month.we had intercouse on15 jan 14 and on 20 jan 14 she got periods or bleeding after some days she suffered from vomitting and white discharge from vagina. We have done UPT it shows negative result. and tthis month she supposed to have periods(20 feb 14) but it didnt… is she is pregnant.. kindly give me reply soon

  120. Sir im 23years married at 21 i have irregular periods since my childhood in my previous scan gynacologist declared me that i have a ovariancyst and fibroids in uterus can u please tell me is that effective to conceive..i need a baby im worried about it can i participate in sex now

  121. If your period isn’t regular, make sure you visit a doctor in person to find out the cause. As Dr Mandal said, there may be several reasons why your menstrual cycle isn’t regular – and it’s important to see a doctor in person to figure out why. I know it costs money, but it’s better in the long run to find a way to see a gynecologist in person!

  122. Monica,
    There may be several causes for your problem.Are you sure you are not suffering from iron deficiency or pregnancy or PCO?

  123. hiii i am monica nd had not getting my manstruation cycle properly please suggest me wat is the prob behind this,25th july 2013 is the last tym when i encounter with cycle.

  124. weight gain, no perid

    I weighed 155 before baby.then was 212 right sfter born.never ate so healthy gained 75 punds total.nursed for 2 years stayed at about 230 since baby was a week old.found out I have PCOS poly cysic ovyrian syndrom and after 2 months of low thyroid and metformin meds got down to 218 and had a period after 2 years without.Get an ultra sound to see if you ladies have PCOS it is very common.

  125. I am 33 years old and I have a kid.after his birth for family planning purpose doc advise me to pass injection.now after one year past I don’t have periods cycle .i am worried because I am gaining weight and now I want next baby.

  126. Arathi, you may have iron deficiency. So, better you take iron rich food such as fig, pomegranate etc… and better consult with any Ayurveda physician.

  127. Hi Jove,

    It’s not normal to miss your period for 4 months, unless you’re pregnant.

    What did your doctor say? If you haven’t had a check up, then it’s time!


  128. mam m not getting my periods regularly 🙁 m so worried about it.. i got my periods on april 1st.. now 2 months gone.. 🙁 please suggest some veg foods to get my mensus regularly

  129. hi,
    im jove im not regular but im worried becoz untill now i dont have menstration for 4 months, started since february
    it is normal ?… but im not pregnant, and having sex with my boyfriend.. 🙁

  130. Sometimes irregular periods for teens is regular! That is, their bodies and hormones haven’t adjusted to a normal monthly flow. Some women never have regular periods, which is annoying and even painfully frustrating when it comes time to try to get pregnant (as you can see from some of these reader comments).

    Sometimes it’s normal to have irregular periods because your body is just “like that”, and sometimes there is something causing a problem. Fibroids or endometriosis can disrupt your cycle.

    The bottom line is that you have to see a gynecologist or family doctor in person to learn why your body isn’t regular. It feels embarrassing to talk about it, but it’s better to be embarrassed in the short term instead of agonizing about irregular periods for months or even years!

    If you can’t go to your family doctor, call a teen help line or Planned Pregnancy. There are resources and experts available, but you have to dig them up and find the courage to call!

    Remember that the pain of making the call and asking for help is short…please get in-person help today.

  131. hi. is this still active?

    i think my period irregularity is too serious. i am so worried about this but my mom’s like she doesn’t care -___-. i am turning 17 this year and i am not having my period about a year now. i had my first period when i was 12 and i never had it regularly. please help me and tell me what to do about this. just some tips or reasons why my period is like this. for me, this is embarrassing but i think you can really help me. pls reply.

  132. Hi my name is priya I am 34 I just had a baby after that I don’t have my periods and I think because of that I am gaining weight and one more thing that I am breast feeding mom please help me I don’t want to gain weight

  133. Hi
    I am 24 yrs and i am married 6 month ago but after marriage my period are delaying for weeks.now it is delayed by 2 month.and i checked my pregnancy it showed negative. before my weight was 57kg, now it is 60kg. plzs kindly help me .i am worried, my family wannt me to give them a baby.

  134. The best way to get health advice is by seeing a doctor in person. Your menstrual cycle is connected to your overall health, and you need a doctor to examine you in person before he or she can give you medical advice. I know it’s expensive, uncomfortable, and time-consuming to see a doctor! But, it’s the best way to get help.

  135. i m having irregular periods. Last time I took medicine to have period and can i get pregnant with this irregularity i am worried pls help me to get out of this.

  136. please mam my wife suffuring of irregular menestrual cycle and period times is come she is 1to 2 days takes pad what is the remedies of irreglar mc problem.

  137. Hi,
    Would you plzzz suggest me how to over come severe back pain which comes every month during periods, which makes me cry whole day…plzzz help me out…

  138. Reena, it is a common problem. As a doctor, I can say u that better u go to any doctor for detailed discussion and physical checking. Ayurveda is a nice option in this regard. Also make a check regarding thyroid.

  139. Hi
    I am 24 yrs and i am married 12 month ago but after marriage my period are delaying for weeks.now it is delayed by 2 month.and i checked my pregnancy it showed negative. before my weight was 55kg, now it is 57kg. plzs kindly help me .i am worried, my family wannt me to give them a baby.

  140. I want a heavy flow in periods it keeps me active and alert nowadys its slow i am 35 and ok with my weight only the vitamin D level is low rest ok

  141. hii
    im 23 yrs old i have less period problms. its came only for 1-2 days.. 1 use 2pads only.. how to increase it..??? plz help me..

  142. I m 21yrs old and am nt virgin my last period was on jan 9th i know m nt pregenant but i have not got my periods till now and am sacred go to doc if dey get to know that am not virgin. so please help me what can i do for it. i am very much worried.

  143. hi im 23yrs old.. from last month im not getting periods regular.. im not married.. sin gal.. pressure at work..ican u please help me

  144. im 20 years old my height is 5’2″ my weight is 60.m under stress.doctors says it will be fine from mediciens,bt medicns didn’t effect me more than 2 to 3 months.wat cn i do now?????m fade up nw from mediciens its really vary irritatng

  145. Dear Anonymous,

    If your period is 2 or more weeks late and you are not pregnant, it could be your lifestyle that is affecting your hormones. Are you under stress? Are you overweight or underweight?

    Eating certain foods can help regulate your menstrual cycle but if your lifestyle or health is affecting your hormones, then food alone will not help.

    What did the doctor say, when you went in for a gynecological check up?

  146. im 20 years old n i have a problm in my periods for 3 years i hav tried many mediciens or treatment bt its nt working more then 3 months.i hav secondry ammonerhea plz help meee

  147. I’m 16 years old and I haven’t had my period in about 4 months now. I’m a virgin. My period is usually irregular, like it comes every other month. Can you help me? I’m worried something is wrong.

  148. The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular – other than eating healthy foods – is to go see a gynecologist or a naturopathic physician. I cannot tell you how to regulate your cycle, because I am not a doctor and I do not know anything about your body or lifestyle.

    Getting general information about your health on the internet can be good, but this is not the place to get personal medical advice. Only a doctor who has seen you in person can help you with your health.

    I am sorry I cannot be more helpful, and wish you all the best.


  149. I have not had periods for over 6 months and i started to have them when i was 12…im 15 right now and im very much worried…i know im not pregnant cause im a virgin…so can u help me by giving me some advice? please?

  150. Jessica,
    I do not know you are from which country, but definitely there must be doctor and you go to doctor if you have any problem.Consult with doctor and if needed you undergo physical checking.Only this will help you.As a doctor I can advise that.Because understanding of your physical condition only helps you for cure.

  151. Hello,

    For the last 5-6 months my period flow is very less. Their is no heavy flow or a medium flow. Its non existent after the first 3 days. I am trying to follow good diet and get some exercise. But because of the less flow I am putting on weight despite me not a heavy eater. Please help.

  152. Hi, need a bit of advice.
    I’m 14 and have had my period since I was 12, but this month it’s late by 6 days and I’m a bit worried. I’m not pregnant cause I’m a virgin but has this ever happened to any of you! I’m quite worried and I’ve eaten cheese, fish and drank lots of water but nothing!

  153. The best way to regulate your menstrual cycle is to get examined in person by a gynecologist. It’s a guessing game when you look for a diagnosis or treatment on the internet. It’s good to get general information about health, etc online — but you need in-person advice when you’re trying to figure out what’s going on with your own body.

    Another thing to remember is that our bodies change constantly! Hormone levels fluctuate, which changes our periods, flow, feelings, etc. Especially as we age. I’m 42, and my periods change almost every month. It’s just part of being a woman.

    The best thing to do if you have an irregular cycle and you’re concerned about it is to see a doctor in person, as soon as possible. Don’t put it off!

  154. i have PCOS mildly hypo poly cystic , and even thyroid problem..
    i want to take IUI treatment using donor sperm because my hubby
    is azzoospermic..
    does it success in first to third attempt or not
    my doctor is giving me metoformin, meftol and while follicular study she will be giving hcg harmone injection..

  155. I am 41yrs old have endometriosis and recently removed cervical polyps. For the past three to four months my menstrual flow has been stopping and restarting during my periods. I would like to know what is the cause of this?

  156. Ok i sware by these regimens. Im 18 i got my period today when i was supposed to go to a. Two hr zumba party what did i do i ate the good periodsfoods stayed clear of sweets and drank a lot of water ha d peanut butter tea mixture of rasberry camoille and green tea, bananas, oranges salad with. Onions avacado tomatoes lettuce. Lima beans in that 7 hr period before the party sand omgosh it did wonders. For me i get cramps but itonly last one day but it happebs in less than an hr when i get my period. Today in 15 mins i felt great. I only took tylenol to keep the pain away for good as safety precaution but i felt great and did zumba for 2 straight hrs. On the first day of my period! 🙂 Amazing what foods and herbs in nature can do for you

  157. Hi madam this is santhoahi can you help me I am not getting period from one month I am working for nite shift is it effected with that plz help out with that na mam how to my periods regular

  158. I have to second Dr Mandal’s advice: it’s vital to see a doctor in person if you want to make your menstrual cycle regular. Eating healthy foods is important, but seeing a gynecologist in person is more important!

  159. Hello Heena,

  160. hay mam i m heena my age 22 years old i have a problem with my period. It start when I was 16 years. 3-4 times it came but than after it suddenly stopped i went to the gynecological doctor but i haven’t reslut.than last 1 years i m went to a doctor in amedabad he said that i have a hormonal problam.

    My body isn’t creating hormones, so my period cycle is irregular or stopped. when i eat medicine then start my period, I stop take medicine then my period stops. why? i m tired of taking medicine. please tell me how to get my period regular naturally. Give me some tips i m very much worried about this.

  161. Hello,

    I know how frustrating it is not to have a regular menstrual cycle – and I’m sorry if you’re worried about your health! I wish I could help you, but I can’t give personal or medical advice. In fact, you shouldn’t seek personal health advice on the internet about your menstrual cycle or any other aspect of your health.

    The only health advice you should take is from a doctor who has examined you in person. If you take advice from anyone who doesn’t know your medical history – even if it’s “just” how to make your menstrual cycle regular – you run the risk of damaging your health permanently.

    Please go see a doctor in person.


  162. Dear Ms. Laurie

    I am 38 years of age having a little daughter of 3 years old. Since I need to conceive another baby but I don’t get menstruation since last 3 years when my baby born.

    Please advice me about this. I am very much worried about this.

    Kind regards

  163. dear mam
    i m of 26 and having irregular mensis even not coming from 2 months .i had consult to gynacologist,she take my sonography test and told me that my overy became very thin and comes bubbles in overy.dont to worry about it .it takes 24 days to comes.i had seen her on 8.12 2012.but till not coming.i m not married.she told me no need of any meditation.plz tell me what can i do
    i am too worried for this,give me suggestion

  164. dear mam,
    my first period was started at the age of 12 years.i got periods regularly up to 16 years(every month-7 days).that time i was good and slim. from 17 years onwards i am suffering from irregular periods(2 months-3 days).and my body become heavy. give me some health tips to get periods regularly.

  165. im not getting regular periods . i have a sexual contact with my husband . but we wear safety measure . so please help me to get regular mensis. now we dont need baby.

  166. hello mam .. m of 20 , 5.9 hyt n 100 kg girl , i got my period at 12 or 13 yr of age that time i had continue flow n very rarely late .. but as i turn 18 my period delay 1 month 2 month like that .. now when i turn 19 i get delay period by 5, 6 month .. now .. i got my last period in may 2012 but after that delay n at expected date few drops come for a day then gone .. plzz help me m much depressed …!!n also hav hypothyriod problm ..

  167. If you want to get regular menstrual cycle, you have to see a gynecologist or naturopathic physician in person! Please don’t take medical advice over the internet.

    I know it’s expensive and sometimes difficult to see a doctor, but it’s important. The only way to regulate your period is to get an in-person exam — just in case there is something going on that needs immediate medical attention.

  168. dear mam,
    plz help me i have irregular period since starting . My period started at very early age wen i was 12 .My period got skipped 2-3 months sometimes more i m very stressed of this plz suggest me

  169. hey i have no periods this month. i have a cytes in my body but that is not cancer its just a simple cytes but and i am taking medicine since 1 and half month. last month i got my periods regular during taking that medicines but this month i have no periods.
    what should i have to do or take medicine to start my periods??? i’m worried please help

  170. hi mam,i have irregular periods…i last saw my period september which i am happy dat i still got a chance to see it …mostly every month i only see pinkesh blood for a day or two..need help to have regular periods and to become a mother…

  171. dear mam,
    can u please help me.i am 25 years old.my period starting in early age 11and half years.so starting my problems.irregular periods is starting 3 or 4 or 5months irregular period i am very struggle please help me how to get regular period in ayurvedam please send me my mail request you mam

  172. I am a 23 year old married woman and i havent had my period in a while i have seen a doctor like two years ago and he said that i was ok but i still havent seen my period and my husband and are really want to start a family so can anyone help me on this i want to be a mom 🙁

  173. Mahalakshmi,
    You can solve the problem by ayurvedic treatment. There are so many medicines are there. But the exact that you need depend upon your health. Better, you go to doctor for check up and take any other medicine.

  174. Other than describing what foods make your menstrual cycle regular, I can’t offer medical or health advice. I’m sorry for what you’re going through – I know what it’s like to have irregular or painful periods! But, I can’t help you.

    Be careful about getting medical advice over the internet. Your body is unique and special, and you need to be examined in person by a gynecologist or naturopathic doctor. Then, that doctor will tell you if you need to take medication to regulate your menstrual cycle.

    Don’t take medicine – even herbal supplements – sold by anyone on the internet. They do not know your bodies or what other medications you are taking, and they could do damage to your bodies.

    Please go see a doctor in person. I know it’s expensive, but it’s the only way to get good medical treatment.

  175. Hello, i m 23 yrs Old n i hv not get my period in month of September. I hv got my last period in d month of august n it was regular since it was started to till august 2012. Bt since i hv made serious relation with my bf i get unregular flow i mean in some month it is normal n in some month it is very less n last month i won’t get my period n i hvn’t made relation from last 6 months. I m very tensed what to do plz suggest?
    Onethng i want to know that i hv heard that some gals do sex by their own. Won’t it effect the mensuration cycle? Do reply…

  176. dear madam,

    I started my periods at the age of eight. Initially I had irregular periods but gradually they became regular. Again, I gained weight after the age of thirty and kept bleeding for several months. I reduced my weight but maybe heavy exercise and crash diet has affected my health. Now after having my periods (which lasts for three to five days), I get the tendency of having it agin after fifteen days but do not bleed for one or two months. I am going to get married soon and my irregular periods have become a deep cause of concern for me.

  177. Hi,

    i am 27 year old gal(height is 5 feet 6 inches) and unmarried. i started with my periods at the age of 15 . initially i had regular periods and then after 2 years it became irregular.and slowly with the time, i gained so much of weight that i am 109 kg and still unmarried.had taken medication,every gynaecologist end up in giving me contraceptive pills which works till i use them and once i stop its consumption,again irregularity appears. What should i do?
    i dont want allopathy medicines again and again same thing.
    i want a permanent solution. pls help me. i know its not normal being irregular in periods.

    just for your information,i would like to tell you that i had latest periods in JAN 16th 2012 and 2nd periods in this year i have got today i.e. 24th Sept .


  178. Hi,
    I am 26 years earlier suffuring from PCOS now after taking homeopathy medicine its cure, but still suffering from irregular periods due to imbalance harmones.

    Please help out to get regular periods.

  179. Hello mam,
    I’m on protein diet, I’v started 5 weeks ago , always have normal periods, I had them last month, I’m missing this month, I don’t have them yet, but I have pain like period pain, can u plz help me with a answer; do u think this diet is affecting my periods? Cheers

  180. My daughter is 16. She missed her periods for 18 months. Before 18 months the dr put her on hormones which did not help regulate. Got extremely big clots. So I got her off of them after trying for 6 months. Did not really know how to help her. Took her to chiropractor and he he advised to get her off gluten. Also followed all the advice this article shares. These 5 tips were exactly what I did for her. It took about 3 months but us it worked and now she got her flow normal. There is hope if u eat the right things. Also add plenty of fruits, veg, nuts, dates ect into your diet. Hope this helps. Best of luck to all of you.

  181. Hello,
    I have a regular periods,i never missed a once, but duration and the flow of blood is reduced, in the past i have taken several emergency contraceptive pills, is it because of that?, please tell me how to repair my reproductive system which is damaged by emergency contraceptive pill,& how to increase the blood flow? My age is 22yr. kindly help me.
    Thanking you

  182. dear madam,

    Im 29 yrs old already and married. my hubby and I really want now to have a baby but my problem is my irregular mentruation that’s why we find hard to have a child. Actually right now im getting 4mos without a period, still haven’t made a pregnancy test coz i feel that i am not. Is there anything you could suggest to me how my period be regular, what food to eat or things that I should do.. Thanks for the help

  183. Dear, madam I am 13 years old and just started my periods last month on July 18th and it’s 20August today and yet my second period has not started but I am facing some brown discharge and I’m sure this is not blood pls help me mam and pls tell me whether u by Kotex tween period supplies are okay for me Thanks

  184. hello madam
    im 20 year old im getting irregular periods from last 2 mnths..for the first time im getting like this from after mature..my height is 5.4 and my weight is 50..recently 2 mnths back i put some weigt that is 50 before i was 48 at that time i used to get regular periods..and one more thing i ve participated in sex with my partner two mnths back and i’ve done my pregnacy test also..but it is negetive.please help me madam..

  185. Dear mam,
    my first menses wre caused by takin medicines…..
    i dont get my periods even near about 4 to 5 months..
    the periods are not comin till i take the mediciens.
    my weight is 80 kgs and m in 12th std plzz give me a solution…

  186. Hello mam im suffering irrgular period till 2month my manturation cycle is descrease last to last month its complete on 27days n last month its complete on 25 days so warride aboute this plz give a solution

  187. dear mam,
    can u pls tell me the solution for my problem .from last 12 months iam not getting periods.before 12 months also when tablets are taken then only it happens.pls give me some tips to get regular periods.my age is 20 and iam unmarried.

  188. Dear mam,
    i dont got periods on means some time i got period after 2 months,3 months and also not on the same date i am suffering from this problem near from 6 years first time i have period when i was 13 year old and after that time i got period after 6 months
    i am now 19 year old and i am unmarraied pls mam give me some solution for this problem
    Thank you,
    Warm regards,

  189. Dear mam,
    I am 24 yrs old. working in an private sector. I didn’t get my periods for the last three months. Before this three months my periods date was regular. But now my mind is very much upset with this problem. I go through homeo medicine and allopathic medicine but no use. recently my body weight has increased from 56 kg to 70 kg. But i only eat my regular fud not less or more. My height is 156 cm. pls mam, give me a solution.

  190. dear mam
    can you tell me how can i reggular my mensis by natural way.im suffring from 2yr now im married that’s why i worried about mensis .pls help me.when i take tablets my periods were started otherwise periods were stoped.can this problem will effect my pragnancy.i have lite pain in my stomach. plz give me answer.

  191. The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular is to go to the doctor – preferably a gynecologist. You need to get examined in person by a qualified doctor or naturopathic physician, to determine the source of your irregular cycle.

    Please don’t take personal medical advice from strangers on the internet, who have no idea what the physical state of your body is, or your past history. The internet is a good place to get information about, for instance, what foods make your menstrual cycle regular…but it’s not good for getting personal medical advice.

    I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, and sincerely hope you get the medical advice and treatment you need.


  192. Dear Mam,
    My daughter is not getting periods, she is 15 years, she had the puberty at the age of 11 then she was getting the periods frequently for 1 year and then she was getting once in 3 months for couple of times after that it got stopped. when I contact the doctor he told me to give UTOVLAN, i was giving her for 4 months. every time when she takes she will get the periods, then doctor told me to stop the tablets and see, but now its again 3 months she didnt get. pl tell me what to do.

  193. i had my tubal ligation nearly one month 15 days in between i had intercourse with my husband will that affect my periods last menses was stopped on 26 so it is nearing my next periods day which food i can go for my periods . Please give me a favor reply

  194. respective sir/madam,

    im having pain which looks like period pains,but my period for tiz month doesnt come yet.is iz any blood cloth hapend?i was tested by clinicaly,but no any good feedback frm the doctor……..

  195. Hi,
    I have PCOS problem since past 4 years now,i got married last year i want to concieve but getting delayed because of PCOS,as doc has prescribed me gylciphage 1000mg and to take contraceptive pills for 2 months so what should i do…please help bit worried..

  196. dear mam,
    during the third of period i have a small ball like tissue coming along with blood. is there any problem?? but it stopped last month. what is the reason? please clarify.

  197. @Janica Even a friend of mine started to menstruate on 13(years of age).It depends upon your body.
    I have started to menstruate during 10

  198. @sindhu if u are overweight or obese you have to reduce your weight.

    If you are not try eating these foods.


    But one more thing pls do not take these foods during your periods!!!!The pain will get worse!!!!!!

  199. @mohd.muid You can the medicine for the pain.but I heard that it will make anaemic.I’ve been taking the medicines but I don’t think I am anaemic.you can take this medicine”BUSCOPAN”…

  200. I have irregular periods
    I am suffering from this since 2 yrs
    how to get rid of this pls
    i am suffering from obesit
    worring about belly structure

  201. dear mum, hope to get positive results when i try to take those samples of foods am supposed to take to normalise my periods except that am worried because of the age 38 yrs i really need also prayers because mine is a unique problem have taken roughly 17 years without hardly seeing any thing, yet when i remember i was 15 when i first saw my periods, since then, have never seen anything.

  202. dear mam,
    Can you please tell me that during period come pain so can i take pain killer or not. If yes then which medicine i take.

  203. hi iam roshini iam having some problem regarding my irregular period,my age is 20 nd i got married. my problem is that when i got period for the 1st time from dat time onwards iam very irregular with my periods so the r getting for 2months or else 3 months so wat is the process to do plz help me for this and i have consulted with the doctors but is no use so plz help me for getting regular periods

  204. mam,
    i am shilpa gupta, i m 22 year old girl…still I did’t got menstrual period till nw…..i went to All INDIA MEDICAL HOSTPITAL …..there i went atleast for 2 years….they said all the reports are positive….nd suggested to take femilon….
    i am taking femilon now…..and then only i get period after 27 days…

    please mam suggest me smthng…..so i’ll get menstrual period …

  205. @Miqa…

    The problem here is just your weight sweetie…
    All you need to do to get ur periods regular is shed those extra pounds.
    I have been there, seen that.

    I used to be 65 Kg @ 5’7”…with regular regular periods…Gained 15 kgs and my periods went late…no fixed cycle…would be anything from 3 months to 6 months. It was infact weight induced PcOD.

    I lost that weight and I am back again regular by the clock. Just believe in yourself and you sure will be able to do it…

    No fertility drug works well with weight induced PCOD…I tried for 5 years with that weight and failed again and again…and I was preggo within 6 months of losing that extra burden.

  206. Hello there,
    I just read your article. Here’s my situation:
    I’m 21 yeard old. And since i NOT GETTING my period. It has alwayssss been IRREGULAR.
    Pleaseee help

  207. Hello there,
    I just read your article. Here’s my situation:
    I’m 24 yeard old. And since i got my period. It has alwayssss been regular.
    But since this year February 2012. My period was very irregular. I got it like for 2 days and they just stopped.
    Now this month March i’m one day late and i’m scared what if i miss it or they come irregular again 🙁
    I’ve never had this problem before. Pleaseee help
    Bless you

  208. Hi. I’m in delema too. My first child was born when I’m 26, I had c-section. Since then, I had irregular menses. First was 2 months gap then 3 months and now 6 months I didn’t have my periods. I started to worry coz I really wanted to be pregnant again. I consulted a gp and did my pap smear. Thank god I was clear from any cancerous issues. Have inform the she gave me tablets for menses to come. After a week eating the medication, I started to spots a little by little. It not a fully menses blood it’s pinkish light… I also gain weight. Previous I was 45kg now was 86kg. I’m very very worried….. Please help.

    Helpless buddy

  209. Dear doctor thanx for the concern youve shown by giving medical solutions to the different women have reproductive problems, i pray that you will keep on guiding me on what to do because my problem is unique, being 37 years old, i only had my first period when was 14 years after that completely disappeard till today, yet i need a kid,am afraid my husband might abandon me.

  210. mam
    i m suffering with the irregular period problem since i was 20 yrs old..now i got married and 26yrs old..suffering from the same problem ,..now i want to conceive but ..having irregular periods..sometimes for 2 months gap..so plz advice wat r the changes in my diet and lifestyle i take to get rid of this problem…also i want to be pregnant now

  211. well i tried and tried from the time i was 18 til i was 21 i found out i was pregnant and it surprised me cuz it was when i stopped tryin and ive always had irregular periods my son is three now almost four ive been tryin to get pregnant again for a year now but since my periods have stopped altogether i havent had one since august 2011 i guess ill talk to my doctor i hope god blesses you with beautiful children good luck

  212. Im 22 years old and ever since i can remember ive had irregular periods.
    Sometimes i wouldnt come on for two months but even if they were coming on time they would go for as long as 9 days, longest was 12. Ive never had a miscarriage, or any health issues so i went to the dr and he said that i had poly-cystic ovary syndrome, they continued to do more test but because they took so long to get bac kto me i decided to go to a gynecologist and he said that there is no sign of that syndrome in me so i dont know what is going on now.
    My last period was on the 29.October 2011, it lasted until 3.November 2011 and since then i havent had a period. I did 2 pregnancy tests and they both came back negative, so i have decided to buy ovulation tests and test my self to see if i actually am ovulating EVER, if i fail to spot anything i will go dr again to try and get them to help me find out what is wrong with me because there is nothing more that i want in future but to have children and atm this seems very unlikely to achieve.

    Do you have any suggestions in what might be wrong with my cycle?

  213. Hi Laurie,

    I am in a big dilemma…and scared too….this month i missed my periods. I got physically active with my fiancee on 2nd october…after i had my periods on 10th October. But in November till now i didn’t get my periods. I checked myself with pregnancy test kit on 21st and found the result to be negative.
    I am very much affraid if i am pregnant….as i don’t wan’t to be…..
    please tell is this possible to get pregnant even after having periods once….
    Please help.
    Waiting for you reply.

  214. Dear Laurie,
    ive been to my Gynecologist today for some test to get pregnant; because my period is irregular since then;and this last two years my period come every 7 months. my last period was last May. but until now i never got my period again. and the Doctor told me that im going to menopause & no egg that can produce a baby… it was so shock! i was only 38 years Old and its difficult to accept especially i always hoping to get pregnant or having a baby. i was operated 6 years ago to take the small cyst left & right in my ovary. do you think that operation can affect for my early menopause? im so depress… i cry all the time and my husband also was dissapointed for what the doctor said.please give me some advice if there’s any possible or treatment or food what do & dont’s need to eat? please…i hope u can give me some advice that can heal what i feel right now.
    thank u so much & more power!


  215. I have a few conserns about my period. My friend and mother in law told me to try taking prenatal vitamins to help my body get ready for pregnancy an to help me conceve. I have been taking the vitamins for about 4 months now, but for the last 3 months myperiods have been real strange. The first month after starting the prenatal vitamins my period was six days late, when it finally came the first two days all it was was light spotting of a light pinkish orange color. The last two period have been about two days late but also real light the first few days. Could this be pregnancy or is their something wrong with my cycle. I do have a history of ovarian an falopuan cysts. Should i take a pregnancy test or should i go see a doctor?! Please help me. Any thing will help.

  216. Some women have a regular menstrual cycle, just like clockwork. Other women have irregularities all the time – so not being regular is normal for them! And still other women have menstrual cycles that react to their lives: their weight, the food they eat, the lifestyle they’re living, the stress they’re under, etc.

    I can’t give you the solution for making your menstrual cycle regular. The best way to get medical advice for your body is to see a doctor in person, and get examined. The doctor can help you uncover the possible reasons for your irregular cycle or missing period, by talking to you and asking you questions.

    Make sure you write down the dates of your period, and when you’re spotting. Make notes of when you have menstrual cramps or discharge. Don’t rely on your memory! Write everything down, and take your notes with you when you see the doctor.

    I hope this helps. I’m sorry I don’t have any easy answers or quick fixes. I wish I did!


  217. Hi I am 15 yrs old girl. my weight is about 48 kgs. I did’t got menstrual period till yet. only once when i was 14, it happened for a single day. so i am worried. is this normal or not ? if not, pls give me the perfect suggession. thank you…………………

  218. hi im sakshi and my age is 17 and im still a virgin .. my periods very often get delayed and once in a while evn sumtmes get skipped.. im very diet concious and many a times i do miss my meals.. i was supposed to get my periods last month but i dint get .. is anything wrong with me? should i consult gnec ??

  219. Hi Laurie
    i have read ur article abt periods.i want to ask that i have very irrugular periods last 3 month i have take medication abt it approx. 7 month ago for one month after treat mont they become normal but now thay are very irregular like firstly 5 days ago then next mnt als 5 days ago and now there is 10 days i m realy scared now and worry i cant understand why this happen is this a very bad decease, my age is 22 and i m unmarried.plz rely me i ‘ll be thankful

  220. hi friend,
    i am 27 yrs old i am mother of twin daughters. i have regular periods from my teenage bt last month it got delayed i consult the doctor i took the medicines and i got periods after a week. but again this month also it delays and i dont have the symptoms too. i dont know wat to do and wats the reason for dis too. can u pls help me? and tell me the tips for these to be regular.
    thank u waiting for ur reply

  221. I do get periods every month but its lighter and only for 2 days. Before i used to get it for 5 days and was heavy also but after DNC my periods are very lighter. Its not getting better even with estrogen tablets . Please help me and let me know what has to be done. Can i again get pregnant if my periods are lighter? Is there any treatment to increase cavity also Please let me know.
    Expecting your reply at the earliest.

  222. Dear Christina,

    The best way to make your menstrual cycle more regular is to see a gynecologist, family doctor, or naturopathic physician — in person. It’s not normal to only get 3 or 4 light periods a year, and it could definitely affect your ability to get pregnant in the future.

    How are your iron levels? Are you too thin for your height (underweight women often don’t have regular cycles)? Are your hormones balanced?

    Those are the types of questions your doctor will help you figure out. Once you know the answers to those questions, you’ll be better able to regulate your periods…and get pregnant one day!

    I hope this helps, and wish you all the best.


  223. Dear Harshu and Mae,

    If your menstrual cycle is odd or abnormal for you for more than a month or two, then you need to see a doctor in person. You can’t get a diagnosis or the proper help over the internet.

    I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, but I can’t do more than give tips and facts about menstrual cycles (such as the best foods to eat!). I can’t tell you what’s happening in your body, or how to fix it.


  224. Dear Anie,

    Stress can definitely affect your menstrual cycle, and even make you miss a period.

    What can you do to alleviate or cope with your stress? That’s the best way to get your hormones balanced again.

    If your menstrual cycle isn’t back to normal next month, go see a gynecologist or your family doctor. It’d be good to talk to a doctor in person, to see if there’s anything else that you should be doing.

    Also, remember that missed and irregular periods are normal for most women. Even women with the most predictable menstrual cycles can have late or early periods. Our bodies are organic and dynamic – constantly changing!


  225. I am 20 years of age, I became a vegetarian when I was 15 and my periods were regular up until I became sexual active with my husband at 18. I am 5’7 and weigh about 115lbs, I am not pregnant but I have maybe three to four light periods a year. We eventually would like to conceive but I do not believe I would be able to considering I have not got pregnant over the past two years when we use no protection to avoid pregancy. Is there any advise anyone could provide for me to regulate my period to become pregnant?

  226. hi good day! Just want to have more information and answers about this problem of mine. I already have my menstrual cycle only one a year lately. Why is this? Please answer me. Im really worried about this.

  227. hi…i m 25 yrs old gal….wana ask u tht this yr i had 3 improper bleeding…wanna ask u tht does dieting affect it….n hw 2 icrease bleeding i jst hav maximum bleeding for 4 days only…..suggest me something

  228. Anie Belle (an EE bell)

    hello, I am vegeterian (sp?) and i am 13. this month should be my 4th period. but i am a week late. i have never been late before. i have never had sex, so it is not possible for me to be pregnant. i have been under alot of stress at home, but that never changed anything before. please help. it is truly scaring me. thank you,
    Anie Belle

  229. Dear Kathryn,

    Every woman’s cycle is different — and some women’s cycles change every month! Some women have regular menstrual cycles, like clockwork, while others skip their periods regularly. The only way to find out if yours will be regular or not is to wait and see what happens.

    Yes, discharge is normal. If last month was your first period, it may be that your body is just getting adjusted to menstruating. I think your period could still come this month…but again, each woman is different and the first few months or year of getting your period may be a bit unpredictable.

    Here’s a great website for a bunch of tips on menstruation:


    I hope this helps, and that you get regular periods!


  230. Dear Roopa,

    Sometimes women miss periods, or periods come late because of stress, hormone changes, or prescription medications. If you haven’t gotten your period in a month, please go see a doctor. You might want to take another pregnancy test, just to be sure the first one gave you the right results!


  231. I got my period a little over a month ago, and should have gotten it a week ago. Is it gone, or could it come anytime? Also I am getting a lot of vaginal dischange. Is the normal for teens?

  232. I m getting menses rugularly ……. in this month i didn’t get i checked the pregnency also with kit (home) its negative only, still i m not getting menses what to do (it should be come before 30 sept only.

    Please help me

  233. Hi Simi,

    Sometimes, unbalanced hormones are caused by health issues. If so, then balancing your hormones may require medications or supplements. That’s why you need to see a doctor! You need to find out what the cause of your menstrual issues are, before you can find the solution.

    But here’s some general advice for balancing your hormones and making your menstrual cycle regular:

    Eat foods that are nutritious, healthy, and as natural as possible. Avoid white sugar, white flour, white bread — anything processed.

    Exercise at least 20 minutes a day — even just walking! Get fresh air, and try to do yoga or other strength building exercises.

    Are you overweight or underweight? Extra weight – or too little weight – can cause problems with your hormones. Or, perhaps excess or a lack of certain hormones are causing weight issues.

    See why it’s so important to get an in-person exam from a doctor? It’s not possible to get good medical advice over the internet.

    Go to a doctor — let me know what he or she says!


  234. Dear Simi,

    I think it’s a good idea to try to balance your hormones and make your menstrual cycle as regular as possible. This isn’t just good for fertility, it’s good for your overall physical and emotional health!

    You need to learn why your cycle isn’t regular, which means going to the doctor. Maybe you’re just irregular because some women are – that’s just the way their bodies are. Or maybe you’re irregular because of some underlying health issue, which you need to 1) become aware of; and 2) take care of.

    Go to the gynecologist, and get a pap smear or pelvic exam (or both!). Find out the cause of your irregular menstrual cycle.


  235. i am a 24 year old woman and single….since i have my menstruation i already have that irregular period…2 months before i got my menstruation…but still i don’t have my mensuration .can you tell me what is the best thing I’m going to do….i am just worried because I’m afraid that if i got married….i won’t get pregnant i don’t want that it will happen to me…can you help me please…

  236. i cant have my mensuration regulary so please because of that i cant become pregnant so i dont knwo what to so please help me thank

  237. Dear Jessica,

    Have you seen a gynecologist? I don’t know what slimming pills you’re taking, and I don’t know if they are why your menstrual cycle isn’t regular.

    The best way to get help is to get examined by a doctor in person. Articles about making your menstrual cycle regular are good for general advice, but not for specific individual health advice.

    I wish you all the best – go see a doctor, and let me know how it goes!


  238. Hi, i checked all your comments i think you could help me.im taking slimming pills for 2 months now and just this month, im expecting it 1st week but now we are almost on the 2nd week im still waiting..mens cramps, and all other period signs are all here.is it because of the slimming pills im taking thats why my period is delayed? Can somebody help me? On what i must do?

  239. Dear Anna,

    I’m so sorry you’re having these problems with your menstrual cycle! It’s so difficult for some women — you are definitely not alone.

    If you have reservations about taking the homeopathic remedy, then don’t take it. Trust your gut – you’re picking up on something, a red flag or warning signal, and you need to honor that. Don’t take anything just because somebody tells you to! That could lead to even worse problems.

    Did you get your test results? Finding the reason your cycle is irregular will help you figure out a solution.

    If I were you, I’d talk to a naturopathic physician for ways to balance your hormones. Do NOT take naturopathic remedies unless they are prescribed by a naturopathic doctor you know and trust. Just because a supplement or remedy is natural or organic doesn’t mean it can’t harm you!

    So, wait for your test results so you know what you’re dealing with. If the results show nothing, then ask another doctor – get a second opinion. And, see a certified naturopathic physician in person – not over the internet. I wouldn’t recommend combining therapies (both from a traditional doctor and a naturopath). Instead, try to go one route at a time when it comes to medications or supplements. You can get examined by a naturopath, and get his or her recommendations — but don’t take anything until you hear about your test results, or get a second batch of test results.

    I hope this helps, and wish you all the best in making your menstrual cycle regular! Let me know how it goes.


  240. Hi Laurie.
    was reading the article you wrote and is helpful but have to apply it. I haven’t had my period say maybe 1.5 years now. Well only when i take birth control pills (which is not realyy menstruation) i get my period and when my doctor gave me pills just to go for test but other than that nothing. I am trying to find alternative or natural way to get my period back and i am hopeless as i am trying now to get pregnant. my mother in-law gave me a homeopathic remedies. im scared about that. i would like to try as natural as possible. cold you enlighten me on this please.


  241. Wahira ~ I think the most reliable way to control your menstrual cycle is the birth control pill. You have to talk to a doctor, or visit a walk in clinic for a prescription.

    Atasi ~ Yes, women who have irregular periods can still get pregnant. The best way to make your menstrual cycle regular is to balance your hormones, which the foods in this article do for many women. If your cycle is irregular, your hormones may be out of balance. How to balance your hormones depends on the reason your hormones are out of balance! You need to get a doctor’s help for this.

    Hannah ~ Exercise regularly, eat nutritious foods, learn how to deal with stress in healthy ways, and make sure your body weight is in the healthy range for a girl of your height. Other than staying as healthy as possible, I don’t know how to make your period come. Have you been checked by a gynecologist?


  242. Actually few years back i have pcos problem but in recent time after doing the ultrasonography test doctor found that currently i am not having any cyst but the problem is while treating my cyst doctor prescribed me some birth control pill but After cure my cyst problem doctor told me to stop those pills i am almost stop taking those pills for 2 months but now the problem is my periods is not in a regular cycle it just stopped.so my query is how to again get my periods in normal cycle and is there any problem in future if i wanted to get pregnant just because of this problem.
    please do reply me.

  243. I want to change my menstrual cycle from the regular date to a date after 1 & a half weeks….This is mainly to participate in a tour programme…..Please reply me, what should I do at the earliest???

  244. Sally ~ Finding the right tips (eg, food, supplements, exercises, etc) to make your cycle regular really depends on WHY you’re not regular! This is why it’s so important to get checked in person by a gynecologist, and not look for medical advice on the internet. If you have endometriosis, for instance, and someone on the internet doesn’t know that, then you could take their advice…which would be wrong.

    I encourage you to get a second opinion from a different gynecologist. I know this can be expensive, but it’s worth it. You might also consider talking to a naturopathic physician. They don’t use prescription medications, but have lots of ways to balance your hormones. The more balanced your hormones are, the more likely your period will be regular.

    Jean ~ Have you been checked by a gynecologist? There may be a medical reason for your irregular cycle, and you need to try to uncover that.

    But the good news is that you CAN get pregnant even if you have irregular menstrual cycle! And, it’s good that you’re thinking about it now.

    You might find this article helpful:

    How to Prepare Your Body for Pregnancy

    I wish you all the best, and again encourage you to get medical help in person!


  245. i am a 20 year old woman and single….since i have my menstruation i already have that irregular period…but for only 1 or 2 months…my problem now is that it takes 4 months or more than before i got my menstruation….can you tell me what is the best thing I’m going to do….i am just worried because I’m afraid that if i got married….i won’t get pregnant i don’t want that it will happen to me…can you help me please….. 🙂

  246. i had an ultra scan last month and they said if there was anyhting wrong they would arrange an appointment but i have heard nothing from them. the cramps have gone but it still hasn’t come yet any tips? 🙁

  247. Silvia,

    I know how stressful it is, to keep trying to get pregnant and being disappointed! It’s very frustrating and disappointing. And, the amount stress you feel – and not eating properly – can further affect your menstrual cycle and ability to get pregnant.

    That’s great that you went to the doctor. Has your husband had a sperm test?

    And, have you tried tracking your ovulation? You need to time intercourse so the egg meets the sperm.

    Here’s an article about ovulation:

    How to Know When You’re Ovulating

    An ovulation predictor kit will help you get pregnant, even if your menstrual cycle isn’t regular.

    I wish you all the best, and hope you come back soon and tell me you’re pregnant! It WILL happen — it just takes time. Most couples take a year on average to get pregnant. So, you’re still in the normal range!


  248. Kanny ~ Get a second opinion! From your comment, I couldn’t tell if you got the hormonal test from the same doctor or not. But it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion from a different doctor, especially if the pill didn’t work to regulate your menstrual cycle the first time. No, it’s not because you’re a virgin. Your irregular cycle is because of the hormonal imbalance. Did the doctor say how to correct the hormonal imbalance? How to fix it depends on which hormones are out of balance, and how badly they’re out of whack. You need to find out what exactly the problem is, and figure out if you need a different doctor. Different docs will prescribe different types of medications…and it’s up to you to talk to them and figure out what’s best for you. I know it’s a pain and even a bit scary, but your health is in your hands, my friend.

    Sally ~ When was the last time you visited a gynecologist? There’s obviously something wrong with your menstrual cycle, but I don’t know what it is or how to fix it. You need to go back to your doctor, be clear about the pains and cramps you feel, and ask if he or she can do anything to regulate your cycle.

    I hope this helps – I’m sorry I don’t have all the answers! Believe me, I wish I did.


  249. i have never taken birth control pill in my life , but i tried one whole month advice advice from the doctor , i had my period light heavy it stop then came again that same month . i been checking my periods in a calendar and they berserk .. they went more berserk when i try putting some hormonal shots but i only put one not all three one shot each month for three month . but got scare ,that shot made my period last more days when i only lasted for 4 to 5 days the most .. did i caused damage in my system i miss my period on the 2 of auguast then it came on the 11 how that im confused help give me some advice

  250. all my life i wanted to have kids , i haven’t had the opportunity to conceive i recently turn one year of being married and me and my husband want children . but my cycle is inregular , i never skip month but recently now i skip my dues dates and then it comes three weeks late is very desvistaing cause i get so emotional thinking im preganant but im. ive been to the doctor she said everything is good with me and my husban . it has cause me stress that i dont want to eat

  251. hi there when i started having my period at about 11 it usually skipped 2-3-4 months then when i was 14 it just stopped for 2 whole years, i had it checked out and apparently it was a fallopian syst close to the ovaries. after getting it removed 6 months later i had my period which wasn’t as heavy and lasted 7 days. then now 2 months later i still haven’t had it. is there anything i could do i’m quite scared. also i feel pains in my lower and upper abdominal regions and the side, according to my calendar i should be having it for the 2nd time tomorrow but it still hasn’t come yet. pls helpo and advise me on what to do to make it regular pls.

  252. Hello,

    I am 36yrs old and still a virgin. All my life i’ve had painful periods until 2007 when my periods stopped totally. I WENT TO THE DOCTOR and they gave me birth control pills that made me bleed for 2 weeks. After that, i have not had a period for 2 yeras plus. I am really worried and dont know what to do. Though last yera, i had a little spotting in August and October but since then till now nothing at all.

    Could it be its because i am still a virgin at my age

    The doctors made me take a hormonal test and the result said that i had, HORMONAL IMBALANCE.

    Pls, i need advise

    Thank you

  253. Sonu and Jayven ~ I’m sorry to hear that you’re having trouble getting pregnant. It’s so frustrating – I know. It’s good that you’ve seen a gynecologist about it, because that is the best way to get help. Remember that it takes time to regulate your menstrual cycle and conceive a baby! It takes most couples a year on average to get pregnant, which means that many couples take longer than a year.

    Here are two articles that may help:

    Fertility Books – The Best “How to Get Pregnant” Books

    Tried Everything to Get Pregnant, But Nothing Works? The Next Steps

    Nelu ~ if you haven’t gotten your period and you’re worried about it, then you need to see a gynecologist in person. There is no way I can tell you why your menstrual cycle is MIA (missing in action)! You need to get tested in person, by a medical doctor.


  254. Hi,
    I am 24 yr old Indian married woman. I live in Shanghai. Trying baby for 6 months. my period is irregular. I consulted a gynecologist..and i am having chinese herbal pills for one month. But it is not working. i want to concieve(a baby boy)..please help me….

  255. hi,I’m 33 years old and having irregular periods since my first period when i was 14.i have consulted the doctor and was taking provega in my 20s.Now,im married for 4 years and trying to get pregnant since the first year of marriage,have consulted the doctor,he prescribed metaphormin to regulate the ovulation,i have been taking the prescribed medication for the past 1 year but no changes can be seen.Lately,i didn’t get my period for 4 months,i have gained weight and my breasts are swollen.I’m depressed with this,furthermore me and my husband really want to have a baby to cherish our life.

  256. Hi Ank,

    I don’t know anything about the T Regulate tablet and getting pregnant. Have you talked about it with your gynecologist or fertility doctor? That’s the best way to determine if you’ll be able to regulate your menstrual cycle and get pregnant.

    Let me know how it goes – I’d love to hear what your doc says about it!


  257. i have irregular cycles…. and m trying for conception. this month i missed my period and pregnancy test is negative. if i take T Regulate tablet for 5 days i will get a period … but can i try for pregnancy after the period or i have to take 21 contraceptive after that to stimulate myself and try for pregnancy……is T Regulate tablet help me to conceive??? please reply

  258. Dear Emily,

    I don’t know how old you are, but women get their periods at very different ages. Not everyone gets her period at age 11, or age 14!

    My best advice is to stop worrying about getting your period. You WILL get your period when your body is ready to menstruate. It takes time for hormone levels to return to normal after an eating disorder – sometimes months.

    Eat a wide variety of healthy foods – and avoid sugar, caffeine, and excess fat. Running 3 times a week should be fine, if your doctor said it is!

    You might also want to do things that reduce stress and make you happy — this will help you sleep, and help balance your hormones. What makes you feel good about yourself and your life? Do that every day! Or every week 🙂

    I hope this helps, and wish you all the best.


  259. Hi all,

    I’m sorry, but I can’t offer medical advice about your menstrual cycles. Each woman’s body is unique and special, and there is no way any woman can get good, solid health advice from the internet!

    To get advice on your specific period problems, you need to talk to a doctor in person. If you’ve seen one doctor and are still having problems, I encourage you to get a second opinion.

    Please be careful about seeking medical advice on the internet. It’s fine to read about the types of foods that make your menstrual cycle regular, but it’s not good to try to get a diagnosis or specific health advice from a website.


  260. mam i am 23 years old girl my height is 4.2 feet my weight is 50 kg & mam i have a problem that only one time in the age of 16 years i get periods after that i never get periods mam what i do

  261. Hello, i am 20 years old and since i was 15 i had my period for 3 days and then they will leave for 2 days and come back for another 3 days. Was wonderimg if there is anything i could do so it could be regular

  262. hi! i am 15 5″2 and about 108 pounds. i just recovered from an eating disorder (i was about 85 pounds at my lowest). i have never had my period but my doctor predicted that if i did not have the eating disorder i would have gotten it at the beginning of the past school year.
    i am now focusing on trying to get it and hoping that i did not lose it for good. i am running 3 days a week for about 30 minutes and i have (i think) a normal amount of fat in my diet.
    i don’t know what i can do to get it back. will eating these foods really help and are there other foods in addition? should i get more sleep because sometimes i don’t get enough?


  263. Hi Nicole,
    I am glad to see your advices for healthy life..Sounds good.
    I am having some questions for you.
    I am a 25 year lady 5 months ago menstrual cycle got disturbed..Went to Gynecologist doctor said nothing.
    I undergone appendix surgery all of a sudden one month ago,that time doctor found I am having a Golf ball size fibroid in my uterus,I am scared very much.I want to treat naturally without hurting my uterus by d&c….Please tell me whether it is possible to get rid of fibroids naturally.

  264. hi i’m 22 years old. i am getting 2week later mensuration from 4 month.i’m doing regular exercise? is exercise reason for later mensuration. Also one or two days bleeding.Please suggest me solution.I am begging you to solve my problem.

  265. hi im 20 yrs old and i have irregular period,every months when i get menstruation it lasted for a 1 week plus and its heavy bleeding, then i go to doctor she said i must take duphaston pills to regulate my menses. I also make ultrasound last february and the result its normal, my ovaries are normal and my uterus is normal but i have thick endometrium.then now, i take duphaston but instead to induce heavy bleeding but no effect its desame only. what should i do?im worried with my period can you give me advice..?thnks

  266. Dear Meenu and Perkha,

    It sounds like you’re in the same boat: long dry spells of no menstrual cycle at all. It sounds like your hormones are out of balance, which means you need to find ways to balance them. Balancing them, however, depends on the reason they’re out of whack.

    Your best bet is to go see a doctor, and find out why you cycle isn’t regular. Then, you can focus on ways to regulate it.

    Let me know how it goes – what the doc says!


  267. Hello CourtLynn,

    I’m so sorry to hear the pain you’re in! That’s terrible. Have you talked to a doctor? A friend of mine has a daughter suffers from the same pain during her menstrual cycle. She’s going to an acupuncturist, and has found it helpful — but it took about six months for her hormones to balance and her cycles to be less painful.

    I think you should get checked by both a medical doctor and a naturopathic physician. Don’t suffer by yourself anymore…get tested, and start your journey to painfree periods!


  268. Hello Abhilasha, Swapna, and Swetha,

    As you can see, you’re not alone in having irregular menstrual cycles! But you must be careful about getting medical advice on the internet. My articles are good for basic tips on foods that make menstrual cycles regular, but I can’t give you specific medical advice.

    If you haven’t gone to the doctor, you need to go see one. There could be all sorts of things going on — but don’t be worried or scared. Often, irregular cycles just require a re-balancing of hormones. But the only way to know for sure what’s causing your irregular cycle is to get checked out by a doctor in person.

    If you’ve already seen a doctor, like Swetha has, I recommend getting a second opinion. Different doctors have different types of advice and medication.

    Another thing I recommend is trying naturopathic remedies, such as acupuncture, to balance your hormones. But first, you have to find out the reason your periods are irregular. If you don’t know why your cycle is so off-balance, you won’t be able to treat it properly.

    I hope this helps. Go to the doctor, and come back and let me know what he or she said — and how it worked!


  269. hello..i am swetha and i am not having my periods from 7 froms… actually from the time i got mechured (2005) only five times igot my period that to with out any tablets .from that time i am referring doctor’s i took the treatment bt no improvement…. in 2007 one doctor scanned me and said that i have cyts… and they r splited over … so i took medicine for that and dr even adviced me to reduce my weight….i tried and even loosed my weight….but no improvement in 2009 i consulted one doctor she gave me medicine and i used for 5 months so i got my period for that 5 months …bt dr said me tha i am gng to get my periods regularly…bt i did not get it again after three months i went to the same dr.. she gave me some medicine i got my period in 5 days and the flow was a lot….btfrom that time again no periods.. again after long time in 2010dec i got my periods ….and from time i did not get my periods again … can u plz help me in this … i am worried a lot

  270. hi,i am swapna i got period 17th,upto 20th no bleeding,after 21 till 30 heavy bleeding,i consult doctor he told me to scan…..scanning report is also normal than he told me harmon immbalance,he given tablate for stop bleeding.than also it is going little little…..tablet name is GYNAE-C.V.P.please tell me what can i do for controle bleeding.pls advoice healthy food for harmon immbalance.

  271. I am a 25 year old girl. My very recent problem is that i do have my periods regularly as always BUT the quantity of blood flow has reduced tremendously.Until last year i used to have heavy flow of blood for about 3 days. But now even on the 1st day its very less thou i feel almost the same back-pain on the 1st & 2nd day. REally worried. Plz can anyone tell me as to the cause of it!

    Further details wud be that i am person will thin physique thou recrently i have gained a little weight bec of gyming. Could the gym be a cause or may be lack of essential minerals!

  272. Hey!!!!!!!
    I am 16, my height is 163 cm, weight is almost 80 kgs and my periods are not regular. They come after 2 or 3 months for almost 14 days. I have not consulted any gynecologist yet. Please give me some tips to regulate my periods and lose weight.

  273. Also my period has come anywhere from 5 days late to 2 weeks!! I’ve heard it could be due to stress or nervousness, but I never know when it’s going to start, or how to regulate this. My mom said it’s because I’m still young but my friends are having theirs normally.

  274. Dear Laurie,

    I am 16 years old and have been getting my period for the past 3 years. However every month I am in so much pain from my menstrual cramps I can’t go to school, I can’t sit still, I can’t sleep, I cry immensly etc. This pain only lasts the first two days of my 7 day period. I have taken medicine like Midol Complete and Ibuprofen but they just don’t help at all. I am not obese nor am I over active. I eat normally but the pain still comes. I don’t want to live in fear of my period for the years to come. I don’t want to be 23 in my dorm room crying like a child because of my cramps. Is there anything that can stop this? ):

  275. dear laurie,
    im 23, usually my periods are regular. worse case scenario 3-4days delay which does not happen often. this time around its a complete chaos. in may my menses came around the 12th so was expecting it to come around the same time this month. its already june 28th and no signs of it coming. not having my menses in its due time makes me irritated and i tend to get angry real fast. i’ve tried coke and paracetamol, drank pineapple juice… nothing works. and im sure i am not pregnant, zero possibility. tq. :S

  276. Dear Prachi ~ I’m sorry to hear you’re not getting your period, and you’re not pregnant. Are you trying to get pregnant? You may find How Ovulation Predictor Kits Work helpful.

    Dear Sindhu ~ It’s different for every woman, but a woman can get pregnant the first time she has intercourse. Other women never get pregnant because of “female problems” that range from menstrual disruptions to endometriosis to PCOS. And, menstrual cycles are also different for every woman! Some women get their period every 28 days like clockwork, while others are very irregular.


  277. Dear Jessica,

    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve had your period for 44 days — that’s awful. It would drive me crazy!

    Make sure you’re taking an iron supplement, because you’re losing a lot of blood and iron.

    I don’t blame you for wanting to be healthy naturally, and I believe you CAN get regular, normal periods without resorting to drugs.

    My advice is to talk to a naturopathic physician – or maybe even two. They don’t prescribe medications that alter our natural physical health, and they focus on balancing a woman’s hormones so her menstrual cycle is regular naturally. An acupuncturist stabilizes qi energy, which can balance hormones.

    Call a few naturopaths in your area, and see if they can give you a free consultation.

    Let me know how it goes!


  278. Dear Aaliya,

    As much as I would love to help you get a regular menstrual cycle and get pregnant, I’m afraid I can’t give medical advice. I encourage you to seek a second opinion from a doctor. Have you talked to a naturopathic physician yet? That’s another option to explore.

    Please be careful about seeking medical advice from the internet. The internet can be a great place for factual information, but can also be hazardous to your health! Only get medical advice from a doctor who examines you in person.


  279. Hi this is jsindhu . what are the main reasons of missing period.i didnt get a period since from 5 weeks. is this normal ?

    more over clarify onething. how pregnancy occurs ,,it occurs only during first intercourse or 3times intercourse..

  280. Hello, im 22 years and i recently started having irregular periods.. after i had my son when i was 19 i imediately started getting the shot.. for about two years.. i stopped getting the shot because i heard it was bad for your body in some ways..So then i started the pill but it made me sick. Every pill i tried would made me sick. So i stopped taking them.Once i stopped my period was normal the folling month, when the 2nd month came around my period came and it never stopped! Ive had my period for 44 days now! 🙁 im really worried about my health.. I want it to stop. My doctor wants me to start getting the shot again but i want my body to be healthy naturally not covered up with a drug




  281. I m 22 yrs of age now its been 2.5 yrs of marriage yet i have not conceived as doctor told me i have PCOS i m taking the prescribed medicine n like i m dying to get pregnant and also i have irregular menstrual cycle please help me to get rid out of this problem

  282. Ginger,

    Thank u for ur comment. It made me feel alot better knowin im not the only one experiencing this probem with singulair. I too experienced mood changes, irritability ndepression. Its a shame bc singulair sems to b the only thing that seems to work for me sice i’ve had asthma/allergies (about 20 yrs). Im schedulin an appointment with my doctor and def gettin rid of singulair. These side effects just aren’t worth it to me. Thank u again for your post.


  283. Nicole,

    I have had regular periods my entire life. So regular, in fact, that I can set reminders on my cell phone alarm months in advance. I too started taking Singulair for allergies. The first month my period came on schedule. 14 days later i had another period, and again 12 days after that.I had lower abdominal pain which seemed to radiate from my overies. Also, i became VERY depressed. I actually bought a life insurance policy for 1 million dollars because i was convinced that the irregular periods and pain were a sign of impending doom and my children(4) which are all in college, would be left to fend for themselves. So… I went to my doctor and had an exam. the results were perfectly normal. I have no doubt that Singulair caused my problems as i have stopped taking the drug, and am back to normal now. I am disappointed with the side-effects because Singulair really did control my allergies better than anything else i had ever taken. Plus, my sister takes it and never has any side-effects. Everyone is different i guess.
    I hope this helps,

  284. Dear Karma and Nathalie,

    Some women have irregular cycles for no reason at all – and that’s normal for them. Other women get their period every 28 days on the nose, without fail.

    But I bet most women are like me: I usually get my period every 28 days, give or take a day or two. For instance, my period is due next Sunday, yet it came today (Tues). It’s a whole five days early, which is unusual.

    I think our bodies aren’t robots that perform like clockwork. We can expect irregularities and oddities — especially when it comes to periods and hormones! So many factors affect our hormones, which affect our periods.

    That said, however, my advice to both of you is to go see your doctor, or get a second opinion if you’re worried about the results you already got. I can’t tell you if your bodies or periods are normal…you need to get checked out in person.

    Karma, I know your doc did the tests, and I think that if you’re still concerned, you should get a second opinion. That’s the best way to figure out if you’re healthy or not. I don’t know if you should be concerned.

    Nathalie, I think you need to talk to a naturopathic doctor if you want regular periods without taking the pill. Or, talk to your doctor or a different medical doctor — and tell her or him that you don’t want to be on the pill.

    Go talk to a professional in person, and let me know how it goes!


  285. Hi,
    I’m 20 years old and for the last two years I was taking birth control because I had irregular period, and it was working perfectly for me: however, two months ago I stopped taking them and my period also stop. I do not want to depend on pills to get my period. Can you please give me an advice? I REALLY NEED HELP. 🙁

  286. Hello,
    I’m 26, and I still have irregular periods; by irregular I mean
    I depend on my body to give me clues so that I know when I’ll have it.
    I do get my period every month (so in that sense it’s regular), but not at the same
    time (which is why I’m saying irregular). I had hormone tests done before, and
    everything was normal; also, I just had an ultrasound check on my uterus,
    and again, the doctor said everything’s normal.
    should i be concerned?

    thank you.


  287. Hi Nicole,

    Yes, weight changes (gain or loss) and prescription medication can change your cycle. Something to consider is why you gained the weight? Sometimes weight gain is caused by health issues, which could also be affecting your menstrual cycle. So, the weight gain may not be the cause of irregular menstruation…it’s whatever caused the weight gain that is also causing the cramping, bloating, etc.

    I’m sorry you can’t afford to go to the doctor — because that’s the ONLY way to get good, sound health advice. You need to talk to someone in person about your periods, asthma, cramps, etc. Online help is good for factual information (like what foods help regulate hormones!), but not good for personal medical advice.

    So, please try to find a way to pay for a doctor’s visit. Is there a low-cost clinic in your area?

    Another thing is to try calling a nurses help line. In Canada, our provinces all have nurses on call 24 hours a day; anyone can call for health advice. You could do an internet search for “Healthlink BC” and think about calling a nurse directly.

    I hope this helps, and that you get to the root cause of your irregular menstrual cycle. Let me know how it goes, okay?


  288. Hi Laurie, im 23 yrs old n ive had irregular periods for years. Since i first got my period wen i was 11. It would normally skip a month maybe 1 or 2xs a yr. As i got older it seem to increase to 2 to 3 months n a row. Wen i was 16 my mother and i asked my doctor n she told us it was normal especially bc i weighed only 100lbs at the time. I also was told it could b because of stress and the way i was dieting (i woukd normally skip breakfast bc i was in such a rush in the am. However she never said anything about me needin to see a gyno so i never been to one. Im not/have not been sexually active, im still a virgin but recently ive been under some stress, and i recently started taking singulair for my asthma and allergies and i also use a rescue inhaler. I noticed since i started takin the singulair ive experienced some of the side effects likeirritability and tiredness and although this isnt listed as a side effect ive also havent had a period for abput 3 mnths which is around the time i started takin it and the last one i had was very very light n lasted about 2days. And i have gained 6 or 7lbs within the last 6months. Im 5’5 n weight 135. I was wondering could my weight gain and the asthma medicine be a reason why my periods seem to b more irregular than usual? I experience the crampin and bloating every month like im goin to get my period but i never get it. And im worried this could affect me if i want to have kids. I cant afford to go to a doctor right now bc i cant afford insurance. So idk wat to do as far as regulatin my period in a way that i will beable to afford. And i know weight loss can contribute to irregularity but can weight gain even if its not that much contribute to irregularity as well. It seems ive gained most of the weight in the abdominal area. Idk if this could be an issue as well.

  289. Hi Susan,

    Please don’t be scared! Our bodies are weird, and hardly ever act “normal.” That is, there always seems to be something going on with them that never happened before — this is just part of being human.

    Try not to freak out or be overly fearful of what’s happening, because chances are it’s just your body developing.

    Sometimes teenagers – especially girls who just got their periods – have very irregular cycles. You may be one of those girls, who gets her period once every 6 weeks or who has spotty periods or who can never predict when her next period is!

    I don’t know if you just have irregular menstrual cycles, or if something else is causing missed periods. The best way to find out is to talk to your doctor or the school nurse.

    Try not to worry too much or get scared…but do talk to someone in person, preferable someone who is qualified in the health field.


  290. im thirteen and my period came and went as usual. but then this month it came for a week and then after 5 days it came again and then after a week it here again. what should i do? im really scared

  291. Hi Sam,

    You probably won’t get pregnant very quickly if you’re not getting your period, because that means you may not be ovulating. Your best bet is to talk to a doctor and find ways to make your menstrual cycle regular.

    I’m curious why you want to get pregnant…are you ready for a baby?


  292. hi, im 17 & i have not been getting my period for 11 months almost a year. i want to try for a baby but can i do this without getting my period?

  293. Hi Louise,

    If you’re on a 21 day pill cycle, then I think your period should come on the 22nd day. But, you need to check the instructions that come with that particular pill! I don’t know what pill you’re taking.

    The instructions should tell you what day you can expect your period, and you may find that your periods are extremely regular and reliable when you’re taking the pills. Many women love them, even if they didn’t have really irregular periods.

    I hope this helps – and I hope your periods get regular!


  294. Hi Varsha,

    In addition to eating the right foods to make your menstrual cycle regular, you might want to consult a naturopathic doctor. They can often recommend supplements and herbs that can regulate your hormones.

    Please be careful about getting specific medical advice on the internet. The internet is a great place to learn general information, such as how to regulate your periods, but it’s not the place for specific health information. For that, you must talk to a doctor in person.

    You might also want to get a second opinion, from a different obgyn. Perhaps that one can help you get off the hormones, and into a more natural way to get a regular cycle.

    I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful!


  295. Hi,
    Im 18 yrs old, I hv pcod.my menses are irregular from past 4 yrs.I consulted a gyn, she askd me to have hormones. im having hormones from 2 yrs. I want to get rid of having hormones every month and get my periods regular..what can I do??plz help..

  296. Good morning.

    I’m 22 and started with my periods when I was 12. They have always been very irregular, so I lately went to the doctor and they gave me anticonceptive pills to regulate it. I have never had sexual encounters and I’m not worried about getting pregnant, but I would like to know when I’m going to have my period again if I started taking the pill on the third day of my last period. I have to take 21 pills, but I don’t know if my next period is comming on the 22nd day, or the 28th day… I don’t know anything… I’ve been struggling with this thing since I started with it. I’m so tired of never knowing what’s going to happen and when… 🙁

  297. Hi

    I am unmarried women of 40 years i had irregular periods since last three years .in starting it was 2 to 3 months gap after that it was 6 months and now the gap eas too long my last periods was on june 2010 still i have no sign of periods.please help me and suggest me some medicine as good person proposed me and i too want to marry him but this problem is a big hurrdle for my marrige.

  298. Hi!

    I normally have my period every 7th or 8th of the month. My period should have started last March 8, I guess. But it’s been delayed for 10 days now. I didn’t have any sexual intercourse for 9 months now and this is the first time that my period has been delayed for more than a week. I am beginning to worry. Is there something wrong with me? I’ve never take any pills at all.
    Please help me. I’m scared that I might have some sort of reproductive illness. Thank you!

  299. thanx a lot mam…
    can u plz tell me whether i am pregnant or its the problem just for the pills… coz i used the instant pregnancy test kit at home 4 times to check whether i am pregnant or not… and each time i got a negative results…
    so are these the actual results or shud i go to the hospital for the test?

  300. Hello Sweety,

    Your body may just need time – a few months, even – to regulate itself after the pills. If you’re still not getting your regular period after 3 or 4 months, I encourage you to see a doctor.

    If you’re really concerned, it may be wise to see a doctor now, instead of waiting. I don’t know anything about pills to avoid pregnancy (other than the fact that they work!), so can’t offer advice on that.

    Your best bet is to talk to a doctor.

    Let me know how it goes!

  301. hi…

    i am having a 2 months delay in my periods.
    i had sex with my bf few months back n i took some pills to avoid pregnancy.. i was scared. after that my periods was normal.

    but now m having a delay in my periods. doubting pregnancy i thought to test it by the help of an instant pregnancy test at home. and i found it negative. i have tested it 4 times with a gap of 7 days.. still its negative.. i dont understand whats the problem is. one day i had few drops of bleeding and then it stopped. m i pregnant or its some other disorder…?
    what should i do? plz help me mam…..

  302. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hello Purni,

    I’m sorry your first pregnancy didn’t keep…that’s very sad. But, at least it shows you can get pregnant — I’ve never even gotten that close!

    Here’s some information about Clomid or clomiphene, from Medline Plus:


    Here’s my experience with clomid:

    Clomid Challenge Test – A Fertility Test for Women

    There are some side effects to this fertility drug. Some women don’t experience any side effects (I didn’t, but I only took it once). Other women may experience more serious side effects.

    You might try getting a second opinion, from another fertility specialist. Many women take clomiphene, but if you’re uncomfortable with it, you should talk to another doctor. You may find different options for regulating your period, getting pregnant, and not losing your pregnancy.

    I wish you all the best,

  303. Hi,
    im not getting regular periods if i get 1 month regular and the next month only it will take 60 days then i get regular then irregular(alternative)
    and im planning for baby doctor said im not ovulating and that too im in stress im trying from 1 year for baby then my dr suggested clomid im thinking to take or not let me know is it good to take clomid?
    plz help 9me and i got pregnancy after a month after marrige but dt time we didnt keep )

  304. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Poonam,

    I’m sorry to hear your menstrual cycle is so irregular, but glad to hear the cysts have been removed!

    Yes, you can get pregnant even though you have a polycystic ovary. But, you may need more guidance than just eating the right foods.

    The best way to get medical and health advice is to talk to your doctor. I don’t know the best foods to regulate your period — other than the foods mentioned above. Those are good foods, which balance hormones. But other than that, I’m not sure what you can do.

    I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful — but I really think getting in-personal medical advice from a doctor is the best way to get regular periods and get pregnant.

    Another possibility is to talk to a naturopath or alternative health doctor, such as an acupuncturist. There are many natural ways to regulate your menstrual cycle, but you really need to talk to an expert in person.

    I’m sorry I can’t be more helpful, and really, really hope you get pregnant soon!


  305. My prblem is very complecated, i got married b4 2 years. I was having irregular periods, on nov2010 gyn dr told me that i have polycystic right ovary and dermoid cyst on left. so in dec she removed d cyst with my left ovary, and drilled my risht ovary for polycystic reason,
    After that also i didnt got my periods so my dr gave me 2 injections on 18/01/2010 i had periods on same day
    i want to know how will my periods be regular and about diet i need to take.
    can i be pregnent though this reasons are there only with one polycystic ovary and irregular periods.
    Pls guide

  306. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Klatha,

    I’m not sure I understand your question….but I think you’re asking if your pregnancy will be affected by your polycystic ovaries. I’m not a doctor, but have read that you can get pregnant and have a healthy pregnancy even if you have polycystic ovaries. Of course, it depends on the degree of your condition! Some polycystic ovaries prevent pregnancy altogether, but it just depends.

    I hope this helps, and hope your menstrual cycle becomes more regular soon!


  307. thank you a lot to ur reply mam

    so will it cause to my prgnancy if my periods r
    irregular and this month i got with only 10 days delay but with very low bleeeding.to get more bleeding what all should i need to do

    and also i consulted a doctor problem with me is polycystic ovaries itseems.so due to this , will there be any effects to my pregnancy please let me know about this mam. None is giving me correct answer

  308. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hello Klatha ~ To make your menstrual cycle regular, you need to balance your hormones. This means eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, staying at a healthy weight, and trying not to stress about life and work and relationships and your future pregnancies! You might also get a second opinion. I don’t know how having small ovaries affects your period, but it’s always worthwhile to get checked by another doctor.

    Hello Shelly ~ I’m glad all is well! Thanks for coming back and letting me know 🙂

  309. Hi Laurie,

    Thanks a ton for your reply. I took the home preg test and also saw a gyn. Test was negative. My period was delayed by 10 days but then it did start and normal length as always. The gyn said exactly the same as u mentioned. It was probably just stress as i had been traveling a lot past few weeks. I was indeed very tensed during those 10 days but now I am relieved 🙂

    Thanks again!


  310. hi mam! ! !

    iam 22 years old,and my height is 5’6 and weight is

    72.00 i used to get regular periods for few years from

    my first period i.e when iam t 15.but as years passed

    im not regular with my periods its getting delay by

    50-60 days.i consulted a doctor she told me that my

    ovaries size is small and also polyovaries etc.will

    it cause any serious problem to my pregnancy.mam

    please tell me what all i should do to reular my

    periods. i started going to gym also to reduce my

    weight.please tell me how this can be solve. and by

    the way iam not married.

  311. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Shelly,

    If you haven’t gotten your period in over a week, then a home pregnancy kit can help you figure out if you’re pregnant. But before a week has passed, it may not be accurate.

    I know it’s easier said than done, but I encourage you to try to relax and not worry about being pregnant just yet. Our periods change as we get older, and your late period may just be a symptom of your increased vitamin D intake or other stress.

    Take a deep breath, and know that whatever happens, you and your husband will be able to cope with it!

    Let me know how it goes….


  312. I am 25 years old and have had normal 5-day periods in every 22-23 days always until this month. It’s 26 days already and no period yet. This has never happened with me before. The only new medication started this month by my doctor is 50,000 IU of Vit. D twice a week, as I was low on that. I am also experiencing extreme fatigue and tiredness nowadays but none other symptoms of nausea, stomach ache, morning sickness etc. I do not think it cud be pregnancy as my husband and i are always very careful and use protection. But anxiety is killing me. I have a home preg. kit but I ve no idea when i shud use it. I request your urgent advise!

  313. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Dear Joy,

    I encourage you to talk to your doctor and a naturopathic doctor about getting regular periods again. I think there are natural herbs and supplements that you can take, but you need to be careful because sometimes they interact negatively with other medications.

    Acupuncture is supposed to regulate and balance hormones, which may lead to regular menstrual cycles. Maybe you could find a naturopathic doctor who also does acupuncture.

    Good luck; I hope you’re able to conceive another baby! You’re definitely young enough in age — it’s just getting your body back on track, which a doctor should be able to help you with.


  314. hi there, i am 36 i have 3 children, my periods are almost stopped, i went 7 months without period. my doc did test said i am nearing premature menopause but my husband and i would love another child. i had a bleed this month the 1st time in 7 months. is there anything i can do to help re start regular periods to increase our chance of pregnancy???

  315. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Anitha,

    I think the best way to get home remedies for irregular periods is to talk to a naturopath. There are some herbs and supplements that can regulate hormones, which will in turn make your menstrual cycle regular, but I don’t know which ones are best for your body.

    If you can’t talk to a naturopathic doctor, then look on medical health websites like Mayo Clinic, WebMD, hospital websites, and other sources of official medical information.


  316. hi

    i am 25 years old, single, am suffering from irregular periods for the past 1 year, first i had PCODs, now even that is cleared, my scans are normal, but still my periods are not regular
    i have gained excessive weight because of this irregular periods, dieting or exercise did not work with me what can i do, can u suggest me any home remedies i am tired of all medicines so far
    pls help

  317. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen


    Can you see a different doctor, and get a second opinion? You need to figure out the cause of your irregular menstrual cycle before you can find a treatment for it. If stress is causing your missed periods, then reducing stress and eating healthy may help. If hormones or other health issues are the problem, then you need other treatments.

    I encourage you to see a different medical doctor, and get tested for possible problems. You might also try talking to a naturopathic doctor, for natural ways to balance your hormones and reduce stress.

    I wish I had more concrete answers, but the solution to your problem depends on your body and lifestyle. An in-person doctor is the best way to get help for health issues!


  318. hi,
    I’m mariyam and im 18 years old.I am having problems regarding my menstrual cycle.i usualy get my periods regularly,bt then suddenly I dindn’t get it for the past 2 months,but realLy its going to be 3 months.
    My periods stopped after i got it in august ending on the 6th of august 2010.
    i consulted the doctor an I was under medication for about 2 weeks,bt didn’t see any change.When my mom consulted the doctor again about this issue she asked wether I’m under any worries.
    i might have had some worries according to my point of view.so i need a solution to bring back my menstrual cycle back to normal.please help me because im really getting nervous about this issue.how can i help myself to bring back my menstrual cycle?
    i hope i could get some advices as well as some ways to get rid of this problem.

  319. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Sasha,

    The reasons for your irregular cycle may be hormonal or due to other health issues. I think it’s important to figure out the cause of your irregular periods, and then treat that cause. Simply exercising or eating foods that make your menstrual cycle regular won’t work — unles you know the reason for your irregularity.

    Have you tried a naturopathic doctor? I know you don’t really want to see another doctor, but if you find the right one, it could make all the difference in the world. Seeing a medical expert in person may give you a better chance at treating your irregular cycle, because you’re getting information specific to your body.

    And, you may have to try several different things until you find what works for you. This doesn’t mean the doctor isn’t capable — it just means that it sometimes takes time to find the right solutions!

    I hope you get everything straightened out soon…


  320. i used the patches my doctor prescribed called “Othro Eva” every three weeks then on fourth week i used to get my periods without gaining weight or anything…BUT since i have stopped using em i just got periouds ones and after tht it has been 4 months em not getting em 🙁

    dont know wht to do .. i have been doing exercise regularly and eating healthy being on diet too but no help … please any suggestion other then going to doctor because honestly they just make guesses and nothing else 🙁

  321. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Diana,

    I encourage you to see your doctor for in-person help with getting a regular menstrual cycle. There may be a medical reason you’re not getting your period regularly, and you need to find treatment for that health issue!

    All the tips in the world will be useless — and possible harmful — if you have a medical condition that is preventing you from getting a regular period.

    Please go talk to your doctor. Keep yourself healthy!

  322. hi
    i am 16 years and get my menstral cycle only once in a year. i got when i was 14 years and since 2 years i have got only 3 times. can you please tell me what to do? and suggest me any tips and diet

  323. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi lara, lata, and vicki,

    If you’re having troubles with your period, you need to talk to your doctor in person. There could be all sorts of things going on — or it could just be your normal menstrual cycle!

    The best way to find out the cause of missed or missing periods is to see a doctor in person. Get a physical exam, a pap smear.

    I wish I had the answers you’re looking for, but I don’t! You’d need a magician to properly diagnose a medical health issue over the internet — and I urge you to be careful about seeking specific medical advice online. Getting general information is good, but specific medical diagnoses and advice has to come from an in-person doctor.

    I wish you all the best, and hope your periods get regular right away! Talk to your doctor.

    Best wishes,

  324. Hi i was taking the contraceptive pill from the age of 15 – 19. i stopped taking the pill in april/may time. i had my first period since comming off the pill about the 4th august and nothing since. im not pregant, not too sure whats going on. plese help 🙂

  325. hi….ihavent got my periods yet n its 2months….my bf had done vasectomy 2 years bfore…..n i already did myurine test…but ya i was a bit more stressed in these 2 months…i was sick tooo…my urine test showed negative and i dnt hav the symptoms of pregnency…please help….im scared

  326. I have irregular periods.sometimes if i have more tension i will not get period ,once the problem or tension reduced,the very next day am getting periods.why is that happening in mind?now i am 24 ,it has been started from my 12th std….my body is heat body.sometimes i will continuously get 6 months and 4 months i will not get ,Any way 4 months in a year this is happening.please provide sugegstion.due to this now my kg is 69 whereas my weight should be 62.why is t so?sometimes my mind is ready to work,but body will not oblige.

  327. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Lala,

    Have you seen a gynecologist or your family doctor? The best way to find out how to make your menstrual cycle regular is to get checked by a doctor.

    Or, talk to a naturopathic doctor. Naturopathic medicine is all about creating balance in the body. If you can balance your hormones, you might have a more regular period.

    You really need to get checked out in person, my friend. The internet is fabulous, but is no substitute for in-person health care!


  328. helo im worried because i have brown spotting for like 3 days already. but before, the past months i always had late menstruation. im only 16 but i dont have sex with my bf. i hope you can help me tnx.

  329. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Ralyn ~ Have you seen a doctor, or taken a pregnancy test? To find out why you’ve missed your period for three months, you need to talk to a doctor in person. If you’re missing your period because you’re underweight, overweight, or anemic, then your doctor can help you find solutions. If you missed your period because you could be pregnant, then you need to find out for sure if you could be pregnant!

    Hi N.priya ~ I’m not sure what tablets your doctor has given you, or what they’re supposed to do. I encourage you to ask her for more information. Sometimes doctors have medicine information sheets that they give their patients. If she doesn’t have a medicine information sheet, then she should be able to tell you why she prescribed that medicine to make your menstrual cycle regular.

    Your doctor is your best source of information for your health, my friends! Your doctor knows your body, knows about medicine, and knows how to combine the two to make your periods regular. 🙂


  330. hi mam
    thanks for ur response mam already iam taking the treatment in seniormost gyny doctor .she was giving medicines for periods and also follicle taband f-gam tab pls mam can u tellme about for what purpose these tab r giving how much i can get my periods regular
    thank u

  331. I NEED HELP…LAST TIME I HAVE PERIOD AT MAY 21,2010 IS ALREADY LATE IS already JULY 20,2010 i still dont have my menstruations cycle…..

  332. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi N.priya,

    I’m sorry to hear about your irregular periods, and hope you’re able to get pregnant quickly!

    To learn about infertility treatments, read 8 Types of Infertility Treatments.

    And, to learn about the cost of infertility treatments, read How Much Do Infertility Treatments Cost? But remember — different fertility clinics and fertility doctors charge different amounts. This is just a guideline.

    I hope this helps!

    Best wishes,

  333. hi
    i have a problem of irregular periods and from since 4 year if i take the medicine omly it will come otherwise it did’t come
    now iam married and i shown to doctor also they told that my uterus very small and it did’t grown its lenth is 48mm and my first menses was on 16 years
    and now iam so worried about the pregnancy so pls tell me about the treatment for it and tips also
    Thnak u

  334. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Srilatha,

    There are so many possible causes of irregular menstrual cycles, I have no idea why you have long gaps between your periods. You need to talk to a doctor in person to find the exact cause.

    As far as getting pregnant, it’s actually more difficult to get pregnant if your periods aren’t regular. This doesn’t mean you WON’T get pregnant — that’s impossible to say! But, it may be more difficult, if you’re like many women.

    I hope you can talk to a doctor, and get your periods regulated.

    Best wishes,

  335. im 22yrs young girl im suffering frm irregular periods.that is 2 to 3 months gap for every period ,this is happening for me from last 1yr till nw.what woud be the reason behind that?can u plz rectify the problm that is causng 4 me plz…….And i will going to get marriage soon my marriage is fixed will it cause for pregnancy after marriage.

  336. my problem is with the less bleeding during the periods. before three months i have bleeding upto 4 days. now it is only one day. i have got a very accurate periods of 28 days. till now i am lucky to have it. i have two kids.the problem is that i am gaining my weight now it is 78. before it was 70. i am 165cm height.

  337. Hi

    Thanyou for your advise. At the moment i am in Dubai, the doctors here don’t really give proper advise. I will be going back to the UK and get a second opionion. I may also try acupuncturist.

    Regarding about my diet. I eat a lot of fruits that i blend and make a juice out of it. As for my meal, i have a lot of vegetables and fish or chicken. I rarely eat red meat. During the weekend when we have a family outing, i must admit i do have takeaways (i won’t lie about that) but during the week i’m fairly sensible. I try to drink a lot of water, but thats not every day. I have always had hormone problems since a child, even having my first child took 4 years of conceiving. Ever since my periods stopped i have gained weight. I’m fairly active, i enjoy going for walks. I have been to the nutritionist and had a blood test. There were certain foods i was alergic too, eg soy, wheat. He put me on a cambridge diet. It did work for a short time, but i gained it quite quickly back once i ate normal foods. I suppose i just have to patient and continue with my diet.


  338. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Hi Sundeep,

    I’m not sure why you’re gaining weight and why you’re not getting your period, but I encourage you to talk to another doctor. Getting a second opinion may help you figure out a different way to deal with your prolactin levels.

    Also, you might try calling an acupuncturist or naturopath. Don’t take any herbal remedies or products without making sure it won’t affect your medication or health! But, it might be good to research natural ways to regulate your period and lose weight.

    Regarding your weight gain, I encourage you to take a good, hard look at what you’re eating and drinking. We often consume tons of calories without being aware of it, in the fatty foods we eat or the sugary drinks we drink. I don’t know what you’re eating, but gaining weight is a simple formula: your incoming calories are higher than your outgoing energy expenditure.

    You might also try calling a nutritionist, or talking to your doctor about the changes you can make to your diet, to lose weight.

    I wish you all the best, and hope you get your regular menstrual cycle back soon!


  339. I haven’t had a period since June. I have been to the doctor and had test. She says my prolactin level are 36. She gave me tablets called dostlinex. I have been using them for 3 months. My periods still have not come. Each month my weight is going up with no reason, now i have become at a stage where i am obese. I don’t overeat and i walk 5 times a week for 1 and half hour, but cannot understand what is happening. Could anyone explain what i can do. I’m feeling really depressed about it. My age is 40 by the way.

  340. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen

    Dear Sharon,

    I encourage you to make an appointment with your doctor. It’s impossible for anyone to make a diagnosis or give medical advice over the internet…please call your family physician for help coping with these signs of pregnancy!

    And, remember that it’s not uncommon for women to have late periods and NOT be pregnant. I myself was three weeks late this month, which is odd for me…but sometimes our bodies and menstrual cycles have minds of their own. So, don’t get upset about the possibility until you know for sure, and please talk to your doctor about your symptoms.

    Let me know how it goes…


  341. I am 14 days late and have taken a pregnancy test which says am negative i have taken both blood and urine test. I have had swollen breasts vaginal discharge a bit of crampling like 2 weeks ago to be sincee am confused and contemplating on taking my lifeaway coz i wish am notpregnant but the signs are terrible i feel very fatigued and moody please heelp me!!!

  342. Laurie Pawlik-Kienlen


    Thanks for this tip — it’s amazing how common vitamin deficiency is, and what a huge effect that has on our periods!

    I’m glad your menstrual cycles are regular again 🙂


  343. After being postmenopausal for 4 years, I began to take injectable vitamin d and have begun to have menstrual cycles again. After researching this, it is my conclusion that some people who have early onset menopause may in reality just have a vitamin deficiency.