What is irregular menstruation?

Author: Dr. Lee
Time: 2014/7/24 11:45:11

Irregular menstruation is a menstrual disorder in menstrual cycles for a female. Irregular menstruation can be identified by different kinds of symptoms. It includes a late menstruation, an early menstruation, bleeding between menstruations, etc.

Late menstruation

Late menstruation is classified as 2 certain situations. First, the normal menstruation for a female is usually 3 to 5 days. If a female experience menstruation longer than 7 days, it can be defined as irregular menstruation. Second, a single menstruation is considered irregular if the number of days between menstruations is longer than the normal range. Generally speaking, a female experiences menstrual cycle variations of up to 8 days between the shortest and longest cycle lengths.

Early menstruation

Normally, a female's menstrual cycle is 28 to 30 days. If the menstrual cycle advances more than 7 days, or even it occurs twice within a month, all these phenomena are called early menstruation. If it comes earlier only 3 to 5 days, and with no other symptoms, it is normal. Occasionally if only one time advanced, it is not early menstruation. In addition, many women also experience irregular menstruations in the form of continuous menstruations, or menstruations that occur several times in one cycle.

Heavy bleeding and scanty bleeding

An irregular menstruation is any type of bleeding that is abnormal when compared to your usual menstrual cycle. It can appear as particularly heavy bleeding or scanty bleeding.

In general, menstruation cycle often lasts 2 to 7 days. And each time for a female, the volume of bleeding should be 30 to 50 milliliters. If the menstrual volume is more than 80 milliliters, it's better to go to department of gynaecology to have a detailed inspection and avoid the possibility of abnormal menstruation or inflammatory disease.

Basically, in a normal menstrual cycle, if menstrual volume is little and decreased severely, it is regarded as scanty menstruation. Or menstrual period shortens in a sudden, even less than two days; this is referred to scanty menstruation. The disease usually occurs in adolescence and childbearing ages; even it can develop as amenorrhea. Then it tends to menopause in old ages.