Your irregular period could be caused by...
A hormone imbalance
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When your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough hormones (a condition known as hypothyroidism) this can lead to irregular periods.
PCOS is a condition characterized by a hormone imbalance that can disturb your ovulation leading to missed or irregular periods. Because PCOS symptoms often overlap with other conditions, it can take a long time to receive a diagnosis.
A hormone change
As you age, your production of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone drops. This period leading up to menopause is called perimenopause. One of the first signs of perimenopause is an irregular cycle.
Hormones can be influenced by new medications or medication adjustments. While these changes can impact your cycle, symptoms should subside after three months.
In rare cases, irregular periods can be caused by:
Gynecological cancers, which can cause bleeding between periods, can make it seem like your periods have become irregular.