It’s estimated that about one-third of infertility cases can be attributed to females.

30 to 40 percent of these cases are caused by irregular or infrequent ovulation and menstruation.

The good news? Nearly all infertility issues caused by irregular menstruation are treatable.

Diagnosis of irregular menstruation relies on several methods. The doctor will take a comprehensive history that will include questions such as: the age she started her period (menarche), how long the period lasts (days), how many days there are between periods, any recent changes in her normal monthly schedule, if she is sexually active, the date of the last pelvic exam, if she is pregnant or was recently pregnant, and if she is on birth control pills and what kind.

Unpleasant symptoms like cramps, migraine, abdominal pain, dejection, breast tenderness etc occurs during menstruation. These symptoms last for only a short span of time after which it is overcome. Menstruation helps in the process of cleaning and purifying the female body from the excess toxins and wastes. Menstruation however can be assumed as a normal process of change in the physiological system in the female body. The cycle of menstruation may vary from woman to woman. Some women may experience normal cycle of menstruation while others may experience some complications in the menstrual normal cycle.

Heavy periods during menopause

Estrogen and progesterone regulate the thickening of the lining of the uterus that's shed each month during menstruation. When levels of these hormones get out of whack, the lining can become thicker than usual. That, of course, results in heavier bleeding when the lining is shed.

Chaste Berry is a widely accepted herbal remedy that stimulates the release of LH and FSH or the hormones vital to ovulation and menstruation. Another herb that enhances hormone functioning is Black Cohosh, a natural remedy prescribed by herbalists to prevent miscarriage. Regulating the menstrual cycle on the other hand is among the many medicinal properties of the Siberian Ginseng, a revered Chinese tonic that promotes energy and enhances overall systemic functioning.

Putting on a good bra that can hold your breast very tight also helps in handling breast tenderness during menstruation in the sense that the bra, which will tighten the breast a bit to avoid much heaviness and pain.

Watery periods

This symptom of menopause can be rather disturbing because while most of us have heard about the heavy periods and irregular cycles, having watery periods doesn't get mentioned much. It does happen fairly frequently, though, usually to women who experience heavy periods. While watery periods are usually nothing to worry about, if there's a chance you could be pregnant, make sure you don't have an ectopic pregnancy. If you experience abdominal pain, see a doctor.

Treatment for irregular menstruation is based on the cause. After a thorough exam, history and testing the doctor can give the patient a accurate diagnosis and treatment plan based on current medical practice. The goal of treatment is to decrease the heavy menstruation and increase the patient’s comfort.

Irregular periods, especially heavy periods and longer periods are part an parcel of menopause for most women. As annoying as it is, you can rest assured that it will pass, although it may take a few years. In the meantime, you may to try a natural treatment for irregular periods such as herbs or natural progesterone.

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