How can my periods be regularised?
Q: I am 23 years old and facing the problem of irregular periods for the past 3 years. I have done thyroid, haemoglobin and all other possible hormonal tests. All reports were fine. A chest x-ray done was also fine. A lower abdomen ultrasound showed few follicles. Some doctors say that this cold be the cause but others say its normal. I have taken Dulton, Progestrone, Estrogen and another allopathic medicine. I have done 6 month's course with all these medicines separately. When I am on these medicines, the cycle is regular. The moment I leave medicines, there is a gap of 12-15 days from regular one month gap. Sometimes it is more than that. Please advise.
A:You have not mentioned which hormone tests were done. I hope blood for Prolactin level has been tested. Also, you have not mentioned your marital status. However, the main problem is infrequent menses. If you are not yet married, meaning, conception is not a concern right now, then the best thing would be to regularize your menses. Later one has to ensure that you ovulate as well. I suggest (for now) you take 1 tablet of Duphaston from today for 10 days. You should get menses within 2-7 days after the last tablet. The day your menses starts should be counted as Day 1. From day 23 of your cycle you can take 1 tablet of Duphaston daily at night for 6 days. Repeat it in this way every month for 6 months. Alternatively, you can take 1 tablet of Duphaston daily for 6 days from the 1st of every calendar month (which is easy to remember). After 6 months of taking it as such, take Duphaston in this way(from 1st of every alternate calendar month - but for 10 days, if your menses have not come spontaneously before the 2nd month). This should help in regularizing your menses. I take it all your tests were normal.