Can I get pregnant if I have irregular periods?


Can I get pregnant if I have irregular periods?

We must understand what is a regular cycle. Normal hormonal-balanced women have menstrual bleeding every 28 days. And we call this menstrual cycle or menstrual period. If your periods come shorter than 21 days or longer than 35, we’d better suspect there is a problem in your hormonal orchestra. Most probably you can not ovulate on time or none. Of course, ovulation is the one main step of conception. If a woman can not ovulate or ovulate but on an irregular time, it is difficult to estimate ovulation and the timing of intercourse.

Shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days may show us some abnormalities that affect the chance of conception. And we’d better reveal the causes.

A regular cycle needs harmony between the pituitary gland in the brain, ovaries, and uterus. If the releasing frequency of FSH, LH hormones from Hypophysis changes, follicle development in the ovaries is affected, and estrogen and progesterone production can not happen correctly. This abnormal production of estrogen and progesterone levels in the bloodstream can not provide endometrial development as it should be. As a result of this unbalanced production of hormones and development of endometrial lining, the period may come early or later, bleeding can be very light or heavy.

This hormonal imbalance is mostly related to follicular development and ovulation problems. As we know ovulation problems are one of the main causes of female infertility.

If you want to get pregnant, tracking your periods and ovulation is crucial. If you have irregular cycles you must see a gynecology doctor, if you want to get pregnant you’d better see a fertility doctor. Because an irregular period may be a sign of early ovarian reserve decline, early menopause regardless of age, Thyroid dysfunction, PCOS, hyperprolactinemia, some genetic problems, metabolic problems, obesity, and anorexia. It is essential to reveal the underlying cause of the condition and give the proper treatment.

If you want to get pregnant and you are suffering from irregular cycles, you must reconsider your lifestyle, eating habits, exercise frequency, and intensity and treat underlying causes, ovulation-inducing treatments are a good approach for you to successfully conceive.

Please don’t ignore your irregular cycles regardless of your age. Every age’s problems and treatment options are different.

We don’t have a one-size-fits-all approach for everyone. Detailed pelvic examination and ultrasound, detailed medical history, and hormonal blood work are needed to understand your real problem. Identifying the problem helps to get the correct treatment and will help you achieve your dream.

As your friendly fertility doctor, I am here to support you. If you have questions don’t hesitate to share your comment below.