Unusual or irregular periods happen to many women, and can cause concern if they persist or are accompanied by pain or other symptoms, according to SheKnows. Knowing what an irregular period can mean can help take some of the worry away.
Irregular periods can include periods that are heavier than normal, lighter than normal, accompanied by pain or excess cramping, bloating or headaches, according to SheKnows. There can be several reasons for this. Pregnancy, stress and diet are the top contributors to irregular periods. Each of these can cause variations in the amount of hormones the body makes, which can affect the flow of a period or its accompanying symptoms. Always see a health care professional with any problems or questions. A medical professional will be able to treat any symptoms as well as make sure there is not a deeper problem.