Possible causes of irregular menstrual cycles include uncontrolled diabetes, eating disorders, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, certain medications, and perimenopause, according to the National Inst... More »

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Causes of post-menopausal spotting include hormone therapy, noncancerous polyps, endometrial hyperplasia, endometrial atrophy and certain medications such as blood thinners, states WebMD. Post-menopausal bleeding may als... More »

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Thickening of the lining of the uterus, called endometrial hyperplasia, may lead to cancer, but is not always a sign of cancer, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Endometrial hyperplas... More »

Changes in the menstrual cycle can result from taking contraception, eating disorders, stress, lack of sleep, or a sharp increase in exercise, among many other factors, according to WebMD. Other factors that can affect a... More »

A woman who experiences two periods in one month may be reacting to a medication, have thyroid imbalances such as hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, or suffer from uterine polyps or fibroids, according to EmpowHER. Extre... More »

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There are many reasons why a woman’s period might come early, including severe weight loss or gain, certain medications, metabolic syndromes, endocrine disorders, stress or the onset of perimenopause. Experts consulted b... More »

Brown menstrual blood is likely just old blood that is slowly leaving the uterus, especially if it occurs towards the end of a woman's cycle, explains WebMD. The presence of brown blood may also accompany heavy bleeding ... More »

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