Irregular periods are usually not signs of serious problems but in some cases they indicate the presence of a serious medical problem and could result in serious complications like infertility. In teenagers and women approaching menopause, irregular periods can be said to be normal, however in women of other ages besides these two categories, irregular periods is noteworthy and should therefore call for concern.
For these women, they find that their periods usually come either earlier or later than usual and therefore highly unpredictable; their periods also vary in how long they last and how heavy they are.
There are some of the causes of irregular periods:
Irregular periods that are very heavy and last longer than seven days and that are accompanied by bleeding between periods or after sex should necessitate a visit to the hospital. Likewise when irregular periods become the norm, a woman should visit the hospital.
For women trying to conceive, irregular periods might make conception more difficult, especially if ovulation does not occur every month. Nevertheless, with irregular periods, a woman can still get pregnant on her own, but it is always best to see a doctor to ensure there are no other problems.