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Treatment of Irregular Ovulation

Having irregular or missing periods is not dangerous and can pass on its own. A prolonged time of missing periods when you are not on contraception is unfortunate and should be treated. If you want to get pregnant, you should seek treatment.

What can I do myself?

1) Can the underlying cause be treated? Read about causes here. Often, lifestyle changes can lead to more regular periods. Depending on what the underlying cause is, weight reduction or weight gain, reduced stress or improved diet can help.

2) If you menstruate at least 3 times per year and do not bleed between periods, you can often manage without treatment.

What treatment may be relevant from the doctor or gynaecologist?

The simplest treatment is to use hormonal contraception such as birth control pills or hormonal IUDs which will regulate the hormonal balance. If you do not want to use contraception, you can use courses with progesterone-like hormones that restore the balance in the uterus. The course should be repeated at least 3 times per year as long as the problem persists.


If you want to get pregnant, there is a separate treatment that stimulates ovulation.

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