Dear Vanchimalar, Normal Menstrual cycle is from 28 to 35 days. If the menstruation does not occur after 35 days it is called delayed periods.
Reasons for dealyed menstruation:
1. Stress: Stress will decrease the amount of the hormone (GnRH) which causes cessation of ovulation or menstruation.
2.Illness: A sudden, short or long illness cause’s delay in periods and it is temporary.
3. Change in schedules: Like changing days to night shifts at work or vice versa. 4. Change in medications: Commonly seen with some methods of birth control.
5.Overweight: Delay in periods can occur in individuals who are overweight.
7.Miscalculation of period date.
8. Perimenopause: It is the period from transitioning from reproductive age to non reproductive age.
9. Menopause: It is the period when there is no longer ovulation or menstruation. It can occur naturally or after surgery like hysterectomy and after chemotherapy.
10. Pregnancy: Missed period can be due to pregnancy. A simple urine pregnancy test to be done which detects the hormone (HCG).
11. Anemia: Iron deficiency anemia can lead to delayed menstruation.
Sometimes medications like Provera (Medroxy progesterone)is prescribed to bring back the periods. It is short-acting synthetic progestin. Progestin therapy in adolescents produces regular cyclic withdrawal bleeding until maturity of positive feedback system is achieved. Progestins stop endometrial cell proliferation, allowing organized sloughing of cells after withdrawal. Typically does not stop acute bleeding episode but produces a normal bleeding episode following withdrawal. If there is iron deficiency anemia it has to be treated with iron supplements.
Overweight individuals are advised to reduce weight. Underweight individuals are instructed to have well balanced diet.
Appropriate changes in diet and exercise to achieve a healthy weight. Maintaining a healthy weight. Avoiding recreational drug use, excessive alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking. To maintain healthy balance in work, recreation and rest. Assessing areas of stress or conflicts of life.
It is considered better to consult your doctor for further advise in this matter. don't worry. everything will be normal. be confident and cheerful. All the best.
Many women face problems with foul-smelling discharge after their menstrual cycle ends. While the problem may not be the same and at the same intensity for all, it is faced to a certain extent by almost all women. Discharges that occur after periods are, in general, odorless or have a faint smell to them. It could be an odorless white or transparent discharge, a smelly white or off-white, creamy discharge, foul-smelling green discharge or it could be a smelly, brown discharge. Mostly, it is the remnants of endometrial lining being shed; nevertheless, the cause could also be related to pathological diseases that call for medical attention.
White Discharge - Not Smelly
Odorless discharge after periods is normal for many women. There is nothing much to worry about this discharge. It often also happens due to lack of energy in the body. Keep a healthy and balanced diet, to keep the discharge at bay, as far as you can.
White Discharge - Smelly
There is a slight possibility that white discharge that smells fishy (after a period) is due to a yeast infection, thrush (caused by Candida albicans). This happens when a hormonal change causes the natural bacteria in your vagina to lower their guard and allow Candida to multiply. Basically, your body-hormone balance has been hit hard. So, you simply need to go and see a gynecologist and take the medication that is prescribed.
Off-white/Creamy Discharge, Smelly
Well, if the smelly discharge after period comes with a burning sensation in the vagina, then it could mean Chlamydia infection. The best way is to get the tests done at the earliest. If Chlamydia is not treated in time, it could lead to infertility. Other than that, if your discharge is just smelly, creamy and not really that uncomfortable, then it could be vaginal Candida albicans infection or bacterial vaginosis. In this case, get examined by your doctor and take the medication required.
Greenish Discharge, Smelly
If you experience slightly green discharge and the smell is strong, then there is a possibility that you have trichomoniasis (caused by Trichomonas vaginalis). It is a potentially harmless amoebic infection. However, some doctors say that it could spread to the fallopian tubes. So, visit a doctor at the earliest and find the cure to your discomfort. Another possibility for causing this smelly vaginal discharge could be a forgotten tampon. Don't laugh; it happens to many. On the last day of the period, women could forget to remove the tampon. After a point of time, the tampon festers. This causes the discharge and the smell. So, before you panic, track your steps; have you forgotten to remove a tampon?
Yellowish Green Discharge, Smelly
If you notice ill-scented, greenish-yellow discharge that is frothy, it could indicate that you could have contracted gonorrhea (caused by Gonococcus bacteria). It is a serious infection in women because the bacteria slowly and steadily makes its way toward the fallopian tubes.
Brown Discharge, Smelly
Most probably the brown discharge is old blood. There is a possibility that it could be smelly due to bacteria. There are several "feminine washes" available in the market that one may try to their benefit. However, getting a checkup done at the gynecologist's clinic is the best plan of action to find the root cause of this smelly vaginal discharge. If this discharge happens for a week or more after your period is over, then it could mean complications. I can't stress enough about how vital it is to visit a doctor at the earliest to avoid any major health hassles due to this smelly discharge after period.
In case you feel alarmed at any phenomenon occurring to your body, like smelly vaginal discharge, discuss your problem openly with your physician and begin treatment for the underlying cause pronto.