Causes of Scanty Periods/ Home Remedies for Scanty Periods

Scanty periods may be defined as menstruation blood flow less than 2 days or the amount of the menstruation blood flow is less than 80%. Medically this condition is termed as hypomenorrhea. Causes of Scanty Periods/ Home Remedies for Scanty Periods

What Are The Causes Of Scanty Periods?

#1. Constitutional Causes

In a few females of reproductive age less bleeding during the menstruation is very normal. However, in such female the chances of getting pregnant is as same as the femalethe normal blood flow. Causes Of Scanty Periods

#2. Hormonal Causes

We can study the hormonal causes for scanty periods under three headings menopause and puberty, oral contraceptives and anovulation.

  1. Menopause and puberty – The period just before menopause and just after puberty are extremes of reproductive life. During this period,ovulation is not regular and the endometrial linings are not developed normally.


  2. Oral contraceptive pills – Prolong use of oral contraceptive pills result in progressive and endometrial atrophy and may cause scanty menses.
  3. Anovulation – Anovulation may be caused due to various hormonal problems such as high prolactin level, high level of insulin, low level of thyroid hormone and high level of androgen. Anovulation results in scanty periods. 

#3. Uterine Causes

The flow of blood during menstruation bleeding depends on the normal growth of the endometrium. The surface area of the endometrium is smaller than the normal if there is scar inside the uterus. Scarring on the uterus happens following and operation such as myomectomy for after radiation therapy.

Stress And Emotional Causes

Too much stress and other emotional issues has an impact of the brain centre that stimulates the ovarian cycle. If there is too much stress these centres are suppressed and they fail to stimulate the ovary resulting into less or more production of the hormone oestrogen and there is scanty menses.

Stress- The biggest cause of most of the health problems

Other Causes

The other causes of scanty blood flow during the menstruation bleeding includes crash dieting, excessive exercise,changesin the environment and excessive excitement of any upcoming event.

What Are the Tests For Scanty Menses

Proper diagnosis of scanty periods is must to know the exact cause. If you experience scanty periods your doctor may ask you to get a blood test and an ultrasonogram done.In some cases, your doctor may also ask you to get an MRI scan.

Home Remedies for Scanty Periods

#1. Jaggery And Carrot Seeds

Take a teaspoon of fine powder of carrot seeds and add it to a cup of boiling water. Add a half-teaspoon jaggery to it. Let the concoction boil for 10 minutes. Drink it regularly for two weekS until you get the result. Jaggery And Carrot Seeds

#2. Parsley 

Parsely effectively treats anaemia, allergy, and abscess and loin pain. It is a rich source of potassium, chlorophyll, Alpha carotene and vitamin C. Boil a handful of parsley leaves in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Strain and drink it at least 2 times in a day for a week.



#3. Beetroot Juice

Beetroot juice is a very effective home remedy to treat anaemia. It is alkaline in nature and is effective blood tonic. Drink the juice of beetroot 3 times in a day. Beetroot Juice

#4. Ashoka Bark

Ashoka bark is used since ages to treat the menstrual issues and regularize the hormones. Boil the bark of Ashoka in a cup of water for 15 minutes. Strain and drink this cheat at least 2 times in a day.

#5. Unripe Papaya 

Unriped papaya promotes the contraction of muscles of the uterus and regularizes the menstrual flow. It is an effective treatment for scanty periods due to stress or excitement or fright.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.