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Regularly skipped periods Can I have 6 periods a year every year and be normal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Lutz
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: You probally only ovulate every couple months oligoovulation but must evaluate these"periods" and be sure not just abnormal bleeding depending on y ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
21 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Take a test!: If your cycle was irregular this month and you are sexually active take a pregnancy test and see. This might be the first sign!
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Skipped period: You say you intentionally skipped your period. If you mean you avoided having a period by not taking the placebo pills and started the next pack then ... Read More
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Dr. Linda Gromko
48 years experience Family Medicine
May vary at first: You may have some irregularity in your periods as your body figures out what it's doing! you may want to start marking on your calendar the first day ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Common problem: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Doucette
39 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Generally yes: In the absence of hormone usage, menstruation usually indicates that ovulation has occurred and Progesterone has been produced. Without any menses, n ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No period in one yr?: Obviously if the above is the case , then that is not normal. A salpingotomy alone will not interrupt your cycles unless the ovaries are both gone.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Do pregnancy test: If you skipped last period do a HPT. It's not unusual for women on oral contraceptives to miss a period or have some spotting. However, if your menstr ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Birth control is a generic label that includes barriers,IUD's, and hormonal preparations. Most hormonal pills are designed to suppress ovulation while ... Read More

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