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should i be concerned that i am still having irregular periods at 52?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Irregular peroiods52: You should not be concerned, you are in menopausal age and sooner or later you will stop having periods.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I am 55 years old and experiencing irregular cycles and hot flashes. What is wrong?

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Dr. Howard Schreiber
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Peri-menopause: More than likely you are experiencing the early or late phase of peri-menopause. A full evaluation in the office is necessary to rule out any disease process.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can take for irregular periods?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to a doctor: A doctor can evaluate you for low thyroid function and can talk to you about several other causes of irregular or heavy periods. Some of the treatments are hormonal. Birth control pills are a common treatment, but there are other options that preserve fertility (allow you to get pregnant.). And you may need to be evaluated for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), a common cause of irregular periods.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Irregular bleeding on the pill--ok to switch after first pack?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Usually you should allow atleast 3-4 months of treatment. If after this time you still have same problems then you can try to switch the pills.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What should I do to fix my irregular periods?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Talk with a doctor: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better!
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What can cause irregular periods?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
No: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better!

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