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A 16-year-old female asked:

what causes anovulation? and are there any other causes for missed periods other than anovulation?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Multiple causes: Many hormonal factors can cause this issue. You are only 16 years old and your menstrual cycle may not be established or your homonal levels may need to be regulated with oral contracetives. I advise you to make an appointment with a gyn.

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In a way, yes: Irregular periods can happen for a number of reasons. Generally speaking, if you miss a period that means a mid cycle ovulation did not take place which in turn means no chance for the egg to be fertilized by a sperm. Check with your doctor if further testing is needed to ensure your ovaries are in good shape and that all the hormones necessary to regulate your cycle are intact. Diary will help.
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Is a missed period normal?

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I am 26, I have very irregular periods , what can I do or take to regulate it?

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Natural Therapy: This often indicates elevated estrogen levels. Mostly coming from xeno-estrogens (contaminants in food and water-pesticides, herbicides and petroleum contaminants as in the plastic from water bottles. Try to eliminate as much of this exposure as you can. Consider bioidentical Progesterone cream in cyclical fashion to counterbalance the estrogen; worked very well in my daughters.
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Is it safe to have unprotected sex with an irregular period?

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How do doctors check for irregular periods?

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Testing: Irregular periods are either due to hormonal problems or anatomical problems. Your doctor can order appropriate tests to figure out your problem and correct the condition. Tests can include blood work and ultrasound.

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