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A 19-year-old female asked about a 24-year-old male:

i have irregular periods since the beginning. now i am 20 and still i am not regular on them? what could be the possible reason?

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Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Hormonal imbalance: There are many causes to irregular periods. One of the more common ones is a hormone problem called Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. Your doctor can test for this and other conditions.

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A 23-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can take for irregular periods?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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 39-year-old member asked:

How do you treat irregular periods?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wesley Grootwassink
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
Irregular periods: It really depends on the cause, and what you are looking for. The treatment would be very different if you were trying to get pregnant. The first step would be to see your ob/gyn and determine the cause, then pick the treatment that best fits your stage of life.
A 28-year-old member asked:

What the heck is irregular periods really?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Denise Elser
Specializes in Gynecology
Timing or amount: "normal" periods occur every 28-30 days and last 3-5 days with "modest' bleeding. Periods are abnormal if they occur more frequently, infrequently (such as every 2-4 months), are excessively heavy. If periods require more than one pad or tampon per hour, or lead to fatigue or anemia, this is excessive bleeding. Periods 6 days or more are irregular.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it normal not to get irregular periods on the pill?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Walter Kobasa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Yes: The hormones in the birth control pill actually help to make your periods regular.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned that I am still having irregular periods at 52?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
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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