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what do you suggest if my child has irregular menstruation.?

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Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
It depends: Many girls have irregular menses in the first two years after starting their periods. That's normal. If they are still irregular after that time, check with your pediatrician, or get a referral to a GYN doctor. I would particularly be concerned if the periods are excessively heavy or very frequent (ie. every 2 weeks).

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Chances of getting pregnant from sex on last day of period -if 31 day cycle?

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