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A 19-year-old female asked:

i don't have my period 4 months ago. what should i do?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
First: do a pregnancy test. If you are sexually active, that is the first consideration. If the test is positive, you need to see a doctor for prenatal care. If it's negative, you need to see a doctor to sort out why you aren't having periods. Bottom line, see a doctor.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Worthwhile seeing MD: There are a number of reasons why a period may not come on. One of course is pregnancy, in which case an over-the-counter pregnancy test could help. Stress and poor nutrition can interfere with the normal menstrual cycle. Various hormonal problems including thyroid disease can contribute. It is best to get seen to figure out what is causing the problem in your specific case.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

When will I start getting my period again?

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After breastfeeding: Some women get their period back within a few months, some women don't get it for almost a year or more. If you are still breastfeeding you will likely not get your period until you stop or until you are feeding less frequently than every 5 hours or so, usually once your baby starts sleeping through the night.
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How long after starting the pill will it take to get my period?

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
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Depends: The pill is designed to imitate pregnancy so while you are on the pill you should not get a period though sometimes spotting may occur. Usually during the week of placebo pills ( ones not containing medication) you can get your period. There are some women who don't menstruate at all while on the pill. This can be because of a thinning of the lining of the uterus.
A 21-year-old member asked:

2 months ago my period lasted 4 weeks. Then 1 month ago it lasted about 2 weeks & it was really heavy.I missd my period this month.What's the problem?

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Dr. James Marquardt
Obstetrics and Gynecology 43 years experience
No regular ovulation: The periods are not normal periods, or menses, which occur about 13-14 days after you ovulate. Normal periods do not last more than 7 days. The "periods" you are having are from buildup of lining inside your uterus, which is normalyl shed every four weeks if you ovulate regularly. When you miss your period, that means you did not ovulate.
A 19-year-old female asked:

Ever since i got my period 5yrs ago I have always been irregular but now I am scared that something is wrong. I miss large gaps of 3-4 months. Advice?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See Ob/Gyn: It is quite common for teenagers to have irregular periods. The cycle can be regulated in most cases with birth control pills. You should see your ob/gyn to be evaluated and treated.
A 16-year-old female asked:

Im 16 almost 17 i started my period in 6th grade it was regular until a year ago it started becoming irregular and i don't have it for like 4 months?

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Dr. Michael Finkelstein
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Irregular: You may be having hormone irregularities if a virgin and not sexual lyrics active ok but if you are having sex then do a pregnancy test.

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