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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A 25-year-old female asked:

i have irregular periods. how do i make them regular besides being on birth control? i don't know what's causing it.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better.
Dr. Paula Hillard
Obstetrics and Gynecology 44 years experience
Find the cause: Normal menstrual periods last 7 days or less, and range from 24-38 days (counting from the beginning of one period to the beginning of the next). Menstrual cycles that are outside of that range may be caused by a variety of problems, from hormone imbalances to obesity, to other serious medical problems. You should chart your periods and see your doctor if cycles are irregular to find the cause.

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Dallas, TX
A 22-year-old female asked:

What can cause irregular periods. I have 1 every 2-3 months. Im not on birth control or anything.

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology 35 years experience
Many answers: Irregular cycles occur in 15% of all women. It is difficult to determine why without proper investigation including hormone levels and ultrasound. Birth control periods are not "real"; they are drug induced. This is your baseline cycle and is not awful by itself unless other symptoms are occurring. Cycle irregularity may come into play once pregnancy is attempted.
NC
A female asked:

On birth control for irregular periods, started pack last week on Sunday when should I expect my next period?

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Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends: Birth control pills can have 21, 24, or 84 active pills- depending on the specific brand / generic. Generally a withdraw bleed will start around 3rd day (give or take 24 hrs) of placebo pills
Wakita, OK
A 36-year-old female asked:

I have irregular periods doctor place me on birth control to try and regulate my periods it worked then he took me off now on your irregular no period?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Charles Gordon
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
Go back on: But before you do get an endocrine work up to find out the underlying causes of your irregular menses.

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Last updated Mar 26, 2013

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