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what are the natural causes of an irregular period besides being pregnant?

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Dr. Carol Peters-tanksley
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Irregular periods: If a woman is not ovulating regularly she will not have regular periods. Many things can affect a woman's ovulation cycle: stress, body weight, thyroid function, polycystic ovary syndrome (pcos), and others. Maintaining a normal body weight may be helpful. Beyond that, medical evaluation is often necessary.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Causes: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular.

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Houston, TX
A 21-year-old female asked:

I have been trying to get pregnant for two years with a irregular period what could be wrong with me?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
?ovulation: Its possible that you aren't releasing an egg every month, thus irregular menses and infertility. Frequently medication designed to bring ovulation on is used.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to get pregnant with irregular period history?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Ovulation predictor : Try usign the ovulation predictor kits in addition to measuring your basal body temp throughout the month as well as cervical mucus to detect the lh surge.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Any suggestions how to get pregnant with an irregular period?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Ovulation kits: Sometimes women can successfully use the ovulation predictor kits to get pregnant when period is irregular. Also checking basal body temp and cervical mucus for lh surge.
Port Orange, FL
A 18-year-old female asked:

Irregular period, 7th this month, 15th last month and on the 23rd before that. I want to get pregnant this month, any advice?

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Dr. Khurram Rehman
Fertility Medicine 26 years experience
Try for 6-12 months: It may take a longer to conceive because you're not ovulating regularly, but your fertility should be high at 18. Irregular cycles can be due to polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, aging of the ovary, or low hormone levels from exercise, eating disorders, stress. See a reproductive endocrinologist for tests / treatment if not prego after 6 - 12 months of trying.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have irregular period could it possible become pregnant and what to do?

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Yes: You may benefit from Clomid (clomiphene) and metformin if your irregular menses are due to obesity and polycystic ovarian syndrome.

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