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A 22-year-old female asked:

I'm 22 and i have only been getting my period once every three months ... a week and a half ago i thought i was getting my period and had normal bleeding for two days and since i have been spotting with some clumps...is this normal or what could be causin

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Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 36 years experience
Anovulatory cycles: during which an egg is not released, and there is no menstrual bleeding (period) are not uncommon. Anovulatory cycles can cause a woman to have periods less frequently, have shorter periods, and other menstrual irregularity. It is very likely that you have anovulatory cycles during which you cannot get pregnant. Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is commonly associated with anovulatory cycles.

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