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A 22-year-old female asked:

i have irregular bleeding twice a month and is never red blood always brown and lumpy, should this be treated?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Location, location: Bleeding can occur from any part of the body. If asking about menstrual bleeding, many women have occasional variation of their bleeding, some spotting between periods, a heavier or lighter period, or a missed period. Having 1 or 2 of these symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean there is a medical problem, but since this sounds recurring, a visit to one’s primary care or Ob-Gyn doctor is a good idea.

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Im 29 and I am eager to get pregnant what are my chances? I have prior history of irregular periods. Can that risk y chances? Please help!

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