Denver, CO
A 19-year-old female asked:

I have had my period for 5 years, always irregular, every 2-7 months. is this okay and will this hinder pregnancy efforts in the future?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
In the beginning...: In the beginning when Mother Nature created periods at 10 to 12 years old, she needed "practice" to produce regular ovulation and periods until age 13 to 14. By age 16 "practice " should have been over. Irregular menses means that ovulation is still infrequent and will post a future problem trying to conceive in the future if not addressed by a GYN MD now.
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