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A 46-year-old female asked:

my daughter is 16 years old, the last 2 months she has been getting her period every 2 weeks. who should i see, what could be the reason?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Irregular periods: Most of the time, an irregular period is caused by an imbalance of hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone. Start with her regular family Dr. They can do an initial assessment/run labs. They can also refer her to a gynecologist who can do a more in depth study of her irregular periods. If the problem is hormonal, they may suggest having her start hormonal pills to regulate her period.
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Common: I agree with Dr. Kratzberg. Also, depending on when your daughter's first period was (if it was recent), irregular periods can be quite common...even for the 1st 2 years. Other factors affecting hormone levels are stress and anxiety, so all of this should be discussed with her doctor.

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