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A 20-year-old female asked:

My periods cycle is of 55-53 days is it normal?i hv done some tests and they are normal...thyroid diabetes n ultrasound...any medications suggested?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Birth control: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit.
Dr. Darrin Cunningham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Not normal: Normal cycles are 25 to 35 days from start to start. Some women dont ovulate regularly and can have irregular cycles. The most common management would be oral contraceptives to manage and regulate your cycles. Your doctor should be able to give you all of your options.

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