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A 18-year-old female asked about a 20-year-old female:

how come i keep growing but i already had my period ?

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Bones: How tall you grow is determined mostly by when the growth plates at the ends of your bones fuse together. Menstruation plays a role, but it is not the key factor. Some girls get their periods at age 8, but they still keep growing!

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can do to get my period if I haven't had in a year?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
See your doctor: That is really too long to go unless you have birth control on board. If not, you should see your doctor to induce a period. That first period may be a bad one though, so talk to your doctor first.
A 24-year-old member asked:

I've had my period for about 1 and 1/2 months. Its been light. Im wondering what could be the problem?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
See your doctor: The normal menstrual cycle varies in length from 21 to about 35 days, and last on average 3 to 5 days - over ten days of bleeding is clearly abnormal. You may have a problem such as infection, polyps, adenomyosis, fibroids, neoplasia, etc. After 1 and 1/2 months of bleeding, you should see your gynecologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 18-year-old member asked:

I haven't gotten mt period for 4 months now.. I tookpreg. Test n dey come out neg. Dis had hapend to me last year too n den I got my period wats hapen?

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Dr. Kim Cox
Dr. Kim Coxanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 36 years experience
Irregular periods: Your question is a good one and has many answers from thyroid and hormone problems to pregnancy, even sometimes caused by medication. If you can, you should check another pregnancy test. If you have problems with weight gain, fatigue, feel cold or hot most of the time then you may need to have your hormones checked by your doctor.
A 24-year-old member asked:

I've had my period for alittle more then 2 weeks now. What could this be?

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Dr. Edward Junn
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Need more intormatio: Please consult your doctor. It could be many things. Diagnosis will depend on your age, gynecological history, medical history, family history and physial exam.
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A 35-year-old female asked:

Had last period beginning feb 1st. My period just began again today, feb 28th. Is this abnormal?

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Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: The average number of days between the start of one period and the next is 28 days, but normal can vary from 23 days to 32 days.

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