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A 24-year-old female asked:

What is a irregular period?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Irregular is about U: Irregular period are periods that are different that your normal periods. This usually represents a change in when, how long or how intense the period is compared to your normal periods.
Dr. Wendy Askew
25 years experience
See your doctor: At 47 yrs of age, the hormonal changes related to aging are frequently a cause of irregular periods and need to be investigated. A sonogram, labs and possibly a biopsy of the lining of the uterus may be needed. Fibroids can cause as well. Once dangerous causes are ruled out: tx options may include: a low dose ocp, cyclic progestin/ or Progesterone pills, or surgical tx's if you want to stop them.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: The BC pill can often pace your cycles by using it's supplemental hormones to make you regular/predictable. That will require that you meet with an OBGYN & have a thorough review of personal/family medical history to see if you are suitable. Some can come off the pill in the future & remain regular but some do not. It is something to try.

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Is having an irregular period normal?

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