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A 17-year-old female asked about a 45-year-old female:

i am having irregular periods like once in two months o once in three months?

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Dr. Monique Ruberu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Peri menopause? : If your cycles have always been this way it may be that you are just an irregular type, but if this is a change it may be that you are heading toward menopausal changes.... Esp if accompanied by hot flashes... As long as the bleeding is not heavier than a pad an hour and you aren't passing fist sized clots you should be ok.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Irregular periods: Quite a few women have irregular periods. Not sure why it is a concern. If you would like to get pregnant and cannot because of it, then further investigation needs to be done to determine whether you ovulate or not. If you are not concerned about getting pregnant but just want to have your periods regular, discuss it with your doc. Sometimes birth control pills are prescribed for that.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

I am 55 years old and experiencing irregular cycles and hot flashes. What is wrong?

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Dr. Howard Schreiber
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Peri-menopause: More than likely you are experiencing the early or late phase of peri-menopause. A full evaluation in the office is necessary to rule out any disease process.
A 23-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can take for irregular periods?

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Dr. Philip Rosenblum
Family Medicine 28 years experience
Talk to a doctor: A doctor can evaluate you for low thyroid function and can talk to you about several other causes of irregular or heavy periods. Some of the treatments are hormonal. Birth control pills are a common treatment, but there are other options that preserve fertility (allow you to get pregnant.). And you may need to be evaluated for pcos (polycystic ovary syndrome), a common cause of irregular periods.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Irregular bleeding on the pill--ok to switch after first pack?

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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
No: Usually you should allow atleast 3-4 months of treatment. If after this time you still have same problems then you can try to switch the pills.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Should I be concerned that I am still having irregular periods at 52?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Irregular peroiods52: You should not be concerned, you are in menopausal age and sooner or later you will stop having periods.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What should I do to fix my irregular periods?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Talk with a doctor: Irregular periods mean you don't ovulate reliably or regularly; if you have spontaneous periods you are ovulating sometimes. Any doctor who works with reproductive age women should be able to help you sort your cycles out better!

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