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Daughter Irregular Period
My daughter (16yrs;185lbs) has an irregular period and it has been 8 months since her last one, what's going on? Should I worry?
Anovulation: Yes. Of course. Her ovaries are not working. It is months past the time she should have been seen by her doctor. Please take her to the family clinic on Monday. ...Read more
My daughter got her period for the first time on may 2nd of this year and has since got it....is it normal for irregular periods the first year?
This is very normal...
Nothing to worry about. ...Read more
I have irregular period for the pass 4yrs now. I have a 10 year old daughter. When my daughter was four year I have one miscarriage since then no preg?
Irregular periods: That many years without a pregnancy mean you may have a hormonal problem. A very common problem can be polycystic ovarian syndrome (or PCOS). Recommend that you see a gynecologist or endocrinologist who can evaluate you for PCOS and other hormonal problems (thyroid disease, elevated prolactin). Any hormonal problem can prevent pregnancy and increase your risk for miscarriage if you get pregnant. ...Read more
Menarche: It is not unusual to have irregular cycles for the first few years. After 3rd year of starting periods, almost 95% will start to have regularity. Still it will be a good idea to get physical examination done by PCP/GYN. ...Read more
My daughter is having irregular periods in that she is getting them every 8-11days. This has been occurring for the past month and a half. She is 16?
Is dysfunctionsl uterine bleeding and is a result of hormone (estrogen) imbalance. It is not uncommon. It is very annoying and inconvenient.
One option os regulating with oral hormones. My favorite and most trusted treatment is acupuncture and chinese medicine for hormone imbalance. Homeopathy can also make a big difference! ...Read more
My daughter is 17 and has had irregular periods since she started at 12. Should she see someone or wait it out since she's still a teenager?
Why wait: It is very common for young women to miss periods due to an immature hormonal system (it has to do with the brain producing LH and FSH). See your doctor who can regulate your periods, and/ or discuss this further with you ...Read more
13 y/o daughter has very irregular periods&this time it been extremely light mostly brown/pink& today will make it 12 days and possibly more. Cancer??
My daughter 15 keeps having irregular periods many come too close together like 18-20 days apart Doc wants her to take Lutera (28). Is this pill safe?
My daughter has irregular periods, she's 16 not sexually active and is matured since she was 12. Her periods come after every 4-6 months for 7=10 days.
Irregular periods: Having irregular periods may not be such a bad idea despite the inconvenience of 7-10 days every 6 months. Obviously, it seems like you and your daughter have a concern. My best advice is to consult a gynecologist who may prescribe hormones taken every day to regulate her periods. ...Read more
My daughter just turned 17 and she has irregular periods - some are 4 months apart - she had one in june and july - but none since then. Should I be alarmed? And what should I do? She is not sexually active.
Consult an OB/Gyn: Although this is not the expected pattern for a woman's menstrual pattern it dose happen with some frequency. The ob/gyn can often give you some answers about how ocp's can create predictable cycles & the impact of this pattern on your daughters fertility later on. Sometimes they can obtain needed data from an abdominal ultrasound & avoid the discomfort of a pelvic exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Healthy daughter on swim team. Complains about weakness & numbing stinging n hers legs. It comes & goes for the past 5 yes. Irregular periods also. Y?
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. ...Read more
My 15 year old daughter wants zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone) birth control for her irregular periods, would this be a okay birth control? Alternatives are not an option.
Zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone): Zarah (ethinyl estradiol and drospirenone) would be okay for for your daughter to take although I can't understand why this is the only option. ...Read more
My daughter period is irregular and she says that everytime she pees it burns could she have an infection?
Not always: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more
Its not how long...:
Its how often....
1. If you have periods that are regularly irregular (ie every 60 days), from ovulation to period is 60 minus 14= ovulation day 46; every 90 days= 90 minus 14= every 76 days
2. If irregularly irregular, then it is much harder and should be monitored with ultrasounds to help predict. Using lh tests are going to be very confusing and frustrating. ...Read more
Fertility: Very difficult to tell. You should see a specialist to have an evaluation. ...Read more
Can be hard to tell: When you have irregular periods, it becomes more difficult to pinpoint when you ovulate. There are ovulation predictor kits (OPK) that you can buy over the counter. They detect LH surges (urine test). These are often frustrating to use for women with irregular menses. More accurate way is to have your doctor follow you with transvaginal sonograms and blood work (progesterone levels). ...Read more
It's confusing: One of the reasons a woman can have an irregular menstrual cycle is because she is ovulating at different times in her cycle. In general women ovulate about 2 weeks after ovulation. If someone ovulates late - her period will come later than expected. That can make trying to figure out when ovulation occurs very frustrating for women with irregular cycles. Please see your obgyn for help. ...Read more