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I get my period every 3 weeks and its really heavy flow. Is that normal?

I get my period every 3 weeks and its really heavy flow. Is that normal?

? may be: You did not comment on how much and for how long it last, Also if this is a new change or not, but I given your concern I would advice to follow up with your PCP. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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How do I use the birth control patch if I get my period every 3 weeks instead of 4 do I wear it for 2 weeks on and 1 week off instead of 3 weeks on and 1 week off?

How do I use the birth control patch if I get my period every 3 weeks instead of 4 do I wear it for 2 weeks on and 1 week off instead of 3 weeks on and 1 week off?

As instructed: Part of the reason we use any form of birth control is for period control. No matter your period pattern prior to the patch or pills, take the new medication as prescribed with 3 weeks on and 1 week off. The medication will reset and control your period to be more predictable, probably lighter, and maybe even shorter! ...Read more

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Hi, I'm 6 days late I usually get my period every 3 weeks for about 5-8 wks but last month was regular got my period on the 11 and was gone by the 18?

Hi, I'm 6 days late I usually get my period every 3 weeks for about 5-8 wks but last month was regular got my period on the 11 and was gone by the 18?

Irregular periods: 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. ...Read more

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I get my period every 2-3 week and they last me 7-10 days is that normaly?

I get my period every 2-3 week and they last me 7-10 days is that normaly?

No, but common: Does not sound serious but if the frequency, and duration of your periods bothers you, a gynecologist or primary care doc can help. ...Read more

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For the past few months I have been getting my period every three weeks. My TSH level is. 08. Could these be related?

For the past few months I have been getting my period every three weeks. My TSH level is. 08. Could these be related?

No: Your TSH is perfect, so likely thyroid not the cause of your shortened cycle. More likely would be hormone changes. ...Read more

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I stopped taking birth control pills in july because I kept missing them and screwing up my system now I am getting my period every two to three weeks?

I stopped taking birth control pills in july because I kept missing them and screwing up my system now I am getting my period every two to three weeks?

Lots of options: The next step is to schedule a visit with an ob/gyn to evaluate the causes of irregular periods. Hormone testing can help determine this as well as an ultrasound and physical exam. Your fertility plans will help determine the options from hormone therapy, Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud, endometrial ablation or a medication called lysteda. ...Read more

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I don't get my period every month, does this mean it will be harder for me to get pregnant? I have been taking the at home ovulation test for 6 months now, we are having sex atleast three times a week, I've been laying on my back in bed for 10-15 min. Aft

I don't get my period every month, does this mean it will be harder for me to get pregnant? I have been taking the at home ovulation test for 6 months now, we are having sex atleast three times a week, I've been laying on my back in bed for 10-15 min. Aft

If: If you don't get your period you are either pregnant or you did not ovulate. If you are not ovulating you can not get pregnant. Usually an ovulation predictor kit will not be positive when you are not ovulating. If you are not ovulating you should see your doctor to determine why you are not ovulating and offer you treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have been on the birth control pill and get my period every three months. Lately I have been spotting more and have an irritated vagina after sex?

   Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time)  is very common on birth control.: It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time.  if you are not satisfied or it continues to happen  then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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I'm 36 yrs old I get my period regularly every month for 5 days. This month I spotted for three days then I got my priod heavy and I am on my sixth day?

I'm 36 yrs old I get my period regularly every month for 5 days. This month I spotted for three days then I got my priod heavy and I am on my sixth day?

Period not regular: There are many reasons for menstrual irregularities. Stress, medications, exercise are just three outside influences that affect ovulation and thus period length and interval. Make sure your pap is up to date. Can perform a home pregnancy test to rule this out. See your provider if a problem persists. ...Read more

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I get my depo shot every three months on the 16th. Usually the shot has wore off and I've had a period. Am I getting the shot at the right time?

I get my depo shot every three months on the 16th. Usually the shot has wore off and I've had a period. Am I getting the shot at the right time?

Yes: Change in your menstrual cycle is common side effect of Depo-Provera. As long as you get injection every 12wks you're protected, regardless of whether or not you have your period. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/birth-control-depo-provera. Try not to use Depo-Provera for more than 2yrs as your risk for bone loss increases. ...Read more

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I've been on the bc where you get your period every three months. I'm on the last week and still haven't gotten my period four days into the placebo?

I've been on the bc where you get your period every three months. I'm on the last week and still haven't gotten my period four days into the placebo?

Not uncommon...: ...As your uterine lining is thin from the pill and there may be very little to shed. Do a pregnancy test if you are worried, but do not stop the pill without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal if I get my period after every 21 days and it lasts heavily till 4 days, flow is heavy after that three days red spots? Shud i. Worry?

Is it normal if I get my period after every 21 days and it lasts heavily till 4 days, flow is heavy after that three days red spots? Shud i. Worry?

Yes: A heavy flow would be changing a pad or tampon in 1-2 hours or less for 24 hrs or more? I see that you listed that you are underweight. Have you thought about maybe using some hormones to help regulate your cycle and reduce your flow? It definitely could help. I don't think you should worry unless your doc has told you, you are anemic. 4 days of heavy and 3 days of spot is completely normal. ...Read more

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I'm traying to get pregnant for three months for the 2 time, but I'm irregular usually get period every 32 days and have sex every other day with no luck?

I'm traying to get pregnant for three months for the 2 time, but I'm irregular usually get period every 32 days and have sex every other day with no luck?

Ovulation: You only have a 10 percent chance of achieving pregnancy each month this is why the definition of infertility at your age is 1 year I would recommend using an over the counter ovulation kit and have intercourse every other day around the time of ovulation. ...Read more

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Why don't I get my period? I'm 19 and not sexually active. I get my period once every three or four months and it's extremely painful. I can't even stand because the pain is so bad. What could this be?

Why don't I get my period? I'm 19 and not sexually active. I get my period once every three or four months and it's extremely painful. I can't even stand because the pain is so bad. What could this be?

When: When did you first start your period? Within the first 2-3 years of starting a period, a young woman may not have regular monthly ovulations which can lead to an irregular period. This is completely normal and nothing for you to worry about. Over the next few years, your period will become more regular. If you did start your period more than 3 years ago, there are other reasons besides pregnancy that can cause a woman to miss a period such as: stress, diet, excessive exercise or a hormone imbalance such as with a thyroid disorder or polycystic ovarian syndrome. You've got 2 reasons to call your doctor - for the irregularity of your period and for the pain you experience. Your doctor will take a thorough history and physical and may run some tests to find out why your period is irregular. Often your period can be regulated (and be made less painful!) by using hormonal birth control such as the pill or Depo-Provera shot. Good luck! ...Read more

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Hi. I am on the injection which I get in my bum cheek every three months not had period for 3 months and im spotting but the bloods black what is it?

Hi. I am on the injection which I get in my bum cheek every three months not had period for 3 months and im spotting but the bloods black what is it?

Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone): I'm assuming this is Depo-Provera provera, (medroxyprogesterone) a hormonal birth control shot. It can cause your periods to stop with occasional breakthrough bleeding. Nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Really bad cramps every day all day and painful sex after taking plan b I did get my period and bleed for three days but the cramps are stil persistan?

Really bad cramps every day all day and painful sex after taking plan b I did get my period and bleed for three days but the cramps are stil persistan?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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Am I pregnant I've missed my period for three months and I've been waking up mostly every night tonuse the bathroom. When I wake up in the morning I don't want to get up cause I am so sleepy.

Am I pregnant I've missed my period for three months and I've been waking up mostly every night tonuse the bathroom. When I wake up in the morning I don't want to get up cause I am so sleepy.

It's: It's impossible to know whether you are pregnant or not just based on history alone. You need to take a home pregnancy test or call your doctor and have them do a pregnancy test for you. Pregnancy is the #1 cause of missed periods in young women. The sooner you know, the better! ...Read more

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I have been having spottings every week for the last three months each of which last for max three days. I do not get my normal periods. What is wrong?

I have been having spottings every week for the last three months each of which last for max three days. I do not get my normal periods. What is wrong?

Many things: Could be a few things related to hormones and your bodies make up sounds like you need blood tests including pregnancy and an exam possible ultrasound to rule out anatomical issues like cysts or other masses ...Read more

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I only get my period every 3 months since I had an abortion on october 8th. 2011. Its a heavy period with clots. Should I be worried?

I only get my period every 3 months since I had an abortion on october 8th. 2011. Its a heavy period with clots. Should I be worried?

Maybe.: Normal ovulation (releasing an egg from one of the ovaries) "sets the timer" that determines when your next period will occur, typically around 14 days after ovulation. The longer you go between ovulations, the further apart your period, and the heavier your period will tend to be. You are probably ovulating only once every 3 months, or not ovulating at all. ...Read more

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I have thick brown discharge but am on implanon and only get my period every 3 months it's been 2 months since my last period?

I have thick brown discharge but am on implanon and only get my period every 3 months it's been 2 months since my last period?

Normal on Implanon: The most common side effect of IMPLANON® is a change in normal menstrual bleeding pattern. It is not unusual to have shorter and/or lighter periods, or to skip periods. The thick brown discharge you are experiencing is due to minimal bleeding during your period. Some women stopped taking Implanon due to changes in menstrual periods, while others see fewer and/or lighter periods as a blessing. ...Read more

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How to tell if I'm pregnant if I'm on birth control and I get my period every 3 months?

How to tell if I'm pregnant if I'm on birth control and I get my period every 3 months?

Take a test: Don't guess. Take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Why would I only get my period every 3 to 4 months? I'm 29 and my periods are nothing but blood clots for a week. About once every 6 months, I will have 2 weeks of clotting and a very heavy flow. I still get the cramps and soreness in my breast.

Why would I only get my period every 3 to 4 months? I'm 29 and my periods are nothing but blood clots for a week. About once every 6 months, I will have 2 weeks of clotting and a very heavy flow. I still get the cramps and soreness in my breast.

It: It sounds like you may be dealing with uterine fibroids (benign tumors of the uterus). Fibroids can cause very heavy periods often times with many clots. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. Uterine fibroids should be ruled out. This can be done with a pelvic/abdominal exam and/or ultrasound. Lastly, if ok with your doctor after a diagnosis is made, consider birth control pills to help regulate your period.
Good luck. ...Read more

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It is normal to get your period every 3 weeks?

It is normal to get your period every 3 weeks?

21-35 days: It is normal to have a period every 21-35 days. There are many options to decrease menstrual bleeding and regulate your cycle. Birth control methods will help. Mirena (levonorgestrel) can reduce or eliminate the cycle. Lysteda is a non hormonal medication. If you are done having children an endometrial ablation can be an option. ...Read more

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Why do I get my period every 2 weeks?

Hormone imbalance: Most likely this is due to a hormone imbalance. Talk to you family practice or ob/gyn doctor to discuss this. It is often corrected with birth control pills, which also provide hormone control. ...Read more

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Why do I get my period every 2 weeks?

Why do I get my period every 2 weeks?

Need to Find Out: Good question. That is certainly not normal. Most common reason is a problem with ovulation (PCOS, thyroid issues, prolactin problems, etc). May be a problem of brain communication to your ovaries. Could be the ovaries actually failing. Or could be a physical reason (polyp, fibroids, etc). Would see your OBGYN to get some labs and begin an evaluation ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more