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Is it normal not to get irregular periods when a teen just starts her period?

Is it normal not to get irregular periods when a teen just starts her period?

It is normal: When a teen just starts her periods she does not always ovulate and her body is going through an adjustment phase. It takes about two years for the body to regulate itself. ...Read more

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Dr. Liesa Harte
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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more


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My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?

My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes for irregular menstruation. One common one is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), a hormonal imbalance along with cysts in the ovaries. Though most irregular menstruation is not acutely dangerous, any woman who does not menstruate monthly should consider seeing her pcp or an ob/gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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My menstruation is not regular even before... How would i know when is my ovulation? Is it true that having irregular menstruation isnt that fertile?

My menstruation is not regular even before... How would i know when is my ovulation? Is it true that having irregular menstruation isnt that fertile?

Irregular: Irregular cycles may suggest that you do not ovulate but it can also suggest that you ovulate sporadically. I see that you are 16 yo - even if your cycles are irregular and you ovulate less frequently you can still get pregnant without birth control use. I recommend you see a doctor to evaluate why you cycles are irregular, and if you are sexually active get on birth control. ...Read more

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Is it possible to ovulate when you're just having light periods?

Yes: It is possible for you to ovulate even if your periods are light. The fact that you periods are very light is a different issue and needs to be addressed.I would start with and ultrasound. ...Read more

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My period is very irregular but my Question is . Can you get pregnant before you period starts?

My period is very irregular but my Question is . Can you get pregnant before you period starts?

If you ovulate: The issue with irregular periods is you do not know if and when you are ovulating. If you are ovulating then pregnancy is possible. Pregnancy always occurs before your next period ---if you are pregnant then you won’t have your next period. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have periods 2 weeks apart then no period when you're supposed to have it the next month, i'm on bc.

Is it normal to have periods 2 weeks apart then no period when you're supposed to have it the next month, i'm on bc.

Breakthrough: 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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What does it mean when u start ur period and spot for a day then it stops and comes back the next day? my periods used to be irregular then they became regular. now its doing this.

What does it mean when u start ur period and spot for a day then it stops and comes back the next day? my periods used to be irregular then they became regular. now its doing this.

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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Period is 3 days early im trying to see why is this normal. Cause my cycle is always on time every month.

Period is 3 days early im trying to see why is this normal. Cause my cycle is always on time every month.

Aging cycle: If pregnancy is not of concern, then at age 42 ovulation is not occurring on a regular basis and estrogen only menstrual cycles are notorious for being longer than usual thus your 3 day delay. Be careful if you don't want to be pregnant and use contraception anyway, as this age group is known for "oops pregnancies". ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heavier periods after a pregnancy ends?

Is it normal to have heavier periods after a pregnancy ends?

No: You need an evaluation, bood work and an ultrasound by your obgyn and your doc can help make your periods lighter. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not get a mentrual period if on birth control?

Is it normal to not get a mentrual period if on birth control?

Yes: Mnay low dose oral contraceptives do not allow the endometrial liining to grow very much, as an additional protection from potential implantation of a fertilized egg. Thus when the withdrawal bleeding occurs it can be minimal to non-existent. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get late period like this?

Is it normal to get late period like this?

Reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get toothaches during my period every month?

Is it normal to get toothaches during my period every month?

No: No, however if you feel particularly stressed from pms you could be clenching or grinding your teeth at that time. ...Read more

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Does nexplanon change your period dates ? Perhaps if last month i menstruated on the 11th is it possibe to get it later that that this month?

Yes: The most common side effect of Nexplanon is irregular and unpredictable bleeding. It may last for 6 or 8 months and could even last longer. Your doctor can treat the bleeding if you desire - see your doctor. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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Irregular Periods (Definition)

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