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I've had my period for 2 to 3 years now and it is still irregular. Is this normal?

I've had my period for 2 to 3 years now and it is still irregular. Is this normal?

No but common: This is a very common problem. Talk to a doctor about starting on a birth control pill to get things under control. For many young women, the irregular periods also cause a lot of cramping. ...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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I've had my period for 4 years, & it's still irregular! Now I get it a lot more frequently, but I still don't get it once a month. Is this normal?

I've had my period for 4 years, & it's still irregular! Now I get it a lot more frequently, but I still don't get it once a month. Is this normal?

It can be: Not everyone gets their period every 28 days. Don't worry overly much if you get yours more or less often than this. Most women do NOT get theirs like clockwork. :) ...Read more

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I've only had my period for 2 years now and its always been irregular. But now its every two weeks, can anything regulate it?

I've only had my period for 2 years now and its always been irregular. But now its every two weeks, can anything regulate it?

Yes: There are many different ways to regulate it by taking one of various different types of hormones. But the first step is to find out why they are irregular - pcos, thyroid abnormality, uterine polyp, fibroids, etc. They an appropriate treatment can be given to make you more comfortable. ...Read more

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I got my period two weeks early and im a virgin is that normal? I have had my period for almost 6 years now

I got my period two weeks early and im a virgin is that normal? I have had my period for almost 6 years now

Likely yes: Unfortunately, a history of regular periods does not mean all of your periods will be right on time. Occasional break through bleeding or mid cycle bleeding can occur. If it just happens occasionally, it doesn't need to be treated unless it bothers you; then a bc pill may be in order. ...Read more

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Hi I am 18 and I've had my period for about four years now however it is very irregular and I get it no more than six times a year is this normal?

Hi I am 18 and I've had my period for about four years now however it is very irregular and I get it no more than six times a year is this normal?

No not normal: Your hormones are not working correctly, you need to see your gyn or a gyn for an exam, blood work and an ultrasound, and often your periods can be regulated with birth control pills or other hormones, I see this not infrequently in my patients. ...Read more

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Hi, I keep having my period once every two/three months is this normal or should I see my GP was on the pill few years ago but stopped taking them?

Hi, I keep having my period once every two/three months is this normal or should I see my GP was on the pill few years ago but stopped taking them?

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 am four days late from my period. I am irregular and my bf and I had sex two days before the intended date of my period. He did not ejaculate, but he did pre-ejaculate. We have been together for two years almost three and during those times we had sex I

I am four days late from my period. I am irregular and my bf and I had sex two days before the intended date of my period. He did not ejaculate, but he did pre-ejaculate. We have been together for two years almost three and during those times we had sex I

It: It is possible to get pregnant from sperm present pre-ejaculation fluid. I would recommend that you perform a few pregnancy tests to rule this out. With irregular cycles you may not ovulate regularly. Also with a new exercise program, this can affect ovulation. You may wish to use a more effective birth control method than the withdrawal method if you are not ready to bring a child into this world yet. This would also regulate your cycle. ...Read more

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What would the cause of spotting be while on birth control? I have been on a three month birth control cycle for 4 years and never experienced spotting, now I have been spotting for ten days with my period not due for two weeks. What would possible causes

What would the cause of spotting be while on birth control? I have been on a three month birth control cycle for 4 years and never experienced spotting, now I have been spotting for ten days with my period not due for two weeks. What would possible causes

Spotting: Spotting can be normal at any point while on birth control pills. It is usually due to an imbalance in hormones or missed pills or a change in time that the pill is taken. If the spotting persists you should be evaluated by your doctor to rule out a pregnancy and to consider a change in pills with a different hormonal make up.
Take care. ...Read more

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My period was black and sticky but is not smelling although have been having irregular menses for two years now?

My period was black and sticky but is not smelling although have been having irregular menses for two years now?

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 have had a normal period every month and my tubes have been tied for almost 4 years now my period is two weeks early could something be wrong?

I have had a normal period every month and my tubes have been tied for almost 4 years now my period is two weeks early could something be wrong?

Tubal ligation: Tubal ligation simply prevents (usually) the ovum and sperm from meeting. The cycle itself is governed by hormonal fluxuation. Do you get regular exam (i.e. PAP) as bleeding is not always menstrual and could reflect uterine issue, ...Read more

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I have period like discharge once a day two weeks after having my period. I am 20 years old and have a normal period. I had my period two weeks ago and now I am having period like discharge when I use the restroom once or twice a day. I also have skipped

I have period like discharge once a day two weeks after having my period. I am 20 years old and have a normal period. I had my period two weeks ago and now I am having period like discharge when I use the restroom once or twice a day. I also have skipped

Sometimes: Sometimes hormone causes can cause dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is a possibility. Another possibility is that some women get increased secretions at the time of ovulation. If you are concerned about infection you should have a gynecological evaluation. If you are at all worried about pregnancy, take a urine pregnancy test. Also please be sure that you are up to date on your pap test. If you get increased bleeding, pain, or new symptoms then please be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I had a tubal 11 years ago missed two periods and now my period is very bright red which not normal for mean?

I had a tubal 11 years ago missed two periods and now my period is very bright red which not normal for mean?

The concern here: Should be a pregnancy. Take a blood pregnancy test to rule out a pregnancy including a tubal pregnancy and intraabdominal pregnancy. ...Read more

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I got on Depo-Provera when I was 14 october 24 2008 and got off july 19 2010 its been two years now and I still haven't fell pregnant and my period evry 26 day?

I got on Depo-Provera when I was 14 october 24 2008 and got off july 19 2010 its been two years now and I still haven't fell pregnant and my period evry 26 day?

Great: If you're having period every 26 days that's very normal. That's great if you haven't had an accidental pregnancy since you've been off depo-provera. Since you're having regular periods you are very high risk to get pregnant. Hopefully you're not trying to get pregnant at age 18. See your doctor and start another form of birth control. ...Read more

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Is an irregular period something to be concerned about? About two years ago I started having clots durring my period and brest tenderness the week before (which my gyno said was normal for both). Last month my period started 10 days early and this month

Is an irregular period something to be concerned about? About two years ago I started having clots durring my period and brest tenderness the week before (which my gyno said was normal for both). Last month my period started 10 days early and this month

This: This is something that needs to be evaluated further. Stress can play a role but other things should be considered as well. Depending on your age, your doctor may want to do an endometrial (uterine) biopsy. A pap needs to be done if not done in the past year and a pelvic ultrasound may be necessary to rule out fibroids (benigh tumor of the uterus). A much more detailed history will be needed prior to your doctor doing any diagnostic testing and work up.
All the best. ...Read more

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I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

I started augmentin on Wednesday and had already had my period for the month. On Thursday I started bleeding and having period symptoms. Is this normal? I am not on birth control pills I have been using the nuvaring for about three years now.

Antibiotics & OCPs: Antibiotics may decrease hormonal contraceptive efficacy.

Alternative contraception has been recommended especially if diarrhea or breakthrough bleeding are noted in women taking oral contraceptives who receive antibiotics (even though breakthrough bleeding is now recognized as a false marker of lessened contraceptive efficacy). ...Read more

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I got my period since I was about 13. 18 years old now still irregular period. My younger sister also has irregular period. What may be the problem?

I got my period since I was about 13. 18 years old now still irregular period. My younger sister also has irregular period. What may be the problem?

Irregular period: There war many things that can cause irregular periods. Your weight, exercise amount, hereditary hormone imbalance, the list goes on. Best recommendation I can give is see your OB/GYN. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I have had my period for three day the first two where normal bit the last was very light and didn't last for long now im having this creamy thick wha?

I have had my period for three day the first two where normal bit the last was very light and didn't last for long now im having this creamy thick wha?

Vaginal discharge: At 17, your personal normal pattern of menstruation, vaginal fluid amount, etc may still be evolving. If the white discharge clears in next 1-2 days and no other symptoms, maybe nothing need be done. If it persists, or if other symptoms (pain, itch, odor), get care ASAP. If sexually active, STDs may be a concern; get tested if in doubt. Australia's govt funded sexual health centres are superb. ...Read more

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I have been on my period for two weeks, this is the second month now. Normally I only bleed for three days.?

I have been on my period for two weeks, this is the second month now. Normally I only bleed for three days.?

See GYN: You need to see gyn for full evaluation. There are various things that can be causing it. Uterine fibroid is the most common cause. ...Read more

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What can I do if my period is still irregular - I get it about once every two months. Is this normal?

What can I do if my period is still irregular - I get it about once every two months. Is this normal?

Possible causes: When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Other reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, excessive exercise & pregnancy. ...Read more

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I am a year old female and I have had my period for over two month now and it is just continuing to get heavier as time goes on. Is this normal/safe?

I am a year old female and I have had my period for over two month now and it is just continuing to get heavier as time goes on. Is this normal/safe?

Irregular periods: Having flow for 2 months is not normal, You may have hormonal imbalance and anovulation. You may become anemic form this. See your gynecologist to get it treated ...Read more

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My period have always been irregular but in the past few year is getting worst and worst. Is that normal? Now I only get it every 4 months.

My period have always been irregular but in the past few year is getting worst and worst. Is that normal? Now I only get it every 4 months.

Annovulation: It is difficult to diagnose you using this format, but it sounds like you may have chronic annovulation. This condition typically causes very irregular cycles, weight gain, increased hair on the face abdomen and arms, and sometime difficulty getting pregnant. Treatment is simple, but you should see your gyn. There ate risks of not treating this, such as a long term increased risk of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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