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My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

My periods have changed. When should I see a doctor about it?

Specific changes.: Periods often change becoming longer or shorter, heavier or lighter, or with differing intervals. As a general rule, you should check with your doctor for menses consistently less than 20 days apart from beginning to beginning, bleeding longer than 7 days or bleeding and spotting longer than 10 days, unscheduled bleeding or spotting between menses, or bleeding heavier than 1 pad per hour. ...Read more

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When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

When should I see a doctor about my period problems?

Why wait?: What are your problems: pain, heavy bleeding, irregular cycles, no cycles, trying to get pregnant? It's never too early if you have concerns. ...Read more

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Should i see a doctor about conceiving? I am 22 years old. I had a miscarriage a year ago. Since then my periods have been between 31 and 36 day cycles. My husband and I have been actively trying to conceive for going on 4 months now with no results. I ho

Should i see a doctor about conceiving? I am 22 years old. I had a miscarriage a year ago. Since then my periods have been between 31 and 36 day cycles. My husband and I have been actively trying to conceive for going on 4 months now with no results. I ho

A : A person should see a doctor for an infertility evaluation when they meet the diagnostic criteria for infertility or they have a medical history that makes it obvious that they cannot get pregnant. The diagnostic criteria for infertility are based on age. At age 22, you meet the criteria for infertility if you have been at risk for pregnancy 12 months or more and have not conceived. I like to separate the concept of "trying" from being "at risk" for pregnancy. Many of my patients have been sexually active and not on a contraceptive method for many months but have only started "trying" for a limited number of months. I ask them to think back and calculate the total number of months that they could have gotten pregnant and have not. In your case, if that number is greater than 12, then you need to see your ob/gyn or an infertility specialist. As far as medical history factors that would justify an earlier visit, if someone has had an infection or surgery that has caused them to lose the function of both fallopian tubes, there is no need to wait before seeking help. If someone is clearly not having periods at all or very infrequently, they should seek help right away. If someone does an ovulation predictor kit at home and they are not showing a positive for approximately 3 months then they should seek help right away. These are some of the reasons to go directly to an evaluation. It is always a good idea to let your primary care giver know that you are trying to get pregnant. They can do a comprehensive review of your medical history and identify any other factors which would warrant and expedited evaluation. From you past miscarriage you know that you ovulate at least sometimes, that at least one of your tubes was working a year ago as was your partner's sperm. Probably the best thing for you to do is to get an ovulation predictor kit and document ovulation. When doing this, you should not abstain from intercourse until the kit turns positive. If you are having intercourse 2 to 3 times a week already then just continue that. If intercourse is less frequent, start having every other day intercourse when you start using the ovulation predictor kit making sure that you have intercourse before it turns positive and then the day or the day after it turns positive. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife's period is lasting as long as ten days. My wife is 37. Should she see a doctor about this?

My  wife's period is lasting as long as ten days.  My wife is 37.  Should she see a doctor about this?

Only if changed: Women's periods are variable in terms of lenght. If this is her usual pattern there should be no concern. ...Read more

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I had two periods in one month and it was 18 days apart? Should I see a doctor? And what does it mean?

I had two periods in one month and it was 18 days apart? Should I see a doctor? And what does it mean?

Irregular Periods: It can sometimes happen to anybody.You can wait to see if it was only one time and if next periods become regular as before than you do not need to see Doctor.But if it keeps happening than you have it checked by your Gynecologist ...Read more

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I am 12 days late for my period should I see a doctor?

I am 12 days late for my period should I see a doctor?

Pregnancy Test: If there is a chance you are pregnant then you must first do a pregnancy test. If there is no chance of you being pregnant then this could just be a temporary missed period and you will most likely return to a normal cycle next month. If this amenorrhea persists into a second month then you would go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Should I see a doctor for irregular periods?

Should I see a doctor for irregular periods?

Yes: Irregularity in your menstrual cycle may signify a hormonal abnormalities. Simple hormonal tests such as thyroid stimulating hormone and prolactin and some male hormones to rule out polycystic ovarian syndrome can easily determine what may be causing the menstrual irregularity. With menstrual irregularity there is usually irregular ovulation. ...Read more

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Should I See A Doctor If My Period Came On 2 Times. in the same month ?

Should I See A Doctor If My Period Came On 2 Times. in the same month ?

Vaginal bleeding: This probably wasn't a second menstrual period, but some other cause of bleeding between periods. Any abnormal vaginal bleeding should be professionally evaluated. There are many possible causes, often minor (hormonal issues, breakthrough bleeding, etc) but sometimes serious (infection, fibroid tumor, etc). See your gyn or PCP. Depending on age and sexual lifestyle, you may need STD testing. ...Read more

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Light bleeding and cramping10 days after period. should I see a doctor?

Light bleeding and cramping10 days after period. should I see a doctor?

Irregular bleeding: 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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My period came for only one day, it was a full blown period and now NOTHING. Should I see a doctor?

Always: a good idea. However periods could vary normally due other psychological and physiologic changes ...Read more

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I got my period earlier this month from the 2-6 and I got it again yesterday. Should I see a doctor?

I got my period earlier this month from the 2-6 and I got it again yesterday. Should I see a doctor?

Maybe: If you got your period on July 2, then again on July 27, then this is a 26 day cycle. Normal cycles can vary 21-35 days. It may be normal. But you should see a doc if you are having any unusual pelvic pain, discharge or fever this cycle, if you do not use condoms, have had a new sexual partner in the past few months, or if your bleeding is excessively heavy or prolonged. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm only eighteen years old. But i haven't had a period in 3-4 months. When should I see a doctor?

Hi. I'm only eighteen years old. But i haven't had a period in 3-4 months. When should I see a doctor?

NOW: If you had normal periods and stop for 3-4 months then we need to search why. If you are sexual active then we need to check to see if you are pregnant. ...Read more

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After having a misscaraige when should I see a doctor if i don't have a period for longer then six weeks?

After having a  misscaraige when should I see a doctor if i don't have a period for longer then six weeks?

After miscarriage: If you have had a miscarriage you should definitely be evaluated by your og/gyn right away. ...Read more

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I've been getting my period for 3 or 4 years and this is the first time it's ever been this heavy. Should I see a doctor?

I've been getting my period for 3 or 4 years and this is the first time it's ever been this heavy. Should I see a doctor?

Maybe: How heavy is heavy? You certainly don't want to stay home and bleed to death. On the other hand, some periods are heavier than others. If you are worried, the best course of action would be to see a doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more

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(6 years reg. 4day long 28 day apart) i had my period (normal 4 days) week early and then 1 week later again (4 days). Should i see a doctor?

(6 years reg. 4day long 28 day apart) i had my period (normal 4 days) week early and then 1 week later again (4 days). Should i see a doctor?

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