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I'm 22 years old and i haven't had a menstrual cycle for a year. This concerns me greatly. What should I do? Does it mean i won't have kids?

I'm 22 years old and i haven't had a menstrual cycle for a year. This concerns me greatly. What should I do? Does it mean i won't have kids?

Need eval: You absolutely should go to see a gynecologist and discuss this further with the doctor. Some examination, blood works and sonogram would be needed to check the anatomy as well as the physiology of your reproductive organs etc- and go from there. Good luck. ...Read more

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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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Bloody discharge days 14-18 of menstrual cycle for past year. Heavy periods past 3 months. Nothing on ultrasound, pap. Need worry, second opinion?

Bloody discharge days 14-18 of menstrual cycle for past year.  Heavy periods past 3 months.  Nothing on ultrasound, pap.  Need worry, second opinion?

Hormones?: If imaging isn't showing anything unusual, I immediately wonder if something is off with your hormone levels. Are you on any hormonal birth control? If you aren't, it may not be a bad idea to start some to see if you can regulate your hormones some and hopefully get back to more normal periods. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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I am 16 years old. I started my menstrual cycle last year, they were normal but now haven't had them for abt 4 or 5 months. I am vry worried! please help!

I am 16 years old. I started my menstrual cycle last year, they were normal but now haven't had them for abt 4 or 5 months. I am vry worried! please help!

Anovluation: If you are not pregnant, then you have stopped ovulating. You will have to be tested and examined by your trusted physician to see why this has happened and what may be done to get you back to normal. ...Read more

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My best friend has eating disorders because she eats very little and very rare. i was so worried about her when her menstrual cycle stopped for a year?

My best friend has eating disorders because she eats very little and very rare. i was so worried about her when her menstrual cycle stopped for a year?

Lethal anorexia: You are right to be worried about your friend! It sounds as if she is quite underweight. Lack of menses for a year is a sign of this. She needs intensive therapy for this as it is both a mental and physical illness. She should know that mortality (death) is also high for the disease. ( one in 5 will die from it) encourage her to ask questions on Healthtap. Where is her family on the issue? ...Read more

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Is it normal for the menstrual cycle to change each year, or does this require a trip to the OB/GYN?

Is it normal for the menstrual cycle to change each year, or does this require a trip to the OB/GYN?

21-35 days: Periods are considered normal when they come every 21-35 days. If yours are not in that range the consider seeing an Obgyn for evaluation of irregular periods ...Read more

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Does the length of menstrual cycles change throughout the year? Mine had been 28 days for as long as i remember. The last 2 cycles have been 30 days.

Change can happen: A normal cycle length can be anywhere between 21 and 35 days. A change from 28 to 30 days is well within the range of normal variation. ...Read more

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What could cause infertility and abnormal menstrual cycles in a 19 year old?

What could cause infertility and abnormal menstrual cycles in a 19 year old?

Life: It is important to seek counseling. Are you able to care for a child until that child is 18 years old at 19 years old? At 19 years old are prepared for that responsibility? Please take my advice and have some fun now, along with an education. ...Read more

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Being over weight with un protected sex since 18, now 21, no menstrual cycle for over a year or so, is it possible to become pregnant? Concerned! :(

Being over weight with un protected sex since 18, now 21, no menstrual cycle for over a year or so, is it possible to become pregnant? Concerned! :(

Yes: It's always possible to become pregnant when you have unprotected intercourse. If you haven't had a menstrual cycle, you could be putting yourself at increased risk for uterine cancer. I would see a physician right away, as there could be a problem with your thyroid, with your hormone levels, with your pituitary gland. Sometimes women who are overweight and can't conceive have pcos. ...Read more

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My wife has: an irregular menstrual cycle (2 3 per year); thinning hair; but normal thyroid lab results. Age 30. What is the next step? Thanks!

My wife has: an irregular menstrual cycle (2 3 per year); thinning hair; but normal thyroid lab results. Age 30. What is the next step? Thanks!

More work up: There are a couple possibilities. There are other causes for these symptoms other than thyroid disorders., adrenal problems, an endocrine disorder called pcos, and nutrtional deficiencies are other possibilities . She could see either her primary physician, an endocrinologist or a functional medicine specialist to have this looked into further and i would strongly recommend that she do this ...Read more

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What causes an abnormal menstrual cycle? I am a healthy 33 year old female. I don't smoke, do drugs or drink. I have two children (12 and 10) both normal births. I have only one sexual partner (my husband) who had a vasectomy about 8 years ago. I have had

What causes an abnormal menstrual cycle? I am a healthy 33 year old female. I don't smoke, do drugs or drink. I have two children (12 and 10) both normal births. I have only one sexual partner (my husband) who had a vasectomy about 8 years ago. I have had

I : I can understand your concern as that is a very unusual menstrual cycle. Please take a pregnancy test to be sure that isn't the cause, but it sounds unlikely. Please have your thyroid hormones checked to be sure you are not hypothyroid. It is also important to be sure you are receiving adequate nutrition, as patient's with malnutrition can have irregular cycles. That is a very long time to go without a period so i advise that you do see a gynecologist and have this completely evaluated. ...Read more

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My stomach has been bloated for a few weeks with light cramps. Only had my menstrual cycle 5 times in a year. Is this something to worry about.

My stomach has been bloated for a few weeks with light cramps. Only had my menstrual cycle 5 times in a year.  Is this something to worry about.

Maybe: Your symptoms may be related to your hormones being out of whack if you are not having regular ovulatory cycles. If you are more than eight weeks from your last period, have your doctor check a pregnancy test and if it is negative, he or she can give you a course of Progesterone to induce your menses and get you back on track. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Menstrual pain hello, for a few years now my menstrual cycle has gotten worse each year. I have one good week out of a month, the rest of the time i get pre cramps and during cramps. I get nausea no vomiting. Pain during sexual intercourse. I have also

Menstrual pain hello, 

for a few years now my menstrual cycle has gotten worse each year. I have one good week out of a month, the rest of the time i get pre cramps and during cramps. I get nausea no vomiting. Pain during sexual intercourse. I have also

The : The bulk of your answer is coming from dr. Salisbury. I just wanted to add to the excellent information that she provided. In conjunction with a comprehensive assessment and any recommendations by your doctor, you may wish to consider adjunctive medical acupuncture treatment. It has been practiced for thousands of years in china and there are excellent protocols for cramping. ...Read more

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What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

Maybe perimenopause: Many women will see changes in their monthly cycle as they reach an older reproductive age. Different cycle legnth as well as bleeding amount changes are common. Some are normal aging changes, others may be due to treatable conditions. See your ob/gyn to discuss your cycles and what you can do for them. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a year to have a 32-36 day menstrual cycle and then out of the blue start on day 27?

Your.period: I would say normal is a relative term when it comes to one's ministration. Many women have very regular periods others do not many factors influence it age. Emotional factors diet lighting. Changing living situation. Weight gain weight loss. There's nothing particularly to be worried about with the time being. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has came on time every 28 days since the onset. This year, it has been coming every 23 days instead. Why? Aa female, 34, no kids

My menstrual cycle has came on time every 28 days since the onset. This year, it has been coming every 23 days instead. Why? Aa female, 34, no kids

Hormones: Your pituitary makes precursor hormones that tell your ovary when and how much estrogen and Progesterone to make, which determines the length of your cycle. Cycles do change over time. So long as no pituitary or thyroid problem, then change in cycle is due solely to changes in natural hormone production. Birth control pills can help regulate to 28 days, but unnecessary if that's only concern. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why sometimes i go without a menstrual cycle for months? The longest i've gone without one is close to a year.

What could be the reason why sometimes i go without a menstrual cycle for months? The longest i've gone  without one is close to a year.

PCOS: Look into pcos and always check a pregnancy test monthly. You may also be on the pill or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots or an iud which would stop your cycles too. I don’t have enough info to tell you. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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No Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Absent periods is a symptom in which a girl does not have menses (menstrual periods) at an age when other girls do have menses. Hormonal problems or birth defects in some of the female organs ...Read more