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Skipping Periods Every Other Month
I miss my periods every other month sometime I have a gap of 2-3 months. Some times it go well for 2 months and then a long gap m fed up of this.
Periods every 45 days or so. Sometimes, I skip a month. Other times I get 2 in a row in a matter of 2 weeks. Unpredictable. What could be the problem?
Common problem: 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. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
May be normal: Many women do not have regular, 28 day cycles. In fact, almost all women have a few cycles each year that are not the same. Ths is extremely common just after puberty, and before menopause. However, sometimes this can be due to thyroid problems or things like pcos. It's worth keeping a log for a few months and sharing it with your doctor. Sometime birth control pills can help regulate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Looking at a calendar, it would be impossible for a woman to have her periods come on the same day each month UNLESS she had 31-day cycles for Jan Mar May Jul Aug Oct Dec, and 30-day cycles for Apr Jun Sep Nov, and then a 28-day cycle for Feb (29-days if a leap year). That means her cycles would have to match the same varying length as the month she is in... it doesn't happen like that in nature. ...Read more
I've notice my period only coming every other month I would miss a whole month then next I have it. ?
Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, i would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more
I have an irregular period. I skip every 2-3 months and when it does happen i have very mild cramps. What causes this?
Could be normal: Periods can be irregular in your teenage years soon after first starting. However, there are also certain conditions that can cause irregular or infrequent menses, such as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), stress, or other things. If you are concerned, a visit to your ob/gyn or PCP is recommended for further evaluation. ...Read more
Is it safe to skip placebo bc pills and start new pack in order to skip periods. Is this safe to do every month? Will the bc still be as effective?
It is OK - ask GYN!: In consultation with your gynecologist, you may indeed try quarterly periods with continuous birth control pill intake (i.e. Skipping the placebo pills). Do not try this on your own, as it may have adverse consequences without medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Period was every 28 days.gained 30 pounds,oral with bf,now it comes 1 month and skip the next ex.feb then again in April. Do I have an std/aids?
Sure you might?: Sure you may have an STD or AIDS if you have unprotected sex. However this would not cause a change in your periods per se. Your large weight gain is more likely responsible for irregular periods. Get tested! I'm not sure what your weight was to start with, but get back into normal range and your periods may get back to normal. ...Read more
Would it be safe for a teen to use birth control pills and skip placebos every other month, to get less periods?
Usually period every other month. Last two periods didn't skip. Had sex on 5th day of period. Week after period light cramp and spotting.why?
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