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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 more
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?
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?
Birth Control: If her periods are regular this is generally safe, however, you would want to check with her prescribing doctor who knows her history and medical conditions before you do this. ...Read more
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?
I've been taking birth control for almost a year now and my doctor told me to skip my period for three months than have a period on the fourth. But for the past five months I've started to be sexually active and every time it hurts at the front and insid
See your doctor: You will want to discuss this further to manage your symptoms. ...Read more
Light spotting n light cramps week after period. Had sex 6th day of period. Girl irregular. Period every other month. But last two didn't skip. Preg?
Hard to guess, but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more
I always miss my period for every alternate month. I use primoult N tablet to get my period. Is it safe to use it alternative month? Please suggest me
NO: Stop self medicating and consult your GYN. ...Read more
Why did I miss my period last month? I am 19, never have had sex, and I have always gotten my period every month until now.
First of all let me reassure you that this normal and happens to many women throughout their childbearing years. Amenorrhea (absence of period) can be due to a number of reason, obviously pregnancy (not in your case), extreme fluctuations in weight (increase or decrease), hormonal changes (i.E thyroid disorders), birth control pills, and stress/anxiety.
Your period will likely return in the next couple of months; if it does not see your doctor and consider birth control pills to regulate your period.
Take care. ...Read more
My period is typically around the 23rd of every month, my husband and I tried to conceive on the 13th of this month (july) will I miss my expected cycle this month?
Possibly: You ovulate approximately 12-14 days after the first day of your period. If you have sex around that time then you may become pregnant. It is impossible to tell in advance if you will become pregnant during any one cycle. If you miss a period check a pregnancy test. If you are trying to conceive, start prenatal vitamins with folate (folic acid) now to prevent neural tube defects, a kind of birth defect. ...Read more
My period only comes every other month should I wait til next month to see if I miss my period or take a pregnancy test now that it's been 3 wks?
My periods get delayed every month. Sometimes I miss them too. Can u tell me if I need to see a doctor for this. I also get terrible pain on the 1st day?
Irregular periods: As long as you have 8 periods in 12 months, you are probably ok. Having pain on day 1 is normal. If your periods have been like that for a long time, i'd not worry. If that's new from a more regular pattern, see doc. ...Read more
On birth control and get period every month. If I get pregnant will I still get my period while on birth control or will I miss it?
Would miss it: You should not get bleeding (your period) if you are pregnant, even if using oral contraceptives. ...Read more
I've taken over the counter pregnancy test and one in my drs office. All negative but I still miss my period every month. How can I get pregnant?
Depends: You may wish to delay having children as you are quite young. However, if you have sufficient resources to take care of a child or children you need to address the following. If you have been having unprotected sex for a year or more, you need to consult a fertility specialist. If it has been less than a year, you may wish to time your sex better by learning to find out when you may be ovulating. ...Read more
After regularly having a period every month is it bad to miss it for the first time during the first month of taking birth control? Ign of pregnancy?
Normal, not bad: Birth control can definitely affect your cycle, especially in the first few months you take it. If you miss a day or more, that can definitely throw off the cycle as well. Regular daily use should, over time, help regulate your cycle. I don't think you're pregnant if you haven't missed a pill, but a pregnancy test could confirm if you are. Give your body 3 months to adjust to new birth control. ...Read more
11 months on birth control. Had normal period and started new pack on time. First day of pack though bf rubbed bare penis on me. Chance of pg? Take every pill on time and pack was started on my normal day and didn't miss any pills in previous packs.
Is it possible that I am pregnant? My menstrual cycle is irregular normally; I can miss my period up to 2 months late. My partner and I had intercourse several times before and after my period and he ejaculated in me every time. My last period was october
As: As doctors, anytime a fertile, sexually active woman has an abnormally light or missed period, the first thing we do is rule out pregnancy. You can either take another home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period, so another negative test would help confirm that you are not pregnant. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. Since your period is usually irregular, this makes it difficult to time fertility windows and know what a missed period means. Since you had an infection the last time you had these symptoms, you should probably be checked by your doctor either way. Good luck! ...Read more
Can being diabetic cause me to miss my period every other month? I got tubal ligation so im not pregnant. Just got labs done to see if im diabetic
On birth control, never miss pills no period only every 3 months, but took multiple tests all negative. Feeling movement in my stomach. What could this be?
Flatulance?: Take also one blood pregnancy test. If it comes negative again then it is not due to a pregnancy but someting else. ...Read more
Is it normal to miss your period two times in a row? I started at 13 and I am now 15. I have been training for cheerleading every monday. I haven't had any symptoms for anything lately.
If you are having sex, then a missed period could indicate pregancy.
Otherwise, it is normal to have an irregular menstral cycle in your adolescent years. Changes in your activity level, such as your cheerleading practice, can also cause irregularity in your menstral cycle. It's normal! Unless you are having sex, there is no medical concern with irregular menstral cycle in your adolescent years. ...Read more
Today is the first day I took Tri sprintec. If I skip the week of the white "reminder" pills every pack will it be ok to do so? I don't want a period.
Not being able to eat as much as before and stomach pain after every meal (skip breakfast) is this normal? Started yesterday and period ended today.
This is GI: Not GYN related or so it seems This problem some gastric activity such as gastritis. Young persons to day are drinking too much alcohol, caffeine or taking too many aspirin like products. If you have been taking a motrin or the lilke for period pain this could be the cause. Consult your doc and watch what you take such as alcohol or pop of some kind with caffeine. ...Read more
Menstrual symptom question. Is every woman "allowed" to miss a period occasionally, say once a year?
Generally yes: In the absence of hormone usage, menstruation usually indicates that ovulation has occurred and Progesterone has been produced. Without any menses, no progersterone would be produced and women would be in a relatively unhealthy estrogen-only state. Missing up to several periods a year would still allow for enough Progesterone in the other cycles to oppose the estrogen. ...Read more
Can switching types of pills make you miss your period? Should I be worried? I use condoms every time and correctly as well
Missed period?: Most kinds of oral contraceptives are a combination of both an estrogen and a progestin, in sometimes different doses. If "switching" occurs without a break, the lining of the womb might not bleed. Condoms are not "perfect" birth control, so obtain a serum pregnancy test from your healthcare source to be certain about possible pregnancy. ...Read more
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