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Is it okay if my girlfriend only has her period every 3 months or so? My girlfriend (18) only has a period every 3 months or so--and she says this last one has lasted 9 days (although they usually last a normal amount of time). This isn't new, i don't thi

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Dr. Mary Engrav
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That is an abnormal cycle and should be addressed.
If there is any chance she could be pregnant, then she should take a test. She should consider having thyroid levels obtained. Her weight should be assessed as either too low or too high of a weight can cause menstrual irregularities. Her abnormal menses should have a full medical evaluation.

In brief: That

That is an abnormal cycle and should be addressed.
If there is any chance she could be pregnant, then she should take a test. She should consider having thyroid levels obtained. Her weight should be assessed as either too low or too high of a weight can cause menstrual irregularities. Her abnormal menses should have a full medical evaluation.
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