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I've had 4 periods in the course of 1 year, I've seen multiple doctors and no one has helped. What should I do?

By Anonymous February 21, 2016 - 3:49pm
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I'm a 21 yr old female. Exactly one year ago I went off the pill, I had about two periods that were irregular in that time period. The Drs said t could be due to getting off the pill, I had two more periods that were very irregular. Out of the 12 months in this past year I've only had a total or 4 periods. What is wrong with me? I'm planning to go back to my ObGyn to see if we can figure out the problem. Yet I grow tired of waiting. What are u suggested tests/lab work/scans extra that I should take?

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Hello and welcome to EmpowHer,
First of all, I want to mention that it is possible to have a completely healthy reproductive system and not have regular periods.
The only time it becomes important to have a regular period, is if you are trying to get pregnant. Other signs of abnormality include: prolonged, frequent, or heavy bleeding. Other danger signs may include severe symptoms but no bleeding.
In order to help you prepare for future doctor's visits, I have pasted a link to a HER article which lays out all the possible reasons for not having a period. You should definitely discuss them with your gynecologist to make sure nothing serious is going on.
I hope that helps.

February 21, 2016 - 11:07pm
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