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Is my menstrual cycle a sign that there is something wrong with my health?

By August 30, 2011 - 11:37pm
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I got my first period right around my 14th birthday and have only had about one period a year since then. The most I've ever had is two periods in one year :/ I've expressed concern to doctors in the past(around age 16) and they didn't seem interested in listening and told me I would become regular pretty quickly. I've had some thyroid tests come up irregular though they weren't very far from normal. I've never taken BC & I've never had sex. I know PCOS can be a common cause but I don't have any of the symptoms besides amenorrhea. In the past I have seen the lack of periods as a good thing though now that I'm 20 years old I'm more concerned about health

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Hi Marie27,

Thank you for your question. When we first get our periods, sometimes it is very normal to have an irregular period and as the years pass by they become more and more regular. The problem with this is that sometimes they don't become regular due to an underlying condition such as PCOS, ovarian cyst, hormone imbalance, etc. At this point, if it has been 4 years since your first period and you're still only getting 2-3 periods a year you should go back to your doctor for further tests such as blood work, an ultrasound, etc.

Please keep us posted,


August 31, 2011 - 8:00am
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