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My periods are always unexpected, and un-trackable!

By Anonymous May 31, 2010 - 11:46am
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I'm 18, and have had my period for a few years now. It's always very unexpected. I will get one every month for three months and then not get it at all for up for four months, once every two months- just completely irregular times. My family has a history of ovarian cysts, and I was just wondering if this is a symptom? Or a symptom of some other condition concerning hormones? I'm really not sure.


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Hi, Anon,

It doesn't sound like you are dealing with ovarian cysts. Here is our page of symptoms (when there are any) that tend to accompany ovarian cysts:


Irregular periods, especially in the teen years, are really common. But yours do seem a little more irregular than most! Have you spoken to your doctor about it?

A doctor can check your hormone levels and see if there's an imbalance there. And if getting you regular -- or practicing birth control -- becomes important, your doctor may prescribe medications (like birth control pills) to help get you on schedule. Is this a concern for you?

June 1, 2010 - 9:15am
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