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Should I be concerned about my irregular period patterns?

Asked by Julietxx3 (712points) January 2nd, 2012

I have had my period for about four years now, and after the second year it was completely regular and came at the same time every month. Lately it has become very irregular. At first I would just go 2, 3 or 4 months without getting it. This time I went FIVE months without getting it (don’t worry, I’m a virgin, no chance of pregnancy here) and when i finally got it… it’s lasted TWO WEEKS so far and is still going… and it’s heavy! Is there anything specific I should be concerned about? I already made a doctors appointment but I want to know any possibilities ahead of time.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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jesienne's avatar

are you on a diet?or maybe you have hormonal imbalance?

Julietxx3's avatar

no I have been eating the same way I have been eating for years, and I haven’t changed my exercise patters either…

jesienne's avatar

cervical block?polycystic ovarian syndrome?but I think it would be best to consult your doctor.

Julietxx3's avatar

I made an appointment for this week, thanks for your help:)

marinelife's avatar

There are too many possibilities to list, ranging from not to serious to very serious. What you need to do is see the doctor and do not worry. Chances are it is a not serious possibility.

ParaParaYukiko's avatar

I had (and still have) a similar problem with irregular periods; many women do. With me it was part anemia, part just… me. I saw a gynecologist and she put me on birth control to regulate my period. I’ve been on it regularly for almost 10 years; as far as I know there are no adverse effects from taking it that long. Definitely see a doctor, though… not having your period for 5 months could be an indicator of something more serious.

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