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    Hi I am 27, and my periods have become irregular. I had a miscarriage at 14 weeks, 2 and 1/2 years ago and since then my periods have been all over the place. My last period was may 21st and it was only a tiny bit of spotting when i wiped, i did a pregnancy test a couple of weeks ago which was negative. What could be causing my periods to be irregular?





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    HI im 16 and iv not had a period for around 3 to 4 months and i dont no whats wrong with me!, im starting to really worry now as for the passed week iv become really stressed at times wanting to cry over the stupidest things and getting really angry wanting to smash things up like the other day i was to hot and i felt like crying and smash somthing. This is really not like me and its beginning to really show as my mum has started to notise my angry outbursts im normally a funny, hyperactive yound adult. Im to scared to go to my GP as im worried that they will say somthing is wrong with me somone help me as im begging to really start to worry!!! BTW im not pregnant as iv done three pregnacy test and all of them show negitive so im definitely NOT pregnant!

    I haven't officially been diagnosed with PCOS but I'm almost 100% sure I have it as I suffer from extremely irregular periods and have excess hair on my stomach and toes. My biggest worry is that I will be unable to have children due to my irregular periods and I would just like some help as to what I could do to. Any help or suggestions would be a huge help. Many thanks.





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    i was diagnosed with pcos 10 years ago, ive always had irregular periods but in the last 3 months i have had heavy periods with light bleeding inbetween, im fed up now i havent had a day off bleeding saw the gp who gave me the pill which ive been taking for 2 months which hasnt changed anything, recent smear was ok should i be worried about anything else?had us scan which was ok aswell. really getting me down now not going back to the gp as they wont refer me to gynae as apparently they would be bored by mere irregular periods!





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    I've been diagnosed with PCOS for 10 years too. I found the pill to be absolutly useless. The "period" you get with the pill isn't a real period it's just withdrawl bleeding from the lack of hormones. Your not actually ovulating when your on the pill. When I was on the pill I would get bleeding inbetween because the hormones weren't strong enough. Then the doctor increased the strength of the pill and it made me ill. Only thing that actually helped me was the naturopath but it's very expensive. Check how much red meat your eating it's full of hormones and might be throwing yours off kilter. As well soy can really affect you hormones and period.

    I started my periods when I was 11 and they where fine until I was 16 and I'm now 21. Since then they have been very irregular and heavy, sometimes I come on after 6 months and sometimes every fortnight and they last up to 2 weeks. I've been taking different pills since I was 15 and I'd been taking cerazette for 18 months. Since I stopped taking my pill 3 months ago I've had 2 regular periods, but I'm a week late. Is it worth doing a pregnancy test or are my periods becoming irregular again?





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    sounds like you may have poly cystic ovaries, ask your GP to send you for a ultra sound scan, It sounds worrying but you learn to control it and live with it, its basically cysts on your ovaries. I'm 25 and was diagnosed with it when i was 13!

    I started my periods when I was 11 and they where fine until I was 16 and I'm now 21. Since then they have been very irregular and heavy, sometimes I come on after 6 months and sometimes every fortnight and they last up to 2 weeks. I've been taking different pills since I was 15 and I'd been taking cerazette for 18 months. Since I stopped taking my pill 3 months ago I've had 2 regular periods, but I'm a week late. Is it worth doing a pregnancy test or are my periods becoming irregular again?





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    Im 35 and have four children,my youngest is 10. I have laways had regular periods. For the last 4 months i have had irregular periods, pain, heavy bleeding and bleeding for few days tehn stopping for a few adn then starting again. In april i had severe stomach pains and was in hospital. They think i had ruptured cysts in my pelvis but never really explained. I also have spotting in between my periods. They gave me scans and blood tests at the hospital and i had fluid in my pouch of douglas and also a small fibroid in my ovary(which they said is normal). I dont know what is going on with my body but its driving me mad. Any ideas what could be causing my irregular periods and pelvic pain(usually worse in one side)





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    It's probably the fibroid. They are nastly little things. Go and talk with your doc again and ask them to focus on the fibroid. My sister recently had a partial hysterectomy due to a couple that caused her to bleed for over a year straight.

    Hi, I'm 16 and have been getting my periods for over 3 years now but they are still irregular. They often come late, early or, in some months, not at all. It just puzzles me as to why they are still so irregular. Sometimes they come on time but that's pretty rare. Why could this be? And if I went to a GP what kind of tests would they do?





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    Dr Dawns video on this subject will assist you.. If still troubled go and see your GP

    I started my period at the age of 16. Just under a year later I went on the pill and came off 4 years later in 2009 as I felt my body needed a break. Since then my periods have been irregular all the time. I started off with 9-11 weeks between periods. It's gradually got down to 5-7 weeks between. I'm 22 now and am getting married next year. Shorty after we want to start trying for a baby but my irregular periods worry me. Am I going to have trouble getting pregnant? Is it best to get checked out by a doctor now? Last year I was stressed from work but this year I've been fine, i haven't even been thinking about the wedding much so not stressed from that. Any views on this? Thank you





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    Okay so I started my periods when I was 12/13 and I'm now 16 and I've noticed my periods are really irregular (thanks to a period diary app). I've never had sex or been on the pill and over half way through year now, I've only had two periods so far. I'm currently (for the second time that I've noticed) over 7 weeks late and I'm starting to think something isn't quite right. I've not told my mum or anyone yet because I find talking about periods etc really uncomfortable and awkward. Does anyone know why is this happening and what should I do about it?





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    Hi, I'm 18 and for the past few months i have had very irregular periods, i will be on my period for a couple of weeks, then stop for a couple of days then be on my period again for a couple more weeks and then off for a week and back on, my periods arent any heavier or lighter than normal they are just irregular. Also i have in the most recent period had a bit of vaginal discomfort. I am on the implant but have had no problem like this before. Can you help ?





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    Lot's of people have really irregular and heavy periods, my mom only has her period four times a year sometimes! As for passing out, try to find out if it's pain or body dis functioning that makes that happen. Some girls take strong painkillers for their periods, and some girls feel really queasy when they have their periods. Keep track of when your periods are (if you don't already) and see if you can see a little bit of a pattern. Periods will be a bit irregular when you're younger, so don't worry too much about irregular-ness, and foccus on talking to a doctor about your problem. At least you don't have worse, a super small percentage of girls have really long periods that will last months for each period. Be glad it's not that bad!

    Hi, Im 18 years old and i started my periods when i was 15, they are very irregular, i can go up to 6 months without having one. I told my mum about it and she said that hers were irregular for a while when she started, but not for long and then they settled down. But to be honest its been three years now and theres no sign on them settling and its worrying me because i do want children in the future and im scared that my irregular periods mean that im infertile, because if theres no periods then theres obviously no eggs being released....right? Pleasee help!





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    I am 13 and I haven't started my periods yet but my friends have and so I asked my mum. She said that she didn't start till she was sixteen and that shes always had irregular Periods that come every 2 or 3 months. This really helped me because she told me that it's normal to start your period late and to have irregular periods, she also said that many girls start their periods at a similar age to their mum so it might help to find out when she started.





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    Hi, im 14 and only just started my periods, most of my friends started before me. Its nothing to be worriying about and embaressed, its quite normal. Some people dont start till there 16 as you said. My mum started at 15, and i started at 14, so it can vary. I have an older sister and she started at 14 to, if you have an older sister you should ask her for advice. Dont be worriying about periods, i always wished i could start then to fit in with my friends but now they have started i wish i could stop! Dont worrie about it, enjoy the time before you start!! Hope i could help, i know how it feels.

    Hey, I started my periods at 11 and they were very irregular for years. Sometimes I wouldn't have one for 3 months and then they would continue. It wasn't until I was about 15 that they became regular. I'm 16 now and I haven't had a skip since. It's perfectly normal to have irregular periods that last different amounts of days. :)

    Yes, it's called irregular periods. Most probably anyway. I also have them and mine skip a month or come ever 6 or 7 weeks. Talk to someone you can trust or your GP, but there is almost definitely not something wrong. Lots of people suffer from irregular periods and most of them are fine! Hope this helped.

    I'm a 16 year old girl and I started my periods when I was 12. Since then they have been extremely irregular, and can jump from between 2-4 months between each one. This makes me worried as my mum has polycystic ovaries and I'm concerned that I might be left infertile in the future. Any ideas as to why my periods are still so irregular?





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    this happened me too i started mine when i was nearl 14 i am now 18, but since then my periods were very irregular might come each month for about 5 months then i would get nothing for maybe 2-4 months. i never told anyone bout it as i was embarassed to talk bout periods when i was younger. last year i got my period for 10 months straight i thought i was over the stage of irregular until last december they stoped completely i havnt got it as last 6 months i went to see my gp last month he said it is normal and it can happen to girls but if it goes past 6 months come back for blood tests, i say dont worry to much about it!.. i hope..

    Anyone who is worried about not getting their periods yet shouldn't be. It is completely normal to start your periods anytime from the age of 8 up until your late teens! So don't worry and give it some time.. Also, it is completely normal to have irregular periods after starting your period. And this can also occur even after you get into a regular cycle, so don't worry about it. if you periods are constantly irregular, this could be due to weight. Being obese and also underweight can cause irregularity. Check out this site, I found it really useful for any questions I had.. http://www.beinggirl.co.uk/home.php





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    I am 23 years old and my periods are very irregular. I can sometimes skip periods also. I have also now got hair where my snail trail would be whoch is quite dark and gorws thick. I have just got married and obviously having a child is always on my mind which we would love to plan late next year. I am gorwing more and more worried that I will not be able to get pregnant due to these occurances. What most upsets me is the hair on my stomach, as i googled this (which I know you should not do as it worries people more) and this was a sign as well as the irregular periods for not being able to have children. Please can you advise me, thank you.





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    im 18 and i have had irregular periods ever since i was 13 years old, and every time i go to the doctors they say it's normal as many people have irregular periods, but me and my partner are trying for a baby but i have sometimes got pregnant but after 2 months i all ways miscarry and it upsets me so much, it's getting that bad that i really talk to my partner about having kids now, i just hope someone can help me.





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    Hi, im almost 18 now and my periods go through stages of being regular and then through stages of being irregular (eg, skipping 2-3 months!). I know irregular periods happen a lot but i just wanted to make sure.





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    I am a 16 year old girl i am around 5ft 6inch and weigh around 20 stone, yes i know i am obese before anyone says. I started my periods when i was around 12-13 i understand that when you first start your going to be irregular but i am very very irregular i am lucky if i have 2 periods a year i normally have 1 a year that last around a week. I still have PMT and mood swings and sometimes suffer with period pains but no blood occurs. Could it be a posibility i have polycystic ovaries? or is it because i am overweight or both? if any what can i do if anything to help regulate my periods i am also a IVF baby, i don't know wether this will effect anything but just incase i thought i would say. Please reply as i am really emmbarrased about this and i don't feel comfortable with this. Thank you, Kelly xx





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    Female hormones are very sensitive to the amount of body fat you have - too much or too little can disrupt the usual cycle. Polycystic ovaries often give you excess facial and body hair as well - talk to your GP as it's easy to test for (you have an ultrasound scan at a clinic or hospital). Periods take a couple of years to settle down and GPs often prescribe the Pill if they remain irregular, but will probably be reluctant to do this since you're obese. In short, talk to your GP (they've seen and heard it all, so don't be embarrassed) and try and lose some weight.

    I am 19 years of age and have always had irregular periods and really heavy when I doo finally have them I have tried the pill the coil everything they made them worse.. I have been to the doctor to find a reason why I am having irregular periods and all they do is a blood test for my hormone levels then say theirs nothing wrong I can go 6 months without a period? I have stoped taking any contraception to see if they come regular but havnt can anyone help me? Am scared incase I can't have children is their anything I can do or ask to be checked for?





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    Hi, I'm 13 I have been having loads more discharge than usual at the moment i no that i tend to have more discharge just before my periods but it has just got out of control, there is loads of it, it is clear white. I keep on worrying about it as i watched one of these programme's and there once was someone who washed there vagina to much i am concerned whether it is that as i do wash every nigh with perfumed products and i cant fine anything that is not perfumed. I also have very irregular periods , i looked it up with my mum and it said that it is irregular for up to 2 years from when you just start your period, but i have been on my periods for as lone as 2 1/2 weeks and been of for as long as 7 1/2 weeks, I am really confused and will not go to the doctors, Am i normal?





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    I wouldn't worry too much, although I would avoid using perfumed products. You're still quite young so your body won't have settled into a normal routine yet and your hormones will still be fluctuating. When I was your age (so just over ten years ago) I suffered the same heavy discharge, but as I got older it's become a lot lighter. I also wouldn't worry about your irregular periods. In a couple of years if you are still having irregular periods then visit your gp who might put you on the contraceptive pill. The pill will regulate your hormones. Although by then your body may have done this on it's own. I would only worry now if your discharge is discoloured, smells or itches.

    Hiya,, i have had my periods since i was 12 i am now 16 and they are still so irregular and painful i was prescribed medication from my gp but it does not help i can get 2 periods one month then not get any the next month my gp is useless and doesnt explain nothing. they are that bad i ended up in hopsital last month because of the pain and was kept of morphene until they had finished they said something about backflow of blood what is this? they are so painful and irregular and when i do get them i am very heavy xx





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    hi im 18 years old and i used to have regular, heavy periods and ontime. Recentley my periods have been very irregular and sometimes ill have a periods and then come off and bleed again inbetween periods. I am realy worride that i will not be able to have children i just want my periods back ! i was just wondering if there is anythin gyou know of that will help regulate my periods and not make me infertile. I have bee to the doctors but the didi not want to help so that made me feel realy stupid, this is my last hope . thankyou hope you have an answer.





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    I am 19 and I started my periods when I was about 16. They have always been irregular, I have written down my dates from the past year: 9th Jan 2009 10th Feb 2009 2nd August 2009 7th October 2009, These are the most regular dates that I think I have had, so far, which does suggest that my body is settling down. But, should I be concerned by my irregularity? My mum had irregular periods too, and she did have trouble in conceiving. Should I be worried?





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    I'm 21 and i've been to my doc over and over again with problems with my period i.e. its irregular & can be extremely heavy. She put me on a pill to regulate it, this made me depressed so I came off it(back to irregular and heavy periods), she then put me on another pill to reduce hair and acne (this didn't work), this also made me depressed so I came off it, I decided I'd rather have heavy and irregular periods than be depressed, since that my period hasn't been too bad it now comes every 2-3 months and is a regular flow and lasts about a week, but my doc says to me I might have PCOS but has yet to get me checked out (and I have asked about it),I'm trying to lose weight (as I am overweight) but nothing is working and as me and my fiance are tryng for a baby I'm trying to improve my chances by doing so...but I'm struggling...what else can I do?





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    Im 14, 15 in october I have really irregular periods people have told me that it is common to be irregular when you first start but I started two years ago and it stil hasn't sorted itself out. Am I normal?





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    i am coming on 17, i started my periods when i was 9/10 and they are still irregular they will come when their not supposed to, or i'd miss like about 4 months and the bleeding would only last 2-3 days, i had consulted my doctor about it a few months ago who put me on the pill and told me it was nothing to worry about. however once i got off the pill i found that my periods was still irregular. i have got support from my boyfriend and everyone at home, but i am just really confused and need help to understand it all. the main thing i am worried about is being infertile which would be a bugger since i am hoping for children in the far future.





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    I had exactly the same thing when I was younger, have you been referred to a gynocologist? They can take an ultrasound to make sure there is nothing physically wrong. Unfortunately, if nothing comes from that you will likely get the 'you'll grow out of it' line from your doctor. Which is not very useful for you now I know! If your periods are heavy and irregular, and the 'acids' havent worked at all it is unlikely that any of the contraceptive pills will help in either respect. Norethisterone is the only pill that gave me a break from periods, but if yours are irregular then ask about the contraceptive injection. It should help reduce your period, but it will regulate them so even if they are still heavy you will at least be able to plan for it.

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