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Teenager having irregular periods. Solution?

Hi, I am 15 yeras old. I firts started my periods when in was 13 and a half. Firts my period were normal and would come once a month. Until i turned 15 my pattern slightly changed. Once they started to come every 2 weeks for a while. But now they just come after every 2 months and one week. Should i be worried about this. Thank you
Asked On : Sat, 9 Feb 2013
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Hello, thanks for using HCM.
Normal menstrual cycle lasts within 21 to 35days. Abnormal menses can be quite annoying and a call for concern. In adolescent girls, the main cause is an immaturity of the hormonal axis from the brain to the ovaries that controls ovulation. This usually results to a failure of the ovary to release an egg and consequently the corpus luteum (a body which forms after egg release) does not form. As a result, estrogen is continuously secreted thereby maintaining the uterine lining and no menses occurs. This condition is term anovulatory cycles and can be associated with heavy bleeds and inter-menstrual bleeds. it is typical in adolescence within 1-5 years after their first menses. Stress and physical exercises can also cause abnormal menses.
General, when the hormonal axis matures, cycles become normal. However, you could see a gynecologist to rule out the possibility of other causes and to be re-assured.
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Psychiatrist Dr. Sushil Kumar Sompur's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

You need to see an obstetrician and gynecologist doctor with your parents for your problems. I recommend that you do so immediately and let your parents know so that they or your legal guardians can accompany you.

Take care and have a good day !
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