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Irregular periods, get menses after a long gap. What could be the cause?

i am a girl. my height is 5.3 feet . weight is 60kg. my periods are irregular since they have started for the first time when i was in class 8th and the age of 13. i am having a gap of 2 to 3 months of every period . when they come they are normal and regular to the 2nd month. but after that i have again a gap 2 to 3 months to get them again. what is the problem with me? :(
Asked On : Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM, I am Dr. Das

Look, normal gap between two periods should be 22 to 35 days. not more than that.

So, in your case, it is not normal. You should be investigated meticulously.

First a clinical examination is very important. Signs of puberty and any abnormal hair growth should be noted. Any abnormal signs should be noted. Gynecological examination should be done.

Secondly, an ultrasound test should be done for search of any sign of polycystic ovarian syndrome.

IF any abnormality seen, then all the hormonal levels should be tested, including the estrogen, progesterone and many more.

Oral contraceptives should be used to regularize the periods.

Lastly, consult with a gynecologist for further management.

Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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