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What is the cause of irregular periods?

I’ve had irregular periods my whole life and I was wondering what the cause could possibly be? I’m currently 22 and I maybe get my period every 2-4 months? Unfortunately I don’t have medical insurance and don’t have the money to schedule a OBGYN visit :( any advice at all would help!
Mon, 24 Sep 2018
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Irregular period can occur due to several conditions including thyroid hormone imbalance, Polycystic ovarian syndrome etc. Detailed evaluation including a thyroid function test, estrogen level, LH/FSH level, ultrasound scan are required at this point to provide a definite diagnosis. Please be advised to follow up with your primary provider/obgyn. Meanwhile, maintain healthy weight, exercise regularly and eat healthy.

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