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    calcium is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    I rarely get my period

    Let me point out that I'm not complaining! I love never getting my period but I just wonder how normal this is

    I get my period probably about twice a year? Maybe 3 times, 4 times tops! For example the last time I got my period was January! No, I'm not pregnant. It has been like this ever since I've started getting my period (I'm 21).

    I've never met any other women who gets her period so infrequently. I've told some other girls at my old job and they thought it was bizarre. So if anyone else out there gets their period as seldom as me please tell me

    Oh, I haven't been to a gynocologist for like a little over a year (time to go, I know). I can't remember what I was told as far as this being normal

    ~Nicole

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    calcium is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derwyddon View Post
    I had the same issue and it turned out I had a problem with cysts on my ovaries.

    No offense but I thought before this post that you were a man! I just looked at your profile and we are into almost all the same things I am I'm also 21. I don't have a daughter but I do have an old man for a boyfriend

    Anywho, was your period ever regular and then it became irregular? How did you fix the cyst problem? Surgery?

    ~Nicole

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    calcium is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    No, I really hated birth control. I was on depo for a while, that made my period completely go away. I found out it was bad for your bones so I got off of it. I was on the pill for a while too and both types of BC really messed with my hormones. I gained weight and had no sex drive....

    Are you saying you got the cyst because your period was irregular? Or are you saying your period was irregular and that was a sign of a cyst?

    ~Nicole
    Last edited by calcium; Nov. 07/06 at 06:43 AM.

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    irregular menses

    Hi,
    I am a midwife and I just thought I would respond. It is never normal not to menstruate monthly. Unless you are on hormonal birth control it can be in fact dangerous over time to menstruate so infrequently. Providing you have normal estrogen levels infrequent menses is a risk factor for endometrial cancer over time. You need to see your gyn for an evaluation. I make sure my patients bleed at least every 2 months via homonal means if necessary. Of course it could be something simple like your thyroid but get evaluated.
    Helana

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derwyddon View Post
    No, actually, my period has been irregular from the beginning. No I never had surgery but if it had been caught in time I probably would've. I had a large cyst burst and I tell you what, it's worse than labor.

    The way I keep it under control is through birth control. Are you on BC at all?
    That is most definately a turn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Badmotorfinger View Post
    That is most definately a turn off.
    And you're most definitely a virgin.
    Be respectful.
    You virgin.

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    MellowGAman is offline Second Set
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    yes you should really get checked out further and tell your GYB your symptoms, could be a cycst (sister had same thing) I also heard of double uterus, def. get checked out by a specialist

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    (Silent) is offline Verge of Overtraining
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    Abnormal menstruation can come from lack of Vitamin A

    Also, i mean not to scare you in anyway. However what is happening to you suggest a Endocrine malfunction and anytime your Endocrine system is not functioning correctly it can mean serious problems in the long run.

    I would suggest you get to the gynecologist ASAP. If it is a hormone problem you 'Should' be redirected to a "Endocrinologist's"

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    Okieslims is offline First Set
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    My sister has this same prob. She uses bc to regulate herself as well.

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    I have the same problem!

    You are not alone!
    I have the same problem! I get my period like once in 7 months... Or maybe 3 times a year sometimes. I wasn't scared for a while. I was happy not to be dealing with the issues. I'm a virgin about to have sex (i'm 18) and I am unsure about the consequences. Because I don't menstruate frequently, does that reduce my chance of conception? Or am I still at risk of Pregnancy??

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    You should get checked by an endocrinologist to make sure you don't have PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome). It can happen in overweight, normal weight, and thin women in good shape, so don't dismiss it because you don't have weight problems or insulin resistance.

    Irregular or missing periods are the most common symptom of pcos. Here are some of the other potential symptoms:

    acne
    hirsuitism (facial hair)
    weight gain
    insulin resistance or diabetes
    depression
    difficulty concentrating
    infertility
    high levels of androgens in blood
    cysts in ovaries
    sometimes high cholesterol

    you don't have to have all of the symptoms to have it. You should probably get treated to make sure it doesn't get any worse or anything like that. Examine different treatment options both natural and synthetic. If you ever want to have kids, it's possible you will have difficulty conceiving.

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    I would suggest seeing a Gyne. Irregularity in menstruation can be caused by mayoma or other factors which may lead to worse cases that requires operation.

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    i have no comment.

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    I'm with the thyroids, those things can really mess with your body.

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