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Variations in length and quantity of menstrual cycles

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I am 16 years old and got my first period when I was 15, in November of 2007. I have not had a period since. For the past 2 days I have had bad cramping and a brownish colored discharge. There is no chance I could be pregnant. Is this my period starting up again? And if so, how soon will it start?


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replied February 26th, 2009
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In the beginning, the menstrual cycles and periods might vary in length and quantity and color of blood lost until the hormones reach their regular cycle. It is quite a common situation and is not considered pathological. The discharge you are experiencing is most probably your period. However, prolonged heavy bleeding for more than few days might require a physical exam from a gynecologist.


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