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my period is not very normal, is that okay?

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I'm seventeen and have sex regularly with my boyfriend. We always use a condom. I am not on birth control, but my period is not very normal, is that okay? Or does that mean something bad?

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replied January 21st, 2012
Menstruation Answer A30639
Hi, and thanks for your medical question on eHealth forum!

If your periods are irregular, then you cannot be sure when you ovulate. In such a scenario using condoms can result in failures as condoms can tear or leak. I suggest you consult your gynecologist regarding this. You need to be put on some hormonal pills which will regularize your cycles as well as work as contraceptive pills.

Also cause of irregularity of periods need to be found out which could be due to: high level of stress, dramatic changes in your life style, high cholesterol, hormonal imbalance as seen in thyroid problems and PCOS, chain smoking etc. Hope this helps. Take care!

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