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i had my periods regularly but on april 2012 i didnt get my menses and i didnt take any pills for dis ...but in may n june i had my regular periods but again in dis month i.e july m waitin to get my periods...actually my menses date was on 13th...n now its 16th...n m yet not in periods..(uausally i get my periods two days before or two days after from actual date)...y is it happening like this..m 23 years old n m not married yet...

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replied July 16th, 2012
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Having variation of 5-10 days in your menstrual cycle length is considered to be normal. As long as you have regular periods, it would indicate that you are having regular and periodic ovulation. If periods are irregular, they could suggest anovulatory cycles (menstrual cycles without periodic egg release from ovary). Causes include: hormonal derangements, thyroid dysfunction, endometrial changes, ovarian suppression, PCOS etc. It is difficult to comment on the cause for the irregular periods without examining you and going ahead with further evaluation. The exact cause can only be made out after careful evaluation. You should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist at the earliest for thorough examination and further evaluation to look for the underlying cause for the irregular periods that you describe (you may also consider taking second opinion from another gynecologist if required). Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you regulate periods and get pregnant. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately.
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