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- Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:58 pm
I've always had irregular periods. I got my first period when I was 10 because I was overdeveloped for a 10 year old (I blame McDonalds and hormones in milk!) My periods only came about every 4 months.
Well I'm 20 years old, and I still don't have a regular period. I'm living on my own with very little money to bring in. I'm pretty much a starving artist/line cook so I haven't been able to afford a checkup with a gynecologist in about 3 years.
Well. In recent years my period has just kinda decided to not come around if I don't have a boyfriend. It seems if I am not sexually active it doesn't want to come. I was out of a reationship for 4 months, and I had no period. The whole time I thought I was pregnant, and took enough pregnancy tests to fill my bathtub probably.
Well, now I'm finally in a meaningful relationship, and after we made love.... I got my period. It has always been like this. I'm wondering what the ######.
I know I have cervical damage from being raped at a young age, and am wondering if this has something to do with it.
| Debbie Miller, RN
- Sat Aug 08, 2009 8:09 pm
I would suspect hormonal fluctuation and possibly that you are not ovulating every month. This is nothing to be alarmed about, but if you try to conceive you might want to have your hormonal levels checked.
Having sex can alter your hormones so this is not an unusual thing. Are you at a normal body weight and activity level?