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Question: Only get my period about 3 times a year.

 Sleepless31 - Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:37 am

I'm perfectly healthy. I don't have any allergies, and I havent been on medication. The only thing, is that I used to get bladder infections a couple years ago. I'm 15, and I got my first period on my 13th birthday. (so 2 1/2 years). Ever since then, I've only gotten my period about 3 or 4 times a year. I'm really starting to worry. What's wrong with me? And could this affect my ability to have children?
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:58 pm

User avatar Hello,
It is possible you are not ovulating every month but if this continues when you are ready to try to conceive, there are ways to help you so I would not be alarmed about this now. In many cases time alone solves the problem - as you mature, your periods become more regular but in the first few years following the menarche this "hit-and-miss" cycling is considered normal.

Best wishes.


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