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Forum Name: Fertility

Question: Very irregular cycle

 agobeil - Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:22 pm

I'm hoping you can help me.
In July I had a very short period (2 days) where it was very dark and abnormal.
August, I got my period on schedule from the 8th through the 13th. It was normal.
I did not get my period at all in September. I attributed it to stress since I had just become engaged, school was starting up again, and I had started a new job.
I did finally get my period in the middle October, although I can't tell you the exact days.
I have not had my period since. Nothing in November, and we are now halfway through December. Needless to say, I'm freaking out. Pregnancy tests are all negative.

I don't know if this is related at all, but since August I have had crazy acne--unlike anything I have ever had before. I've never had a problem with acne before, so it seems extremely odd.

On the months I've missed my period, including this month, I feel faint cramping and nothing else. It just never comes!

My mother has a history of ovarian cysts and endometriosis. I'm scared that something like this could be happening to me. I find it odd that the weirdness seems to occur every other month...maybe one of my ovaries is dying? Perhaps I have no idea what I'm talking about.

I hope you can give me some insight. My doctor is booked through this month and can only schedule me in January. Meanwhile, I'm clueless as to what is going on in my body. I do not feel stressed, I'm not pregnant...I don't know what else it could be.

Thank you for any insight you may have. I realize I need to go to a doctor to get an accurate diagnosis.
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:21 pm

User avatar Hello,
There is a chance it it just stress. It is also possible you are not ovulating every month and your hormones are fluctuation. This can be normal. The family history and the acne suggest possible polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). I would schedule the appointment for next month but it is not critical so waiting for the available date would be fine.

Best wishes and congratulations on the engagement.

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