Since the age of 14, I've been having irregular periods

Patient

Q: Since the age of 14, I've been having irregular periods nonstop. They normally don't bother me, but this time, I'm worried. It had been four months since I had my last period, but for the last 3 weeks I've been bleeding nonstop. Typical I would experience a heavy flow for only 4 or 5 days, but now I've been having light to medium types of flows. My mother says it's nothing to worry about, but I'm extremely worried. What is my body telling me about this extremely long period?

Doctor

A:   Welcome to Ask The Doctor.

We are here to help you. This problems can occur as a result of hormonal imbalance, excessive stress, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Thyroid issues. So, you should get investigated. You would require to get an Ultrasound Pelvic organs to rule out Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and to get a thyroid profile done to rule out any evidence of Hypothyroidism. If any issues are found you would be treated accordingly.
Share my opinion with your doctor.

I hope it helps.
Stay Healthy

Related Q&A

Q: Having irregular period problems, from april till november i didnt have my regular flow of period , instead i have a ...

Q: I'm a 39 year old caucasian woman. I have been feeling unwell for a few days and I have a history of periods of feeli...

Q: Sir after taking mensovit plus will my period be regular in time

Q: Sir mensovit plus is only use for pregnancy or it can be used for nt coming period

Q: I have recently came off the pill as my Partner had the snip. We split up and I slept with someone else on the 15th o...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews