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VERY Irregular Period
brittany73 posted:
I am 20 years old and long story short, I have not had a period for over 6 years. I do not take any meds or do anything that would cause this. Last week I get Strep Throat and start taking meds and all of a sudden I get what appears to be my period. I have never gotten the situation really looked at except by my local health care provider and all she ever did was give me meds to jumpstart my period and then birth control to balance it, all of which NEVER worked. Why have I, at such a young age, not had a period AT ALL and all of a sudden after being seriously sick I seem to get what appears to be my period? Has anyone else ever had this happen to them? I'm not athletic, I don't have any eating disorders, and nothing in my daily life to suggest why I shouldn't have a period. All I know is that I just DON'T have one until now. Am I going through premature menopause or something? I don't think I have cysts on my ovaries because if feel like I would have known about it by now. Nothing feels wrong or hurt in my sex organs. I live a happy normal life except I don't have a period. Can the antibiotics that I have been taking which at first was a Z-Pack and them Amoxicillin be what has caused me to have a period after 6 years? Does anyone know what could possibly be wrong with me??!
georgiagail responded:
Your medications would not cause a menstrual period. And menopause is the cessation, not start of menstruation.

Your first step should be an appointment with a Gynecologist for some testing to determine why what sounds like a healthy young woman does not menstruate regularly in the first place.


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