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25 Feb 2004

irregular periods:might affect fertility?
dear doctor GD
im an 18 year old varsity student who suffers from irregular periods. i only strarted my periods at age 15 1/2 in 2001. i probably got them for two months and then never again for about 7 months after that. when they did finally start again they have been coming at any time at intervals of 2 to 3 months. when i do get them its a heavy flow for a whole week!! i also get period pains and i get very emotional. i often feel like(and do) cry during this time!! i was wondering if this will affect my chances of having babies later on in life?
thank you very much doc!
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01 Jan 0001

It may mean that you are not ovulating and this would affcet fertility. However, this may settle down later.

Best wishes
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