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Samantha212
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Hi Scarleteen,

I seem to be posting here a lot but I recently posted about being concerned about having semen on me from previous dry sex. Although now I understand there is no need to worry about any possible pregnancy from this I am concerned that yet again, my period has decided not to appear this month.

I am currently in the process of being treated for underactive thyroid, but haven't been prescribed anything yet as the doctor is unsure because of my age (15). I am just worried as I am so exhausted, my breasts are veiny, tender and swollen and I have a fair bit of vaginal discharge, not to mention a bit of spotting about a week after my last period over a month ago.

Basically I'm just a bit freaked out as it's been well over two years since I started my periods so they surely should have settled down into a more regular cycle by now and I'm just concerned as to what's wrong with my cycle and my body at the moment!

Any advice as to what's going on? Is it thyroid issues?

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Robin Lee
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Hi Samantha,

Since you are under a doctor's care right now, have you discussed your concerns about your menstrual cycle with them? That would be the best place for you to start.

Also, many people experience irregular cycles for several years after their first period. For some people, irregular cycles are the norm, rather than the exception, and there periods never, or seldom, establish a pattern that resembles what people think of as average.
So, even though you've been menstruating for two years, your cycle may still be settling into a pattern, particularly since your body is still going through a lot of hormonal changes.

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Samantha212
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Thanks Robin, I haven't yet as I haven't had the chance but I think it should be something I mention next time I am there. So missing a period and having these kinda symptoms isn't something to worry over too much?

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Sam W
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You got it. You can still have irregular cycles and variable symptoms from periods after a few years. But still, I'd definitely mention your concerns to your doctor the next time you see them.
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Robin Lee
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You're welcome.

Well, since you're having other health problems, I'd definitely mention it to your doctor as soon as you can, since that may give them more information on what's going on with you, and what to investigate per providing treatment.

irregular cycles aren't unusual; as with any change in the body though, when there are other health concerns present it is sound to investigate what's going on. [Smile]

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Samantha212
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Yeah, I'll definitely try and see the doctor soon [Smile] Glad it's not pregnancy or anything greatly serious though

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Samantha

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