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I've had my period for about four years and for the first three years it was pretty much on a regular basis. But for a little more then a year my periods have been really irregular. I have gotten it like seven times in the past 16 months. Lately, my cramps have been so bad that I can't keep food down. Is this normal, or do you think i should go see a doctor?
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It could just be hormonal fluctuations, or there could be an underlying problem. In any case, you should see a doctor to find out what might be going on and if there's anything that needs to/can be done about it.

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Time to go to the gyne! While it is common to have the occasional irregular period having prolonged wackiness, especially after three years of regularity, could be a sign of a significant health problem.

So go, get yourself checked out. At the very least your doc should be able to help you out with those cramps!

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