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Short Irregular Period

01/13/2010

Question:

i am 15 years old and i`ve had my period for about a year and a half, it usually lasts about 5-6 days and im not on any birth control. my lasts cycle came at the usual time for me but it only lasted for a day an a half, then about a week later i got my period again but it only lasted a day. i feel and look normal and havent had any other problems but i am still very worried.

Answer:

Not to worry...there are lots of reasons for changes in cycles, especially when you've had your period for less than 2 years. It could be related to stress (positive or negative), to an illness you had, or nothing in particular.

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Response by:

Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN Linda A Bernhard, PhD, RN
Professor Emeritus
College of Nursing
The Ohio State University