What if you have an irregular period and you haven’t had your period in almost 3 months….

..Then you realize you might be spotting. But before that, a month before the spotting you were ovulating. Are you pregnant? Is it health issue?

Thanks for asking this!

It is important to know there are many reasons why someone may not have a regular period.  When someone gets their period for the first time, it is possible for it to take some time before someone has a predictable and routine cycle.

Sometimes a person just naturally has a less predictable period, which can be perfectly medically okay.  Also, lots of factors can make a person’s period fluctuate. Things like being sick, sleep, stress, exercise, and diet can all make a person’s period change or fluctuate.

It is also important to know that unless you are practicing the natural family planning method, it can be extremely difficult, if not impossible to know when exactly you are ovulating. This means that even if you keep a period calendar, you need to be also keeping track of ovulation by doing things like taking your temperature and checking your cervical mucus daily. This method is often used after consulting a doctor. A doctor would advise you on how to correctly use this method.

If you had a situation where pregnancy may have been a risk, we would recommend taking a pregnancy test. The earliest you can take a test is 14 days after the sexual contact to get an accurate result.

If you are concerned about your period, or you would like to discuss ways to regulate your period (there are many types of birth control methods that help people regulate/manage their periods) you can call us at Teen Clinic to make an appointment! 303-442-5160