Missed or Irregular Menstrual Periods

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Welcome to our Decision Guide about Missed or Irregular Periods.

Many women experience absent, short, skipped or irregular menstrual periods at some point in their lives. Through a series of questions, you will learn about the more common possibilities to explain your personal situation.

The guide's purpose is to provide understanding and advice to women who have irregular menstrual periods or who have missed a period. The Guide should be used as a complement to the care you receive from a health professional. It is not intended to replace direct interaction with your doctor.

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Medical Reviewer: LeWine, Howard MD Last Annual Review Date: 2006-06-14T00:00:00-06:00