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Scanty or infrequent menstruation

Self-care

Some lifestyle factors, such as too much exercise, too little food, or stress, can affect menstruation, so strive for balance in work, recreation, and rest.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • At least three menstrual periods in a row missed
  • Age 15 or older and never had a menstrual period

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