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A 44-year-old member asked:

how could i figure out my menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Track it with a: calendar. How many days long is it? First day you bleed is day 1. Last day is day before you bleed again. Ovulation is 14 days before period.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Chart cycles on: a calendar. Day 1 is first day of bleeding Ovulation is 14 days prior to period.

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Is it possible for a colposcope to prolong a menstrual cycle?

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Unusual: Any stress on the body, such as surgery, can prolong or alter the next menses. It would be unusual for a colposcopy to cause this. However, if a biopsy was performed, the biopsy site can bleed lightly, usually for a day or two. Prolonged bleeding should be addressed by the gynecologist.
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I've been on my menstrual cycle for 2months. How can this be?

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See Doctor: You need to see your gynecologist. Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than a week needs to be evaluated asap.
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My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?

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Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes for irregular menstruation. One common one is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), a hormonal imbalance along with cysts in the ovaries. Though most irregular menstruation is not acutely dangerous, any woman who does not menstruate monthly should consider seeing her pcp or an ob/gyn for evaluation.
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What are effective ways to figure out my menstrual cycle?

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Menstrual cycle: In a regular menstrual cycles, it takes 10 - 12 days for the follicle to grow big enough, 24 - 48 hours after a lh surge to ovulate, and, if the egg isn't fertilized, you will typically have your menstrual cycle 12 - 14 days after ovulation. In women with irregular cycles it's hard to predict when this occurs.
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How to figure out my girlfriends menstrual cycle?

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There's an app: There are several apps that can help you keep track. I would check in w/ your gf first and see whether she feels comfortable w/ you tracking.

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