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Short menstrual cycle, is this normal?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
How short?: Menstrual cycles usually last between 21 and 35 days. Periods last anywhere from 2 to 7 days normally (with average of 3 to 5 days).
Answered on Sep 2, 2016

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Menstrual Cycle: There is a great discussion http://www.webmd.com/women/tc/normal-menstrual-cycle-normal-menstrual-cycle that should answer your question.
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Normal variation: This can and does happen. Relax, unlikely to be anything severe.
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