A 23-year-old female asked:
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my periods are always late and my menstrual cycle is always abt ~40 days. is this something to worry about? i am 23 this year and am sexually active.

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Dr. David Howard
40 years experience Gynecology
See details: Irregular menstrual cycles occurring at an average of 40 days are not normal. You are most likely not ovulating. This can have several consequences over the long term. Therefore, I would strongly suggest you see a gynecologist for an evaluation. There may be a correctable cause. There are many hormone abnormalities that can cause this.
Answered on Sep 5, 2014
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience Internal Medicine
Don't worry: Women often have menstrual cycles which are regular but many do not. i hear nothing that worries me but at some point you should have an appointyment with your doctor and cconfirm what I said.
Answered on Sep 5, 2014

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