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A 31-year-old female asked:

i have started to track my menstrual cycle and have come to learn it is only 17 days. could this be normal?

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
Obstetrics and Gynecology 24 years experience
Menstrual cycle: You are probably not having a period but maybe some break through bleeding around the time of ovulation. There are other causes of irregular bleeding such as thyroid issues, polyps, fibroids etc. You may want to follow up with your doctor.

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What can cause your menstrual cycle to come on two days and go off if cycle is always regular?

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Pregnant?: If your most recent period was lighter than usual, it is possible you are pregnant and it was not a true period. It might be a good idea to visit a doctor or take a home pregnancy test. There are other causes for irregular periods that a doctor would be able to evaluate as well.
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Ovulatory problems: Several possibilities, but most likely an ovulatory problem; i.e. Irregular or skipped ovulations. Thsi can happen with polycistic ovaries, among other reasons. No need to worry, but it's not healthy to go so long without a period, see a knowledgeable doctor and get evaluated.
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A 32-year-old female asked:

My usualy menstrual cycle is for 26 days. My last cycle was 22 days which i has on 17 of last month. This month I have not yet got my menstrual cycle.?

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Patient. : Cycles are not like clock work. They can vary some form cycle to cycle. If you miss your next period, check a pregnancy test. Your period may come on the next few days.
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My menstrual cycle was 2 weeks late, it only lasted 3 days what could be wrong?

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See doctor: It is best to see doctor for a serum pregnancy blood test if your period is lighter than normal and that you are late.
A 58-year-old female asked:

I am 56 and am having a light menstrual cycle. I am on the third day and need only a pad to take care of my flow. I have been exceptionally tired. I have no other physical symptoms to describe. I have not been having menstrual cycles for at least two yea

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
Postmenopausal : Postmenopausal bleeding should always be assessed by a doctor. A doctor will perform a pap smear and pelvic examination and may do a blood test to check hormone levels. The vaginal bleeding could be attributed to (but not limited to) a hormonal change, the presence of cervical polyps, vaginitis or endometrial cancer.

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