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what causes changes in menstrual cycle?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Menstruation ?'s: Changes in frequency and amounts of pain, bleeding are caused by increasing age, delays in ovulation secondary to stress (emotional, or job related) and of course pregnancy. Significant changes should be reviewed by your gyn physician as to specific causation.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can my menstrual cycle change if I have more than one roomate? I heard our cycles are in sync!?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Could be: Synchronization has definitely been documented in populations of reproductive age women living in groups, such as school roommates. The pattern is very widely variable though, and the science of it is not well established.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Why would my menstrual cycle change so drastically from one month to the next?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Unknown: The normal menstrual cycle does have some variance to it normally. However, see a ob-gyn md to be sure that your cycle fits the definition of "normal".
A 42-year-old member asked:

What can cause?A?Change in menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Hector Chapa
Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 years experience
Various : Menstrual cycle timing is controlled by a delicate balance of hormones. Stress, changes in weight, certain medications, birth control and of course pregnancy can all affect cycle timing. Always best to keep a menstrual calender to keep track of your cycles.
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A 23-year-old female asked:

Can I naturally change my menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: You may read that you can take black cohosh, but it is not proven effective and imo, any substance that you take to effect a change in your body is a drug. So, that leaves pregnancy, breast feeding as the only natural ways to stop it. Best bet is some form of birth control pill/ring/mirena. If you are due to have a period on your wedding day, your doctor would like at least 2 months heads up!
A 50-year-old member asked:

What can cause a sudden change in menstrual cycle?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 28 years experience
Perimenopause: At age 50 you are likely at least perimenopausal. During this time of your life your ovaries may not function normally. You may not ovulate every month and this leads to menstrual changes. The average age of menopause is 51-52 years of age and that is defined as cessation of your period for at least 1 year straight without other causes.

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