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A 34-year-old female asked:

the length of my menstrual cycle changes every month. sometimes shorter, sometimes longer. how can i determine or calculate my actual menstrual cycle length?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
It is what it is: For some women their normal pattern is irregular. Sometimes an OBGyn would try a BCPill for a while to try to reset your system to a more predictable pattern. Some women go on the pill just to have a predictable pattern.

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Why can one's personality change after open heart surgery?

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