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A 37-year-old female asked:

I had a tubal ligation in 2004 and my periods usually last 6 days but this time it's slowing down pretty quick. what could be wrong?

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Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Probably nothing: Menstrual cycle variation is normal, especially after age 35. If still uncertain, perform a pregnancy test now and in 1 week. If negative, cycles will usually return to normal. If positive, see your doctor immediately, due to the high risk of a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy.

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Last updated Apr 7, 2013

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