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Have had 3 menstrual cycles in 1 month. 21st apr- 5dys. 30th apr-7dys, 14th may-. Took emergency pill 8th of apr. Avg monthly cycle 24. What is wrong?

Have had 3 menstrual cycles in 1 month. 21st apr- 5dys. 30th apr-7dys, 14th may-. Took emergency pill 8th of apr. Avg monthly cycle 24. What is wrong?

Dysfunctional uterus: You may be suffering from the condition called (dub), dysfunctional uttering bleeding. Sometimes an oral medication can be used to treat it; sometimes you ay need a d&c. See your healthcare provider as soon as you can. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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I've gotten my menstrual cycle 3 times in one month. I'm not on birth control. What could possibly be wrong with me?

I've gotten my menstrual cycle 3 times in one month. I'm not on birth control. What could possibly be wrong with me?

Hormonal imbalance: And not ovulating. There is help but you have to see the doctor for prescriptions. The type of help depends on if you are trying to conceive or not. Easiest is to take oral contraceptives to regulate period. ...Read more

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Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month? , the fourth & twenty ninth

Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month? , the fourth & twenty ninth

May be normal: menstrual flow every 21-35 days apart is normal. So if you started on the 4th and then again on the 29th=25 days apart which is ok. Women have fluctuations in their bleeding pattern every once in a while. ...Read more

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Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month 18 days apart? This is the first it happen

Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month 18 days apart? This is the first it happen

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycles used to be about 28-31 days but for the past three months they have been from 37-41 days. Should I be worried?

My menstrual cycles used to be about 28-31 days but for the past three months they have been from 37-41 days. Should I be worried?

Cycle changes: May be due to hormonal changes or underlying medical condition. I advise a GYN evaluation, female and thyroid hormone level testing, a fasting blood sugar and a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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I am 46 and have had menstrual cycle for 1 1/2 weeks I had a knee replacement in may and I just started haveing menstrual cycles in july but this is the longest one.

I am 46 and have had menstrual cycle for 1 1/2 weeks I had a knee replacement in may and I just started haveing menstrual cycles in july but this is the longest one.

Are: Are you on any blood thinner type medications? If so then please notify your doctor of this long period. A period lasting this long can occur from hormonal imbalance and can be caused by perimenopause also. Please be sure that your pap smears are up to date. If you have heavy bleeding you might also need an endometrial biopsy. If this continues or you have new symptoms, please have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I have had 2 menstrual cycles in 3 years. Currently I've bled a month an still going. I am 20 years old. Is that bad and please explain.

Anovulatory cycles: Two periods in 3 years and a period lasting 1 month sounds like anovulatory cycles which can have many causes such as thyroid disease, insulin resistance/diabetes, polycystic ovarian syndrome, adrenal disorders, and pituitary tumors. These can be very serious so you need to see your primary care provider or gynecologist to look into this. Best wishes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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For the last five months my menstrual cycles have been getting longer from 28 days to 29, then 30, 33, and this cycle it was cd 41. What's happening?

For the last five months my menstrual cycles have been getting longer from 28 days to 29, then 30, 33, and this cycle it was cd 41. What's happening?

Later ovulation: It appears that you're ovulating later and later each month and at some point in time you will not ovulate at all. See your doctor for hormonal evaluation to determine whether your ovulation is affected by changes in your hormones. ...Read more

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Good Day, I have abnormal menstrual cycles, I sometimes miss a month or two. And when I do get it, it last for 2 or 3 days, sometimes 4 maximum. I haven't ever been for a papsmear test

Reinforced my RX: I had 29 years old, black, moderately obese female, with extremely heavy and irregular bleeding requiring blood transfusions. She had been to many physicians wihtout success. Her thyroid work was normal. I did pelvic US and small calcification in pelvic cavity lead me to do laparoscopy. 1cm dermoid was removed, which had struma ovarii. Cured her. Before thyroidectomy, dermoid should be ruled out ...Read more

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My daughter is 25 months old and ever since I had her my menstrual cycles are crazy I only have them about 4 - 5 months. What could be wrong?

My daughter is 25 months old and ever since I had her my menstrual cycles are crazy I only have them about 4 - 5 months. What could be wrong?

Irregular ovulation: I suppose you are no longer breast feeding. If not, you are not ovulating monthly. There are a number of physical and mental possibilities that can disrupt your cycle. The exact reason requires a medical investiagtion by your doctor. ...Read more

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Hi im a 28 year old and I had a misscariage in october. I have always had regular menstrual cycles before that and even after. Now having 2 a month?

Hi im a 28 year old and I had a misscariage in october. I have always had regular menstrual cycles before that and even after. Now having 2 a month?

Consult Gynecologist: Irregular Periods and now having twice a month is not normal. I suggest you consult your Gynecologist and will need treatment to correct your irregular periods. We can not advice you on this site ...Read more

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I had a biopsy last yr was suppose to go back for smear 6mths later in january I never now im having 2 menstrual cycles a month and they are longer he?

Go back for smear: Sounds like you did not follow-up as recommended and that now you are having new, and unusual symptoms. Best bet is to go back, get the smear, and talk with the doc about unusual symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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What can it mean if you have had lighter than usual menstrual cycles for 7 months? 20 yrs old virgin.

Hormonal change: If your periods are lighter, then it could be a hormonal change.

if your periods go away, then go see an MD. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can cause a woman to stop having menstrual cycles after her mom passes away 6 months ago?

Can anyone tell me what can cause a woman to stop having menstrual cycles after her mom passes away 6 months ago?

Shock and Awe: The pituitary gland has had a profound "shock" from the death and the pituitary gland is being suppressed by the higher brain centers stopping your period. This is common in significant stress or grief reactions. The period will resume on its own eventually. ...Read more

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I have always had a regular flow during my menstrual cycles as well as cramps, but the past few months I have not had any cramps & really light flow?

I have always had a regular flow during my menstrual cycles as well as cramps, but the past few months I have not had any cramps & really light flow?

Check out this link.: Take care! Http://www. Sheknows. Com/health-and-wellness/articles/816165/irregular-periods-what-your-body-s-trying-to-tell-you-1.

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My menstrual cycles usually every 30-32 days. I got mine 5days early this month. Stopping an starting no major cramps like usual but keep feeling sick?

My menstrual cycles usually every 30-32 days. I got mine 5days early this month. Stopping an starting no major cramps like usual but keep feeling sick?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have been on birth control for 7 years and I just stopped taking it 7 months ago I have only had 2 menstrual cycles is something wrong?

Not necessarily: Has your body composition changed since before you started birth control pills? If you are at extremes of weight (obese or extra thin), you can miss periods. Your thyroid could also be to blame. You could consider seeing a health care provider to have some tests run. If you're unsure about your weight and health, consider calculating your bmi with an on-line calculator. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a lot of spotting between menstrual cycles? I haven't had my menstrual cycle in 4 months. 2 times a wk this month only

Is it normal to have a lot of spotting between menstrual cycles? I haven't had my menstrual cycle in 4 months. 2 times a wk this month only

Spotting: Irregular spotting is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycles are usually 7 days and very heavy. Last month it was only heavy 2 days and spotting for a few more days. Had sex. Any ideas?

My menstrual cycles are usually 7 days and very heavy. Last month it was only heavy 2 days and spotting for a few more days. Had sex. Any ideas?

Period: It sounds like you are experiencing a normal variation in your periods. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy. ...Read more

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I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

I take ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) lo for acne. I have two menstrual cycles a month sometimes, is this normal side effects?

Breakthrough bleed: Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. ...Read more

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My past 2 menstrual cycles have been 3 weeks long each and very heavy. I am 31 years old and not on bc. Should I be concerned?

Anemia: Consider the pill to help the bleeding, you may be getting anemic. At least get on some iron but go in and see doc. When the anemia hits u it may be all of a sudden, then dizzy, then out; not fun. ...Read more

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Why am I not ovulating? I had a miscarriage in october followed witn a d&c. I've had 3 menstrual cycles since then but have not been ovulating. Why?

Why am I not ovulating? I had a miscarriage in october followed witn a d&c. I've had 3 menstrual cycles since then but have not been ovulating. Why?

See below: If you are having regular menstrual cycles you probably are ovulating. You can use basal body temperature or ovulation predictor kits to determine when. Just because you don't get pregnant doesn't mean you didn't ovulate that month. Each cycle even when conditions are ideal chances of pregnancy are only about 20%. ...Read more

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What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does weight have any effect on menstrual cycles?

Definitely: Being over weight - OR underweight - is one of the most common reasons for irregular menstrual cycles in women. That said, the more over or underweight the woman is the more likely it will cause a problem. Being within 10-15 pounds is probably not going to cause any disruptions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help regulate my menstrual cycles?

OCP: Birth control pills will help but we have to find out what is causing this. See your pcp or g.yn for evaluation ...Read more

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My friend wants to know if having a fishy menstrual cycles normal?

Not normal: Fishy smell with menstrual cycles should be investigated. Be sure to change your pads more often and if this does not solve this issue, then please see your doctor for evaluation and tests to rule out any infections. If you are sexually active, remember to practice safe sex (use condoms). Take care. ...Read more

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The recent few menstrual cycles are really painful and sometimes not bearable. What can I do?

Heat and pain killer: Use heating pad and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds. If still in lots of pain see an obgyn. After proper history and exam may be an ultrasound might be indicated. Oral contraceptives can be prescribed in some cases. ...Read more

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Do menstrual cycles tend to shorten or lengthen with age, or does it depend on the individual?

Menstrual cycles: As a woman ages, the ovaries take more stimulation by the pituitary to produce an egg for fertilization. Typically a cycle can vary between 26 and 34 days in length and still be "normal". As a woman reaches 30 and above, PMS tends to be more severe, and so does the amount of bleeding if not on oral bc. Stress of any kind can delay menses, and cause irregularities in anyone. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycles used to be 28-30 days. 6mo ago they started getting shorter and shorter. Last time 19 days and now 17 days. Possible reasons?

Shorter cycles: There are many causes of shorter cycles. You probably have seen the list with a google search. Common ones we see are stress, both physical and mental, various thyroid conditions, and change in medications. You are somewhat young for menopause, typically ranging from ages 45 to 55. Your local MD can check a panel of tests to rule out many of these and other causes. I hope this helps! ...Read more