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Calculating Menstrual Cycle Period
The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more
Place during cycle: I usually place the iud during the the period, one to make sure you are not pregnant and also it is a little easier when you are on the period. ...Read more
I am 17 and my menstrual cycle isn't regular. I've my periods every 3 months. Is it fine if this happens?
Maybe okay: At 17, the communication between your pituitary gland that tells your ovaries what hormones to make is still maturing. It's possible that this is why your periods are irregular. It's also possible that extremes of weight such as too thin or too heavy can be a cause as well. Thyroid can also play a role. At some point, maybe by 18, if you're periods aren't regular, make an appt with gynecologist. ...Read more
M 28 years old unmarried female. My menstrual cycle is of 28 days. This time my periods are late by 11 days. Otherwise regular. What should I do?
Delayed period: If you are concerned about possibly being pregnant, then get a home pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy and follow the directions. These home tests are very accurate when done correctly, and doing the test following a missed is the best time. No need to wait and wonder. ...Read more
Can the amount of daylight affect the menstrual cycle? My periods always seem a day or 2 closer together in spring/summer when days are longer.
Is a 44 day menstrual cycle normal? My periods are usually pretty regular, every 44 days or so but I have been told that my cycle is strangely long.
Periods vary.: Not all women have the typical 28 day cycle. Some are 21 days or shorter; others, like you, have quite extended cycles. So long as you are otherwise healthy, and your periods are not excessively heavy or painful, the length of time between them should not worry you. If you're trying to conceive (or avoid conception), simple urine tests (LH strips) can help determine your fertile period. ...Read more
Visit your doctor: Irregular periods can be due to multiple issues such as poly cystic ovarian disease (PCOD), hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, or too much exercise (runner). I would advise you see your doctor to determine the cause. But I would start by thinking about PCOD, In PCOD mensturation is irregular, patients have sugar control issues (diabetes), weight gain can be an issue. Tx starts w/ diet & exercise. ...Read more
My menstrual cycle is getting too irregular, my periods are coming too early (about 1-2 weeks in between). What's wrong?
The condition is: Called polymenorreha. This is due to hormonal imbalance. Please see your obgyn and it can hopefully easily be corrected. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it normal for a girl aged 22 if her menstrual cycle fluctuate between 30 to 40 days? Also if it it normal to have periods for 3 days only?
Normal Menses: Yes and yes. Most women will eventually settle into a regular period but not every women will. Most periods last 3-6 days. ...Read more
Can a corticosteroid injection disrupt the normal menstrual cycle and cause periods 2 weeks apart? This has happened to me twice in past month.
My menstrual cycle hasn't evened out yet, I am 20. Should I be concerned? My periods will jump from 3 weeks to 7 weeks appart, to anything in between!
Gynecology appt: Although you don't comment about the severity or duration of the menstrual cycles, it is important that you make an appointment with a gynecologist. You will be evaluated with a complete history, physical exam and lab work as well as a possible sonogram to determine the reason for your irregular menstrual cycles. Then you will be treated in order to regulate and normalize your bleeding pattern ...Read more
What is my menstrual cycle length my recent cycl came early my periods was 2/1/13 3/3/13 4/2/13 5/2/13 6/1/13 n 6/30/13 n around what day do I ovulate?
29-31d; day 15-17: I looked at your menstrual history, and your cycles were all between 29 and 31 days long. You count from the 1st day of bleeding, to the following cycles 1st day of bleeding. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the menstrual cycle starts, so your ovulation occurs on day 15 (when the cycles are 29 days apart) on day 16 if they are 30 days, and day 17 for 31 day cycles. Plan accordingly! ;-). ...Read more
What should I do or you recommend to regulate my menstrual cycle. I always have irregular periods. Thanks?
Missed Periods: Hello Susana, birth control pills are commonly used to regulate periods. It is also important to see your doctor to check for underlying medical conditions that can cause irregular periods. Bloodwork can show if you have imbalances in the hormones that regulate your period. Best regards. ...Read more
Can a menstrual cycle calender help chart my irregular periods accurately or atleast close to accurate? I'm trying for a baby. Thanks
Maybe: If you're ovulating it may help and it certainly will help to have that info for your gynecologist if you don't get pregnant. You might want to get some ovulation prediction kits and use those to determine if you're ovulating. You'll find them next to the pregnancy tests at most places that have a pharmacy. ...Read more
I have irregular periods after 2 or three months that is why I don't know my menstrual cycle. Last month I had it on 19 and this month 10. Help?
See your GYN: There are several reasons why menstrual cycles can be irregular, including medications or underlying medical conditions like diabetes, Insulin resistance, obesity, or polycystic ovarian syndrome. Irregular cycles, especially if prolonged, can put people at risk for other medical problems. Most of these are easily addressed to restore regular cycles. ...Read more
I am 27 yrs female. Suffering from irregular periods. My last date was 19 nov. And this is frequently happend with my menstrual cycle. Pls help me.
Schedule follow up: 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. Ask for thyroid and pcos testing. 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
OCPs: Despite many internet claims, there is nothing you can really do to regulate your cycles on your own. To really regulate cycles you have to control ovulation, and no diet or otc supplement wil do that. Ocps are the best way to control your cycles, and there are some other options your gyn can do as well. However, sometimes fixing a possible reason for abnormal cycles is needed; see your gyn. ...Read more
Hormonal disturbances, peri menopause, menopause, stress, low body weight, , medications, other medical conditions, bleeding disorders, thyroid disease, pregnancy, diet, cysts, masses, tumors........
Too many to tell. A proper examination with a clinician can help to find the cause. ...Read more
It can be: If this has been your norm for a number of years, it may very well be normal. If this is new for you, it may not be. If its new you could have some issues with ovulation, abnormal thyroid levels, hyperprolactinemia or even pregnancy. However, some women are lucky enough to have very light very short periods. ...Read more
Yes: Your cycle can be manipulated by using hormones. If there is an important reason for doing so, see your doctor. ...Read more
No: Maximum number of days for a period is around 7. More than 7 and it's definitely considered outside the norm. At 44 it could be due to fluctuations in hormone levels. But definitely see a gynecologist who can take a full menstrual history and conduct physical exam and make sure nothing worrisome is going on. ...Read more
Your question is???: Placing a question mark after a few words does not necessarily create a clear question. Please start over, as questions are not linked & provide basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more
Sometimes: B"sd presume you mean metformin. This is commonly used for treating diabetes, but also hormone imbalance that can cause irregular menstrual periods. It is thought that metformin lowers insulin levels and helps reduce elevated male hormones that are over produced when insulin levels are high. ...Read more
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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