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Can Your Menstrual Cycle Change
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
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! ...Read more
Irregular cycles: Your cycle can change every month. There is no regular, although most women have a range cycles. Normal can be anything greater than 21 days from start of one cycle to the next. The longer the time between cycles the more likely for the bleeding to be heavier. Bleeding during cycles is anything less than 7 days. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Age changes things!: Many things related to the menstrual cycle change with age and childbearing. Hormone levels change; your weight can change; anatomic abnormalities such as fibroid tumors and adenomyosis can develop; ovulation frequency and consistency can change. There are so many factors that it would be surprising of there were no menstrual changes with age. Best wishes! ...Read more
Normal to vary: Some variation in cycle length is normal. We date cycles from the start of one cycle to the start of the next and normal cycle lengths vary from 21 days to 35 (or 42 in some sources). Whether your 15-16 days between cycles is normal or not depends on how long your periods are. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Not to worry: If your cycles are regular, even as far apart as 40 days, I would not be concerned unless you are attempting pregnancy. Since menses represents prior ovulation, fewer ovulations can decrease fertility. As long as your periods act pretty much the same each time and there is no bleeding between and the menses are not heavier, I would not worry about it. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What cause a women's menstrual cycle to change from getting it on the 15th of every month to the 5th?
Normal: Normal periods are every 21-35 days. They are not following the lunar calendar. A shift in the day of the month is not weird or unexpected. ...Read more
Can you naturally help regulate your menstrual cycle? Like changes in diet, incorporate or avoid certain food?
Depends: It depends on what you mean by 'regulate'. A diet rich in iron can help to replenish the iron stores that are lost when you menstruate if your bleeding is heavy. If you are having specific problems with your cycle (missing periods or too frequent) there can be dietary changes that can help. Most significantly, if you are heavy, weight loss and being at healthy bmi can help regulate periods. ...Read more
The past two months my menstrual cycle changed, from being about 30-32 days long to 20-21days long? Is this bad?
Probably not: Most women have cycles that remain about the same, but the cycles can change over time. The normal cycle length varies from about 21 to about 36 days - it sounds like you are within that range so you probably do not need to worry. ...Read more
Is a 35 day menstrual cycle seen as irregular? My cycles change month to month, 2 months ago it was 45 then 40 then 37 now 35.
The menstrual: Calendar you've just given is irregular, with ro without the 35 day cycle. ...Read more
Hello, menstrual cycle- first day and dark brown- not normal to me...Haven't really noticed the change...Is this normal at my age?
Yes!: Your period might be different. Most women will have a normal period at the expected time, but some may have their period later or earlier than normal. You might also have some irregular bleeding or spotting until your next period. If your period is more than 5 days late or is unusually light or unusually heavy, or especially painful, you should contact your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
If it occurs, it is: Usually temporary. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more
Not many: As normal as it seems to have this changes during cycle it is difficult to change this, if you think it impacts your lifestyle and potentially has a bad effect on your body I recommend to see your doctor and discuss about this. Sometimes medication can help with this. ...Read more
Get ready for PG: The endometrium and the menstrual cycle both change in preparation of pregnancy. If an embryo does not implant then the process starts over. We do not know all the changes but the endometrium grows thicker after menses from estrogen. Progesterone, after ovulation, stops growth and cause the quality of the endometrium to become receptive to implantation. I hope this info helps. ...Read more
I have been taking green coffee been extract for loosening weight. For a week now. Does that affect my menstrual cycle? ? Or change it?
My menstrual cycle has changed, am menstruating for 21days sometimes or 5days after 3days I start again. What could be the cause and what do I take?
Common complaint: 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
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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