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I have a very long menstrual cycle and short periods, is this a problem when I want to get pregnant?

I have a very long menstrual cycle and short periods, is this a problem when I want to get pregnant?

Yes: It may indicate an underlying problem with the ovaries or the hormones produced. It may actually indicate that the ovaries are not producing as many eggs which in turn leads to lower hormone values. Or it may represent something else entirely. But better to have evaluated now to know exactly what is going on and how it could affect fertility. ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

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


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My menstral cycle is really irregular and I need to know what's going on. I had a short period for february but then it came back around the 14th but it was just spotting. It is still here just spotting mostly until I move (I think) or maybe it really is

My menstral cycle is really irregular and I need to know what's going on. I had a short period for february but then it came back around the 14th but it was just spotting.  It is still here just spotting mostly until I move (I think) or maybe it really is

If : If there is any chance you could be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test to be sure. If it is negative, you may need to see your doctor to evaluate your abnormal vaginal bleeding. Irregular bleeding can be caused by pregnancy, infection, or fluctuations in hormone levels. Stress or weight changes (high or low) can cause our hormones to fluctuate. If you develop pain, heavy bleeding, light-headedness, or vomiting, then you must be seen in the er immediately. ...Read more

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What is an abnormally long menstrual cycle an indicator of?

What is an abnormally long menstrual cycle an indicator of?

Interval or duration: Abnormally long intervals can be due to anovulation(no ovulation). Abnormally long durations of 6 or more days of bleeding can be caused by several disorders of the menstrual cycle or uterine pathology such as fibroids. ...Read more

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What would cause a 30+ day long menstrual cycle with severe pain and foul smell?

What would cause a 30+ day long menstrual cycle with severe pain and foul smell?

Is your menstrual: Cycle now lasting over 30 days or have you been bleeding for over 30 days? If the later that is abnormal and needs to be medically evaluated. If you are experiencing severe abdominal pain and malodorous vaginal discharge — that is a reason for prompt assessment. ...Read more

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Long menstrual cycle, should I be concerned?

Long menstrual cycle, should I be concerned?

If your periods: Last longer than a week — would seek gyn eval. ...Read more

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I got off the Depo-Provera shot in june I had been on it for a year or so I had spotting after now I have a long menstrual cycle lasting more than 2 weeks?

I got off the Depo-Provera shot in june I had been on it for a year or so I had spotting after now I have a long menstrual cycle lasting more than 2 weeks?

Cycle resumption: The lining of the womb is now growing again after suppression with the depo-provera. Wait for the next period and if it is 2 weeks long check with your gyn md for causes. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Cause for a too long menstrual period?

Cause for a too long menstrual period?

Check out this link.: Take care! http://www.Cdc. Gov/ncbddd/blooddisorders/women/menorrhagia. Html? Mobile=nocontent.

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How long should menstrual period after birth last?

How long should menstrual period after birth last?

It varies: Everyone is different but it can be several weeks. It usually is bright red then turns to brown and then becomes white. It is all called lochia and is very normal after delivery unless there is fever, severe pain or foul odor. ...Read more

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How long after you have a baby do you have your first menstrual period again?

How long after you have a baby do you have your first menstrual period again?

Menses: If you are nursing, you may not get a menses for many months. If you bottlefeed you may get a cycle between 6 and 12 weeks. ...Read more

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Why I am having longer than usual menstrual period? Is extended spotting a problem?

Why I am having longer than usual menstrual period? Is extended spotting a problem?

Hormones: Any changes in your normal menstrual period can be related to hormones. If you are concerned, you should get your hormone levels checked. Spotting can be from multiple causes, cervical infection, polyp, fibroids or it could be normal for you. Again, if you are concerned you should go in to get checked. ...Read more

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I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after I got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet

I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after I got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet

See details: Assuming that you are not pregnant, d&c's rarely provide long term correction of bleeding problems. They are helpful at stopping bleeding quickly and diagnosing some endometrial disorders, but they will not correct bleeding from hormonal disorders or structural causes such as polyps and fibroids. I would recommend additional evaluation if a specific cause has not been determined. ...Read more

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How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

2-3 months: We consider cycles normal if they come roughly every month and aren't too heavy or crampy and no bleeding in between. Cycles in healthy women can be as close as 21 days and as infrequent as every 2-3 months. If you period is unusually late, you should consider pregnancy if that's a possibility and hormonal issues and be checked by a gyn. ...Read more

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Which medical conditions cause long term absence of a menstrual period?

Which medical conditions cause long term absence of a menstrual period?

Several: Pregnany #1, thyroid disorders, rapid weight changes-weight gain, weight loss (anorexia/bullemia conditions), dramaitc changes in diet/nutrition, anxiety, certain medications, etc are a few examples. If you have secondary amennorhea (your period was normal than stopped), see a gyn dr. For an evaluation and testing to determine the cause, good luck. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apart? What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apar

What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apart? What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apar

Hello. : Hello. I can not diagnose your condition. However, if you bleeding is very heavy and is this prolonged you could develop anemia or decreased blood volume. I recommend that you hydrate well with water and that you be medically evaluated. Take care. ...Read more

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I have spotting after a 19-day long menstrual period, what does it mean?

I am confused.: If you have had a 19-day-long period — this is not normal and warrants gynecological eval. If you had a period and 19 days later experienced break through bleeding — that could be due to hormone imbalances. ...Read more

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How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period w/ tampons in?

How long can sperm survive during a menstrual period w/ tampons in?

2-5 days: Sperm can manage to live a long time, even in harsh conditions such as a menstrual cycle. Tampons probably have no effect. The good news is that a woman is unlikely to ovulate during her menstrual cycle, so even if the sperm live for a few days, it's unlikely there's anything for them to fertilize. If she's late for her period next month, you should check a pregnancy test. Next time use a condom! ...Read more

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Immediately after the menstrual period, how long is it safe to have unprotected sex?

Immediately after the menstrual period, how long is it safe to have unprotected sex?

Never!: Although it may take a few days for ovulation to occur after a period, there really isn't a "safe" period for unprotected sex. If not pregnancy, then std's are always possible. Fraternal twins are an example of two separate eggs occurring in the same cycle at different times with subsequent fertilization. ...Read more

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My last menstrual period was on november 12th, 2012. I have a 33 long cycle. What's my exact due date?

My last menstrual period was on november 12th, 2012. I have a 33 long cycle. What's my exact due date?

August 19th: Based only on the information you provided -- your last period your due date is august 19th. Hopefully you have had prenatal care and a sonogram. If so your doctor will be able to give you a more accurate due date. Since your are likely due now this is very important to clarify. ...Read more

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I am 9 days late on my menstrual period and I have taken three pregnancy test, all were negative! Should I wait longer to take another test!? Worried

I am 9 days late on my menstrual period and I have taken three pregnancy test, all were negative! Should I wait longer to take another test!? Worried

Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test for the second time and got a positive. But I've been experiencing some cramps like that of menstrual period. Normal? How long

I took a pregnancy test for the second time and got a positive. But I've been experiencing some cramps like that of menstrual period. Normal? How long

See below: If you did the test correctly, you are pregnant. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor so that your and your baby's health is taken care of. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more

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How long does sperm live inside the vagina? Had sex during her first menstrual period. Worried about pre-ejaculation.

How long does sperm live inside the vagina? Had sex during her first menstrual period. Worried about pre-ejaculation.

Back to School?: A female is fertile during ovulation not during her period. Sperm that are left in the vagina during the five days leading up to ovulation are the sperm that cause pregnancy. Sperm survive up to five days inside of a female's body. ...Read more

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My menstral cycle is always on point. My cycle is 30 days long with a four-day period. I was 5 days late this month and am now on my 8th day of my period. Should I be concerned?

My menstral cycle is always on point. My cycle is 30 days long with a four-day period. I was 5 days late this month and am now on my 8th day of my period. Should I be concerned?

Get...: First of all, get a pregnancy test. If negative wait for your next cycle to see how it behaves, unless you continue bleeding and it doesn't stop. Sometimes there are variations in the ovulation pattern and as result how the period comes. However, if you continue bleeding and having pain along you should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more