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I'm wondering why are my monthly cycles so short (24 days)?

I'm wondering why are my monthly cycles so short (24 days)?

Menstrual cycle: The lengths of women's menstrual cycles can vary. I know many people think of 28 days as being the length for all women. But some women have 24 day cycles or others may have 34 days cycles. Take care. ...Read more

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Some of my monthly cycles are 40 days while others are 24, I have also been spotting for most of a month the past few months, cause for concern?

Some of my monthly cycles are 40 days while others are 24, I have also been spotting for most of a month the past few months, cause for concern?

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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Before i have my monthly cycles i get a pain like on my side either left and right its just at one spot and i get clear stretchy mucus, what is it?

Before i have my monthly cycles i get a pain like on my side either left and right its just at one spot and i get clear stretchy mucus, what is it?

Ovulation: some women are able to sense when an egg is released from the ovary during ovulation. this usually occurs on alternating sides of the pelvis from one cycle to the next. During that time of the month, the cervical mucus gets long and stringy. ...Read more

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How many days are in my monthly cycle?

How many days are in my monthly cycle?

Varies from person t: It varies from person to person but it may be anywhere between 28 days to 30 days in majority of women.But there may be some exceptions. ...Read more

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Can taking lithium affect my monthly cycle?

Can taking lithium affect my monthly cycle?

No: Lithium does not interfere with your periods or ability to get pregnant. Because lithium has been associated with increased risk of birth defects particularly when used in first trimester, it is important that women of child bearing age should use appropriate birth control while on lithium. Please talk with your doctor if you plan to be pregnant. Take care and good luck. ...Read more

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I am only 30, my monthly cycle keeps getting later and later. What does that means?

I am only 30, my monthly cycle keeps getting later and later. What does that means?

Cycle length: The normal cycle length is from 25-32 days (first day to next first day), with the normal being 27-29 days. As you get older your cycle length can change within these parameters. If the cycle length is extending much beyond 32 days you are not ovulating properly...possibly not at all. As menopause approaches, your cycles actually become a little closer together. ...Read more

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What would cause my monthly cycle to come five days early ? I am usually every 28 days without fail

What would cause my monthly cycle to come five days early ? I am usually every 28 days without fail

Hormonal changes: Menstrual cycle changes can frequently be causes by physical or emotional stress. Additionally, starting after age 40 it is not uncommon for menstrual cycles to start to become more irregular and for bleeding to become heavier or lighter. ...Read more

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I was given the lupride 1mg injection on the 16th day of my monthly cycle. How long does it take to react?

I was given the lupride 1mg injection on the 16th day of my monthly cycle. How long does it take to react?

About 2 weeks: Luprolide takes about 10-14 days to get full suppression. You may notice side effects or a response earlier but hormone suppression takes a while. Best wishes. ...Read more