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Should I be worried that my period comes later every month?

Should I be worried that my period comes later every month?

Are you counting out: Length of menstrual cycle by days or just expecting it to be on the same date every month? The later would be inaccurate. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle, travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds or med conditions. ...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 period comes a week later every month. Like clock work. How many days of a cycle do I have instead of the normal 28?

My period comes a week later every month. Like clock work. How many days of a cycle do I have instead of the normal 28?

Likely normal: Not every woman has a 28 day cycle. If yours is 35, that could be normal for you. Most important is that you are getting a period every month. ...Read more

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Period used to come every 28 days exactly but as of a year it ranges from 24 to 31 days? Never comes on same day as month before.

Period used to come every 28 days exactly but as of a year it ranges from 24 to 31 days? Never comes on same day as month before.

Hormonal: Fluctuations, age, stress, tension, anxiety, depression. underlying medical or metabolic issues can affect your cycle. Please make an appointment for further testing with your GYN. ...Read more

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If period comes a few days early every month, does this mean you ovulate on a cycle less than 14 days.

If period comes a few days early every month, does this mean you ovulate on a cycle less than 14 days.

Menses variations: Hi there, the normal range for a menstrual cycle (from beginning of bleeding to last day of no bleeding) can vary from 21-35 days. Generally, ovulation has occurred 14 days before the start of bleeding. Therefore, if you have a 25 day cycle, you likely ovulated on day 11. ...Read more

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Period every 2 weeks. First really painful and heavy second lighter but always comes, for 5 months now. Have been checked"apparently ok" want opinion?

Period every 2 weeks. First really painful and heavy second lighter but always comes, for 5 months now. Have been checked"apparently ok" want opinion?

Common problem: Since I do not know your medical history & background I think it is wise to make an appointment with a gynecologist who will be better equipped to help you. ...Read more

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I never had a regular period it might come every 4 or 5 months, when it comes it stays from 15 days to a month max but this time its reaching 2 months?

I never had a regular period it might come every 4 or 5 months, when it comes it stays from 15 days to a month max but this time its reaching 2 months?

See MD for Rx: When menses are very infrequent, it is most likely that you are not ovulating on a regular basis and this can cause a hormone imbalance. Most common causes are polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, anorexia, or extreme exercise and low body weight. If you have been bleeding for 2 months, you need to be checked for xs blood loss and the bleeding can be stopped with estrogen/bcp. ...Read more

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When should my period come if I had a d and c on february 15 and normally its comes on the 20th every month?

When should my period come if I had a d and c on february 15 and normally its comes on the 20th every month?

4-6 weeks later: Most women will have a period 4-6 weeks after a d and c. You might find that the time of the month you normally get a period changes after the procedure. ...Read more

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What can cause a woman's period to change every month?

What can cause a woman's period to change every month?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with periods, some causes of a later period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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Why is my girlfriends period starting earlier than usual every month?

Why is my girlfriends period starting earlier than usual every month?

Have to count days: Because each calendar month is 30-31 days, except february, what happens when a woman has normal 28-day periods? Every month, her period will start on an "earlier" numerical day, except for in march. In march, her period should start on the same day it did in february, because february has 28 days. Of course, real life is not so exact (even 28-day periods vary a bit. ...Read more

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My wife period come faster 3 to 4 days every month what does that mean?

Her cycle: 24 days: It means that her cycle is only about 24 days long rather than 28 days long. This is normal. ...Read more

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What age should a woman's period be stopped. Over completely. I'm 53 soon and has a mental cycle every month.?

What age should a woman's period be stopped. Over completely. I'm 53 soon and has a mental cycle every month.?

Wide range: Entering menopause generally happens for most women between their mid to late 40's- mid 50's. Many times you will likely enter menopause around the same age as when your mother did. It is very important to continue to see your doctor for routine pap smears and female exams. ...Read more

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Something weird is going on with my body... I have had 2 period this year and it's June. I usually get one every month. What's wrong?

Something weird is going on with my body... I have had 2 period this year and it's June. I usually get one every month. What's wrong?

DUB: You are having Dysfunctional uterine Bleeding (DUB) which can be caused by many things, from thyroid disorders, weight gain/loss, increased exercise, ovarian issues etc...that needs to be evaluated by a Gynecologist, which may include a physical exam of your vagina and some routine testing. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have been on a period for almost a full month. Normally they are every other month and last 2 weeks. I am just a teen. Could something be wrong?

I have been on a period for almost a full month. Normally they are every other month and last 2 weeks. I am just a teen. Could something be wrong?

See your doctor: There are several reasons women in this age range have prolonged periods, most of which have to do with hormonal changes and irregularities in this age group. However, more serious issues can lead to prolonged bleeding of this type and your doctor should help rule out more serious issues. One of the more common problems is an ovarian cyst from not ovulating in this particular cycle. ...Read more

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Is having a period every 3 months (4 in a year) normal for a woman who is 29 years old? I started by period at age 14 & have always been irregular.

Is having a period every 3 months (4 in a year) normal for a woman who is 29 years old? I started by period at age 14 & have always been irregular.

It should: Be evaluated. Since irregular periods CAN be associated with endocrine (glandular) abnomalities for example hypopituitarism, Polycystic ovarian disease etc
There is no "rush" to do this unless you are having problems (eg: fertility issues)
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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She hasn't had a consistent period. Got period when she was 15, now 16 And sometimes doesn't get it every month. Should she worry? Thank you for time!

She hasn't had a consistent period. Got period when she was 15, now 16 And sometimes doesn't get it every month. Should she worry? Thank you for time!

Very young: It takes a few years from the onset of the period to regulate. Now if sexually active better do a pregnancy test otherwise just let the body regulate itself and monitor ...Read more

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My wife's 1st period starts on 18th of every month cycle is 30 days we are planing for baby. Could you please give me the correct r approx date for sex?

My wife's 1st period starts on 18th of every month cycle is 30 days we are planing for baby. Could you please give me the correct r approx date for sex?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs 14 days after menses.
Attempting unprotected intercourse 2 weeks after her period (~the 2nd of the month) would "sync" up with her egg being released from her ovary towards her uterus. ...Read more

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I'm on a 28 day pill cycle which is not meant to give me a period but every month I still have one, if it's calculated correctly I'm over 2 weeks late?

I'm on a 28 day pill cycle which is not meant to give me a period but every month I still have one, if it's calculated correctly I'm over 2 weeks late?

? pregnant?: The monthly bleeding when not supposed to could indicate that the medication was not strong enough for you. The fact that you did not bleed this last month could mean that it is finally working or that you are pregnant. A home pregnancy test would be useful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal not having your period for 4 months every time?

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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What happens if a female recive her period every 2/3 months?

What happens if a female recive her period every 2/3 months?

It's OK: It is not dangerous to have infrequent periods, and a number of birth control pills now offer this option. If you're not on the pill, fewer periods means fewer opportunities to get pregnant, most likely, as ovulation usually occurs within 10-14 days from the first day of menstrual flow. Even with irregular periods, that interval is fairly consistent. You usually have only one ovulation per cycle. ...Read more

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Why is my period skipping every other month?

Not normal: You should discuss this with your dr. Could be hormonal causes such as thyroid disease or pcos. Ask your dr to do homone testing. ...Read more

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I only have my period once every 3-4 months what's wrong?

I only have my period once every 3-4 months what's wrong?

Many possibilities: There is an entire chapter in many gynecology textbooks outlining the possibilities that are too numerous to outline here in this space. However, if you find a ABOG certified OB GYN MD who has digested all of the many textbook lessons by making an appointment to see him/her for an examination, I am sure a cause and treatment can be determined. ...Read more

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If my period comes on a differnt day every month can I still get pregnaa?

If my period comes on a differnt day every month can I still get pregnaa?

Probably: Remember, if one has normal regular every 28-day cycles, one will get her period on a different numbered date each month. If this is the case, then ovulation is unlikely to be an issue. If trying for a year and still not pregnancy, then an infertility evaluation is warranted. On the other hand, if menstrual period is truly irregular, then infertility evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Period comes (5-6 days) once every two months, for the last 6 months. How to calculate ovulation time?

Period comes (5-6 days) once every two months, for the last 6 months. How to calculate ovulation time?

Anovulation?: If you have a period every 2 months, you may not be ovulating. Menstrual cycles are usually not > 35 days apart in ovulating women. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 26 and my period comes earlier and earlier every month. It's been doing this for about 4 months now. Is this normal?

I'm 26 and my period comes earlier and earlier every month. It's been doing this for about 4 months now. Is this normal?

Maybe: Sometimes because of delayed or skipped ovulation, the menstrual clock goes off pattern.
it will usually reset itself in time or you can do BCPs for 2 cycles to reprogram it. ...Read more

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Can a woman ovulate the next day after her period ends if it lasts 5 days, and has a normal 27-28 cycle that comes every month?

Can a woman ovulate the next day after her period ends if it lasts 5 days, and has a normal 27-28 cycle that comes every month?

Unlikely: Not likely under normal physiologic conditions. The levels of FSh and LH are not high enough to stimulate ovulation at that point. ...Read more

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Hi I am 25 years old an my period comes every 20 days an for the past 2 months it has come 5 days early an I'm just wondering why?

Hi I am 25 years old an my period comes every 20 days an for the past 2 months it has come 5 days early an I'm just wondering why?

Need testing: You aren to having a menstrual period every fifteen days. You are having abnormal bleeding. This is not normal and needs to be figured out by your gynecologist. We would never just speculate on what is wrong with your hormonal cycles or internal organs without testing and an examination. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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