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What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

Maybe perimenopause: Many women will see changes in their monthly cycle as they reach an older reproductive age. Different cycle legnth as well as bleeding amount changes are common. Some are normal aging changes, others may be due to treatable conditions. See your ob/gyn to discuss your cycles and what you can do for them. ...Read more

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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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I have problem with my menstrual cycle, it does not follow normally every month, i can have it 5 to 6 months interval, is this normal?

I have problem with my menstrual cycle, it does not follow normally every month, i can have it 5 to 6 months interval, is this normal?

Hormone Imbalance: What you are describing is an imbalance of the hormones in your body. If you are losing weight, this could be the reason, however, you need to get this worked up and treated as irregular cycles can lead to problems with conception and even cancer later in life. See a provider and check this out! ...Read more

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I want to know if I can have problem if my menstrual cycle is very painful and if that will affect me to have a baby in the future?

I want to know if I can have problem if  my menstrual cycle is very painful and if that will affect me to have a baby in the future?

Probably not.: Painful menstrual cycles is called dysmenorrhea and can be normal. It may be wise to see yor doctor to be evaluated and discuss planning for pregnancy though. ...Read more

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Do many women with lupus have problems with their menstrual cycles?

Some do: Some people can notice a change of lupus symptoms with their cycle. Each person is different and some do and some do not. You have to pay attention to your pattern and if you see things that flare your lupus, tell you doctor. Pregnancy has been associated with flares in some people. We are careful to watch for that and peopel are followed by high risk OB as part of that monitoring. ...Read more

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I am 24, and not married yet.I have problem with my menstrual cycle. It was non stop bleeding since january until now april.What should I do?

Gynecologist: Bleeding for that long isn't normal. It would be a good idea to see a gynecologist for some testing into treatable causes. There may be anything from hormonal imbalances, thyroid disease, infection and other issues. ...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