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Doctor insights on: Very Short Menstrual Cycle

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Short menstrual cycle, is this normal?

Short menstrual cycle, is this normal?

How short?: Menstrual cycles usually last between 21 and 35 days. Periods last anywhere from 2 to 7 days normally (with average of 3 to 5 days). ...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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Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?

Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?

Menses: Many women have changes in their cycles after age 35. They can be heavier, shorter or you can skip them. Often times this is due to ovulation issues. However, its always important to rule out other things too like pregnancy, low thyroid, hyperprolactinemia. Your provider can do this with blood work. ...Read more

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Abnormally short menstrual cycle, what to do?

Be glad: There is nothing wrong with having a shorter lighter menstrual cycle. Many women would happily trade places with you. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my menstrual cycle was unusually short?

Possible Reasons: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has been cut short from 7-8 days to 4, why?

My menstrual cycle has been cut short from 7-8 days to 4, why?

Hormonal imbalance: Which is not uncommon. Follow up with your gyn for reassurance. ...Read more

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What's considered a short cycle? & what's a normal menstrual cycle?

What's considered a short cycle? & what's a normal menstrual cycle?

Menstrual Cycle: There is a great discussion

http://www. Webmd. Com/women/tc/normal-menstrual-cycle-normal-menstrual-cycle

that should answer your question. ...Read more

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Need advice on what is the the exact definition of a short menstrual cycle?

Less than 24 days: If your episodes of bleeding occur closer together than every 24 days it is unlikely you are ovulating. That would be reason to see a gyncologist and evaluate your hormones, etc. ...Read more

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If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

Not necessarily: A shorter cycle length does not necessarily exhaust the ovarian reserve sooner. Toxins like cigarette smoke have a much greater impact. ...Read more

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Having cramps after menstrual cycle has gone off? It was also shorter then normal. Why is this

Normal variation: This can and does happen. Relax, unlikely to be anything severe. ...Read more

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Could my short menstrual cycle (19-22 days) be the reason I can't conceive? (Trying 20 months)

Could my short menstrual cycle (19-22 days) be the reason I can't conceive? (Trying 20 months)

Infertility: If you are truly infertile or if your male partner's sperm is ineffective then this can only be diagnosed by specific testing. The answer will never be found from the internet. There are a dozen physical and chemical processes to getting pregnant. All of this must be evaluated in a fertility work up. ...Read more

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What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

Time to menses: A 32 day cycle refers to the amount of time between the first day of flow to the next first day of flow ...Read more

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Can I shorten my menstrual cycle?

Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be 17 days?

Yes: But uncommon to have a very short cycle ...Read more

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Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Not normal: Too long normal interval is considered 21-35 days you gyn can do a work up. ...Read more

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Define menstrual cycle in detail?

Define menstrual cycle in detail?

Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more

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What controls the menstrual cycle?

What controls the menstrual cycle?

The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur. ...Read more

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No menstrual cycle for two months?

No menstrual cycle for two months?

At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then I wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, I know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Why do women have menstrual cycle?

To become pregnant: Each month during your reproductive life the lining of your uterus (endometrium) thickens in anticipation of a pregnancy implanting into it. If that doesn't happen, hormonal changes make you shed that lining (your period) so it can be regenerated the next cycle. ...Read more

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What can affect my menstrual cycle?

Many things: Pregnancy, weight change, stress, fibroids, cysts, endometiosis, abnormal hormones, other medicines u are on, other medcial conditions you may have, birth control, this? Is way too generalized if u are worried about your cycle see your gyn or a freinds gyn if u do not have one for a workup. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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How do I change my menstrual cycle?

How do I change my menstrual cycle?

See your doctor.: Nothing you can safely do without some medical help. Whatever your goal is, however, is probably achievable. ...Read more

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How to figure out my menstrual cycle?

How to figure out my menstrual cycle?

Chart cycles on: A calendar. Day 1 is first day of bleeding Ovulation is 14 days prior to period. ...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