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What are some reasons a regular menstrual cycle might become very irregular?

What are some reasons a regular menstrual cycle might become very irregular?

Multiple Reasons: There are many. Irregular periods can be hormonal from thyroid disease, elevated prolactin, or from pcos. It can be a sign of aging of the ovaries. Stress can play a role. Something physical like a fibroid or a uterine polyp can also cause that to occur. It is important to have a complete evaluation. ...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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Menstrual cycle irregular after 3rd caesarean delivery. Reason ?

Menstrual cycle irregular after 3rd caesarean delivery. Reason ?

Not clear: It's highly unlikely your menstrual changes are caused by c-section, probably not even related. I'd need more specifics to sort through other possibilities. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for my menstrual cycle to occur twice a month?

What could be the reason for my menstrual cycle to occur twice a month?

Depends on cycle...: A woman with 28-day cycles (or shorter) will occasionally have 2 periods in one month, such as a period beginning August 1 and another beginning August 29. That might happen once a year, because that woman would normally have about 13 cycles in one year. ...Read more

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For what reason is my menstrual cycle so messed up?

For what reason is my menstrual cycle so messed up?

Possible reasons: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more

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What could be the reason why sometimes i go without a menstrual cycle for months? The longest i've gone without one is close to a year.

What could be the reason why sometimes i go without a menstrual cycle for months? The longest i've gone  without one is close to a year.

PCOS: Look into pcos and always check a pregnancy test monthly. You may also be on the pill or Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) shots or an iud which would stop your cycles too. I don’t have enough info to tell you. ...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

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


Menstrual Period (Definition)

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