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Why is my menstrual cycle not regular after years of being on time every month?

Why is my menstrual cycle not regular after years of being on time every month?

Natural???: A woman's menstrual cycle characteristics change naturally over her life time. You were probably irregular at the start of menses and you will likely be irregular at the end of menses. Before menopause, the cycles become closer together then farther apart and more irregular. Normal women also have changes based on weight, medications and health status. I hope this information helps. ...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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Can i get pregnant if every month the length of my cycle varies for example this month my cycle was 44days last month it was 33?

Can i get pregnant if every month the length of my cycle varies for example this month my cycle was 44days last month it was 33?

Yes, but: If you are getting periods, you are probably ovulating. You may not be able to predict when you are ovulating based on a calendar, if your cycles are irregular. However, an ovulation predictor kit might be helpful. We usually ovulate 14 days prior to menstruating. So in a 44 day cycle, you probably ovulated on day 30. Good luck! ...Read more

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If my periods are regular every month then why am i 5 days late for the month of january?

If my periods are regular every month then why am i 5 days late for the month of january?

OBGYN/BC: Normal cycles occur somewhere between 21 & 35 days so yours still normal. Even if yours come every 28 days it's not uncommon to have 1 to 2 cycles out of this rhythm. ...Read more

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If i normally get my periods every last week of the month, what would be my ovulation dates?

If i normally get my periods every last week of the month, what would be my ovulation dates?

Two weeks before: If you're regular, you generally ovulate two weeks before you period. So if your period usually starts on the 25th, you ovulate around the 11th. ...Read more

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32-35 day long cycle, have my period every month, rarely on time according to my charting app. Not pregnant after 1yr. Trying. Means that im infertile?

32-35 day long cycle, have my period every month, rarely on time according to my charting app. Not pregnant after 1yr. Trying. Means that im infertile?

Not necessarily: You are probably still ovulatory, but with longer cycle intervals.You should be ovulating between days 18 to 21. Try to have sex twice, at least a day apart, in the five days leading up to ovulation. You can also get an ovulation predictor kit if you have the money. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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I had my period november 17.. When is the best time to have sex to become pregnant? My periods are regular every month it comes around the same time

I had my period november 17.. When is the best time to have sex to become pregnant? My periods are regular every month  it comes around the same time

14 days befor period: Most women will start period 14 days aver ovulation. If this is regular and predictable as in this case, 14 days befor the period should be about right. Also, some women show a temperature change at ovulation and this can be used for timing intercourse. ...Read more

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Should i be worried that my period is three days late? My cycle is normally around the same time each month.

Should i be worried that my period is three days late? My cycle is normally around the same time each month.

Periods: It is completely normal to have some slight variation of your menstrual cycles from month to month. As long as you are not pregnant this is nothing to worry about. Take care ! ...Read more

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Period is 3 days early im trying to see why is this normal. Cause my cycle is always on time every month.

Period is 3 days early im trying to see why is this normal. Cause my cycle is always on time every month.

Aging cycle: If pregnancy is not of concern, then at age 42 ovulation is not occurring on a regular basis and estrogen only menstrual cycles are notorious for being longer than usual thus your 3 day delay. Be careful if you don't want to be pregnant and use contraception anyway, as this age group is known for "oops pregnancies". ...Read more

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My period keeps skipping months.The cycle has been regular for a long time but there are months when it just doesn't come. I'm not pregnant. ?

My period keeps skipping months.The cycle has been regular for a long time but there are months when it just doesn't come. I'm not pregnant. ?

OK occasionally: For a woman to occasionally skip a period is not unusual or abnormal. However, if it is occurring as often as every few months, it is likely that you are not ovulating regularly and you should probably see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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If my cycle length varies every month, could i ovulate more than once during the month?

If my cycle length varies every month, could i ovulate more than once during the month?

No: You ovulate only once per cycle, but if your cycle length varies, it is usually the first half of the cycle - the time from when your period starts until the day you ovulate - that varies. The second half of the cycle, from ovulation until your next period or pregnancy, should be about 13-14 days in most women. If your cycles are very long see a rei specialist (40 days +) or if ttc without success. ...Read more

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Im 41 year old woman last few months getting my period every 15 days from the time of starting the last one. Why? Is this normal now?

Im 41 year old woman last few months getting my period every 15 days from the time of starting the last one. Why? Is this normal now?

Frequent periods : There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. If you are done having children discuss the option of an endometrial ablation. In some cases a hysterectomy will be needed. ...Read more

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Hello my periods are always the same every month . This month it was late and two days long what could this mean?

Hello my periods are always the same every month . This month it was late and two days long what could this mean?

Normal variation: It is common for the cycle to vary from time to time. A few days difference in start time of menses should not be worrisome. The intensity of the menses can also vary so it should not be alarming to have an occasional lighter (or heavier) period. Of course, there is always the possibility of conception if you are sexually active - so if there is concern it would be proper to check a pregnancy test ...Read more

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If my cycle is regular all the time, when do I ovulate?

If my cycle is regular all the time, when do I ovulate?

Regular cycles?: A woman with very regular periods can estimate her ovulation day this way: mark on a calendar when her next period will begin (that means mark the first day of her next period), and just look back 2 weeks to see her estimated day of ovulation. So, if her next period will start monday oct. 28, then monday oct. 14 is her estimated ovulation day. The estimate is +/- 2 days (life is not exact). ...Read more

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She has blood spotting only when wiped instead of regular period which last about 10 days but not every month. Since the last 2 years .Any idea what ?

She has blood spotting only when wiped instead of regular period which last about 10 days but not every month. Since the last 2 years .Any idea what ?

Birth control : A cycle every 21-35 days is considered normal. Lots of patients use various hormonal birth control methods for cycle control. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud can even eliminate it in some. For those that prefer to avoid hormones Lysteda is a new drug that works well. ...Read more

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When would I be ovulating if my periods are usually 1 week long and at the beginning of each month? My last period was July 4th-11th. My fertile days?

When would I be ovulating if my periods are usually 1 week long and at the beginning of each month? My last period was July 4th-11th. My fertile days?

14 days: You usually ovulate around the 14 th day before you start your period. Thus if your periods are 28 days apart , it would be day 14. If they are 29 days then day 15 from the first day you bleed. If 30 days apart then day 16. This is the approximate time and can vary by a day. So you need to determine how many days between in order to determine the day. Ovulation test kits can help ...Read more

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Been on the pill for 5 months and haven't missed or skipped any pills. Take them around the same time religiously every day. My period is late. Is this normal?

Been on the pill for 5 months and haven't missed or skipped any pills. Take them around the same time religiously every day. My period is late. Is this normal?

Explanation : Changes of cycle of menstrual period may happen through the life, due to many reasons, like stress or environmental condition. Keep talking your pills regularly. It could be normal variation. ...Read more

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I'm a 36 year old woman, and I just got my period after 19 days after the last cycle. I'm fairly regular and I am not on the pill. This is the first time it has happened to me. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

I'm a 36 year old woman, and I just got my period after 19 days after the last cycle. I'm fairly regular and I am not on the pill. This is the first time it has happened to me. Is this normal? Should I be concerned?

Getting close to: perimenopause may explain this as getting older women may experience menstrual irregularites due to hormonal changes. This also could be due to stress or some other things like change in the diet, or taking a medication an illness. If this is one time event do not worry about it if it becomes more frequent then seeing a gynecologist is appropriate. ...Read more

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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