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Why Is My Menstrual Cycle So Long
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
See a Doctor: There maybe some hormonal imbalance going on which some lab tests can help determine. Also, stress and any changes in diet or lifestyle can affect menstrual cycles. There is something called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) that can lead to sporadic menses. See an obgyn so that they can run labs, possible imaging, and take a thorough history and physical to help figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?
Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes for irregular menstruation. One common one is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), a hormonal imbalance along with cysts in the ovaries. Though most irregular menstruation is not acutely dangerous, any woman who does not menstruate monthly should consider seeing her pcp or an ob/gyn for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Normal Period.: The menstrual cycle, which is counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next, isn't the same for every woman. Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and last two to seven days http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menstrual-cycle/art-20047186 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a 44 day menstrual cycle normal? My periods are usually pretty regular, every 44 days or so but I have been told that my cycle is strangely long.
Periods vary.: Not all women have the typical 28 day cycle. Some are 21 days or shorter; others, like you, have quite extended cycles. So long as you are otherwise healthy, and your periods are not excessively heavy or painful, the length of time between them should not worry you. If you're trying to conceive (or avoid conception), simple urine tests (LH strips) can help determine your fertile period. ...Read more
Normal to vary: Some variation in cycle length is normal. We date cycles from the start of one cycle to the start of the next and normal cycle lengths vary from 21 days to 35 (or 42 in some sources). Whether your 15-16 days between cycles is normal or not depends on how long your periods are. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why is my period too light?Can antibiotics and the reason that i had my first time intercourse affect my menstrual cycle?
What is breakthrough bleeding? Does it mean I'm pregnant? How long can I expect it to last? 8days after my normal cycle and bleeding for the 2nd time!
Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding which is when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on birth control. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. Pregnancy tests would work just fine and you can take one if concerned. ...Read more
Too Many: You probably ovulate 14 days before your period and sperm can live for several days. Unless you are perfectly regular, and few women are, you risk pregnancy for several days before and after mid cycle. We used to call women who relied on the rhythm method to avoid pregnancy "mommy.". ...Read more
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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