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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
Average is 28 days: About 28 days plus or minus 7 days. A lso understand that some people may not fit the mold. ...Read more
Averages is 2 years: The average is about 2 years more but may differ from persos to person. ...Read more
Variable: The length of the cycle is varible from 21 to 40 days. On the average it takes 2 weeks for the estrogen level to build up enough to trigger the body to release the egg. Once the egg is released it takes 14 days to begin to resuface the lining in everyone. Some women hit that level of estorgen in 7 and some as long as 28 days. ...Read more
I am having a prolonged menstrual cycle, how long is to long before I should be concerned? What are some causes?
Most women have periods lasting for 3-7 days but for some the bleeding can be longer than a week. Hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, obesity, or structural issues arising from fibroids are common culprits that cause prolonged bleeding.
if you have heavy bleeding using > 2 pads / hr ; talk to your GYN for further options. ...Read more
The past two months my menstrual cycle changed, from being about 30-32 days long to 20-21days long? Is this bad?
Probably not: Most women have cycles that remain about the same, but the cycles can change over time. The normal cycle length varies from about 21 to about 36 days - it sounds like you are within that range so you probably do not need to worry. ...Read more
As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer, if it was not so before? Just curious
Possible: Women respond in many different ways when they are approaching menopause. Some women get heavier bleeding some lighter. Some women get very irregular periods and some just stop having periods. Everyone is different. In any case if bleeding is severe a visit to the doctor is a good idea to make sure there is no anemia or other problem ...Read more
I have been having a 13-20 day menstrual cycle that has been lasting longer than normal (7-10 days instead of 5).
Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more
As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned
How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?
Menstrual cycle is predictably irregular. Every *other* cycle length is longer than normal, but still differs every month. Problem ovary?
Depends on ovulation: The luteal phase starts after ovulation and is 14 days by the textbook. To determine the length, you need to accurately know the day of ovulation. You should check for ovulation with urine tests or bbt. It is possible that you have a normal luteal length but short follicular phase. If you have a normal follicular phase (textbook = 14 days) then the luteal phase is 11 days. Best wishes. ...Read more
My menstrual cycle is 25 days apart five days long it sometimes comes two days early or a day late could that be a sign of infertility?
Normal Menses: Nope. This sounds perfectly normal.Get a more detailed answer ›
My menstrual cycle is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 days long but I don't miss a month. It is hard to know when I am ovulating. Is my cycle normal?
My Dr said the IM Kenalog shot he gave me might affect my menstrual cycle. How long might it have this effect before my cycle returns to normal?
67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?
All about the egg: Ovulation drives your period. If you don't ovulate, or you ovulate later than usual, your period will come later. This can be the way you are, or it can be affected by age, activity, weight, meds, or hormone issues. Get your thyroid checked, prolactin level, and FSH. If you have acne or facial hair, might want to check two male hormones, testosterone and DHEA - S. Good luck! ...Read more
My last menstrual cycle was 35 days long, that was the first on my own since I had got off bc. Does thatmean this one will also be 35? No symptoms yet
Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to last longer then ten day? I am 46 the normnal seven days I am heavy but the next few day it is light had tube tie when I was 36
In: In the perimenopausal period, heavy bleeding can occur. If your periods are heavy, if they continue to last longer, or if you have any pain or clots please have an evaluation by your gynecologist. They can check your uterus to be sure you don't have fibroids causing your symptoms. Also please be sure that your pap smear is up to date. ...Read more
Premenstrual cramps: Can occur for one to two weeks prior to a female's period. ...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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