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Why is my period later than normal and why is my menstrual cycle so sporadic?

Why is my period later than normal and why is my menstrual cycle so sporadic?

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 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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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?

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 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 menstrual cycles are very regular and are 28days but my bleeding has always only lasted 1.5 days. Why is this? Does it mean sometbing is wrong

My menstrual cycles are very regular and are 28days but my bleeding has always only lasted 1.5 days. Why is this? Does it mean sometbing is wrong

Brief menses: If you are having menses with actual vaginal bleeding for 1.5 days since the initiation of your menses, this is normal. It should follow a regular cycle and the duration of vaginal bleeding is different for everyone. 1.5 days is pretty brief, so I would also bring this to the attention of your gynecologist so they can make the final determination and decide if any further testing is required. ...Read more

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Why is my first period so heavy?

Why is my first period so heavy?

Don't know: Often the first period is light. The period may not be regular for a year or more after fist period. ...Read more

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Why is my period so strong?

Why is my period so strong?

Genetic: It has lot to do with culture, genetics and persons intrinsic anatomy that dictates light vs heavy periods. Talk to your GYN for options that can help mitigate these strong periods ...Read more

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Why is my period so clumpy?

Many options: There are multiple options for heavy periods. 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. ...Read more

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Why is my period so irregular ?

Why is my period so irregular ?

Probably normal: Have you ever been regular? When you first start getting your period it is very normal for them to be irregular as the hormones that cause this are in the process of reaching a balance. Given your age this seems most likely. You can also go and see your gynecologist if this is more of a concern. ...Read more

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For what reason is my period so irregular?

This will require: An actual medical evaluation to answer. Please see your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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My periods are very regular. Every after 28 days i got it. But this time i have 2 days late period. What is the reason want to get pregnent?

My periods are very regular. Every after 28 days i got it. But this time i have 2 days late period. What is the reason want to get pregnent?

Sounds ok: A 2 day variation from month to month is perfectly normal and not a case for concern. If you have been having unprotected intercourse for more than 12 months without getting pregnant then an evaluation is warranted. Otherwise 90% of couples get pregnant within the 12months. ...Read more

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My period is very irregular but my Question is . Can you get pregnant before you period starts?

My period is very irregular but my Question is . Can you get pregnant before you period starts?

If you ovulate: The issue with irregular periods is you do not know if and when you are ovulating. If you are ovulating then pregnancy is possible. Pregnancy always occurs before your next period ---if you are pregnant then you won’t have your next period. ...Read more

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Is it really possible to get pregnant when my period arrived but is late?

Is it really possible to get pregnant when my period arrived but is late?

Yes: You should still check a pregnancy test. You could be pregnant and bleeding because you are threatening to miscarry or are in the process of miscarrying. For more information www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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I missed my period last month& it came this month on time but its very heavy its giving me a bad headache is this normal? How do I stop the headache?

I missed my period last month& it came this month on time but its very heavy its giving me a bad headache is this normal? How do I stop the headache?

Medications: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen can both be taken for headaches. They can be used together and just follow the dose instructions on the bottle. Then schedule a visit with an Obgyn to discuss irregular heavy periods and the options to improve control. ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cycle so dark? It has never been this way.

It may be normal: Menstrual flow can vary slightly or evolve in a woman over time. Monitor other parameters of your cycle. If they become irregular or painful, etc, see you physician. ...Read more

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Why is my period lasting so long?

Why is my period lasting so long?

It depends: It could be hormone imbalance or due to polyp or overgrowth of inlining of the uterus (endometrium) and less likely growth in muscular part of uterus ( fibroid). For appropriate diagnosis ant treatment see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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My period didn't come on?

No Period this month: There could be many reasons for this. But, the most important question is could you be pregnant. If not then please seek out the advise of your trusted health care provider. If you could be pregnant it is time for a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Why is my period so clumpy?

Many options: There are multiple options for heavy periods. 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. ...Read more

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Why haven't I gotten my period?

Why haven't I gotten my period?

Period: First thing to do is be screened for pregnancy. Get a over the counter pregnancy test and check it out. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 5 months

I haven't had my period in 5 months

Pregnant?: If you have been sexually active, get a pregnancy test or see a gyn md who can make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there a way to shorten my period?

Is there a way to shorten my period?

Yes: You can shorten your period with a newer birth control pill that has lower levels of estrogen and shorter pill free weeks. One option is loloestrin. There are only 3 placebo pills in this pill pack. ...Read more

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My period keeps stopping and going, why?

You would need to be: Evaluated to find out why your periods are irregular. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period since January ?

I haven't gotten my period since January ?

See GYN: The medical term for this is amenorrhea. There are many causes that can do this. Please see a gynecologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 17 and I haven't come on my period yet?

I am 17 and I haven't come on my period yet?

Time for a workup: Any woman with no breast tissue development by 13 or menses by 16 should have a full evaluation for pubertal delay. This looks at the hormones that support puberty as well as the structures needed to have menses. There are some who are delayed and a rare group who don't have the parts. For most there are treatments available. ...Read more

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I really don't like my period so so so much?

I really don't like my period so so so much?

Most women agree: There are several options of medicines, BCPs, that would dramatically alter the frequency and length of your period. With some options you could do away with your period for a while. See you doctor to discuss those options. ...Read more

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I've had my period everyday for 7 months. Why?

Go to Doctor Today: Wow. With all of the risks of cervical and uterine cancers I am amazed that you have not been to a gynecologist yet and had the reason for your bleeding evaluated. Please get to them today. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and haven't had my period in 8 months. ?

I'm 16 and haven't had my period in 8 months. ?

See PCP or GYN: Please, see your PCP or GYN if you have one. Not sure if you had established a regular menstrual pattern before the problem developed. Your doctor should rule out pregnancy and evaluate you for any underlying condition. Differentials may include pregnancy, thyroid disease, anemia, nutritional deficiency, physical or emotional stress and others. ...Read more

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I haven't had my period in 8 months. What could it be?

Many things: Most commonly it is from not ovulating. If your pregnancy test is negative and you haven't had a period in over three months, then you need to see your doctor about some medication so the lining of your womb doesn't become too thick. Otherwise, when you do have a cycle, it could be extremely heavy. It would also be a good idea to check your thyroid levels and probably for diabetes too. ...Read more

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I missed my period?

Missed period: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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I have missed my period ?

Ok,....missed period: Pregnancy is certainly the most common reason for a missed period when sexually active. An anovulatory cycle (your ovary just does not release an egg that month), thyroid conditions, rapid weight fluctuations, extreme exercise, stress, etc. Are all other causes that may be possible. If you are having sex unprotected, check pregnancy tests, otherwise if you miss your next one too, see dr. For eval. ...Read more

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Why did I missed my period?

Why did I missed my period?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How to ease my period pains?

How to ease my period pains?

Period pain.: Try nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for dysmenorrhea. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. ...Read more

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What could be delaying my period?

What could be delaying my period?

Pregnant?: Pregnancy is always a concern. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. If it's negative, repeat it in one week and give your doctor a call. ...Read more

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Why would I bleed befor my period?

Why would I bleed befor my period?

Breakthrough: Many kinds of breathrough bleeding can occur. Spotting right before a period is usally Progesterone breakthrough; mid-cycle spotting is often estrogen breakthrough. ...Read more

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Why are my ovaries hurting? And I'm not on my period

Why are my ovaries hurting? And I'm not on my period

Mittelschmerz: Look up Mittelschmerz (pain between cycles) and see if this fits your symptoms. If so, NSAIDs can be effective. ...Read more

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When my period due?

How would we know ?: You get more from this site if you provide basic background material on a problem and ask a related question. You asked a question with no information. We don't even know if you are female. On this public site we have no access to any info you upload that is not in the posted question. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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