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Why Is My Period So Unpredictable
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
Why is my period so heavy? My periods are usually never this heavy, could it be from stopping birth control?
Why does my menstral period last 8 days when other females only last 2 days why is mine so heavy and long why this difference?
Menses: You sound normal, especially given your age. A short period time is the unusual picture here. ...Read more
On my 9th day period very light bleeding. Is this normal. My periods last 5 days so this is very uncommon for me.
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?
After taking ECP My first period was heavy as usual but my second period is more heavy. I never had this much heavy periods. What is the reason ? It is very very painful and heavy bleeding.
????ECP???: Sorry..I cannot find the ACRONYM Spell it out! ...Read more
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