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Is there any way to shorten your period or is there any possibility to make it come sooner or later than your normal menstrual cycle?

Is there any way to shorten your period or is there any possibility to make it come sooner or later than your normal menstrual cycle?

Depends: The cycle can be altered to a great extent with oral contraceptive pills. It is quite possible to delay the cycle for days, weeks, and even months. Without surgical means it is not possible to cause the menses to come sooner than would normally happen after ovulation. ...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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Could using primrose oil have shortened my period cycle?

Could using primrose oil have shortened my period cycle?

Dangerous: Primrose oil can be very dangerous and should be avoided. Do not get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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How do I know how many days are in my period cycle.

How do I know how many days are in my period cycle.

Simple: Calculate the days from your first period to the day of your next period and that is the number of days in your cycle. ...Read more

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How can I know the length of my period cycle if every month it's different?

How can I know the length of my period cycle if every month it's different?

You can't, but...: Only if the cycles are regular (about the same length) can one truly know her cycle length. If they are not regular, the best she can do is average the lengths of the last few cycles, and end up with a good guess. ...Read more

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What's the best way to determine the next time I will get my period cycle since my last one?

What's the best way to determine the next time I will get my period cycle since my last one?

Variable: Probably the best way would be to do an ovulation predictor kit, remembering that you will ovulate the day after your ovulation kit shows an lh surge. The second half of the cycle (after ovulation) is called the luteal phase and in most women is fixed at 12-14 days. Count forward 12-14 days from day after your lh surge and that should be your period time. ...Read more

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My period cycle is 42 days and above. How I can reduce to 28 days. Can you suggest some medicine to make my period regular.

Clomid (clomiphene): Your cycles are longer because there must be some variation in terms of when / if you ovulate. In women with anovulatory cycles, they benefit from a workup that would include labs looking for thyroid disease, prolactin elevation and testing for pcos. Talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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My period cycle was 15 july. But still I have not start my period. Please advice which medicine I will take, like pill or other drag?

My period cycle was 15 july. But still I have not start my period. Please advice which medicine I will take, like pill or other drag?

Sis you just: Check a pregnancy test if you have had sex if not then it is just a hormonal imbalance and wait a cycle and see if it resolves. If it becomes a problem a hormonal workup should be done. Contraceptives can control periods if all hormones are not a problem. ...Read more

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My period cycle has changed from 30-32 what are the reasons? . I am taking prenatal for 5 months this change occured for past 3 months why?

My period cycle has changed from 30-32 what are the reasons? . I am taking prenatal for 5 months this change occured for past 3 months why?

No specific reason: No reason
It's hard to say what's normal, as every woman has a cycle that is unique to her. A normal menstrual cycle could be as short as 22 days or as long as 36 days. ...Read more

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I'm just concern about my period cycle. I didn't have my period last month til now. Used 3 pt already says negative. But still havn't had my period?

I'm just concern about my period cycle. I didn't have my period last month til now. Used 3 pt already says negative. But still havn't had my period?

Confusing: Your question confuses me. If you had a period even if it was late and your home pregnancy tests are negative then you are not pregnant. Irregular periods are very common and caused by many things. Birth control methods are very effective at regulating the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My period cycle changed from 30 to 45 days & stayed there as regular every 45 days, already few months. Is it serious? What can be reasons for this?

Period: Given your stated age, it is likely that the changes in your cycle are peri menopausal. This is a normal occurrence you may start to have missed periods and longer intervals in between periods. You may also start to experience hot flashes, mood swings etc. Talk to your doctor about what to expect. Take care! ...Read more

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Is my period cycle normal? Feb23-March1, 2015 Apr7-Apr13, 2015 May22-May28, 2015 Sep2-Sep10, 2015 Oct9-Oct16, 2015 Nov14-Nov19, 2015 Feb11-Feb16, 2016

Well: Menstrual cycle's are different for different people normal varies with the person. Consul primary care doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. Menses be from a times 21 to 30 something days apart and can vary ...Read more

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My period cycle is 25-38 days and it has passes 40 days sense my last frist day period I have inrregular period so how longshoul I wait to take a test?

My period cycle is 25-38 days and it has passes 40 days sense my last frist day period I have inrregular period so how longshoul I wait to take a test?

Now: Take a test now. If it's negative and still no period for a week, take another test. If still negative, it's time to consult your Primary Care or Gyn.

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What is a good way to calculate my period cycle?

Calculation.: First day of period is day one. Remember that women have a certain length of the menstrual cycle. Some gals think it should come on the same day of each month - not so. ...Read more

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I am on my period cycle but only blood I c is wen I wipe my self?

I am on my period cycle but only blood I c is wen I wipe my self?

Abn period: Check urine /blood HCG. If negative may be peri-menopausal. Check thyroid. If persists get sonogram r/o ovarian pathology ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my period cycle is 35 to 40 days apart, when are my ovulation days?

15days before menses: The normal period of time from ovulation to the onset of your next menstrual period is 14 days. So it is likely you may be ovulating around cycle day 21 or so. An ovulation predictor kit canhelp you detect this at the time. ...Read more

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My period cycle for the past 5 months was 36, 32, 37, 36, 31. Is this considered too long??

My period cycle for the past 5 months was 36, 32, 37, 36, 31. Is this considered too long??

No: This is actually fairly common for women, particularly early in life or if they are athletic. ...Read more

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What should I expect when I have taken 3 plan B pills in 4 months when it comes to my period cycle?

What should I expect when I have taken 3 plan B pills in 4 months when it comes to my period cycle?

That it is totally: Messed up right now. Instead of taking emergency contraception you need to get on a regular contraceptive program. You obviously are sexually active. There are many options including birth control pills, IUDs, depo provera, (medroxyprogesterone) and implantable contraceptives. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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If my period starts on the 5th and ends on the 9th of every month when do I ovulate and how long is my period cycle.

If my period starts on the 5th and ends on the 9th of every month when do I ovulate and how long is my period cycle.

You need to: The cycle length is the number of days from the first day of one period to the first day of the next so from what you gave us your cycle is between 30-31 days. Based on that you likely ovulate on about the 16th or 17th day of the cycle. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Sir, I am married women with 2 months ago, my period cycle was 28 days but this month 20 days. Why this changes? Please tell me

Sir, I am married women with 2 months ago, my period cycle was 28 days but this month 20 days. Why this changes? Please tell me

Any new medication?: Did you start taking new medications like hormonal contraception? Sometimes it happens due to stress as well. Do you suspect pregnancy? If this becomes very heavy, please see a doctor. ...Read more

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My period cycle was only 13 days apart and this is the third time happening, how serious is this? I'm trying to also find a good obygn!

My period cycle was only 13 days apart and this is the third time happening, how serious is this? I'm trying to also find a good obygn!

Rarely serious: I hear your story a lot. If you have no pain then a trial of birth control for a few months can normalize your periods. Sometimes hormone levels, tobacco history and family history direct me to do a pelvic ultrasound. get set up with a good primary care providers to walk you through these issues. Good luck ...Read more

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Why is my period cycle on the shorter side (about 25 days)? I realize it's normal, but what's the bio-physio basis for the difference?

Hormone changes: As we ladies get older, the eggs that are left are not as healthy. The yolk sac isn't as strong, so instead of lasting 14 days after ovulation, it may only last 10 days, which makes the cycle 25 days instead of 28 days or so. You can still have a baby, but the shortening of the cycle is a reminder that time is running out for your fertility. ...Read more

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My period cycle last about 5 days. But this time is been 2 weeks yesterday was two weeks and am still bleeding. What could be the cause?

My period cycle last about 5 days. But this time is been 2 weeks yesterday was two weeks and am still bleeding. What could be the cause?

Your hormones are in: .. flux for some reason, so hang on for the ride. Irregular periods and spotting could mean you may have some hormonal imbalance that could be affected by many different factors, including infections, nutrition, exercise, season, stress, medications, pregnancy, sleep. The cycle may reset itself right again after a couple of months. Talk to your GYN about your irregularity and how to control it. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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