Do young girls have menstrual cycle changes?

Yes. It is very common for young girls to have irregular menstrual cycles at first, this can last a few years until the hormonal axis that controls these cycles straighten out in your teens. You can still get pregnant so contraception is important if sexually active, even if periods are not regular!

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Does anyone know why a menstrual cycle changes in a young girl?

Very common. Menstrual cycles are typically unpredictable in adolescence. Just be patient or talk with your pediatrician or gynecologist if worrisome. Read more...
Pacing. In the first months after they start, teens often don't ovulate (release eggs) which is part of the hormonal system that paces regularity. Without ovulation the cycles are driven by estrogen levels and may be erratic. After 6 mo to a year, most are ovulating & set a pattern. However, some go on to remain somewhat irregular through life. Read more...

What causes menstrual cycle changes off and on?

Hard to say. In women the menstrual cycle has been compared with an orchestra. There are so many mechanism finely tuned involved in menstrual cycle that this comparation is very apropiate.That means it is difficult to tell what exactly is causing it as well. Best advice is to see a doctor and rule out possible causes that can be treated. Read more...
Irregular menses. 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...

Plan b and menstrual cycle changes related?

Yes. Plan b can make your cycle somewhat irregular. If you are concerned, take a pregnancy test to be sure. Read more...
They can be. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include: menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period), nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness & abdominal pain or cramps. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. Read more...

Menstrual cycle changes in the 50s due to the change?

Many andvaried. Priorto the cessation of menses (menopause), the perimenopausal time is one where menstrual cycles can vary in all parameters including shorter, longer, irregular, absent, etc. Effective treatments exist but it is always important to rule out other more serious causes of abnormal uterine bleeding. Read more...

Why is it that every other month my menstrual cycle changes?

Menses. Normal menstrual cycles are anywhere between 21 & 35 days apart. As long as the menses starts at these intervals you are ok. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: menstrual cycle changes?

Menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle changes occur throughout a womens lifespan. In most women when they start there periods at 9 or 10 they are often very irregular and heavy. As the woman matures the cycle tends to shorten to a few days and becomes regular every 29-32 days. The periods in the perimenopausal period tend to be irregular and heavy similar to how they started. Read more...

When menstrual cycle changes, is it really necessary to get try to get it back to normal?

Not necessarily. The "normal" amount and type of menses is not really important medically. However, a significant change could indicate a problem. You should ask your gyn or pcp for an opinion. Most women have changes during their lives and most are not worrisome or indicative of a serious medical problem. Best wishes. Read more...