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concern about sudden change of mentrual cycle

By Anonymous September 17, 2009 - 9:51am
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hi! i have apropblem with my menstrual cycle, for the past month it was taken place on the last week of month end, but this month i have seen it since the 14th is this normal

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Menstrual cycles can fluctuate in many ways: amount of blood/flow, number of days in the cycle, color of blood, pre-menstrual symptoms, etc.

If you have any concerning symptoms, you can ask your gynecologist. S/he will need more specific information about the number of days in your cycles. For instance, "Day 1" is counted as the first day of menstrual bleeding. Then you count each proceeding day until you begin menstruating again...and that day is then "Day 1". The number of days inbetween the two menstrual periods equals the number of days in your cycle. (From your information, it is not clear how long your cycles are).

Are you taking any type of hormonal contraception?
What is your age? (teen, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s....?)

The normal cycle length for most women is 21-35 days, although it can fluctuate from this. You can read more about How to Know if Your Period is Normal (click on orange hyperlink). If you continue having periods that are shorter than 21 days, you can call your doctor to rule out any medical conditions (but, again, this occurring once is nothing to be concerned about; many factors can alter menstrual cycles including recent illness, new medication, stress).

September 17, 2009 - 12:20pm
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