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My cycle came on today. Then it went off and came back on the next day. My cycle last 3 days and go off. What does this mean?

By Anonymous June 28, 2014 - 1:00pm
 
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Hello Anonymous,

The menstrual cycle is regulated by hormones. Any imbalance will cause changes. An irregular period is an early sign of perimenopause. Fluctuations in estrogen levels usually occur when a woman is in her late 40s or around age 50.

Anonymous, are you using a oral contraceptive or have you received an injected contraceptive? They can affect estrogen levels.

Short periods are not serious or a cause for worry. But, you may want to consult your physician if this pattern continues.

Regards,
Maryann

June 30, 2014 - 5:27pm
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