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Will my menstrual cycle be the same every month?

By August 16, 2009 - 8:04pm
 
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Usually when my period ends it takes around 23 days for me to have my period again and this time i still havent got my period and its been 27 days since my last period. Is that normal? does that mean im pregnant?

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Alison you said that the cycle can be from 21-35 days?? This month, its been 33 days, so i guess i can stil have my period?

August 16, 2009 - 9:03pm

Thank you Alison! Your comment really helped me. But there might be a chance of me being pregnant since i had unprotected sex but im going to count the days the way you told me to.

August 16, 2009 - 8:57pm

Oh, I just re-read your question and you said after your period ENDS that it usually takes 23 days for another period. The way that cycles are counted is this:
1. "Day 1" is the first day of your period
2. the remaining days (Day 2 through ???) are counted (21-35 days is within normal range), until your next period.
3. The first day of your next period is, again, "Day 1".
4. Whatever number you came up with for Step 2 is the number of days in your cycle.

Does that make sense? You don't count the number of days in between periods, but you also count the days you are on your period. For example, if your non-bleeding days is 23 days as you mentioned, and your last period lasted 5 days, then you would have had a 28-day cycle.

August 16, 2009 - 8:42pm
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Thank you Alison! Your comment really helped me. But there might be a chance of me being pregnant since i had unprotected sex but he didnt cum inside of me.
Alison you said that the cycle can be from 21-35 days?? This month, its been 33 days, so i guess i can stil have my period?

August 16, 2009 - 9:05pm

Emily,
Many women's cycles are irregular, meaning they fluctuate from 23 days one cycle to 28 days the next cycle. This is normal, and a normal cycle can be anywhere from 21-35 days. So, yes, 27 days can be normal. You mentioned that 23 days is your typical, and so it is difficult to say if you are having a longer cycle this month due to pregnancy, stress, prior illness, new medication...any number of reasons.

Do you have reason to suspect that you are pregnant, as this is the primary reason that women do not have their period. If you have had unprotected sex after your last period, then there is a chance you could be pregnant. You can take a home pregnancy test anytime you have missed your expected period.

August 16, 2009 - 8:38pm
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