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Added August 01, 2013

Irregular Menstrual Cycle

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Where Is It? When Your Period's Not a Monthly "Visitor"

Typically, after a woman has been menstruating for a year or two, she will get her period every month or so. Therefore, most women get about 12 or 13 periods a year. If menstruation DOESNT happen every monthif a woman gets only 5 or 6 periods a yearthis would be considered irregular menstrual cycles, and she should see a doctor.


You might not have had a period for a few months, and when it comes it might last one day or ten. This is normal. Your body will take a while to settle into a cycle. It could take two years or more.


However, if youve been menstruating awhile, there are some things that can delay menstruation one month, making it appear that youre "skipping" a period. The most common reason to skip a period is pregnancy. But other reasons for an irregular menstrual cycle include: 


  • Weight loss
  • Illness
  • A really big decrease in calories eaten
  • An excessive amount of physical activity (for example, running over 40 miles per week)
  • Extreme stress or excitement
  • Summerit isn't unusual to skip a period during the summer. The additional hours of daylight can affect your cycle.


When women get near the end of their reproductive years, "skipped" periods may be a sign of approaching menopause.

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Posted July 04, 2013
HELP ME!!!!!!!! I first got my period on dec. 10th I had my 2nd period on jan. 24th it's Ben about 4 mothers when will I get my 3rd period : .(.. sad face
Posted June 27, 2012
Im late on mine right now beacuse I have been taking summer gym and its more exersize than what I normanlly get. But good thing for me that it ends tomorrow(I have not missed any days so I get to get out 3 days early. We have this thing where you get 600 minutes. And if u have all of them left you get to get out 3 days and 1 hour early. It goes tell this friday, but I get out tomorrow on my birthday!!!)
Posted August 07, 2011
I had mine at the end of the month then it jumped to the middle now its at re beginning! I feel like I'm chasing it!
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