What is an irregular menstrual cycle? When to see my Gyn?
WHAT IS AN IRREGULAR MENSTRUAL CYCLE?
- periods that come too close (closer than 21 days)
- periods that come too far apart (more than 40 days)
- periods that last longer than 8 days
bleeding in between periods
unusually heavy periods
unusually light periods
a significant change from your normal period
WHEN IS IT TIME TO SEE MY GYN?
- for any of the above mentioned reasons (What is an irregular menstrual cycle?)
- unusual pain with periods (dysmenorrhea)
- a significant change from your normal period
Related Q&A: How do I know if my period is considered normal?
Related Tools: Cycle Length Checker,
Period Length Checker, Menstrual Period Tracker Calendar,
including flow level tracking, with feminine protection tracker and charts to log usage
frequency and absorbencies.
Wendy Fried, M.D., FACOG, FACS,
is an OB/Gyn with Northern Obstetrics and Gynecology, PC in North Hills, New York
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