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My cycle is only between 20-25 days long. I'm fucked aren't i?

(26 Posts)
madonnawhore Sun 07-Apr-13 21:45:58

Very short cycle. Ranges from 23-25 days. Last month it was randomly only 19 days.

I'm in trouble huh?

Should I go to the docs?

Jbck Sun 07-Apr-13 21:49:35

I conceived DD2 with a cycle of 23/24 days first go and over 40 so these things do happen. Fingers crossed for you!

BoundandRebound Sun 07-Apr-13 21:51:09

It doesn't matter how long your cycle is but when you ovulate within it so use the ovulation predictor kits for a few months and see. So long as you have 10 days from ovulation to start of next period there's nothing to worry about on that score

BuggedByJake Sun 07-Apr-13 21:52:12

I never thought if it as a bad thing. Are you having trouble conceiving? I have a shirt cycle & conceived within two months with both pregnancies.

IndiansInTheLobby Sun 07-Apr-13 21:52:42

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BuggedByJake Sun 07-Apr-13 21:54:17

Bloody auto correct. of it as a bad thing. short cycle.

NomNomDePlum Sun 07-Apr-13 22:01:00

the length of your cycle is unimportant, you just need at least 10 days between ovulation and the start of your next cycle. doc if less. good luck.

madonnawhore Sun 07-Apr-13 22:01:49

Thanks guys. Am about to start cycle four, so we've been trying for no time at all really. Rationally I know that. But I had a miscarriage last year (totally unplanned delightful surprise pregnancy followed very quickly by harrowing grief and shitness). So I am probably way too highly strung and panicky for my own good.

I'm trying to relax and just enjoy the copious amounts of brilliant sex I'm having with DP :D But once a week I crack and post a deranged thread on here. And then everyone tells me to STFU (with love).

Thanks for the reassurance!

madonnawhore Sun 07-Apr-13 22:02:27

Oh yeah, got some ovulation pee sticks so will try those this month. Fingers crossed it's okay.

Sunnysummer Sun 07-Apr-13 22:18:41

Absolutely do-able, don't worry yet! I've got a 21 day cycle, but not at the moment, as am 36 weeks pregnant smile

It took us 8 months (and actually conceived twice in this time, as had an unrelated mmc midway through). Ovulation sticks definitely helped, especially as some months I still had the end of my period at ovulation time... A bit gruesome for some, but we have proof that you can still conceive in these cycles!

Good luck, and hope you have lots of fun in the meantime wink

OrangeLily Sun 07-Apr-13 23:53:56

It may actually be a good thing as it gives your more chances!! As long as the window between ovulation and your period is long enough!

In comparison to me where my cycle is somewhere in the 40s of days and has gone as high as 60 days. 4 cycles for me is like 6 months at least!

Soupa Sun 07-Apr-13 23:57:14

Mine is 20/21, no problems here... Have always thought it gave me more chances although I take a few days passed missed period to test positive.

PuppyMummy Mon 08-Apr-13 08:02:47

I have asked our gp and then the fertility doctor same question, its not an issue.

my cycles are 22-26 days, although seems to have settled at 24 days recently. both said it won't be causing a problem. it does also mean u get more goes over a year!

may be worth being aware that with a shorter cycle u may ovulate 'early' I seem to ovulate on cd10/11...

twentythirteen Mon 08-Apr-13 18:56:06

I agree with the others, what matters is when you ovulate and that you have a long enough luteal phase. opks should give you the information you need. Also your GP can do blood tests to make sure you're ovulating. I have concieved when getitng a positive opk on cd10 and my af's can be as short as 24, routinely 16 days long. Have you tried Bvits to lengthen your luteal phase? Good luck!

birdsofshore Mon 08-Apr-13 19:10:23

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maryamos Sun 12-Jun-16 23:34:41

My cycles is between 19, 20 and 23 can I still take in?

maryamos Sun 12-Jun-16 23:37:32

My cycle is only between 19 -23 days long. Can I still take in?

Popalina Mon 13-Jun-16 14:44:32

Hi, I don't think the overall cycle length matters so much as the luteal phase which if short, can (although this is controversial) mean that the egg doesn't have time to implant. Or, it can be a sign of low progesterone which is linked to early miscarriage.

My cycles have always been short (ranging from 21 to 25 days with B vits) and I do think it slowed conception down (18 months first baby) (8 months second baby but had progesterone) but it did eventually happen.

If you know what your luteal phase is and it's shorter than 12 days then you are at least armed with more info when you go to doc.

Good luck.

Starshine1 Thu 01-Jun-17 18:04:47

Hi, just wondering if anyone has any updates on this feed? My cycle is between 22 and 26 days, very variable and wondered if any of you had some success stories? Thanks

Adelie0404 Thu 01-Jun-17 18:12:36

yup - 18-21 day cycle all my life yet got pregnant 1st month trying for both girls at aged 35 and 39. One disappointed DP who anticipated lots of trying..,,.
Absolute stealth boast. But don't worry, I have my own health problems, and am ever grateful for my good fortune re children

theclick Thu 01-Jun-17 18:18:25

25 days isn't short?

I got pregnant first time trying and I had a few 25 day cycles. The average was 27-28, but they were in there.

FruitBadger Thu 01-Jun-17 18:23:10

First time I've read this thread but my cycles usually 26 days, sometimes less, with 7 days bleeding. DS was a happy accident and I am currently pregnant with DC2, which happened during our first month of trying. I have realised that I must ovulate very early, around day 7-10, which I can only assume is putting parcel of my short cycle.

FruitBadger Thu 01-Jun-17 18:24:04

And I was 33 for DS and 36 this time

HeyJupiter Fri 02-Jun-17 07:29:00

Starshine - I was having 24/25 day cycles and I conceived on the third month. I think, as others have said, it's more about the length of your luteal phase (mine is/was 14 days and I would just ovulate relatively early into the cycle). Have you used OPKs?

Daytona79 Fri 02-Jun-17 07:32:46

My cycle is 25 days and always has been

I feel pregnant the very first time we had sex when trying - on the day of ovulation

Same happened second time around , sex on that day and boom pregnant again

Aged 34 then 36

Was never a issue for me and didn't never know it should of been.

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