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Why would I have a 16 day cycle??

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Largemelons Sat 08-Oct-16 14:31:41

Af just arrived 16 days after my last one!
I'm not on any contraception, not pregnant and my cycles are pretty regular but can be anything from 21-27 days.
Last af was pretty light but a definite period as sometimes they are light.
Any oracles out there?
I'm 36 with 5DC.

FrameyMcFrame Sat 08-Oct-16 14:42:18

Cycles shorten as menopause approaches but any less than 20 days should be checked by a doctor. Are you sure it wasn't a breakthrough bleed?

fabulousfun Sat 08-Oct-16 14:46:35

I'm 40 and have a a few cycles between 12-19 days over the past 2-3 years.....perimenopause I'm afraid.

Largemelons Sat 08-Oct-16 14:55:16

Nooo! I'm too young for perimenopause! grin
What's a breakthrough bleed?

Largemelons Sat 08-Oct-16 14:55:58

Btw I haven't had sex since last period so can't be implantation

FrameyMcFrame Sun 09-Oct-16 10:53:45

Breakthrough bleeding is any kind of mid cycle bleeding and can be caused by lots of things. Being on the pill is one.
Was it a normal heavy period or just light spotting?

Largemelons Sun 09-Oct-16 21:42:35

It's still going on, quite light but I'm very crampy.
I'll try and get a GP appt next week and get my hormones checked out.
We're not actively ttc but if it happens then neither of us would mind. After years on hormonal contraceptives I decided last year to get the implant removed. I had an early mc over a year ago but nothing since although we generally avoid my most fertile times.

FrameyMcFrame Sun 09-Oct-16 22:48:32

Maybe you're still readjusting after coming off long term hormonal contraception? Good plan to get checked out. If you're GP offers hormonal blood tests make sure she/he gets your blood tests between day 2-5 of your cycle otherwise they're meaningless, (mine didn't realise this, but my consultant pointed it out)
and get LH, FSH, thyroid and Estradiol levels checked.

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