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shortening cycle

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booboobunny Wed 26-Aug-09 14:02:22

i am plotting for a 3rd baby (husband is in on it!!) but seem to be having periods all the time at the moment. i have previosuly had a 28 day cycle, but the period between my last 2 periods was only 21 days? what does this mean? could it be the start of the dreaded m word? my mother experienced the meno at 43, i turn 40 (boohoohoo) next month. does anyone have any idea if shortening cycle is an indicator that it's beginning??? (please say it isn't)

devonsmummy Wed 26-Aug-09 14:55:22

Not sure if it's a sign or not.
When trying for DS1 my cycle was 28 days and fell within 3 months.
This time round cycle was 21-22 days and fell within 3 months again.

expatinscotland Wed 26-Aug-09 14:59:14

it can definitely be a sign, especially if your mother menopaused rather early.

get down to your GP first thing.

booboobunny Wed 26-Aug-09 15:54:22

oh no! gutted! but why should i see my gp? what she do?

feeling utterly deflated now. am weeing no sticks at the mo and defo keeping my fingers crossed that i'm still ovulating.

expatinscotland Wed 26-Aug-09 16:17:14

She can do a blood test to see if you're perimenopausal or even menopausal.

booboobunny Wed 26-Aug-09 17:33:44

oh lord you had to go and say it didn't you!!!
no wee stick and no joy today.

expatinscotland Wed 26-Aug-09 18:51:13

it might be! but you won't know till you get it checked out. it's better to know. it's not impossible to fall pregnant whilst perimenopausal, after all wink.

booboobunny Wed 26-Aug-09 20:14:16

too late i have already found the ice cream! no point in being miserable and hungry is there....

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