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Period 18 days after the last one

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zen1 Sun 31-Jul-11 22:36:14

Anyone know why this might happen? I'm not on any birth control, and am freaking out wondering what's caused this, as my cycle's usually anywhere between 21 and 28 days. Thanks

orangehead Sun 31-Jul-11 22:46:22

I don't know why but my periods were any where between 16 to 27 days. I started ttc in January so been taking various vitamins including b6 which is supposed to good for regulating you. The last 4 months I have been bang on 27 days which is very unusual for me so looks like it helping. But no bfp yet sad

zen1 Sun 31-Jul-11 22:54:57

Thanks for your reply orangehead. Sorry you have not had any luck ttc yet. FWIW, when I was ttc no.2, I was convinced I was ovulating around days 12-16, but when I bought one of those ovulation kit things it turned out I was ovulating much earlier than I thought - around days 8-10. Have you ever mentioned your cycle lengh to the GP?

orangehead Sun 31-Jul-11 23:04:21

I tend to ov between day 8-12, but since af has been bang on 27 days ov has been day 12 every month. So things seem to be moving in right direction. Mentioned to gp but they dont seem bothered. Also went the other week and gp confirmed that the scar tissue I have could have blocked my tubes. But said he cant refer me to have the dye thing done till been trying for 12 months

cyb Sun 31-Jul-11 23:06:14

zen how old are you? I have a period about 18 days after the last one, my cycle has got shorter and shorter as I've got older. I'm 41

zen1 Sun 31-Jul-11 23:48:44

cyb - ditto! I'm 39 (the latter end, alas!) now and my cycle's also got shorter as I've got older. In my 20s, it was 28 days or more in length, but since I had my last child 2 years ago, it's often been 23 days and never more than 27 days. The 18 days took me a bit by surprise though...

uninspired Sun 31-Jul-11 23:50:46

My cycle is getting shorter as I get older. A nurse friend reckons it could be start of menopause sadsadsad

zen1 Sun 31-Jul-11 23:57:30

sad I have also read that somewhere. Was hoping it was misinformation! Not ready for that yet

orangehead Mon 01-Aug-11 09:48:54

Im 33 and both my dm and dmil very kindly informed me that alot of my symtoms, af alot heavier cycles getting shorter is just what happened to them pre menoause, thanks.But like I said since taking b6 I have got ore reg and also not as heavy

cyb Mon 01-Aug-11 10:11:48

I cant wait for the bloody menopause- bring it on

I'm too old to be bleeding like a stuck pig every 18 days

orangehead Mon 01-Aug-11 11:48:35

Stupid laptop, think its on its way out, keeps missing letters out

zen1 Mon 01-Aug-11 13:36:57

Know what you mean cyb; I could do without the pain as well, but I would rather be 10 years older. Orangehead, 33 would be very young for menopause. Isn't there some kind of blood test they can do to check your hormone levels?

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