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Shortening menstrual cycle?

(7 Posts)
InglouriousBasterd Tue 25-Nov-14 15:03:18

I am 31 - one DD aged 5. Cycle generally around 30-32 day mark for years, but the last few months have been 27-29 days.

I'm guessing this is an age thing and they will inevitably begin to shorten, but has anyone else experienced this?

CleanLinesSharpEdges Tue 25-Nov-14 15:05:43

Yes, mine was always bang on 29 days, it's shortened gradually in the last 5 years and now it's around 24-25 days and seems to be sticking at that.

I'm 36.

InglouriousBasterd Tue 25-Nov-14 15:08:37

Ah thank you - that's reassuring to hear! smile

CheeseEqualsHappiness Tue 25-Nov-14 15:10:50

Weirdly I was just thinking the same today about mine going from 34 days to 28-30 in the last 5 years

I'm 33

InglouriousBasterd Tue 25-Nov-14 15:55:56

Thanks Cheese - does sound like an inevitable joy then! I was debating going to the GP but figured that complaining about an average 28 day cycle may receive a hmm - and I guessed it was such a small shift that it would likely be age-related.

CheeseEqualsHappiness Wed 26-Nov-14 10:50:47

Weird though, this isn't something anyone has ever told me about but when I mentioned it to a friend yesterday she also said the same

lotsofcheese Thu 27-Nov-14 22:12:50

Yep, me too. I'm 42 & cycles getting shorter - they were 25-28 days when I was TTC DS at age 36. My mum had her menopause at 45, as did her mum, so I don't think it will be long for me....

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