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I hate the not knowing! I've had to come off hormonal contraception and miss the bang on regularity. Is there another way to regulate it to a fixed cycle each month? (Idealistically closer to 35 days so I don't have to have that many! )
An average cycle is 28 days. Normal is counted as anywhere from 21-35. Varying by 6 days as you are is normal. Evidently most women have this variation. And no, there is nothing anyone can do to alter the length of their cycle.
The longer you go without the contraception the longer your periods might get, plus they tend to space out the older you get too
Eh? Do you mean the bleeding lasts longer or the cycles become longer? Not true anyway. And neither is spacing out more as you get older. Some women's get closer, some more far apart, but most women have a complete mixture of both in the run up to menopause.
Interesting. My periods are usually regular, at 43/44/45 days each! Then last month it was exactly 28days. I haven't been on any kind of contraception for about 4 years. But only been logging periods for the last 6 months. 5 were the 44ish range, then one odd one at 28days. Is 44 days long very unusual?
i always had a 17-21 day cycle until about age 45. My DD seems to be the same, though at only 13, I live in hope her cycle will lengthen. I wondered if I ovulated but I had no problems getting pregnant so I guess I did! Think I ran out of eggs though - started age 14 and finished 47! I think of myself as "normal." Just got used to it.