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Cycles becoming shorter

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kirinm Fri 10-Jan-20 06:30:37

I'm nearly 42 and my cycles are regular but have gone from 28 days to 26 and now 35. I don't have any other symptoms but am wondering if this could be the start of peri menopause? I had a baby 16 months ago and was hoping to try again soonish so a bit worried I've missed the boat.

kirinm Fri 10-Jan-20 06:31:00

Not 35! This cycle was 25 days.

maloofhoof Fri 10-Jan-20 06:34:48

I've just turned 42 and my 28 day cycle has dropped to 24 days for the past 3 years. Periods also last longer and are much heavier.

maloofhoof Fri 10-Jan-20 06:35:04

Sorry, just turned 41!

bingbangbing Fri 10-Jan-20 06:37:06

I'm in the same boat.

Off to see a fertility specialists soon but I don't hold out much hope

maloofhoof Fri 10-Jan-20 06:41:11

I had bloods done about a year ago as suspect peri menopause and came back clear but I've since been told blood tests for that aren't reliable.

kirinm Fri 10-Jan-20 06:55:15

Is there a reason for being tested - is medication prescribed?

maloofhoof Fri 10-Jan-20 07:01:59

I just wanted to know what was going on and had convinced myself it was menopause as ideally I'd like another child.

ConstanceL Fri 10-Jan-20 07:14:18

As long as you are still ovulating decent eggs you are still in with a reasonable chance of getting pregnant even if you are in the perimenopause.

kirinm Fri 10-Jan-20 13:49:00

I'm really hoping my eggs are still healthy enough!

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