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Irregular bleeding

What is a regular cycle?

When should you be concerned?

The number of days from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period is called your menstrual cycle. For example if you had your period from January 1st to 5th and your next period started on January 29th, then you had a 28-day cycle.

Cycles of 21 to 35 days are considered normal.

In other words, even if you experience two menstrual periods in a month, or you haven't had a period in a month, the cycle is considered "normal". The important thing is to know YOUR rhythm and notice any changes from there. There are several apps that can record your menstrual cycle, so we recommend using them.

It is common to have long menstrual cycles until your early 20s. One of the biggest concerns when you miss your period is that you may be unintendedly pregnant. If you've ever had sex (the reason I don't say "if you think you might be pregnant" is because people who are pregnant often don't think they are), take a pregnancy test you can buy at a pharmacy. If visiting a pharmacy sounds daunting, we can provide the test at the clinic.

Even if the pregnancy test is negative, as long as you are worried about your menstrual cycle, we need to work out a strategy. Let's discuss this based on your life plan, how you are doing during your period, and your obstetrical and gynecological history.

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