cycle duration

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Hi all,

I started having irregular cycles since Dec. Missed a whole period in Dec. then got it in Jan, now after 20 days got it again. I know I am going through perimenopause. I just wanted to ask is others epxerience shoter cycles? I have always been regualr around 27-29 day cycles. 20 days is too short sad

 

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    My cycles were normally like yours, about 25-27 days apart once peri started. I had a few that were 22 and 23 days apart. I was freaked out at the time, of course. Then they would go back to their regular 26-27 day cycle. (My last one was 40 days and, as Tom Petty said, the waiting was the hardest part.)

    The woman who does my annual mammogram told me she was sometimes getting them every 15 days. She was fine, but constantly entertaining the unwanted guest of her period. 

    I would be interested to know what the other ladies on this site have experienced about their cycle duration. Is cycle duration just dependent on the undependable process of ovulation in peri? 

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      Thanks! I hate the waiting too and the unpredictablitly. I get cramps and usually have to plan my life around the first couple of days of my period and now I don't even know when I expect itsad

      Oh well, I guess I should not complaint too much. There are much worst things in life!

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    Hi,

    My cycle was always 27 days and over the last year has changed to 22 days. This is normal in perimenopause xx

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    Hi

    Welcome to the wonder world of peri my periods use to be every 26-28 days now omg I have skipped a month here or then and when I do I get cramps and feel like I'm getting it and nothing I have had spotting for a few weeks then go into a period i can get it for a few months like every 28 days then it goes crazy and I might get it at forty days it's all over the place now I used to get night sweats the week before my period along with painful boobs the whole pms deal now I get night sweats anytime hot flashes boobs can be sore all month I should own stock in pads this sucks and the symptoms seem never ending this site is a god send hang in there we are all in this together and btw my mother was 48 when she was done I'm 48 now and I don't believe mine will be over anytime soon

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    I was always 27-28 days. Started Peri around 43. Time between periods never got shorter. Sometimes there was more distance in between but never shorter.

    When I turned 49 I started having spotting in between periods. Became more frequent. Found out I had suspicious ovarian cysts.

    Had a total hysterectomy at 50.

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    Hello Naz,

    Yes normal. I'm in peri menopause for 3 years. I had my period consistently every 28-30 days and then I started skipping months then shorter periods then long periods and now none in 4 months. It's been crazy. I have anxiety issues, cramping but no periods, I'm always feeling unwell. My gynecologist said it's all normal and it will pass. My last period was brownish discharge so I'm assuming that was the end of it? Not sure it's been so off balance. I hope this helps you understand it's part of peri! Good Luck

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    Hi there Naz,

    I used to be a 26 - 28 day cycle, but the past few years have been 22 - 25 days long, with the odd 14-day repeat here and there.

    I can always tell when its on its way though... i feel like an ogre, physically and socially.

    Hang in there, hopefully just a sign that the end is near!

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