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What is considered a regular menstrual cycle?

By Anonymous July 26, 2018 - 12:14pm
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To be considered “regular”, would you need to be having your monthly period EXACTLY the same number of days apart or could they vary by a few days each month? I do get a period every month, but it ranges from 31-36 days (most commonly 31-33) besides a 38 day cycle one time last year. A friend of mine told me this was abnormal as she has hers every 29 days like “clockwork” I’ve never had trouble conceiving and don’t experience any other usual symptoms that would suggest I have a gynaecological problem. Could my cycles still be considered normal even though they vary by a few days each month?

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing!

Your friends cycle is normal for her. Yours is normal for you. A normal menstrual cycle is considered between 21 and 25 days, with the "perfect" cycle being 28 days - not a lot of women have this. So your cycle very much falls in with the "normal cycle".


July 26, 2018 - 2:23pm
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