Long Menstrual Cycle

Cynthia Flynn's picture
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QUESTION

Dear Midwife,
With the exception of the year and a half I was on the pill, my whole life I had a 35-day cycle. I came off the pill last January 08, and resumed my normal 35-day cycle through August 08. Since August I have had only two periods, the first cycle was 50-days long, the second 57-days long. I am not pregnant, and my doctor didn't consider this a problem as a thyroid test came back normal, but my husband and I are trying to conceive. Do these circumstances affect our chances of conception (I assume so)? Is there anything you can suggest to get my cycle back to normal? Thank you for any help you can give.

Elizabeth

ANSWER

I guess my first question would be about your age. If you are under 35 and normal weight, then there is something else going on that I think deserves investigation, sooner rather than later if you are trying to conceive.

-- Cynthia, CNM

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