The duration of the menstrual cycle

Is considered ideal 28-day menstrual cycle, this means that from the beginning of one menstruation to the beginning of another is exactly 28 days. But under the influence of the environment, the health and the reproductive system, the image of a woman's life cycle changes: in some women it is 25 days, others 30 or more. Doctors consider the normal cycle of 21 to 35 days, and if you deviate from this norm it is advisable to get checked by a gynecologist to rule out any disease. If one or two times a year the loop has gone beyond these limits, but not more than ten days, this is normal.

Not always too short or too long cycle indicates the presence of problems, it can be an individual characteristic of women, but it is recommended to do a survey.

The duration of the menstrual cycle can change throughout a woman's life. With age, the change of scenery and lifestyle, disease and other factors, the cycle may become shorter or longer if it is regular, it is not a cause for concern.

Deviations from the norm

In the first year or two after the onset of the first menstrual menstruation cycle in girls irregular, between your periods can take several months, it is normal. In some cases, adolescents cycle too short. Over time, the cycle stabiliziruemost, but if in a few years this did not happen, you need to consult a gynecologist.

The cycle length may vary and go beyond the normal limits after being pregnant or nursing. In women, breastfeeding, menstruation occurs at the end of lactation, and the cycle is restored in a few months. Mixed feeding after 3-4 months after birth appear monthly, but the cycle too, not just becoming a regular.

Changes the duration of the cycle and before menopause, first for a few days, then months. When menstruation is absent for more than a year, there comes a menopause.

Deviation of the duration of menstruation can be associated with inflammation of the genital organs, tumours – myoma, ovarian cyst, endometritis. In some instances congenital disorders in the reproductive system lead to very short or long menstrual cycle. Chronic diseases not directly related to the sexual organs, can also affect menstruation: diabetes mellitus, disorders of the thyroid gland.