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periods irregular?

Not sure if this makes my period irregular but the past 6 months it usually starts every 25-30 days, And now the flow is changing, typically lasting 4-5 days, last month went 7 days and now this month, three days. I am worried it is irregular and maybe i am not ovualting? does this soound normal and how do they test for ovualtion at the drs office? i tried the at home ovualtion kit and it indicated i was but i got the same reading for the rest of the month so maybe something was wrong with the kit or i was doing it wrong.

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Asked by DKK2010 at 9:58 AM on Sep. 29, 2010 in Trying to Conceive

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  • It sounds like you may be having months that you are not ovulating. The length of your period has nothing to do with ovulation. If you are ovulating regularly, your cycle length would only vary by a day.
    You might want to start charting your basal body temp (temp at waking before any activity or talking)...this temp will tell you if you are ovulating. You will need a BBT thermometer ($9 at walmart). The ovulation kits can get expensive if you don't know if you are even ovulating to begin with.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 10:12 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • go to your dr for more info and get tested there gl

    Answer by mekarevell at 11:58 AM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • You really should speak to your doctor. If your cycle was preditable before both in when you could expect your period (every 25-30 days) and how long it lasted (4-5 days) and now it's not something could be wrong hormonally. Periods do get ligher and shorter as we age but they change slowly, not radically like yours has.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 4:14 PM on Sep. 29, 2010

  • Alot of things can effect irregularity stress, weight gain etc

    I would suggest you get on the pill for a month or two to regulate your cycle or even go get some herbs

    Good Luck

    Answer by Sheleekieije at 11:24 AM on Sep. 30, 2010

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