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what do doctors consider irregular periods?

Is it when you skip periods, or it is when one month af shows on day 26 and another it shows on day 35?


Asked by Namaste17 at 2:34 PM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • I asked a nurse at one of my doctor's offices one time, and she said anything over 35-day cycles. A little bit of irregularity is normal; not many women have exactly the same length cycle every month, many women have a 30-day cycle followed by 32 days then 29 days, etc.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 3:01 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I THINK it's when it falls consistently out of the 28-31 day cycle...That definitely includes skipping periods, multiple periods within a month, etc...

    Well...maybe not accurate about the 28-31day cycle, but I mean when one is 28days, one is 32days, one is 24days, etc...

    Answer by dlandrum at 2:38 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Irregular is varying in lengths and duration.

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 8:08 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Thanks ladies!

    Comment by Namaste17 (original poster) at 3:05 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • I agree with the other ladies

    Answer by sstepph at 6:09 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • Anything that doesn't follow a regular pattern, whether that is length of cycle or number of flow days, etc . . .

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:07 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

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