There is a broad range of
"normal" among menstruating women. Unpredictable or long
menstrual cycles are normal for teenagers and women in
their 40s. For teens, a normal cycle can be as short as 21 days or as long as
45 days2. If you are a teen, you can expect cycles to even out over time. If you
are nearing the age of menopause, you can expect menstrual cycles to become
longer and eventually to stop. If you are not a teen and you are not older than
40 and your cycles are shorter than 21 days or longer than 35 days, there is a
chance that you have a problem that needs to be checked by your doctor.
You will need a medical check by a doctor if you have any change in your
menstrual pattern or amount of bleeding that affects your daily life. This
includes menstrual bleeding, for three or more menstrual cycles, that:
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