Strangely long period cycles?

posted 2 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d suggest getting your thyroid tested (hyper-thyroidism can cause long cycles). I’d also suggest going back to your gyn just to be sure.. but if they did a cervical smear and everything was fine then I guess it’s just some weird phase you’re going through? 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

MrsRoberts52:  I started having longer cycles the older I got (I’m now 34) and was diagnosed with PCOS.  I dont’ miss periods (I have missed ONE ever)– but the cycles surely got longer.

I don’t have any of the “classic” PCOS symptoms like facial hair, or extra hair growth, nor do I have acne.  But I do have cysts on my ovaries.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’ve always been like this for as long as I can remeber.  All my blood work is smack in the middle of the ‘normal’ range, and there’s no indication of anything wrong.  My “normal” cycles are anywhere from 35 to 49 days, and occasionally as long as 2-3 months and I had never been on any type of medication.  My doctor wasn’t worried, so I wasn’t, but maybe I should have been since we have been TTC unsuccessfully for over 2 years now.  But my RE can’t pinpoint naything clinically wrong either since all labs and tests come back totally normal.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

MrsRoberts52:  I suggest getting your thyroid checked out. Before I knew I had hypothyroidism, I didn’t have my period for six months…and then got it for six months. Now, unless I’m on my meds and birth control, my period will just run amuck and never stop, or it will stop for months and months and months. However, HYPOthyroidism comes with other obnoxious symptoms: Have you recently gained an unholy amount of weight? Is your hair falling out? Is your skin dry? Are you always cold? If not, you could possibly have HYPERthyroidism. I’m not too familiar with those symptoms, but a family member has it and she lost a ton of weight. 

At the very least, I’d ask your gyno to run a few tests. If you’re having very bad pain it could be something bad (endometriosis). Good luck!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

pinkshoes:  Just out of curiosity, have you ever had an ultrasound of your ovaries?

My bloodwork was slightly indicitive of PCOS– but almost normal.  It was the one missed period, longer cycles and cysts on my ovaries that brought on the diagnosis.  Was also told we might have trouble TTC– although that proved wrong when I got pregnant this spring- while my husband was pulling out!

As much as I don’t like a diagnosis of PCOS– I don’t have insulin resistance (at the moment at least)- which was just proven with my gestational diabetes test, and I don’t have the ucky hair growth.  I’m not overweight, so to speak– my body is vastly different than it was before I had my son, and I’m not 100 pounds anymore and never will be.  

Then again, not everyone with a PCOS diagnosis will have cysts on thier ovaries….

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

MrsEME:  Yes, part of my initial check out was external and internal ultrasound.  I’ve also gone through 3 IUI and IVF so I’ve had many many maaaaany u/s as part of monitoring and making sure I am ready to start medicated cycles.

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