(Closed) Very long menstrual cycles

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How long typically is your menstral cycle?
    Much shorter than the average of 28 days : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Right around 28 days : (16 votes)
    38 %
    31-36 days : (10 votes)
    24 %
    37-42 days : (5 votes)
    12 %
    Over 42 days : (3 votes)
    7 %
    Can't answer because it's very irregular : (7 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You might want to talk to your doc about your long cycles b/c it could be a sign of PCOS. I had really long cycles coming off of the pill, but they eventually evened out and I was averaging around 30. I’d definitely just check with your doc to make sure all is ok…especially if you’re looking to have kids in the future.

    Post # 7
    2731 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    My periods are SUPER irregular, so I can’t even begin to answer this question.

    Post # 8
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee

    Mine were insanely irregular before bc. I’m now off the bc and they’ve become a little more consistent, though not predictably so. I time it by paychecks. If 2 paychecks have passed and I haven’t seen anything I start paying attention. 🙂

    Post # 12
    2759 posts
    Sugar bee

    My period’s been all over the place over the past 15 years… was pretty regular between the ages of 10-15 and then I gained a TON of weight sophomore year of high school and they stopped completely. I got maybe 1 a year or less between 15-20 and then I got on the pill and they were super regular for a year… had bloot clots and got off the pill and they went into a weird irregular cycle where I’d sometimes get nothing for 2-3 months and then a FLOOD for 2 weeks straight.

    Now I’m back to a pretty regular 28ish day cycle and I couldn’t be more pleased. Exercising regularly and losing weight seems to have helped my body get back on track.

    Post # 13
    572 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    to put it into perspective, before this cycle I just had that started new years day, the prior cycle was all the way back in June 2011. I have pcos. We just started Clomid so we are really hopeful this works for us. It already made me ovulate this past month. 🙂


    edit with the tmi version: The longest I ever bled from a period was close to two months straight, and the longest I have ever been without a period is about 8 months. It is totally unreliable and although I have in the past ovulated on my own, that comes maybe once every couple of years.

    Post # 14
    5977 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @SoupyCat:  When you do have long cycles attributed to PCOS, there are times that you will not ovulate at all. There are a ton of ladies on the TTC boards who are dealing with PCOS and anovulation. The fact that you don’t want kids makes the diagnosis easier to deal with, but I would definitely ask your doctor when you’re there next to just run some tests to make sure all is ok. 

    Post # 15
    2792 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have PCOS and when/IF I ovulate, my cycles around around 38-40 days. If I am annovulatory, that’s when they start going into the 50-60 range. Ugh!

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