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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Irregular Menstrual Cycles

Throughout recorded history, there have been many superstitious beliefs with regards to menstruation.  If a woman does not have a regular, monthly period there are typically a handful of reasons why.  The focus of this blog is to help patients understand the normal menstrual cycle and reasons why they may not have a regular cycle.

A normal menstrual cycle typically occurs every 24-35 days.  It is divided into two phases, the follicular phase when an egg grows inside a follicle and the luteal phase when the follicle becomes a corpus luteum and makes progesterone.  The end of the follicular phase and beginning of the luteal phase is marked by ovulation.   Continue reading

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