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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Gradual shortening of menstral cycle
I`m 43 and my 28 day menstral cycle has gradually shortened to a 22 day cycle over the past 3 years. Is this normal in pre-menopause?
Shortening of the menstrual cycle is common in the 40s. It would not be good to be having heavy bleeding every 3 to three and one-half weeks, so if that is happening, please discuss it with your clinician.
Margery Gass, MD
Formely, Professor, Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati