# Estimated Date Of Menstruation For The Following Month?

Hello doctor, I want to ask yesterday, in April I experienced menses on April 15. I guess when I get back in May

## 1 Answer:

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To find out the estimated date of your period the following month, you first need to know the length of your menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycle is the time in one menstrual period, which is calculated from the first day of menstruation to the first day of the next menstruation. Normally, the menstrual cycle lasts between 28 - 35 days. This menstrual cycle can change every month, but there are at least 3 menstrual cycles with the same length in a row, to be able to say your period has a normal cycle pattern.

For example, the first day of your period in March is the 18th, while the first day of your period in May is the 15th, then you have a menstrual cycle of 28 days. For example this 28 day cycle has also been going on in the last 3 months. So with the most likely period of your menstrual cycle this month is 28 days, so the first day of your period in May is estimated to be the 13th. You can try to calculate it yourself.

The calculation of menstruation you need to do is for some of the things below, namely:

1. To estimate the fertile period. The fertile period is the optimal time for sexual intercourse if you want a pregnancy.

2. To find out if your menstrual patterns are normal or not

3. To calculate the gestational age and estimated delivery if you become pregnant later.

4. For the benefit of Umrah, which is to postpone menstruation while undergoing the pilgrimage.

Thus hopefully useful. for