How To Deal With Prolonged Menstrual Cycle Distances?
Hello, I want to ask you. My menstrual cycle is the end of the month. Last July to early August was my last period. When I was waiting for the end of August it turned out that I didn’t have my period. Then September was like that too. And yesterday I just got my period. Is that natural? thank you
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Normally, the distance between menstrual cycles is not to exceed 35 days. It is normal to have a long distance between menstrual cycles if it occurs only occasionally. The cause can be due to hormonal imbalances, for example due to the influence of psychological stress, excessive physical activity, being on a diet, or also due to side effects of the drugs and contraceptives used. Usually, complaints that occur due to mild conditions will get better by themselves through a healthy lifestyle.
There are suggestions that can be done so that menstruation runs more smoothly, namely by taking more regular breaks, eating more vegetables and fruit, limiting consumption of instant and preservative foods and drinks, managing stress wisely, exercising more regularly, staying away from the habit of consuming alcohol or smoking, and always maintaining body weight so that it is always ideal (not too fat or too thin). Usually, in this way, menstruation will return smoothly within 1 to 3 months.
However, if your complaints have recurred very often, you still need to be vigilant. It could be, your menstrual that is not smooth is due to manifestations of a disease. Some examples of diseases that can trigger this condition include:
Hypo or hyperthyroidism
Pituitary gland tumor
Other chronic disease or inflammation
Conditions like this should be checked directly to a doctor or obstetrician. Usually, doctors will recommend several types of examinations so that the cause of menstrual disorders can be detected properly, for example ultrasound (USG), hormone tests, blood tests, and so on.
Hope it helps ..