1620589 tn?1351357975

Long/Irregular menstruation of 18 days - Normal?

I am 30 years old, 5'4'' and 130 lbs  - healthy and married

This last year and a half my periods range from 11 days to 18 days long.
The flow is NOT heavy but rather light to normal.
The cycle is irregular.
The cramps are not that bad

My pap a week ago was normal. My MD said my cycle is more of an annoyance than a physical problem. Could he be right?

This is a basic break down of my flow.

brown moderate spotting for 6 days
normal bleeding for 4 days
brown light spotting for 5 days

The space between periods not predictable....but basically I am LUCKY if I have a full 2 weeks off of bleeding/spotting. Although not always.

Needless to say, our sex life is pretty sad.

It seems as though my uterus just does not remember how to release blood the way it used to.

Here are my questions.
Can I have this kind of flow, and everything be normal?
If it's not normal, would my progesterone possibly be low?
Are there any natural remedy's (I hate the pill)
3 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
932659 tn?1332118704

Well that's great news your pap was normal.  There seem to be a lot of women on here who have problems as you've had and have resorted to using a form of birth control, but like you said you hate the pill.  I've not heard of any natural remedies for regulating periods.  Yes you can have this sort of flow and have everything be normal, but bleeding for two weeks out of the month has got to be just plain frustrating.  Have you considered getting a second opinion?  I wish you luck :)
Helpful - 0
1620589 tn?1351357975
Thanks for your response.

I hate the pill because I don't like the idea of the possibility of blood clots from the estrogen. :( Just the possibility is more than I am comfortable with.

BUT, you are right, I am bleeding/spotting more often than I am not....WAY frustrating.

I am going to ask my MD for a referral to a gynecologist. At least I can find out for sure if this is normal, or if there is something hindering/altering my bleeding,   This last period was 18 stinking days. LOL I miss wearing all of my "cute" underwear!

Thanks for the feedback
Helpful - 0
932659 tn?1332118704
You're welcome, please let us know how it goes :)
Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Women's Health Community

Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
STDs can't be transmitted by casual contact, like hugging or touching.
Syphilis is an STD that is transmitted by oral, genital and anal sex.
Normal vaginal discharge varies in color, smell, texture and amount.
Bumps in the genital area might be STDs, but are usually not serious.
Chlamydia, an STI, often has no symptoms, but must be treated.
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.