Luteal Phase Defect: Fertility Over 40 - Pregnancy Over 40 and Short Menstrual Cycles
The Time Between Menstrual PeriodsI hear from many women who have questions about short menstrual cycles. According to my gynecologist, there is a lot of variability in cycle length, however a cycle is considered too short if is less than 3 weeks between the time between when one period starts and when the next one starts.
If you're over 40, your cycle length may get shorterAs women get older, typically, cycle length gets shorter, probably due to weaker hormone production.
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If you are trying to conceive this can be problematic because you may not be able to sustain a pregnancy since your hormones are falling too fast. When I first started trying to get pregnant, my progesterone was referred to as a "ski jump" It rose fast, but then fell too quickly. Also, according to my gynecologist, extremely short cycles could be an indication of another underlying problem. When I was trying to concieve, I did have some variability in the length of my cycles. As I got older, my cycles got shorter and lighter (sometimes as short as 21 days).