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Menstruation only 18 days apart.

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I am a 29 years old and I have always had a regular 29-31 day cycle. Was on the pill for 6 years and came off it 4 years ago and my cycles still stayed nice and regular.

In the last year my cycles have been getting closer together. The last 2 being only 18 days apart. I have also been getting brown spotting up to a week before each period properly starts.

10 days after my last period finished I started brown spotting again and this has now lasted 2 weeks with no sign of my full period yet.

Could the change in cycle length and the spotting be connected? What could cause this change in my cycle?

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replied January 20th, 2011
Menstruation Answer A18716
Welcome to ehealthforum.
Breakthrough bleeding or spotting in between your periods can be caused by many reasons like ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, polyps, cervix related issues, hormonal imbalances, stress, etc. To find the exact cause for this, you will need to visit your gynecologist for examination along with blood and hormonal work-up and ultrasound scan. Visit these links for details on spotting in between periods: ticle/003263.htm ce1/a/bleedingbetween.htm l-Spotting
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