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Other Menstruation FAQs

Basic information for topics, such as “What is it?” and “How many people are affected?” is available in the About Menstruation section. Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) specific to menstruation are in this section.

  • How can I keep track of my menstrual cycle?

  • What is premenstrual syndrome (PMS)?

  • Can menstrual irregularities make it harder to get pregnant?

  • Can menstrual irregularities lead to other health problems?

  • When should I see my health care provider about
    menstrual irregularities?

  • Can menstrual irregularities lead to cancer?



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  1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). (2012). FAQ: Abnormal uterine bleeding. Retrieved May 24, 2016, from
     External Web Site Policy (PDF - 464 KB) [top]
  2. Master-Hunter, T., & Heiman, D. L. (2006). Amenorrhea: Evaluation and treatment. American Family Physician, 73, 1374–1382. [top]
  3. Sweet, M. G., Schmidt-Dalton, T. A., Weiss, P. M., & Madsen, K. P. (2012). Evaluation and management of abnormal uterine bleeding in premenopausal women. American Family Physician, 85, 35–43. [top]
  4. o, P. M., Wang, E. T., Cedars, M. I., Chen, L. M., & Cohn, B. A. (2016). Irregular menses predicts ovarian cancer: Prospective evidence from the Child Health and Development Studies. International Journal of Cancer, 139(5), 1009–1017. Retrieved August 2, 2016, from [top]

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