Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Short periods and fertility?


I recently saw a post up on Vagina Pagina  (yes, that is the name!) of a woman asking whether her short periods were a sign of infertility. Intrigued, I decided to do a little digging on the matter to see what I could come up with, since I have never heard of this association before. 

Turns out, that even if your period is two days or three days, this has no bearing on your fertility! I could not find any studies that linked the two. The length of your period can shift and change, especially with age, and it doesn't have any direct link to your ability to conceive. 

On the other hand, if your CYCLE is very short, meaning the number of days you have between periods, that is something that you may want to see your doctor about if you are interested in making some babies. Studies show that cycles which are too short can cause your body to not produce hormones in the correct amounts to help sustain a successful pregnancy.

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