QuestionWhy are times between some of my menstrual periods long?
A woman's monthly cycle typically is 21 to 32 days, but numerous things can affect the cycle. Remember that a woman's cycle is regulated by a series of hormones being released. Anything interfering with those hormones will impact the cycle, such as:
- Gaining weight
- Losing weight
- Not getting enough sleep
- Prolong, heavy exercise
Especially during your teenage years when the cycle of your hormones is not regular, it is common to experience monthly cycles of varying lengths and to even miss a period once in a while.