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I have always been 28 days regular in between my periods. My husband has been out of state working for over a year, and I quit having a period when he left. Every 3-4 months I stay with him for 1-2 months. Each time, I have started my period just a couple days after getting there. Is this coincidence? Or does it have something to do with being near my mate?

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I have always been 28 days regular in between my period. I have been married with my Husband for 25 yrs. He has been out of state working, for over a year now. I quit having a period when he left. I go about every 3-4 months and stay with him for 1-2 months. Each time, I have started my period just a couple days after getting there. Is this coincidence? Or does it have something to do with being near my mate?

Not totally a coincidence. An irregular cycle can happen for a number of reasons including stress, change in sleep patterns etc. If your sleep patterns are different when you are not with your husband or if the separation is causing you some stress this could potentially be impacting your cycle. Nonetheless, it could also be caused by many other reasons like perimenopause, thyroid problems, etc. I always suggest checking in with your health care provider to investigate what could be causing this.

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