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Q: Can high blood pressure affect how long your menstrual cycle lasts?

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Martin Cane, M.D., Health Pro
11/22/08 9:07am

Shelia,

 

Thanks for your question. 

 

High Blood Pressure does not affect how long your menstrual cycle lasts.  I cannot think of any mechanism that could occur to change the length of one's cycle based on their blood pressure being elevated. 

 

If you've noticed a change in your cycle, I would discuss this with your physician and have a GYN examination to be sure that nothing else is going on that might explain the change in the length of your cycles.  Any change, or abnormal bleeding should be evaluated.

 

Best wishes.

 

Martin Cane, M.D.

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