What should I do when monthly bleedings come too far apart, or have stopped?Monthly bleeding usually comes about every 21 to 35 days. It may be normal to have an even longer time between bleeding. But something may be wrong, or you may be pregnant, if your monthly bleeding does not come at all.
- You may be pregnant.
- You may be having a miscarriage.
- The ovary may not have released an egg.
- You may have a serious illness - like malaria, tuberculosis or a worsening HIV infection.
- If you are over 40 or 45, you may be nearing menopause.
- Some family planning methods - like the pill, implants, and injections - can make monthly bleedings come far apart.
- Poor nutrition may change monthly bleeding.