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How menstral cycles work

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Sometimes: B"sd presume you mean metformin. This is commonly used for treating diabetes, but also hormone imbalance that can cause irregular menstrual periods. ... Read More

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Dr. Jane Van Dis
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Yes: Typically, after 7 days of using the NuvaRing you should be protected if you have intercourse. Of course, you can always use a back up condom, but if... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Propst
Fertility Medicine 29 years experience
Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is a synthetic progesterone. Doctors prescribe it to mimic the elevated Progesterone that occurs after ovulation. You w... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Winkler
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Irregular periods: irregular bleeding can be a sign of bleeding without ovulation or implantation bleeding where the fertilized egg implants into the lining of the uteru... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
If not pregnant,: then you are likely not ovulating, either from polycystic ovarian syndrome, or effects from the birth control pill, which may also keep the uterine li... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Heavy periods?: Heavy periods are periods that last greater than 7 days consistently involving changing protection every hour. Anything that requires 3 pads in 30 min... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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No ovulation: The most likely reason for a woman to have an irregular period is that she did not ovulate that month. An occasional month here and there without ovu... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rachana Sus
General Practice 19 years experience
Mentsrual problem: Could be thyroid or other hormonal issue.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Erickson
Dr. Michael Ericksonanswered
General Practice 9 years experience
Pregnancy: Pregnancy is the most common reason for a missed period. That should be ruled out first before other distinctions can be made. If a pregnancy test is ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
It depends: It depends if you have started menstruating a few years ago or you just started menstruating.Also it depends if you have had sexual intercourse.Missed... Read More

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