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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Occurs monthly: Colloquialisms are odd. Since menses occur about every 28 days in human females, there is a periodicity to them. It's an older term meaning regularly ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Erinn Huffman
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Menstrual cycle is the technical term, and period is the slang term for the same thing.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ricardo Estape
29 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
See your GYN: This is not normal. It may be as simple as a hormonal imbalance, but it could be more serious like polyps, precancerous, cancers. You need an exam, pa ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Mittelschmerz: There is no good specific answer to that. The female must learn when she is ovulating and this is usually something they feel. Ovulation is usually j ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristie Deblasio
11 years experience Clinical Psychology
Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience Family Medicine
Periods: There is always the possibility of variation in your menstral cycle. A normal cycle can be anywhere from 21-35 days.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irreg period: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not quite sure that: I understand this. You have had a period or you you haven't had your period but are spotting? If you have been sexually active please take a home preg ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sounds normal: A normal menstrual period can happen plus or minus a few days of when you expect it. That doesn't mean anything is wrong. Cramping and brown-lookin ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Marraige or age?: Could be due to stress and recent changes, or could be early peri menopausal changes.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ruth
21 years experience Internal Medicine
LMP: Periods for a regular woman are days 1 till 28. Day one is first bleeding. Usually day 1-4 to 7 is bleeding. Then day 14 is ovulation. So LM ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine preg ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Hormonal changes: or fluctuations of female hormones, stress, tension, anxiety, nutritional factors,and possible thyroid issues can also be causes. Consiltyour GYN.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Timothy Brown
43 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The period will consistently come about two weeks after ovulation, so if ovulation is late the period will be late.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milroy Samuel
23 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: However you should be evaluate to see why you spot.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Engrav
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
To : To be on the safe side, you should take a pregnancy test. If you still aren't having a normal period in 2 days after that, take another test. You ma ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Kobasa
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liza Kunz
Dr. Liza Kunz answered
20 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Maybe: An irregular period can be a sign of pregnancy. Take a home pregnancy test if you are concerned.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yashica Robinson White
16 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly stress: As you know, it is important to rule out pregnancy, take a pregnancy test. If it is negative and this is the first time, i recommend you just monitor ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Opsahl
42 years experience Fertility Medicine
Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reaso ... Read More

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