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Lmp dec 16-21st. 26 day menstrual cycle and it stays on for 6 days. Dec 25th I notice blood in my underwear. What could that be? Please

Lmp dec 16-21st. 26 day menstrual cycle and it stays on for 6 days. Dec 25th I notice blood in my underwear. What could that be? Please

Spotting: We generally refer to that as spotting which nearly all women will experience sometime during their lifetime. If it's an isolated event, you needn't be concerned, if it continues seek care & have it evaluated ...Read more

Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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Please help! Do I need plan b? Sperm was inserted in vagina on day 16 of menstrual cycle. It has already been 24 hours! Help!

Please help! Do I need plan b? Sperm was inserted in vagina on day 16 of menstrual cycle. It has already been 24 hours! Help!

See answer: Day 16 may well be within your fertile window. If want to minimize/eliminate the chance of pregnancy, then "emergency contraception" with "morning-after-pill" or Plan B recommended. The sooner you take (and definitely no longer than 5 days post-intercourse), the greater the effectiveness. ...Read more

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What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

Time to menses: A 32 day cycle refers to the amount of time between the first day of flow to the next first day of flow ...Read more

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Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Not normal: Too long normal interval is considered 21-35 days you gyn can do a work up. ...Read more

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I have a 50-60 day menstrual cycle. Is this uncommon?

Not very rare: Multiple causes. Would be good to have evaluated when you have a chance, as can have related medical issues eg pcos, obesity, cholesterol, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is a regular 36 day menstrual cycle normal?

Can you tell me is a regular 36 day menstrual cycle normal?

No: Most gynecologists would consider that a normal menstrual cycle is between 21 and 35 days. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have 23 day menstrual cycle at 35 years age?

Is it normal to have 23 day menstrual cycle at 35 years age?

Yes: Menstrual cycle length of 21 to 35 or 42 days (depending on your source) from the start of one period to the start of the next is normal from menarche to menopause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Please answer me. Is a regular 36 day menstrual cycle normal?

Please answer me. Is a regular 36 day menstrual cycle normal?

Most women have: Periods every 21 days to 35 days. Being a little bit off the bell curve dose not mean that there is a problem. Be well. ...Read more

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What makes one have to take pill on the first day of menstrual cycle?

What makes one have to take pill on the first day of menstrual cycle?

Question?: There are different options for when to start the first pill of your new contraceptive. Some women start on the sunday of the week in which they start bleeding; others start on the fifth day of their cycle. Please check with your healthcare provider who prescribed the pill, since once you start the first pill pack, you shouldn't have to wonder when to start the next pack. ...Read more

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What causes a menstrual cycle to start then stop the same or next day?

What causes a menstrual cycle to start then stop the same or next day?

Period?: Bleeding which occurs even when at the time of an expected menstrual onset, is not always due to a post ovulation event. Ovulation may be delayed, and a short (one day) bleeding event may simply be pre-ovulatory, especially in late 30's onwards. Get a serum HCG test to rule out pregnancy, and see your GYN provider for an exam if this continues. ...Read more

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Why do I have a 40 to 45 day menstrual cycle I am nearly 39 is this normal?

Why do I have a 40 to 45 day menstrual cycle I am nearly 39 is this normal?

Long: Is this a change in your cycle length? Menstrual cycle is usually about 21 to 35 days in women. It is usually around 21 to 45 days in younger teens. If you are experiencing menstrual cycle changes would check with your gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is 5-6 days but the cycle is drying up on the fourth day? What could this mean

My menstrual cycle is 5-6 days but the cycle is drying up on the fourth day? What could this mean

Short cycle: May be variation or pregnancy (implantaiton). Would check HCG after period and in 1 week and see what happens in next cycle. F/u w/ doc ...Read more

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Is it normal for a year to have a 32-36 day menstrual cycle and then out of the blue start on day 27?

Your. Period: I would say normal is a relative term when it comes to one's ministration. Many women have very regular periods others do not many factors influence it age. Emotional factors diet lighting. Changing living situation. Weight gain weight loss. There's nothing particularly to be worried about with the time being. ...Read more

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My friend got her menstrual cycle on wednesday and it only stayed for a day. Should she be concerned?

Common problem: 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have been having a 13-20 day menstrual cycle that has been lasting longer than normal (7-10 days instead of 5).

I have been having a 13-20 day menstrual cycle that has been lasting longer than normal (7-10 days instead of 5).

Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle came about 4 days early, the first day was normal. I'm on day 4 and has been very light. Any suggestions?

My menstrual cycle came about 4 days early, the first day was normal. I'm on day 4 and has been very light. Any suggestions?

Period: It sounds like you are experiencing a normal variation in your periods. It does not sound like there is anything to worry about. ...Read more

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I have a menstrual cycle of about 40+ days on avg and its day 31 today yet I have thick, clear and stretchy CM in this past 4 days. Is this normal?

I have a menstrual cycle of about 40+ days on avg and its day 31 today yet I have thick, clear and stretchy CM in this past 4 days. Is this normal?

Exam: If you feel your vaginal discharge is different than normal then consider seeing an obgyn for an exam and testing. If you are not satisfied with your level of menstrual cycle control then consider discussing one of the many options for cycle regulation. If you are sexually active then this is very important to help prevent unplanned pregnancy ...Read more

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My Menstrual cycle usually last for 4 days with a medium flow in the first half an then becoming light in the second, why did only last one day light?

Depends: Are you on hormonal birth control? If so then the bleed you have between cycles may continue to get lighter and lighter. Yif you are on the pill or patch or ring, that " bleed " one has between cycles is actually not a period", you don't actually menstruate since you don't ovulate, but do have bleeding if the progesterone component is stopped. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a menstrual cycle of only two days (if that) and pretty light. Where you really only needed one pad all day for the two days?

What does it mean to have a menstrual cycle of only two days (if that) and pretty light. Where you really only needed one pad all day for the two days?

A light 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 problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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How fertile are you on day 9 of your menstrual cycle?

Depends: On your cycle - if you have standard 28-day cycle with ovulation on cd 14 you would not be fertile on cd 9. If you ovulate early, you could be very fertile. ...Read more

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What day of your menstrual cycle are you most fertile?

Middle of the cycle: 14 days before your period usually so if your cycles are 28 days apart 28-14 =14 if 35 days apart 35-14=21. ...Read more

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If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

If I have a 28 day menstrual cycle, when will I ovulate?

Ovulation: Ovulation occurs 14 days prior to the first day of bleeding. Therefore, in your 28 day cycle ovulation occurs on cycle day 14 counting first day of bleeding as the first day of your cycle. A perfect, consistent 28 day cycle is not necessarily the norm. Most have a range of cycle lengths, say 26-29 days. Ovulation then occurs in the interval of cycle days 12-15. ...Read more

Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more