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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 (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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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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

Need more info: Are you on contraception? Which ? are you taking any medication? Are you under a lot of stress right now? Have you been traveling , changing time zones or not sleeping enough? Excessive exercise? These are things that can throw our cycle off . Good idea 2 check a urine pregnancy test and get screened for STDs if you are at risk ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
Monthly
Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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My wife menstrual cycle is irregular.8 dec 2012, 10 jan 2013, 16 feb 2013, 20 march 2013.Please find me exact ovulation day from 14-19. Not 6 day guess?

My wife menstrual cycle is irregular.8 dec 2012, 10 jan 2013, 16 feb 2013, 20 march 2013.Please find me exact ovulation day from 14-19. Not 6 day guess?

Biology is complex: You seem to express an idea that the workings of the female cycle are mechanistic like a mechanical device. Wrong. Let me tell you that all doctors deal with less than a full deck with every patient. Estimations and guesswork are the norm. Mother nature keeps most of her secrets. To know the day of ovulation learn how to take the body basal temperature. Are you an engineer or auto mechanic? ...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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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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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?

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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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more

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