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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

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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I wear 3 corsets at a time (waist training) for about 20 hours a day and have been for a few months now. Could this affect my menstrual cycle?

I wear 3 corsets at a time (waist training) for about 20 hours a day and have been for a few months now. Could this affect my menstrual cycle?

Corsets create that: Hour glass look by squishing your internal organs and displacing them inward and upwards. They hurt your abdominal and chest organs primarily. The hip & pelvic bones tend to protect the pelvic organs. If the corsets are preventing you from eating or if you're seriously stressed out trying to achieve a look that isn't natural for you, they could affect your cycles indirectly. Not recommended! ...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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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?

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

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Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Can estrogen levels be checked on day 22 of the menstrual cycle?

Not really : You could check it but there is no way to interpret the results. It is very rare to need to check estrogen levels in a young woman. ...Read more

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Day 1 of menstrual cycle can it be half brown, half red day one?

Yes, that is fine.: It may be a mix of older and not so old blood. ...Read more

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How much blood does the average woman lose during her menstrual cycle in a day?

How much blood does the average woman lose during her menstrual cycle in a day?

Avg blood loss: For a cycle is 35 ml, range 10-80 so it depends on how many days your cycles are if you are worried it is too much see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can having protected sex almost every day make a woman miss her menstrual cycle?

See below: If a woman does not become pregnant, having vaginal intercourse is not likely to cause her to miss her period. ...Read more

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My first day of menstrual cycle mostly spotting. And sometimes the first 2 days. Is it ok?

Common: This is a very common pattern and doesn't mean anything is wrong. ...Read more

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To what extent is ejaculating inside on the first day after menstrual cycle considered safe?

To what extent is ejaculating inside on the first day after menstrual cycle considered safe?

IF the periods are : If the periods are very regular and occur predictably — then it would likely be 'safe' (i.e. Unlikely to result in conception/pregnancy) to have unprotected intercourse and ejaculate inside on the first day after the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My daughter gets light flow on the 14th day of her menstrual cycle every month. Is it normal?

My daughter gets light flow on the 14th day of her menstrual cycle every month. Is it normal?

Yes, that is normal: Occasionally teenagers will have a light flow of blood midcycle. These are due to hormonal surges. There is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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My friend gets 3-day headaches every month or so. Could this be linked with the menstrual cycle or could it be something else?

Yes: Are these headaches during her menses? If so she likely has menstrual migraines. This is easily treatable with continous oral contraceptive use that results in menses very few months. ...Read more

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Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods i always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal one (late, early, short, long) is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. If there is concern for pregnancy check a test. ...Read more

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If I was 3 days late on my menstrual cycle then started and only bleed for 2 1/2 days when I'm a 4 to 5 day bleeder? What does that mean?

Variability of cycle: Variability of menstrual cycle lengths is highest for women under 25 yrs. Of age. Having a cycle 3 days late, in a 21yo female is very common and the bleeding period can also vary. This all fall within the normal range. So, not much to worry at this point. The menstrual cycle is most regular from ages 35-39. The variability increases for women between the ages of 40-44. Thanks. ...Read more

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I have a normal menstrual cycle every month 4-6 days, this month was only one day? I have a nova t 380 an inserted, what could be the cause?

Paragard: The copper iud devive is not supposed to affect your cycle. If any it will increase some the amount of bleeding that you see during the first couple of months. No method is 100% effective. Always consider pregnancy if you missed yuor period. ...Read more

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My daughter had a 3 day "menstrual cycle" starting when she was only 5 days old, could this affect her later, is there anything else I should expect?

This is normal: Your daughter received hormones from you that caused her to have a mini puberty. Besides having some bleeding, both boys and girls can have significant breast development from the estrogen they get from their moms. This will not cause any long term problems for the babies. ...Read more

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I'm in the middle of my menstrual cycle and I started to bleed. At first, it was light and dark brown then the second day it got heavier and I started?

I'm in the middle of my menstrual cycle and I started to bleed. At first, it was light and dark brown then the second day it got heavier and I started?

On pill?: It makes a difference if you are on the pill. If so, mid cycle bleeding is generally improved by using low dose estrogen. If not can be hard to explain but the pill becomes the solution. ...Read more

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20 years old and the last menstrual cycle I had on 8/15/15 hasn't fully ended. It will go away for a day then come back every two days, more with sex.

20 years old and the last menstrual cycle I had on 8/15/15 hasn't fully ended. It will go away for a day then come back every two days, more with sex.

It sounds like...: It sounds like the menstrual lining didn't complete shed during your 8/15 menstrual period. What remains is coming out in fits & starts. This is common in menstrual cycles during which ovulation DOESN'T occur. If this happens to you repeatedly and/or your pelvic pain between periods hasn't been evaluated, you should make an appointment with your Gyno. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...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