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Light Menstrual Cycles
I am 56 and am having a light menstrual cycle. I am on the third day and need only a pad to take care of my flow. I have been exceptionally tired. I have no other physical symptoms to describe. I have not been having menstrual cycles for at least two yea
Postmenopausal : Postmenopausal bleeding should always be assessed by a doctor. A doctor will perform a pap smear and pelvic examination and may do a blood test to check hormone levels. The vaginal bleeding could be attributed to (but not limited to) a hormonal change, the presence of cervical polyps, vaginitis or endometrial cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not unusual: This would not be unusual. Is there something more specific you'd like to ask? ...Read more
I have what I thought it was my period, very light menstrual cycle that at points is very light pink. It has been 11 days, I get sharp pains in lower abdomina . Area. I've been irregular the past 6months. I've made an aappointment at the obgyn and won't h
Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. When you see your obgyn you can also discuss your irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more
Low left back pain radiates to abdomen w dizziness. Occasional SOB, frequent tachy, very light menstrual cycle, no pregnancy. What could be the cause?
I had unprotected sex with my husband. Now, 3 days later, I have a light bleed. My menstrual cycle is not due for another 2 weeks. Can i be pregnant?
Virtual consult: Please set up a virtual appointment with me . I would love to help you. ...Read more
I always get light headed during my menstrual cycle, my period isn't heavy but could it be iron deficiency?
Day 4 of my menstrual cycle light spotting stomach still swollen with backpain and bad migraine people say i look 6mo pregnant and i'm not? Normal?
Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?
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 pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after having a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate if persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more
Definitely: Being over weight - OR underweight - is one of the most common reasons for irregular menstrual cycles in women. That said, the more over or underweight the woman is the more likely it will cause a problem. Being within 10-15 pounds is probably not going to cause any disruptions. Best wishes. ...Read more
As above : See u obgyn, for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
OCP: Birth control pills will help but we have to find out what is causing this. see your pcp or g.yn for evaluation ...Read more
Hi! The menstrual cycle, which is counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next, isn't the same for every woman. Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and last two to seven days. To find out what's normal for you, start keeping a record of your menstrual cycle on a calendar and ask your health provider what to expect.
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Not normal: Fishy smell with menstrual cycles should be investigated. Be sure to change your pads more often and if this does not solve this issue, then please see your doctor for evaluation and tests to rule out any infections. If you are sexually active, remember to practice safe sex (use condoms). Take care. ...Read more
Menstrual cycles: As a woman ages, the ovaries take more stimulation by the pituitary to produce an egg for fertilization. Typically a cycle can vary between 26 and 34 days in length and still be "normal". As a woman reaches 30 and above, PMS tends to be more severe, and so does the amount of bleeding if not on oral bc. Stress of any kind can delay menses, and cause irregularities in anyone. ...Read more
What is blue light therapy? Dermatologists have used blue light in their offices since 2002 to clear acne breakouts quickly and effectively by eliminating the bacteria that cause them. Blue light treatment is a non-uv light therapy, which is gentle on skin and does not cause long-term harmful health effects. Why blue? It penetrates water ...Read more
Menstrual cycle changes occur throughout a womens lifespan. In most women when they start there periods at 9 or 10 they are often very irregular and heavy. As the woman matures the cycle tends to shorten to a few days and becomes regular every 29-32 days. The periods in the perimenopausal period tend to be irregular and heavy similar ...Read more
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