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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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What controls the menstrual cycle?

What controls the menstrual cycle?

The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur. ...Read more

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How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

Depends: Some women have a 28 day cycle and some have a 35 day cycle, so being 5 days late for each of those women as an absolute number is going to mean something different. Basic rule of thumb, though, if you're more than 5-7 days late, you're likely late. Could be stress, weight gain/loss, hormones, thyroid or pregnancy. See your doctor if you're worried. ...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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How to keep track of menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle?

Tracking: Use an app. Otherwise, take your first morning temperature and plot a basal body temperature chart. Use urine ovulation prediction kit ~d 11-14 if your cycle are abut every 28 days to detect lh surge and ovulation ~24-36 hours following. ...Read more

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What is the ovulation cycle of a woman with irregular period?

What is the ovulation cycle of a woman with irregular period?

It's confusing: One of the reasons a woman can have an irregular menstrual cycle is because she is ovulating at different times in her cycle. In general women ovulate about 2 weeks after ovulation. If someone ovulates late - her period will come later than expected. That can make trying to figure out when ovulation occurs very frustrating for women with irregular cycles. Please see your obgyn for help. ...Read more

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Is ovulation and menstrual period the same thing?

Is ovulation and menstrual period the same thing?

No!: Although they are each tied to the other. Ovulation happens around mid-cycle: a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary. If the egg is fertilized by sperm, then the menstrual period will not start. If bleeding and cramping (roughly) 2 weeks after ovulation, this is called the menstrual period. ...Read more

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What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

What happens during the delayed menstrual cycle?

Pregnancy?: You could be pregnant or your period can be delayed for many reasons including stress or viral illnesses. Consult your gyn. ...Read more

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What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

Depends: A menstrual cycle is usually 28 days, with ovulation occurring mid cycle around day 14. You can get pregnant around this time. Sperm can stay active in the body for 3-5 days. If you are not ovulating, you cannot get pregnant. However, everyone's cycle is different. If you want to get pregnant there are ways to help track ovulation. If not, it is best to use birth control all the time. ...Read more

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Can intercourse lengthen the days between menstrual cycles? Normal?

Can intercourse lengthen the days between menstrual cycles? Normal?

No it can't unless: Unless you are a healthy woman, engage in unprotected sexual-genital intercourse with a fertile man and get pregnant, it is highly unlikely and very improbable that intercourse will "lengthen the days between your menstrual cycles". ...Read more

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33/34 day menstral cycle. What would be the average day of ovulation?

33/34 day menstral cycle. What would be the average day of ovulation?

Day 19 - 20: Generally, ovulation occurs approximately 14 days prior to the onset of bleeding. ...Read more

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The menstrual cycle did not come this month?

The menstrual cycle did not come this  month?

Enjoy: It's going to come eventually especially if you are not pregnant. If you continue to not get for few months or get irregular talk to your pcp for thyroid and other check up like severe anemia etc. ...Read more

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Is this normal before your menstrual cycle?

Is this normal before your menstrual cycle?

Is what normal?: Need more details to answer your question. ...Read more

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How to induce menstrual cycle?Missed cycle for the first time last december.Not pregnant

Progesterone: It is not unusual to miss a cycle once a year, but you can have a withdrawal bleed by using Progesterone . See a provider for guidance. ...Read more

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My menstral cycle is 33 days each month on which cycle day should I expect ovulation to occur?

Around day 19: Take the average cycle length i.e. 33 and subtract 14 to figure out your approximate day of ovulation. ...Read more

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In irregular menstrual cycle we how can calculate the expected date of delivery?

In irregular menstrual cycle we how can calculate the expected date of delivery?

1st trimester sonos: Pregnancy sonograms performed by a skilled certified sonographer between 6 and 14 weeks are very reliable "dating scans" and can help determine the gestational age with fairly good accuracy and estimate the expected date of delivery. Sonograms performed later in the 2nd or 3rd trimester are still useful but are not as accurate. ...Read more

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...Read more

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How to you track the days of your menstrual cycle?

How to you track the days of your menstrual cycle?

First spotting day 1: Counting the menstrual cycle starts with Day 1 being the first day a woman notices the slightest sign of her cycle to start, for example spotting that then becomes a full menstrual flow. Ideal cycle length is 28 days from the first day to the day before the next menses. In a 28 days cycle a woman ovulates on 28-14= Day 14. Over a 24 hour time window she is able to conceive. ...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