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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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Why is my menstrual cycle lasting 10 days and no sign if stopping? I have has really sore nipples and i really moody. Can you help please?

Why is my menstrual cycle lasting 10 days and no sign if stopping? I have has really sore nipples and i really moody. Can you help please?

Heavy periods : 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.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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My boobs are normally sore&swell around the time my menstrual cycle coming.This week my boobs seem slighty swelled then usual, pain near my armpit to?

My boobs are normally sore&swell around the time my menstrual cycle coming.This week my boobs seem slighty swelled then usual, pain near  my armpit to?

Breast swelling: It is very normal and common for breasts to swell before or around the time of a woman's menstrual cycle. Also, it often varies from month to month, so that is not unusual either. I guess I'm a little concerned that you have pain near one of your armpits. If it goes away completely after your period, you're probably fine. But if it worsens or persists, I would see your doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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My vagina is swollen and is not sore and itches is this serious? I am on my menstrual cycle and have been using tampons the whole time

My vagina is swollen and is not sore and itches is this serious? I am on my menstrual cycle and have been using tampons the whole time

Vaginal itch: The vagina, a mucous membrane, is the inside area of the female genitalia, and the vulva is skin, and the outside area. You could get a vaginitis, an inflammation of the vagina from condoms, tampons, or a yeast infection. You can get a vulvitis, from contact with detergents and soaps, and also from a yeast. Stop using everything to see whether it goes away. Keep the outside dry. ...Read more

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What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

Muscle tension: Muscle tension and myofascial pain will refer to the crown of the head. Hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle may be leading to increased muscle tension. ...Read more

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I had sex during my last menstural cycle & my breasts have been tender since, what could cause this?

I had sex during my last menstural cycle & my breasts have been tender since, what could cause this?

Minor trauma!: If there was any breast manipulation during sex, your already-tender and slightly swollen breasts may have had minor bruising, causing the symptoms you now note. I see this during breast surgery on my patients having or just around their cycles--more pain, bruising, inflammation, etc. So any activity (such as sex) that can cause minor breast trauma can end up being more symptomatic than usual! ...Read more

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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


Nipple (Definition)

A nipple also known mammary papilla or teat is a small projection of skin containing the outlets for 15–20 lactiferous ducts. Its at the apex or top or breast ...Read more