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Menstruation (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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Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

Probably normal: From what you are saying, you are noticing an increase in mucous discharge with your cycle. This might simply be related to cervical mucous that is present that has made its way out with the normal blood flow. In the absence of other symptoms or problems, i would expect this to go away with cessation of your period. ...Read more

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I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

Could be: A menstrual period that happens on time but is much lighter than usual could be an implantation bleed rather than a period. If you have been having unprotected sex, you need to do a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. There certainly are other things that can cause a period to be lighter but most will also cause it to be irregular. Hope this helps. ...Read more

Blood Loss (Definition)

Generally, blood loss is a term most commonly referring to bleeding. Blood loss can occur rapidly, due to trauma, or can occur slowly, as seen in diseases of the stomach or intestinal tract. Blood loss could refer to blood disorders that cause anemias, as seen in autoimmune disorders ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more