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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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We should administer oral contraceptive on 1st day of menstruation (vaginal bleeding) or 1st day after menstrual period?

We should administer oral contraceptive on 1st day of menstruation (vaginal bleeding) or 1st day after menstrual period?

1st day of: Most commonly oral contraceptives are started either the 1st day of menstruation or on the 1st Sunday after the start of menstruation. 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?

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'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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Why am I not bleeding during my menstrual period?

Why am I not bleeding during my menstrual period?

If you have: No bleeding then by definition you are not having a menstrual cycle and are either pregnant or amenorrheic for another reason and should see your gynecologist. Read more

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I have had my menstrual period for 14 days now. It began with light bleeding but has been heavy for the past week. How can I stop the bleeding?

I have had my menstrual period for 14 days now. It began with light bleeding but has been heavy for the past week. How can I stop the bleeding?

GYN exam: You may have fluctuating hormonal levels and if you are having unprotected intercourse, you need to be check for pregnancy: call for an appointment today. Read more

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How to distinguish implantation bleeding from menstrual period?

How to distinguish implantation bleeding from menstrual period?

Timing: Implantation bleed is very uncommon, brief and light. It also often will not be when your period is due. Menstrual bleeding will be more like a normal period, and at the usual time for it. Home pregnancy test can also help clarify answer. Read more

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What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes. Read more

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Do I calculate my next menstrual cycle from the last day I bleed from Plan B? Or from my original menstrual that I had a week before that?

Do I calculate my next menstrual cycle from the last day I bleed from Plan B? Or from my original menstrual that I had a week before that?

Depends: It depends on where you were at during your cycle when you took the plan b, whether or not you had a withdrawal bleed from the Plan B or not. You likely have to wait a cycle to see when you ovulate and when you menstruate next. In the meantime, definitely use a reliable form of birth control as you may not be able to determine when an egg is going to be released. Read more

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What are the differences between a menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

What are the differences between a menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Significant: A menstrual period is the sloughing away of the thickened uterine lining that occurs due to hormonal changes resulting when no conception occurs. Early pregnancy bleeding can be due to some irritation to the lining of the uterus as the early embryo implants into the uterus, can be due to friable cervical cells, or other factors related to the embryo implanting into the uterus. Read more

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I had my menstrual period 2 weeks or so ago now iam bleeding dark brown I want to know why? And what to do?

Ovulation: It is likely you are ovulating, many women will spot or bleed lightly as well as have cramps midcycle when they are ovulating. Not really much to do. Birth control pills can override the bleeding sometimes as well as lighten your periods. Read more

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What is the max time period for the menstrual period and why still a woman may have bleeding after the period?

What is the max time period for the menstrual period and why still a woman may have bleeding after the period?

If your period: Lasts longer than a week - would advise your gynecologist. Spotting after the period could be the result of imbalance of estrogen and progesterone. Read more

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My normal menstrual period is 3 to 4 days but the last 2months it's been 9 to 10 days like strong bleeding, is that normal!

My normal menstrual period is 3 to 4 days but the last 2months it's been 9 to 10 days like strong bleeding, is that normal!

No it is not: If the period is lasting 10 days x 2 months you may start to develop anemia (low blood level) if it continues it is not normal and a gyn md visit is useful in determining why. Read more

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I was worried my menstrual period came 1 week earlier and after 5 days of bleeding after 1 week I bleed sorry for the wrong grammar? What should I do?

I was worried my menstrual period came 1 week earlier and after 5 days of bleeding after 1 week I bleed sorry for the wrong grammar? What should I do?

Your period was 1: Week early and lasted for 5 days? If that is the correct interpretation - then I would not worry as their can be some variability. If I did not answer the question that you were asking than consider re-asking with clarification. Take care. Read more

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Two weeks after I ended my menstrual period I started bleeding again but it was brown and very light, now when my actual period was due It hasn't come?

Two weeks after I ended my menstrual period I started bleeding again but it was brown and very light, now when my actual period was due It hasn't come?

If sexually active: Do a home pregnacy test. This may just be a normal hormkonal flucuation causing a change in your cycle. Please consult your gYN if symtoms continue. 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)

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