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Camrese Lo Menstrual Cycle Period
May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more
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
Irreg period: 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. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. 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
Possibly: It usually regulates your cycle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Varies: Norethisterone is a progestin, similar to the progestone your body makes after ovulation. How it affects your period depends on when you take it and for how long. If you take it throughout the month it will normally make your period lighter. If you take it after ovulation, it may delay your bleeding. If you just take for a couple of days, you're likely to bleed after stopping it. ...Read more
Sore breasts, mild cramping, nausea. Stringy white/clear discharge. On birth control. Period ended late June. Ovulation? Oncoming period? Pregnant?
One way to find out: If you're concerned you could be pregnant, the one way to find out is with a pregnancy test. If you have regularly taken your birth control pills, this is very unlikely, but still possible, especially if you missed any doses. If you symptoms don't improve or if they worsen, follow up with your PCP or OB/GYN. ...Read more
Totally normal: Assuming you have not missed any pills and could be pregnant, but with loloestrin the low dose of the hormone can make you miss your periods which is fine and great choice at your age as u should be on the lowest dose combo pill which is loloestrin and if u do not want any more children an in office essure tubal is the way to go, easy, takes 5 minutes my pts are awake, covered by insurance. ...Read more
After taking a provera (medroxyprogesterone) Clomid cycle, what cycle days are ovulation?
[Took Clomid on cycle days 3-5]
Switched from Tri-Estarylla to Microgestin birth control pills. No period last month and light 3 day period this month. 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
Absolutely: Hello Lori, When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more
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