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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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I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle. Why would this be?

I had miscarriage 4 months ago and still haven't received my menstrual cycle.  Why would this be?

Several reasons: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for one's menstral cycle to normalize, following a miscarriage? It has been 5 months and I am still not back to my normal

How long does it take for one's menstral cycle to normalize, following a miscarriage? It has been 5 months and I am still not back to my normal

Plenty of time : Five months is plenty long for the effects of pregnancy to be out of your system. If you are still irregular then that is not the cause. See your doctor to discuss the many treatment options for irregular periods. ...Read more

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I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

I just had a 19 day menstrual cycle. Last month was 28 days and I had a miscarriage the month before that. Is this normal?

Irregular 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. 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

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I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

I had a miscarriage in march @ 14 wks. Since then my menstrual cycle has been 35-40 days long. Is this normal or a result of the miscarriage?

Irregular 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. 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

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Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage(d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

Not able to conceive after 7 months of miscarriage(d&c), menstrual cycle is of 25 days...?

Unknown: Infertility is defined as one year of an inability to conceive in a women with regular menstrual cycles. Miscarriages at this age are due to a chromosomally abnormality of the embryo in greater than 2/3 of cases and is a random event. If you can still not conceive six months after a miscarriage with regular menses then see your ob/gyn. ...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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Miscarriage (Definition)

Miscarriage is a "lay" term for early pregnancy loss usually prior to the second trimester. Physician's use the term "spontaneous abortion" to describe these events, but the word "abortion" in lay use has come to connote only an elective interrupted ...Read more