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Can Your Menstrual Cycle Change
Women's bodies: Just about anything can play a role in altering the time frame and character of our menses. Most strange ones are rare and unpredictable and weather change would be one of those. But it could happen especially if you have a big emotional thing about the season. It is more likely to be something else, do a test. See a doctor or wait - if it is just a few days. Good luck. ...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
Perhaps - not often: Menstrual cycle alterations have been reported with antidepressants, but infrequently. For instance, bupropion lists menstrual complaints in 5% of patients in clinical studies as opposed to 1% of patients who received placebo. Alterations have also been reported infrequently with serotonin reuptake inhibitors. ...Read more
Not supposed to: Having intercourse is not supposed to alter your menstrual cycle. If you are having abnormal bleeding, see a gynecologist to investigate the cause. If your periods used to be irregular, and now they are normal, then i would attribute that to normal maturation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can: Virtually al type of infections have the potential to "mess-up" your cycle, but often minor/short-lived occurence. Mild mono is not likely to do that, similar to the common cold you get, but significant mono/or any illness can throw your cycle off. Many medications do so as well. Rapid wt loss/gain, extrenuous/prolonged exercise can do so as well. Consult doc if persistent. Good luck. ...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
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