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Can sex change my menstrual cycles?

Can sex change my menstrual cycles?

Not unless pregnant: Sex will not usually change your cycles unless associated with significant weight loss, stress, or pregnancy. Get a test to ensure that you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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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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What does red menstrual blood mean?

What does red menstrual blood mean?

It is more likely: To fresh vice brown or black blood. ...Read more

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What causes menstrual irregularities?

Irregular: Irregularity are most commonly caused by hormonal problems. ...Read more

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Should menstrual blood have a smell??

Should menstrual blood have a smell??

No: Blood is a good medium for bacteria to grow and the normal bacteria in and around the vagina is what causes the odor.Change pad and tampon(tampons may cause a serious bacteria infection) often,every 2 hours for heavy flow. Wear cotton panties and unscented pads. Shower twice daily and trim the hair around the vagina ...Read more

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Why would menstrual blood smell sweet?

Unknown. However, I: Would ask your doctor to evaluate you for diabetes or possible rare Amino Acid metabolism problems. ...Read more

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Why does menstrual blood smell so bad?

Why does menstrual blood smell so bad?

It shouldn't be..: There is always some/slight odor to the menstrual blood, but foul odor suggests a possibility of infection--vaginitis/vaginosis. A retained tampon is often the course of very foul odor even without menstrual flow. If you have pain as well, then more severe infection such as endometritis/pelvic inflammatory disease etc..Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can u get pregnant while on menstrual?

Pregnancy : You can only get pregnant when you ovulate and sperm and egg meet. Bleeding from the uterus can occur without ovulation however if your bleeding is around the time of menses you can still be pregnant but cannot get pregnant at that time. ...Read more

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Can menstrual blood give someone herpes?

If you have sex w: Someone who is shedding the herpes virus - this can lead to transmission (but it is not directly due to menstrual bleeding). ...Read more

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Is heavy overnight menstrual flow normal?

Can be: At night you are not changing your pad as often, so it may seem heavier at times... Motrin may decrease the heaviness. ...Read more

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How to stop vaginal pre menstrual itching?

How to stop vaginal pre menstrual itching?

First: get diagnosis: Part of the problem is that itching is a symptom of another problem. You could be itching from hormone changes, infection (yes, even if it is every month), or skin disease like lichen sclerosus. The treatment for these is all different. You should see a gynecologist and get an exam at the very least to determine what is wrong first. Try to go when you are at your itchiest. ...Read more

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Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

Does fibroid cause menstrual irregularity?

Quite possible: When periods become irregular, it may be a change in your hormones or a change in the physical configuration of your uterus, which might be fibroids or a polyp. A sonohysterogram is an ultrasound with fluid in the uterus that can help determine if there are polyps or fibroids in the cavity. ...Read more

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What causes menstrual periods 3 * a month?

What causes menstrual periods 3 * a month?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. Ask to be evaluated for polycystic ovarian syndrome as this is the most common cause. 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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Two menstrual periods in one month, cause?

Lots of possibilitie: Perimenopause, anatomical abnormality (fibroid, polyp, cancer), infection, abnormal thyroid function. Needs eval by gyn. ...Read more

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How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

How to increase your menstrual blood flow?

Inner lining: The inner lining is what is shed during the menstrual period - henc the clots that can sometimes be observed. Once the lining is shed there is no need for any further bleeding. In some women the inner lining that is built up during the first half of the menstrual cycle is thicker than in others, which is the main reason why in otherwise health women some women have more and others less bleeding. ...Read more

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Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Is taking Vitex during your menstrual safe?

Yes: Vitex is derived from the chaste tree and contains mild phytoestorgens. It is recommended for menstrual cramps by those who use it. I am unaware of any literature suggesting Vitex is harmful. ...Read more

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Are menstrual cups a good idea health wise?

Good alternative: They are a good alternative to tampons. Follow instructions in packaging. ...Read more

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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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