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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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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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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?

What causes menstrual irregularities?

Reasons: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...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

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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