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Why my teens menstrual cycle is late?

Why my teens menstrual cycle is late?

Normal: Some teenagers have irregular and unpredictable periods because some don't ovulate regularly. On months where there is no ovulation, there may be no period at all. Typically, ovulation (or the release of an egg from the ovary) becomes more regular and so do the periods as she gets older but some women require cycle regulation with meds like birth control pills. ...Read more

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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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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How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

Depends: Some women have a 28 day cycle and some have a 35 day cycle, so being 5 days late for each of those women as an absolute number is going to mean something different. Basic rule of thumb, though, if you're more than 5-7 days late, you're likely late. Could be stress, weight gain/loss, hormones, thyroid or pregnancy. See your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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Can one irregular period change your cycle and next period due date?

Can one irregular period change your cycle and next period due date?

Yes: One change in dates alters the whole cycle for that month and subsequent months. ...Read more

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Irregular menstral cycle, what to do?

GYN evaluation: would be a good first step. Take care. ...Read more

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Can fasting effect my menstrual cycle?

Probably not: Fasting will not affect the cycle in the short term. If you are starving yourself, eventually your cycles could be affected if you become very underweight.. ...Read more

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What is my ovulation day based on my menstrual cycle 12/1, 2/2, 25/2?

What is my ovulation day based on my menstrual cycle 12/1, 2/2, 25/2?

Irregular ovulation: Ovulation occurs consistently about 14 days before your next cycle. If you know how many days there are from the first day of the bleeding to the next during your normal cycle just subtract 14 days. This allows you to predict when you should be ovulating.In your case your periods are irregular so ovulation calculation is not possible. See doc for irregular periods. ...Read more

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...Read more

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I notice appetite changes during my menstrual cycle. Options?

I notice appetite changes during my menstrual cycle. Options?

Not many: As normal as it seems to have this changes during cycle it is difficult to change this, if you think it impacts your lifestyle and potentially has a bad effect on your body i recommend to see your doctor and discuss about this . Sometimes medication can help with this. ...Read more

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When a women's menstrual cycle changes how many days before her period come?

No good answer: There is no good answer as when the next cycle will start. This can be extremely variable. ...Read more

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Mentrual cycle 23 days, when would I ovulate?

Mentrual cycle 23 days, when would I ovulate?

Probably day 9 to 11: If you are a healthy woman and you menstruate regularly every 23 days, you are likely to ovulate about 12 to 14 days before the onset of your menstrual bleeding, which would correspond to about day 9 to 11 of your cycles. Keeping a record of your basal body temperature over 2 to 3 cycles or asking your Gyn for an ovulation kit may be better ways to tell "when you ovulate". ...Read more

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OPK was + on day 17 of my cycle. My BBT elevated day 22 and dropped the morning of my periods (27 days cycle). Normal? TTC for 8 cycle

OPK was + on day 17 of my cycle. My BBT elevated day 22 and dropped  the morning of my periods (27 days cycle). Normal? TTC for 8 cycle

Yes: LH surge causing the OPK to be + (and indicating ovulation) occurs a few days before the temp bump. That is your best chance. So sex every other day during that period is highly recommended. Just don't put to much pressure on him, can lead to performance anxiety issues. Normally tell my patients to try for 6-12 mo of appropriately times sex. If unsuccessful, time for work up for BOTH. Good luck ...Read more

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Can i shorten my menstrual cycle?

Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more

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What causes my irregular menstrual cyle?

What causes my irregular menstrual cyle?

Irregular ovulation: Many young women have irregular or skipped ovulation cycles which leads to irregular cycles. There are other cuases and of course if sexually active, check a pregnancy test as not all bleeding is your period. ...Read more

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How can a women regulate her menstral cycle when its irregular?

How can a women regulate her menstral cycle when its irregular?

Not by yourself: It is not possible to regulate your period on your own if it is irregular but a MD visit can accomplish that task. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is irregular and my husband eyaculated inside me near my ovulation day, can I be pregnant ? Next period is sep 30

My menstrual cycle is irregular and my husband eyaculated inside me near my ovulation day, can I be pregnant ? Next period is sep 30

Possibly: roughly a 20 % chance, if all else is normal. Irregular cycles reflects irregular ovulation, this would reduce chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I monitor my menstrual cycle to determine my best fertile days?

How do I monitor my menstrual cycle to determine my best fertile days?

Calender : Keep a menstrual calender marking the first through last day of each cycle. Ovulation usually occurs 2 wks before the next scheduled bleed. Also, try otc home ovulation tests to see if/when you ovulate. Pregnancy is most likely if you have sex within the 5 days before ovulation and day of ovulation. Menstrual timing for sex only works if your cycles are regular/predictable. Cycles vary at times. ...Read more

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Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Probably not: Suckling stimulates maternal release of the pituitary hormone prolactin; high levels of prolactin (due to any cause) are usually associated with infrequent or absent periods. What you actually ecounter is individual though, and may be affected by many factors such as frequency, duration, and amount of nursing you do. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more