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What are the days of your cycle menstrual which you could get pregnant?

What are the days of your cycle menstrual which you could get pregnant?

Please go on-line: ; google "ovulation predictor calendar". You can down load the calendar and instructions. ...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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What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

What is the effect of using emergency pills twice in one cycle of menstrual flow?

It may or may not: Effect flow. Potential side effects w emergency contraception include menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period). Take pregnancy test ; notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. If you are needing to use emergency contraceptives twice in a month - you need to look into a consistent and reliable form of birth control. ...Read more

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What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Does weight have any effect on menstrual cycles?

Does weight have any effect on menstrual cycles?

Definitely: Being over weight - OR underweight - is one of the most common reasons for irregular menstrual cycles in women. That said, the more over or underweight the woman is the more likely it will cause a problem. Being within 10-15 pounds is probably not going to cause any disruptions. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to help regulate my menstrual cycles?

Is there anything I can do to help regulate my menstrual cycles?

OCP: Birth control pills will help but we have to find out what is causing this. See your pcp or g.yn for evaluation ...Read more

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My friend wants to know if having a fishy menstrual cycles normal?

My friend wants to know if having a fishy menstrual cycles normal?

Not normal: Fishy smell with menstrual cycles should be investigated. Be sure to change your pads more often and if this does not solve this issue, then please see your doctor for evaluation and tests to rule out any infections. If you are sexually active, remember to practice safe sex (use condoms). Take care. ...Read more

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Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month? , the fourth & twenty ninth

May be normal: menstrual flow every 21-35 days apart is normal. So if you started on the 4th and then again on the 29th=25 days apart which is ok. Women have fluctuations in their bleeding pattern every once in a while. ...Read more

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Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month 18 days apart? This is the first it happen

Why did I have two menstrual cycles in one month 18 days apart? This is the first it happen

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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The recent few menstrual cycles are really painful and sometimes not bearable. What can I do?

Heat and pain killer: Use heating pad and non steroidal anti inflammatory meds. If still in lots of pain see an obgyn. After proper history and exam may be an ultrasound might be indicated. Oral contraceptives can be prescribed in some cases. ...Read more

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Do menstrual cycles tend to shorten or lengthen with age, or does it depend on the individual?

Menstrual cycles: As a woman ages, the ovaries take more stimulation by the pituitary to produce an egg for fertilization. Typically a cycle can vary between 26 and 34 days in length and still be "normal". As a woman reaches 30 and above, PMS tends to be more severe, and so does the amount of bleeding if not on oral bc. Stress of any kind can delay menses, and cause irregularities in anyone. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycles used to be about 28-31 days but for the past three months they have been from 37-41 days. Should I be worried?

Cycle changes: May be due to hormonal changes or underlying medical condition. I advise a GYN evaluation, female and thyroid hormone level testing, a fasting blood sugar and a pelvic exam. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycles used to be 28-30 days. 6mo ago they started getting shorter and shorter. Last time 19 days and now 17 days. Possible reasons?

Shorter cycles: There are many causes of shorter cycles. You probably have seen the list with a google search. Common ones we see are stress, both physical and mental, various thyroid conditions, and change in medications. You are somewhat young for menopause, typically ranging from ages 45 to 55. Your local MD can check a panel of tests to rule out many of these and other causes. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Someone I know has irregular menstrual cycles. It comes on every other week... Is that normal or should she get checked out? And what could be wrong?

Yes, check it out: It is probably a matter of hormone imbalance that can be corrected easily with medication. If she is very overweight, then losing weight might help. If she is older, then part of her evaluation would include testing for uterine cancer, which is not common. ...Read more

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For the last five months my menstrual cycles have been getting longer from 28 days to 29, then 30, 33, and this cycle it was cd 41. What's happening?

For the last five months my menstrual cycles have been getting longer from 28 days to 29, then 30, 33, and this cycle it was cd 41. What's happening?

Later ovulation: It appears that you're ovulating later and later each month and at some point in time you will not ovulate at all. See your doctor for hormonal evaluation to determine whether your ovulation is affected by changes in your hormones. ...Read more

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How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

They are related: Ovulation is release of the egg normal menses occur cyclically-usually 14 days after ovulation, unless pregnancy occurs --so ovulation is one event in the cycle. ...Read more

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What controls the menstrual cycle?

What controls the menstrual cycle?

The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur. ...Read more

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Could cefuroxime affect menstrual cycles?

Not likely: The antibiotic should not affect your cycle, that being said, any antibiotic could affect a cycle. I e, why was it being used? ...Read more

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I have doubts regarding my menstrual cycle?

I have doubts regarding my menstrual cycle?

What doubts?: Your question is not complete! What do you want to know? Please ask your question again, and tell us the problem you are having with your period. Be brief but make sure the question is complete. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changing, should I be concerned?

Menstrual cycle.: 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.
Get checked for irregularity. ...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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