Doctor insights on:
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
If she has a regular 28 day cycle menstrual cycle. Can she get pregnant by intercourse on the 7th day of her cycle?
Yes: Although not likely, anything could happen. Our body is not always predictable ...Read more
15 day of cycle, menstrual pain as if period is coming again, back pain, dark brown blood yesterday. Period was on 11 nov 14. is it normal?
Can: Can be a normal variation or depending on your sexual hx......rejection of nonviable product of conception. ...Read more
have had 14 days on my cycle (menstrual) really tender breast last pregnacy was ectopic and I have a 1 and a 2 year old. My periods aren't heavy?
Gyn consult: This is dysfunctional bleeding. A pregnancy test is in order then a Gyn consult is in order. ...Read more
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
Having ovulation pain 3 days after ovulation is this normal? I have a 27 28 cycle length, menstrual cycle is normal. Ttc for 6 months
Tryin2conceive with 35 day cycle: last menstrual period start feb 13, 2013. +ovulation test march 8 tc. Mp late march20 now light bleeding:pregnant?
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
As above: See u obgyn, for evaluation and advise. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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
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
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