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Doctor insights on: Cycle Of Menstrual Period

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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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Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Occurs monthly: Colloquialisms are odd. Since menses occur about every 28 days in human females, there is a periodicity to them. It's an older term meaning regularly occurring. So one gets a period means its that time of the month for the periodic shedding of endometrial tissue absent a fetal implantation. ...Read more

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My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

Mittelschmerz: There is no good specific answer to that. The female must learn when she is ovulating and this is usually something they feel. Ovulation is usually just shy of half way through their cycle. Mittelschmerz is the name of the feeling of ovulation. ...Read more

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I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would i ovulate? Thanks

I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would i ovulate? Thanks

Need to know: How many days your cycle is. You will ovulate 14 days before the first day of your period. ...Read more

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I have a 32 day menstrual cycle my last period was on April 1 my period last usually from 7 to nine days. I'm almost 7 days late. and still no period.

I have a 32 day menstrual cycle my last period was on April 1 my period last usually from 7 to nine days. I'm almost 7 days late. and still no period.

Pregnancy test.: If you are not pregnant and the problem persists or if you do not want to have periods for 7-9 days a month then their are many things you could do to regulate your cycle. It is possible that your cycle will return to normal without intervention if you wait. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can women get pregnant without a menstrual cycle? Without a period can you ovulate?

Can women get pregnant without a menstrual cycle? Without a period can you ovulate?

Yes and yes: Getting your period means you didn't get pregnant after that specific ovulation. When someone gets pregnant they don't get a period that month. ...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


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