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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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What can be done to delay menstrual period while on pills?

What can be done to delay menstrual period while on pills?

Easy: Continue taking the active pills (not the'sugar' pills) until you are ready to get your period. ...Read more

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What can cause delayed menstrual period?

What can cause delayed menstrual period?

Delayed period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

What medicines can cause a delayed menstrual period?

Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone): This medication is notorious for delaying your periods for months or even years. ...Read more

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What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

What is the best solution for delayed menstrual period?

Take pregnancy test : If sexually active w delayed period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are the reasons of delayed menstrual period at 13?

What are the reasons of delayed menstrual period at 13?

Varies: Some will not have their first cycle until 2.5-3 years after nipple enlargement starts, so a 13 year old may just be delayed in starting. If she has started, often the first year or 2 there can be up to 90 days between cycles because they do not ovulate with each cycle.Discuss this with her doc to see if any testing is needed. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a delayed menstrual period every now and then?

Yes: The normal range from first day to first day is 21 to 35 days. Most women are somewhere in between and usually stay with the same range. If you are not taking the pill then a delayed period is not uncommon and is often an anovulatory cycle, meaning no egg was produced. Most women have anovulatory cycles once a year or so. ...Read more

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Need for an advice for delayed menstrual period. What are the next steps?

Pregnancy test: Your first thing to do will be a pregnancy test, if positive go see your doctor. If negative and ur periods are still irregular it is still a good ideea to see your doctor as well. ...Read more

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Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer. ...Read more

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Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Could stress be the cause of a delayed menstrual period?

Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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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