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Will blood from my menstrual cycle affect an at home THC drug test?

Will blood from my menstrual cycle affect an at home THC drug test?

Yes: If you have THC in your urine, it will most certainly be in your blood, which if in 10 minutes in your urine test will lead to a falsely elevated level of THC. ...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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If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

If I used marijuana less than a month ago and I'm using a detox drink for a urine drug test and my menstrual cycle is on will my test be positive?

Maybe: Marijuana stays in your hair follicles for far longer then the kidneys rate of excretion. In other words, your urine test may or may not be positive for marijuana depending on how long your body needs to excrete THC (marijuana) products. Your menstrual period has nothing to do with the rate of kidney excretion. ...Read more

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Can drug posetive menstrual blood effect a clean urine drug test?

Can drug posetive menstrual blood effect a clean urine drug test?

Probably: If there are drugs in the blood, they would probably also be found in the urine also, if the urine was tested. If the blood contaminated the urine, the drugs may be there, but this may not be needed.

If the drugs are "protein-bound", they may only be found in the blood at times.

Some drugs are best tested for in the urine, some in the blood. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to do urine drugs test on your menstrual cycle?

Is it possible for you to do urine drugs test on your menstrual cycle?

I have not: Heard of any contraindication to drug screening urinalysis while menstruating. ...Read more

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When do u suppose to take an ovulation test if I'm irregular and don't know when I'm going to start my next menstrual cycle?

When do u suppose to take an ovulation test if I'm irregular and don't know when I'm going to start my next menstrual cycle?

See a REI specialist: Ovulation tests are frustrating if you're not ovulating (releasing an egg) every month and have irregular periods. We need to find out why you're irregular: polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), thyroid or prolactin hormone issues, aging of the ovary, or low hormone levels from exercise, eating disorders, or stress. See a reproductive endocrinologist for tests and treatment to help you get pregnant. ...Read more

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I was supposed to start my menstral cycle on the 23rd of this month is still have not had one. Taken 5 at home test all are negative. What is going on?

I was supposed to start my menstral cycle on the 23rd of this month is still have not had one. Taken 5 at home test all are negative. What is going on?

Not pregnant, but...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. (pregnancy is a common cause of a missed period, if sexually active.). ...Read more

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My next menstral cycle is supposed to start on the 20th of November but I had slight bleeding on the 15th and then it stopped. I took a test but it was negative? Should I retest in a few days?

You can: It sounds like your menstrual cycle just came a few days early this month. This is very common. Typically we suspect pregnancy when someone misses their period. Not when it comes early. If you're concerned though you can always retest at home ...Read more

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What kind of test need to be done to see why a menstrual cycle stop?

Check it out: Many reasons including thyroid isssues and pregnancy. Your doc can get a more complete physical and order appropriate lab tests. ...Read more

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I'm two months late on my menstrual cycle but tests are negative. What could the problem be?

You most likely: Did not ovulate this month. It's called "secondary ammennorea if u go longer than 3 months, then consider getting seen. In most cases, especially if u gained weight recently, it's the ovaries not responding well to brain signals. It's not as scary as it sounds, it's quite common and treatable, but it may come on and reregulate. Good luck. ...Read more

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What time of the menstrual cycle is it best for me to take a progesterone test?

What time of the menstrual cycle is it best for me to take a progesterone test?

Menstrual cycle: I am not sure why you ask this question. Are your periods regular? Are you feeling well?

If there is a NO to either of these questions please see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Last menstrual cycle since was jan. 21. Is it still too early to test at the dr?

Last menstrual cycle since was jan. 21. Is it still too early to test at the dr?

Missed Period: It's safe to wait a week after a missed period to take a pregnancy test. You're now well past that. Get checked and see an md for an ultrasound and routine care if you're pregnant. ...Read more

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67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?

All about the egg: Ovulation drives your period. If you don't ovulate, or you ovulate later than usual, your period will come later. This can be the way you are, or it can be affected by age, activity, weight, meds, or hormone issues. Get your thyroid checked, prolactin level, and FSH. If you have acne or facial hair, might want to check two male hormones, testosterone and DHEA - S. Good luck! ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle lasts between 32 to 33 days in between. Last month it came early (24days in between). I'm a week late. 3 neg test could I be pregnant?

Menstrual cycle lasts between 32 to 33 days in between. Last month it came early (24days in between). I'm a week late. 3 neg test could I be pregnant?

Menses: The average adult menstrual cycle lasts 28 to 35 days, with approximately 14 to 21 days in the follicular phase and 14 days in the luteal phase. There is relatively little cycle variability among women between the ages of 20 and 40 years. In comparison, there is significantly more cycle variability for the first five to seven years after menarche and for the last 10 years before cessation. ...Read more

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Dear mam, my age is 26 unmarried but menstrual cycle stopped 8 month I won't get, I took scan and hormonal test all test reports showing normal?

Dear mam, my age is 26 unmarried but menstrual cycle stopped 8 month I won't get, I took scan and hormonal test all test reports showing normal?

Not ovulating: Ovulation is needed in order to get a period and also to get pregnant. If your hormone tests are normal that means you need to have your period induced to prevent endometrial hyperplasia, an overgrowth of the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can an occult blood tests be done during the menstrual cycle?

Can an occult blood tests be done during the menstrual cycle?

Yes: You should be getting the stool sample directly from the anus. So as not to contaminate it with menstrual blood. You can use a q-tip. ...Read more

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On what day of a menstrual cycle should an estrogen and progesterone test be done?

On what day of a menstrual cycle should an estrogen and progesterone test be done?

Different days: Estradiol (e2) can be checked as a 'baseline' level on day 2 or 3, or later in the first half of your cycle if you are taking fertility medications - often combined with ultrasound monitoring of your follicles. Progesterone is typically checked on day 21 if you have 28 day cycles, or a week after ovulation if your cycles are longer or shorter. Progesterone can also be checked when you're pregnant. ...Read more

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Why would a woman want to test hormone concentrations during her menstrual cycle? . ..

Why would a woman want to test hormone concentrations during her menstrual cycle? . ..

LIfe: I am not sure why you are asking us this question. I mean that in no way as a judgement. But, we do not know this women. Nor do I see that this testing request came from a physician. The simple and obvious answer is 'i do not know'. ...Read more

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2 months no ovulation but still having menstrual cycle a little worried why when I take ovulation test it's positive but no discharge?

2 months no ovulation but still having menstrual cycle a little worried why when I take ovulation test it's positive but no discharge?

Ovulation: If you are having regular periods and positive ovulation kits than you're most likely ovulating, but if you're concerned make an appointment with your doctor ...Read more

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If you don't have a regular menstrual cycle ; what are other ways to tell that you are ovulating without going to the drug store and buying a kit?

If you don't have a regular menstrual cycle ; what are other ways to tell that you are ovulating without going to the drug store and buying a kit?

Likely not ovulating: If you are nor have regular cycles, that is the best evidence that you are NOT ovulating regularly. You can check basal body temperatures, but this will be very difficult to interpret if cycles are irregular. ...Read more

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I am twenty days late on my menstrual cycle. I took a hpt test but it was negative about a week ago. I had some light pink spotting n nothing else.??

I am twenty days late on my menstrual cycle. I took a hpt test but it was negative about a week ago. I had some light pink spotting n nothing else.??

Menstrual period: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...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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Drug Testing (Definition)

It is the process of examining body fluids or tissue for evidence of chemicals taken or not taken. It does not diagnose addiction however this a ...Read more