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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


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Alot pain heavy discharge brown blood on 18th day. Stopped in two days. Two thick thread clots on third day. If early period then next date of menses?

Alot pain heavy discharge brown blood on 18th day. Stopped in two days. Two thick thread clots on third day. If early period then next date of menses?

Monitor: When someone has an irregular period it's not possible to predict the next one accurately. If you continue to have irregular cycles consider one of the many options for cycle regulation ...Read more

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I have a haemoglobin of 14 but ferratin has dropped to 29.7. I have heavy periods and take trasacid tblts for heavy menses. Taking two iron tblts a day?

I have a haemoglobin of 14 but ferratin has dropped to 29.7. I have heavy periods and take trasacid tblts for heavy menses. Taking two iron tblts a day?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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My periods was very heavy for six monthd then light for two then I have been bleeding for almost two months now it started off light now very heavy?

My periods was very heavy for six monthd then light for two then I have been bleeding for almost two months now it started off light now very heavy?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

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I've had two periods this month the usual one ended the 6th 8days later another not as heavy. Advice please. What should I do??

I've had two periods this month the usual one ended the 6th 8days later another not as heavy. Advice please. What should I do??

Hormonal or pregnanc: Check pregnancy first, then you may have hormonal imbalance, too much estrogen building up lining of uterus lining, so medroxyprogesterone is usually tried first to sluff off this lining for 10-20 days, may still need endometrial biopsy to rule out cancer but not to alarm you, it may resolve on own if not see gyn dr. ...Read more

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In the last 12 months I keep getting periods every two weeks and the periods are really heavy. I am 26 years old & not sexual active. Thank you?

In the last 12 months I keep getting periods every two weeks and the periods are really heavy. I am 26 years old & not sexual active. Thank you?

DUB: What you are describing sounds like dysfunctional uterine bleeding. This can have a variety of causes depending on your age, medical history, etc. It is something you should see your doc for right away. Should this be the problem, and it's been going on for a year then you could be severely anemic by now, and should have your blood count checked very soon. Thyroid disease may also be responsible. ...Read more

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Had two periods in one month, 1 lasted 7 days was gone for 5 then came back even heavier. What could be th cause? Should I see my dr? This irreg 4 me

Had two periods in one month, 1 lasted 7 days was gone for 5 then came back even heavier. What could be th cause? Should I see my dr? This irreg 4 me

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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My periods are always regular and last 5-6 days this month I had two heavy days and have stopped could I be pregnant?

My periods are always regular and last 5-6 days this month I had two heavy days and have stopped could I be pregnant?

We don't know: If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. That's the way to find out. ...Read more

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These past two months I have had one day periods with relatively heavy blood and unusually severe cramps. What could be the cause of this?

These past two months I have had one day periods with relatively heavy blood and unusually severe cramps. What could be the cause of this?

Heavy periods: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. ...Read more

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Two periods this month a week apart both kind heavy. And a lot of cramping on right side with the second one. What could be wrong?

Two periods this month a week apart both kind heavy. And a lot of cramping on right side with the second one. What could be wrong?

Lots of options: You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. ...Read more

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I had sex and two weeks later I got my periods which were heavy. However this months I'm late. Can I be pregnant?

I had sex and two weeks later I got my periods which were heavy. However this months I'm late. Can I be pregnant?

Quite unlikely, but: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), 1 week after missing a period, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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