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How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

Averages is 2 years: The average is about 2 years more but may differ from persos to person. ...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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As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer,if it was not so before? Just curious

As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer,if it was not so before? Just curious

Possible: Women respond in many different ways when they are approaching menopause. Some women get heavier bleeding some lighter. Some women get very irregular periods and some just stop having periods. Everyone is different. In any case if bleeding is severe a visit to the doctor is a good idea to make sure there is no anemia or other problem ...Read more

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As a female gets older,does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

As a female gets older,does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an  longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

Menses: A menstrual cycle will change just as a body will change as it ages. Periods can be heavier or lighter. Painful or no pain at all. Even earlier or later. This is all normal. A normal cycle is 21-45 days. Lasting 2-7 days ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has came on time every 28 days since the onset. This year, it has been coming every 23 days instead. Why? Aa female, 34, no kids

My menstrual cycle has came on time every 28 days since the onset. This year, it has been coming every 23 days instead. Why? Aa female, 34, no kids

Hormones: Your pituitary makes precursor hormones that tell your ovary when and how much estrogen and Progesterone to make, which determines the length of your cycle. Cycles do change over time. So long as no pituitary or thyroid problem, then change in cycle is due solely to changes in natural hormone production. Birth control pills can help regulate to 28 days, but unnecessary if that's only concern. ...Read more

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I'm forty six and femal. Is it normal to bleed for three weeks when having a menstrual cycle?

I'm forty six and femal. Is it normal to bleed for three weeks when having a menstrual cycle?

No, not normal: This is not normal and you need to see a GYN MD soon to have it evaluated as anemia (low blood level) can easily occur over time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

Plan B bleeding: Taking Plan B will throw the normal cycle off for up to 2 months after taking. It may be bleeding too early, too late, too long, too short or skipped. Anything is possible. Take a home urine pregnancy test 14 days after the sex. Be sure to use first urine of the morning for best accuracy ...Read more

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20 year old female, menstrual cycle has dropped from 33 days in length in February to just 11 days this time. What could be causing this?

20 year old female, menstrual cycle has dropped from 33 days in length in February to just 11 days this time. What could be causing this?

Lack of ovulation: in cycles where ovulation has not occurred, the period loses its clock and this can last for several cycles where the time between periods can remain messed up and vary greatly. ...Read more

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I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, thats been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, thats been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

You : You could have anovulation, a polyp or growth in the uterus or cervic, or perhaps uterine fibroids. A starting point in the evaluation is often an ultrasound that will demonstrate the polyps or fibroids, perhaps a follicular ovarian cyst or polycystic ovaries. ...Read more

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What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?

What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?

Major players: The major players are estrogen, progesterone, hcg secreted from the corpus luteum. These regulate your pregnancy. There are other smaller hormones at play but with lesser significance. ...Read more

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Can women have sex on their menstrual cycle? Why? Why not? What can happen to their lady parts and their cycle?

Can women have sex on their menstrual cycle? Why? Why not? What can happen to their lady parts and their cycle?

Sure: Sex is fine to have when menstruating, but most woman feel that it is messy and blood and menstrual contents can be flowing out of the vagina during the sex, making it a messy affair, especially on the first few days that may have a heavier flow. It is purely a personal preference, but nothing would be damaged as far as your "lady parts" go. ...Read more

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M 28 years old unmarried female.My menstrual cycle is of 28 days.This time my periods are late by 11 days.Otherwise regular.What should I do?

M 28 years old unmarried female.My menstrual cycle is of 28 days.This time my periods are late by 11 days.Otherwise regular.What should I do?

Delayed period: If you are concerned about possibly being pregnant, then get a home pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy and follow the directions. These home tests are very accurate when done correctly, and doing the test following a missed is the best time. No need to wait and wonder. ...Read more

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What if the female is healthy has had no prob with the v area then all of a sudden during her menstrual cycle there's a bump or lump right by her v?

What if the female is healthy has had no prob with the v area then all of a sudden during her menstrual cycle there's a bump or lump right by her v?

Female get eval of V: Then I would have that female get an evaluation of the V area just to be safe. "Bumps" and cysts etc are not uncommon and after an examination, a likely definitive answer and treatment will be forthcoming. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle: During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary. It is microscopic and not visible with the naked eye. ...Read more

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-23 yrs old -Female Is been almost 3 years I haven't had my menstrual cycle and Im worried because last time I saw a doctor they had found a cyst?

-23 yrs old -Female
Is been almost 3 years I haven't had my menstrual cycle and Im worried because last time I saw a doctor they had found a cyst?

See a doctor: you need to see a doctor. you are at risk for endometrial cancer if you don‘t have at least 4 periods a year. you could also have other hormonal problems that need to be addressed. this can be serious. ...Read more

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Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing?Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back.Help

Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing?Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back.Help

No.: The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female. Look elswhere for the answer! ...Read more

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If im a 17 yo female that has an irregular menstrual cycle that started at 17 am i done with puberty? I have developed everything but a regular cycle

If im a 17 yo female that has an irregular menstrual cycle that started at 17 am i done with puberty? I have developed everything but a regular cycle

Late Puberty: It is not unusual to have irregular periods that started t age of 17.It seems you are going through late pubrty as most girls these days start their periods at an earlier age.It depengs on other features of puberty like breast development, pubic and illary hair and increse height and weight and first menstrual period. ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

No: Not really normal especially if you have never had it before. You should see your physician and ultimately probably an ob/gyn physician who can find out the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more