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Girl's First Period
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
No: There is no reason for a teenager to start birthcontrol for her first period. The main indications for oral contraception at this age would be heavy bleeding, sever menstral pain and possibly for sexual activity( it would be advisable to still use a condom). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Transitions: In the 6m-1yr after first menses, the body is responding to various hormonal changes.They often do not release eggs , so a hormone that sets timing does not form, leaving the estrogen driven buildup to breakdown in menses in irregular patterns.As long as 3 months between cycles can be seen & if delayed, they are often heavy.After egg release normalizes, a pattern forms & periods more predictable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many do: I find the sexual practices of kids vary greatly. Some will have unprotected intercourse before their first period thinking they cannot get pregnant. However, that is not true.My first delivery as a medical student was a 13 yo who never had a period. Their body is often not ready for the consequences of sex, and they are prone to the same std's as older women. ...Read more
Is my girl friend pregnant my girl friend is 5 days late on her period, has had cramping the last 2 days but today the cramping stopped. Is this a missed period and shes pregnant?
My gf missed her period after her third month of taking Belara. She is almost a perfect user. We had unprotected sex, but used withdrawal. Pregnancy?
Probably not, but...: Can do a pregnancy test. Home pregnancy tests are very accurate and not affected by foods, herbs, common illnesses, sexually transmitted diseases, vaginal spotting, or medications. A test gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened). If done sooner, a negative result may be due to testing too early such as less than 2 weeks after conception. ...Read more
Please Clarify: One has to miss a period before they can test or worry about pregnancy. A period comes on time and as expected. It does not usually come before it is expected. Can you re-ask your question so i can understand better your concerns or question? The most common reason a period is missed is pregnancy. Once a period is missed then pregnancy testing should be valid and accurate. ...Read more
Had unprotected sex with my gf a week before her period she took morning after pill the next day but her period is late by a week is she pregnant?
If the female's: Period arrived then she is not pregnant. ...Read more
Probably not: Just because she is late doesn't mean she is pregnant. I would have her do a test and see. It is likely that she didn't ovulate and her body hasn't triggered a cycle yet. ...Read more
Delay: Your periods occur because of changes in hormones within your system. While a lot of women have a period every month around the same time, there is variation from cycle to cycle. Ie – a period may come on a few days earlier or later and maybe heavier or lighter depending on the endometrium lining. It may come continuously or with intermittent spotting. These are variation of a normal process ...Read more
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