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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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Do young girls have menstrual cycle changes?

Do young girls have menstrual cycle changes?

Yes: It is very common for young girls to have irregular menstrual cycles at first, this can last a few years until the hormonal axis that controls these cycles straighten out in your teens. You can still get pregnant so contraception is important if sexually active, even if periods are not regular! ...Read more

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Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Do all girls get food cravings on your menstrual cycle?

Many, not all: Many girls and women have cravings for certain foods (chocolate) or certain tastes such as salty or sweet. Some don't experience any cravings at all. ...Read more

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Any girls get bad food cravings on their menstrual cycle?

Cravings: It is not unusual to crave sweets or salty foods or really anything during the premenstrual time period. Very typical of a lot of women. ...Read more

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What controls the menstrual cycle?

What controls the menstrual cycle?

The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur. ...Read more

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I have doubts regarding my menstrual cycle ?

I have doubts regarding my menstrual cycle
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What doubts?: Your question is not complete! What do you want to know? Please ask your question again,and tell us the problem you are having with your period. Be brief but make sure the question is complete. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changing, should I be concerned?

Menstrual cycle.: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. Get checked for irregularity. ...Read more

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Can heparin effect menstrual cycle?

Can heparin effect menstrual cycle?

Possible: Heparin should not affect the timing of your cycles, however as a blood thinner you may experience heavier bleeding. Let your doctor know if you are having problems with your cycles. ...Read more

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Why my teens menstrual cycle is late?

Why my teens menstrual cycle is late?

Normal: Some teenagers have irregular and unpredictable periods because some don't ovulate regularly. On months where there is no ovulation, there may be no period at all. Typically, ovulation (or the release of an egg from the ovary) becomes more regular and so do the periods as she gets older but some women require cycle regulation with meds like birth control pills. ...Read more

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Can mono affect your menstrual cycle?

Can mono affect your menstrual cycle?

Yes it can: Virtually al type of infections have the potential to "mess-up" your cycle, but often minor/short-lived occurence. Mild mono is not likely to do that, similar to the common cold you get, but significant mono/or any illness can throw your cycle off. Many medications do so as well. Rapid wt loss/gain, extrenuous/prolonged exercise can do so as well. Consult doc if persistent. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a lighter menstrual cycle?

What causes a lighter menstrual cycle?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives, perimenopause & implantation bleeding in early pregnancy which rarely occurs. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Marraige or age?: Could be due to stress and recent changes, or could be early peri menopausal changes. ...Read more

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Can Plan B start your menstrual cycle?

Can Plan B start your menstrual cycle?

Yes: Plan b usually induces bleeding a few days after you take them if you do not bleed after a week you should do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Can penicillin affect a menstrual cycle?

Can penicillin affect a menstrual cycle?

Not usually: Antibiotics don't usually affect your cycle. However, sometimes the reason you're on the antibiotic, such as a severe infection or high fever, can delay ovulation and affect your next cycle. ...Read more

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What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

Usual drinks: You need not necessarily change your drinking habits during your cycle. If you tend to get dehydrated and weak, keep up your fluids with water based drinks and gatorade can be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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Does cervicitis stop the menstrual cycle?

Does cervicitis stop the menstrual cycle?

No : A cervical (or vaginal or uterine) infection will not stop the menstrual cycle. The infection may cause irregular bleeding and/or much heavier menses - but it will not stop the period from occurring. ...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