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I've been having period every 2 weeks.?

I've been having period every 2 weeks.?

Doctor can evaluate: The average cycle length (from the first day of one period to the first day of the next) is 28 days. Anything from 21-35 days is considered within normal limits. There are many causes for irregular periods. If you are having periods every two weeks, you might consider seeing your doctor for a full history and physical to determine what the cause could be. ...Read more

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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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I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

I started bleeding just a week after my period ended. I have been bleeding for 7 days now and it doesn't seem to be lightening up at all. What is this?

DUB: This is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding which is bleeding occurring outside the normal menstrual cycle. This could be from hormonal changes or structural. Get it evaluated especially since the bleeding is heavy ...Read more

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If a girl is pregnant, would it be normal to have monthly regular periods? Not lightening or spotted pink periods. Regular red periods.

If a girl is pregnant, would it be normal to have monthly regular periods? Not lightening or spotted pink periods. Regular red periods.

No! Not possible: Bleeding in pregnancy van never be a cycle. It is "bleeding in pregnancy". Ovulation cannot occur during pregnancy due to the hormonal environment. Additionally, a period is the shedding endometrium layer. This cannot occur in pregnancy. It is a very unfortunate medical myth that should be halted with education. All bleeding in pregnancy needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Other than preventing pregnancy and lightening periods, what are the effects of birthcontrol?

Suppress ovulation: Birth control pills work by suppressing ovulation. The estrogen it it regulates periods. They also increase a protein called sex hormone binding globulin which binds extra sex steroids and can decrease acne. Some rare side effects include blood clots in legs. It is best to give a new pill three months to get used to it. ...Read more

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How do I lighten my period for a night?

How do I lighten my period for a night?

Birth control : Birth control methods are very effective at providing cycle control and decreasing bleeding. Schedule a visit to discuss your options. ...Read more

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2 day period?

2 day period?

Possibly normal: Without any more information, such as what is normal for the patient , or if hormonal contraception is involved, or any contraception at all; this may be perfectly normal, not a sign of a problem, or early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Period for two weeks?

Period for two weeks?

See your doctor: A period longer than a week is abnormal. Please see your gynecology doctor for evaluation and an examination. ...Read more

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Period issues, ughhhh?

Be more specific: Sorry but with only ughhhh not sure what the problem really is...Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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Irregular, weird period?

Irregular, weird period?

If it occurs this: once - wouldn't be concerned. If it becomes a pattern would seek out evaluation by your physician or gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is a 1-day period normal?

Is a 1-day period normal?

Not consistently: Not on a consistent basis, but if it's happened once or twice its likely not to worry about. I'm also assuming you mean when not on ocp or hormonal medication. ...Read more

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Why is period 7 days late?

Why is period 7 days late?

Don't know why: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is softcup for period?

I have been told: that they are effective, convenient, can be left in longer than a tampon and can be used while swimming or active in other sports. ...Read more

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Does tmporari stop period?

I have tried to: Research 'tmporari' ; can not locate it. Is there an alternate spelling? ...Read more

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How can you stop a period?

How can you stop a  period?

You can't: At least not during. Menstruation roughly every 28 days lasting 3-5 days is a sign of a healthy, functioning woman who is still ovulating. That's a good thing. Excessive, heavy or severely painful bleeding can be a sign of problems which need evaluation. ...Read more

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How to lighten up a period?

How to lighten up a period?

Birth control pill: If you are having heavy period, you might consider starting birth control pills. They can regulate the hormone and also regulate your period. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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