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How can I normalize my menstrual period?

How can I normalize my menstrual period?

OCPs: Despite many internet claims, there is nothing you can really do to regulate your cycles on your own. To really regulate cycles you have to control ovulation, and no diet or otc supplement wil do that. Ocps are the best way to control your cycles, and there are some other options your gyn can do as well. However, sometimes fixing a possible reason for abnormal cycles is needed; see your gyn. ...Read more

Menstruation (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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Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Occurs monthly: Colloquialisms are odd. Since menses occur about every 28 days in human females, there is a periodicity to them. It's an older term meaning regularly occurring. So one gets a period means its that time of the month for the periodic shedding of endometrial tissue absent a fetal implantation. ...Read more

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My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual cycle?

My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual  cycle?

Too often: This frequency is too often and may cause eventual anemia and other medical issues to occur. See the gyn specialist and have your irregular periods evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

Mittelschmerz: There is no good specific answer to that. The female must learn when she is ovulating and this is usually something they feel. Ovulation is usually just shy of half way through their cycle. Mittelschmerz is the name of the feeling of ovulation. ...Read more

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What period of the month does the haemoglobin level drop with a normal menstrual cycle?

What period of the month does the haemoglobin level drop with a normal menstrual cycle?

Unclear question: Hemoglobin level drops a little bit each month with the loss of blood during the period. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would i ovulate? Thanks

I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would i ovulate? Thanks

Need to know: How many days your cycle is. You will ovulate 14 days before the first day of your period. ...Read more

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If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?

If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?

Spotting: The spotting may be normal for you but most would consider the first day of heavy flow as day 1. ...Read more

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Hi, my menstrual cycle length is 30 days. I had my last period on 5th of november 2013. What is the time that i ovulate.?

Hi, my menstrual cycle length is 30 days. I had my last period on 5th of november 2013. What is the time that i ovulate.?

2 wks before period: Most women will ovulate about 2 weeks before the onset of their next period. With a 30 days cycle, that means around day 16. It is a good idea to start a few days before you expect ovulation and to understand that the date of expected ovulation is an approximation. ...Read more

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I have a 30 days menstrual cycle which started last april 9, 2013, i just wanted to know if when is my ovulating period?

I have a 30 days menstrual cycle which started  last april 9, 2013, i just wanted to know if when is  my ovulating period?

Day 16: Ovulation occurs 14 days before the start of the next cycle. If you are a regular 30 days cycle then ovulation occurs on the 16th day. ...Read more

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I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

Need more info: Are you on contraception? Which ? are you taking any medication? Are you under a lot of stress right now? Have you been traveling , changing time zones or not sleeping enough? Excessive exercise? These are things that can throw our cycle off . Good idea 2 check a urine pregnancy test and get screened for STDs if you are at risk ...Read more

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Good morning, please a woman with 24 days menstrual cycle when will she ovulate? Assuming she saw her monthly period on the 15th of june.

Good morning, please a woman with 24 days menstrual cycle when will she ovulate? Assuming she saw her monthly period on the 15th of june.

June 25th: If you are having regular cycles that last 24 days Kama we generally count back 14 days to determine when you ovulate. However the only way to know for sure is to obtain a ovulation predictor kit Kama which is a urine test that tells you when you are likely to ovulate period. Unlike most women, you probably ovulate at day 10. ...Read more

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I have an irregular menstrual cycle. I've had my period 4 months consistent, then now, it's been two months and I still not have a period. Why?

I have an irregular menstrual cycle. I've had my period 4 months consistent, then now, it's been two months and I still not have a period. Why?

Common problem : 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 redo a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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


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