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How to you track the days of your menstrual cycle?

How to you track the days of your menstrual cycle?

First spotting day 1: Counting the menstrual cycle starts with Day 1 being the first day a woman notices the slightest sign of her cycle to start, for example spotting that then becomes a full menstrual flow. Ideal cycle length is 28 days from the first day to the day before the next menses. In a 28 days cycle a woman ovulates on 28-14= Day 14. Over a 24 hour time window she is able to conceive. ...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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What is the closest time to your next period you can ovulate ? About how many days before your next cycle?

What is the closest time to your next period you can ovulate ? About how many days before your next cycle?

No: Exact answer. Most people ovulate 14 days before their periods start. Sometimes extenuating circumstances throw it off. Extreme sexual arousal for example can cause ovulation at almost any time. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the last day of your cycle? The cycle is 7 days long..

Can you get pregnant on the last day of your cycle? The cycle is 7 days long..

When am I fertile: Nope. I would wish for you at 22 the time to learn the basics of your bodies cycles. The menstrual cycle begins on day one of your period and ends on the next start of your period. You are most fertile just two days in your cycle, but many people watch especially on days ten to sixteen. Please take some time to read the various sources here on the web to teach you about yourself. ...Read more

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What are the days of your cycle menstrual which you could get pregnant?

What are the days of your cycle menstrual which you could get pregnant?

Please go on-line : ; google "ovulation predictor calendar". You can down load the calendar and instructions. ...Read more

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How fertile are you on day 9 of your menstrual cycle?

Depends: On your cycle - if you have standard 28-day cycle with ovulation on cd 14 you would not be fertile on cd 9. If you ovulate early, you could be very fertile. ...Read more

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What day can you get pregnant of your monthly cycle?

What day can you get pregnant of your monthly cycle?

NO FIX DAY: You have better chances of getting pregnant when you ovulate, that happens in mid pariod.That is mid pont or close of your menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant on the last day of your period or the day after? What are some tips for trying to conceive?

Can you get pregnant on the last day of your period or the day after?
What are some tips for trying to conceive?

Two questions here!: Yes, you can get pregnant the last day or the day after your period. If you have short cycles, you may ovulate earlier than average. Sperm can wait patiently in the Fallopian tubes for UP TO 7 days before u ovulate! Your second question is more complicated. Go to >mayoclinic.org ...Read more

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Do i count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day i start spotting as the first day?

Do i count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day i start spotting as the first day?

Spotting: Keep a menstrual calendar & count any spotting as day 1 of your cycle. Chart amount of bleeding, days, & any associated cramps, pain, or mood changes. These will help if trying to establish ovulation or if determining if premenstrual hormone changes are affecting your health. Take care. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant 8 days before your cycle and still have your cycle and miss the next one?

Can you get pregnant 8 days before your cycle and still have your cycle and miss the next one?

Unusual : If you are truly pregnant, the bleeding you are having is not a period.You could ovulate late in the cycle and actually have implantation bleeding that could be misinterpreted as a period. What you need to find out , however, is if this is a pregnancy, a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. The latter could be very dangerous, so, see a provider and check this out. ...Read more

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What to do if i don't understand how long the length of your menstrual cycle is suppose to be?

What to do if i don't understand how long the length of your menstrual cycle is suppose to be?

Variable: The length of the cycle is varible from 21 to 40 days. On the average it takes 2 weeks for the estrogen level to build up enough to trigger the body to release the egg. Once the egg is released it takes 14 days to begin to resuface the lining in everyone. Some women hit that level of estorgen in 7 and some as long as 28 days. ...Read more

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What day of your menstrual cycle are you most fertile?

What day of your menstrual cycle are you most fertile?

Middle of the cycle : 14 days before your period usually so if your cycles are 28 days apart 28-14 =14 if 35 days apart 35-14=21. ...Read more

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How to you track the days of your menstrual cycle?

First spotting day 1: Counting the menstrual cycle starts with Day 1 being the first day a woman notices the slightest sign of her cycle to start, for example spotting that then becomes a full menstrual flow. Ideal cycle length is 28 days from the first day to the day before the next menses. In a 28 days cycle a woman ovulates on 28-14= Day 14. Over a 24 hour time window she is able to conceive. ...Read more

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I've haven't had much of a menstrual cycle for 15 years because of an iud. A few days ago I began having cycle with a large amount of brown, stringy s?

I've haven't had much of a menstrual cycle for 15 years because of an iud. A few days ago I began having cycle with a large amount of brown, stringy s?

Need gyn eval: Is IUD still in place? Have you had the same IUD in place that long? If paragard or copper IUD these usually have to be removed & replaced after 10 years. If progesterone IUD, they need to be removed and changed each 5 years. Best to see gyn to be sure no issues of infection or other cause of bleeding (polyps, fibroids, etc). Best of luck with this. Dr R ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be 17 days?

Can a menstrual cycle be 17 days?

Yes: but uncommon to have a very short cycle ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

Depends: Some women have a 28 day cycle and some have a 35 day cycle, so being 5 days late for each of those women as an absolute number is going to mean something different. Basic rule of thumb, though, if you're more than 5-7 days late, you're likely late. Could be stress, weight gain/loss, hormones, thyroid or pregnancy. See your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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Can I consider 30-45 days is a regular menstrual cycle???

Menstrual cycles: It is not uncommon for menstrual cycles to be irregular for some women. It could be a regular cycle. If you are late and have had sex, the only way to know for sure if you are pregnant is to take a test. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has been cut short from 7-8 days to 4, why?

My menstrual cycle has been cut short from 7-8 days to 4, why?

Hormonal imbalance: Which is not uncommon. Follow up with your gyn for reassurance. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to be more than 28 days?

Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to be more than 28 days?

Very common...: The 28 days are so called 'average cycle length" but this varies--i have seen patients having as short as 18 days and as long as 41. Most birth control pill packages are designed to have a 28-day cycle, but this is obviously is just an average. It is very common to have a few days longer or shorter than 28. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

On Period: Technically, the menstrual cycle starts on the first day of the period. Most women are menstruating during part or all of the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining. After menstruation, the uterus must re-generate the uterine lining in preparation for ovulation around day 14. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cycle 50 days? Instead of the average 20 to 28 days

Why is my menstrual cycle 50 days? Instead of the average 20 to 28 days

Ovulatory problems: Several possibilities, but most likely an ovulatory problem; i.e. Irregular or skipped ovulations. Thsi can happen with polycistic ovaries, among other reasons. No need to worry, but it's not healthy to go so long without a period, see a knowledgeable doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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During what days in a menstrual cycle does a woman look and feel her best?

I'm not sure there i: Ais day. Likely feels the best when not cramping and looks better when not in pain but there is no correlation to beauty and menstrual cycle, only relief of sx and feeling better when it's over. ...Read more

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What can cause a menstrual cycle go from at least 29 days apart to 18-20?

Irregular cycles: Your period can be irregular for many reasons. Sometimes there are other medical problems. Sometimes it's just a function of young age. Sometimes there are hormonal problems. If you do not resume a normal menstrual pattern, you should see your doctor about this. In the teenage years, some cycle irregularity can be normal. ...Read more

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I have been on my menstrual cycle for seven days .. Is there something wrong ?

Irregular Periods: Many women have periods that last this long. I am not sure what you are asking. This sounds normal to me. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle was 2 weeks late, it only lasted 3 days what could be wrong?

See doctor: It is best to see doctor for a serum pregnancy blood test if your period is lighter than normal and that you are late. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle started 12 days earlier than my normal date, is this normal ?

Well: Its not unusual. People can have periods that are off or too heavy, thus many pill users. I doubt it's a sign of a major illness. Always check a pregnancy test but risk low by what's described. Finally, an ovulation predictor kit can tell u if ur ovulating. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could cause a menstrual cycle to stop after 3 days, then restart two days later?

What could cause a menstrual cycle to stop after 3 days, then restart two days later?

Low progesterone: For women with irregular menstrual cycles, problems with ovulation are usually the cause. When you ovulate strongly, you produce progesterone which peaks and then falls. Once the progesterone gets low enough, you have your menses. If you produce low or very low amounts of progesterone, your menses can stop and start irregularly. If it only happens one time then not much to worry about. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has seem to change. Days between my cycles are 15-16 days. Is this normal?

My menstrual cycle has seem to change. Days between my cycles are 15-16 days. Is this normal?

Normal to vary: Some variation in cycle length is normal. We date cycles from the start of one cycle to the start of the next and normal cycle lengths vary from 21 days to 35 (or 42 in some sources). Whether your 15-16 days between cycles is normal or not depends on how long your periods are. Hope this helps. ...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)

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