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How Do You Know If You Are Starting Your Period
See below: Depends on how late your cycle is.....It is normal for your cycle to be late upto a week since normal cycles fluctuate. Definitely do your pregnancy test, if negative then see your gynecologist to rule other reasons for delayed periods which could be most commonly hormonal or thyroid problems. ...Read more
You can't: But you can get on meds to make them regular after having a proper workup , please see your ob. ...Read more
Your 1st period: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the us. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more
Symptoms/Test: One may never know they are pregnant till delivering. I delivered one of them! however, pregnancy usually is accompanied with nausea, a feeling of the flu, breast tenderness, pelvic fullness and a change in discharge, missed period(s) and perhaps some pelvic pain or discomfort. The real test is a home pregnancy test or a urine or blood test at your doctor's office. ...Read more
3 common signs : 1) change in cervical fluid. Ovulation usually takes place on the day a woman has the most amount of wet fluid. 2) change in basal body temperature. Tracking your basal body temperature accurately over a few months can help you predict when ovulation is going to occur. 3) change in cervical position or firmness. Time from the beginning of the last menstrual period until ovulation is about 14 days. ...Read more
Regular periods: Regular periods are invariably a sign of ovulation. If your periods are erratic and less frequent but normal when they come you are probably ovulating. A simple method you can use is to track your morning temperature, your "basal body temperature." after ovulation your baseline temperature will rise 0.3 or more degrees f, and stay elevated until your period comes (or longer if you are pregnant). ...Read more
Different 4 everyone: Bloating, craving sweets, fatigue, and pain... Anything ... But most commonly, no symptoms. ...Read more
Been having the ridiculous pain for every period since i was 11. I'm 25. Of course my gyn knows! bc barely helps and i'm sick of popping nsaids?
Unfortunate: Your symptoms sound like endometriosis, which should respond to birth control pills or pregnancy. Don't pop antiinflamatories, take solid doses with meals as prescribed, add heat like the thermacare patch, and get a chiropractor to assist with pelvic postures as well. Perhaps suppressing your cycle with injections is something you can discuss with your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
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