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How long does it usually take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to begin altering a woman's menstrual cycle?

How long does it usually take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to begin altering a woman's menstrual cycle?

Different for All: In general, Lupron (leuprolide) will stop menstruations but exactly when it takes effect is a bit debatable and likely different for all women. In general the effect is seen after 2 weeks (following an initial hormonal surge). ...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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How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

Averages is 2 years: The average is about 2 years more but may differ from persos to person. ...Read more

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As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer,if it was not so before? Just curious

As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer,if it was not so before? Just curious

Possible: Women respond in many different ways when they are approaching menopause. Some women get heavier bleeding some lighter. Some women get very irregular periods and some just stop having periods. Everyone is different. In any case if bleeding is severe a visit to the doctor is a good idea to make sure there is no anemia or other problem ...Read more

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As a female gets older,does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

As a female gets older,does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an  longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

Menses: A menstrual cycle will change just as a body will change as it ages. Periods can be heavier or lighter. Painful or no pain at all. Even earlier or later. This is all normal. A normal cycle is 21-45 days. Lasting 2-7 days ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

Plan B: There is a good chance that the Plan B will not change your cycle. However, if bleeding pattern is changed - it will usually resolve within one cycle. ...Read more

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How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

How long do most women go without getting their menstrual period?

2-3 months: We consider cycles normal if they come roughly every month and aren't too heavy or crampy and no bleeding in between. Cycles in healthy women can be as close as 21 days and as infrequent as every 2-3 months. If you period is unusually late, you should consider pregnancy if that's a possibility and hormonal issues and be checked by a gyn. ...Read more

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Could testosterone affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Could testosterone affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes: Hi. Yes, elevated testosterone can make periods irregular, or stop altogether. Have you had any male pattern hair growth? This is seen most commonly in polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can occur in other settings as well. I suggest you see your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stress play a big role in delaying a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can stress play a big role in delaying a woman's menstrual cycle?

Stress and menses: Yes. Stress can play a role in causing variations in womens menstrual cycle. Good idea to keep a journal of stress and your menstrual cycles to see if there is any affect of the stress. Discuss this with your doctor at your next examination. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes : Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more

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For what reasons might the menstrual cycle vary from woman to woman?

Age is a big : Determinant...Ultimately the communication betweeen the brain and ovaries is what drives the first half of a mesntrual cycle and it is this half of the cycle that is the most variable. After a women ovulates, if she is not pregnant, she will bleed within 14 days also as a rule! ...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 would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

Maybe perimenopause: Many women will see changes in their monthly cycle as they reach an older reproductive age. Different cycle legnth as well as bleeding amount changes are common. Some are normal aging changes, others may be due to treatable conditions. See your ob/gyn to discuss your cycles and what you can do for them. ...Read more

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At what phase in the menstrual cycle is a woman more likely to become emotionally attached to someone?

Too many variables: The psychological dynamics of interpersonal attachment is so complex that 4 million rather than 400 characters would not suffice. Emotional attachment may be influenced to some degree by hormonal changes, but over the long term this will play a minor role. If you are having problems of this nature suggest you see a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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How much blood does woman lose during menstrual cycle?

Menstrual bleeding: Average menstrual bleeding is around 30-40 cc (ml.) abnormal heavy bleeding is defined as greater than 80 cc(ml.). ...Read more

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Can a woman skip a menstrual cycle? If so, is it normal to?

Can a woman skip a menstrual cycle? If so, is it normal to?

Can happen: Woman may experience irregularity of their cycles, known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding. There are many causes. Any woman who misses a cycle and is sexually active should be checked for pregnancy. If you are pregnant or this continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

2-3 ounces: Sometimes a little more, if you are worried it is too heavy your gyn can do a work up and there are many options ranging from bc pills, lysteda, endometrial ablation which I do on many of my patients , wear a balloon is palced in teh uterus for 8 minutes and it gets rid of the lining so no more periods if you are done with fertlity. ...Read more

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How much blood should a woman loses during her menstrual cycle?

How much blood should a woman loses during her menstrual cycle?

Menstrual bleeding: Average menstrual bleeding is around 30-40 cc (ml.) abnormal heavy bleeding or menorrhagia is defined as greater than 80 cc (ml.). ...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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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