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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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How many days do girls ovulate in a month?

How many days do girls ovulate in a month?

One or two days: Ovulation is the moment an egg is released, but there is a time of less than 24 hours where that egg can be fertilized by a sperm. The sperm can live inside a woman for up to 3-5 days, so intercourse a few days before ovulation can result in pregnancy. Women with shorter cycles may ovulate twice in the same month. ...Read more

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When a women's menstrual cycle changes how many days before her period come?

When a women's menstrual cycle changes how many days before her period come?

No good answer: There is no good answer as when the next cycle will start. This can be extremely variable. ...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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What can delay a menstrual cylce by a few days?

Reasons: 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 many days after ovulation can you start your period on a 28 day cycle? And can methylpredisnone affect a menstrual cycle?

Ovulation: Will always be close to 14 days before the next period, but it may be a ligule earlier or even later. A glucocorticoid could theoretically disrupt menstrual cycle, bit unless it's very high doses for a prolonged time it is not likely ...Read more

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How many days are in my monthly cycle?

How many days are in my monthly cycle?

Varies from person t: It varies from person to person but it may be anywhere between 28 days to 30 days in majority of women.But there may be some exceptions. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be between 15days?

Can a menstrual cycle be between 15days?

Probably not: The average range for the menstrual cycle is 21 to 36 days. It is unlikely that you would be having ovulatory cycles as frequently as 15 days. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

Depends: A menstrual cycle is usually 28 days, with ovulation occurring mid cycle around day 14. You can get pregnant around this time. Sperm can stay active in the body for 3-5 days. If you are not ovulating, you cannot get pregnant. However, everyone's cycle is different. If you want to get pregnant there are ways to help track ovulation. If not, it is best to use birth control all the time. ...Read more

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How many days should a woman menstruate?

How many days should a woman menstruate?

Normal period...: Between 3 to 7 days. No more, no less. If having consistent periods less or beyond this range consult a gynecologist for examination and tests as appropriate and needed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if spotting twice in menstrual cycle is normal?

How can I tell if spotting twice in menstrual cycle is normal?

No: Spotting can be related to cervical infection, hormones out of whack, polyps, fibroids. Sometimes it is iatrogenic or no cause can be found. If you are concerned about it, you should see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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How early can one ovulate in their cycle if it is a 28 day cycle?

How early can one ovulate in their cycle if it is a 28 day cycle?

Day 12: Usually during a 28 day cycle ovulation pccurs around day13, 14, or15. If ovulation does occur early it usually doesn't before day 12. ...Read more

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How many timea can you ovulate in a month?

How many timea can you ovulate in a month?

Ovulation: Ovulation is once per cycle. Ovulation is the release of a readied egg from the ovary. This is the way nature has set this up. Once per cycle. ...Read more

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How many days before the next period does ovulation begin in a 28 day cycle?

How many days before the next period does ovulation begin in a 28 day cycle?

In the mid -cycle: Ovulation physiologically occur in mid-cycle i.e. 2 weeks with 28 days regular period. To be more precise you may check your rectal temperature with termometer. Time of ovulation is associated with slight increase of your rectal temp compared to baseline. ...Read more

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What days of a menstrual cycle can one have sex to prevent pregnancy?

What days of a menstrual cycle can one have sex to prevent pregnancy?

Safe sex: The days to have sex to avoid conceiving are 4 days prior to ovulation to 3 days after ovulation (one week out of the cycle). This method is called the billings method of contraception, and you can learn about it online. The critical fact if that you have to know your own cycle well for it to work. If you don't they it is possible that you will conceive. At age 47 the chances of pregnancy are low. ...Read more

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How many days are in usual cycle?

How many days are in usual cycle?

It is variable but: Many women have a 28 day cycle. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle start in one month and enter another month?

Can a menstrual cycle start in one month and enter another month?

Yes : Menstrual cycles work by days, not months. The "cycle" is preparation for implantation, ovulation, removal of unused uterine lining that was ready for implantation. The timing is by days 11-14 days after the previous menses ovulation occurs. If no implantation happens the period starts about 12-14 days later. So your period could start on the last day of a month and continue onto the next month. ...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