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How Often Does Your Menstrual Cycle Change
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
Irregular cycles: Your cycle can change every month. There is no regular, although most women have a range cycles. Normal can be anything greater than 21 days from start of one cycle to the next. The longer the time between cycles the more likely for the bleeding to be heavier. Bleeding during cycles is anything less than 7 days. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more
Not supposed to: Having intercourse is not supposed to alter your menstrual cycle. If you are having abnormal bleeding, see a gynecologist to investigate the cause. If your periods used to be irregular, and now they are normal, then i would attribute that to normal maturation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It can.: Birth control pills generally are designed to allow a period every 28 days. When there is spotting or unscheduled bleeding your doctor may change to a new formulation to stop it. Some pills are designed for a period every 3 months, and some people will skip their periods or have very light bleeding or spotting on some oral contraceptives. ...Read more
How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?
Plan B: Potential side effects with emergency contraception can include: tender breasts; changes in menstrual flow (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal discomfort or feeling tired. If you develop chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Notify your doctor if your period is 7 or more days late. ...Read more
How does the menstrual cycle work in sync w/other women? I heard one's cycle is affected by women surrounding you?
Likely due to smell: If the definitive answer is known, I am not aware of it. A likely explanation is women responding to each other's odors and perhaps pheromones. One does not have to be aware of the odors for the chemicals to affect a persons hormones. ...Read more
Cleans uterus lining: Every cycle your uterine lining prepares for possible implantation of a fertile egg. If you don't become pregnant then the lining is sloughed off and that is your menstrual discharge. So the lining of your uterus is shed but no other part of you is "cleaned out" though some women become more emotional before and during their periods and thus might clean out pent-up emotions... ...Read more
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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