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How To Lengthen Your Menstrual Cycle
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
I am having a prolonged menstrual cycle, how long is to long before I should be concerned? What are some causes?
Multiple causes: Most women have periods lasting for 3-7 days but for some the bleeding can be longer than a week. Hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, obesity, or structural issues arising from fibroids are common culprits that cause prolonged bleeding. if you have heavy bleeding using > 2 pads / hr ; talk to your GYN for further options.
My menstrual cycle shifted from being regular to irregular for the past 2 years. For the past 2 months, my menstrual bleed has lengthened to 2-3 weeks?
Reason for GYN MD: Period changes such as yours is a good reason to see a GYN MD since this has lasted for at least two years. There are many causes for such irregularity, too many to list here.
Is it normal to all of a sudden experience an extended menstrual cycle when haven't had one in years since getting mirena (levonorgestrel)?
Not normal: This doesn't happen to most patients with mirena (levonorgestrel). It could indicate breakthrough bleeding due to the progestin hormone in the iud, could be due to an ovarian cyst, or - possibly due to a pregnancy (that is rare, but possible). Should definitely check a pregnancy test, and see doctor if it persists.
How can I temporarily stop a prolonged menstrual period just for a couple of hours with fast action?
Hormones: Any changes in your normal menstrual period can be related to hormones. If you are concerned, you should get your hormone levels checked. Spotting can be from multiple causes, cervical infection, polyp, fibroids or it could be normal for you. Again, if you are concerned you should go in to get checked.
I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after I got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet
See details: Assuming that you are not pregnant, d&c's rarely provide long term correction of bleeding problems. They are helpful at stopping bleeding quickly and diagnosing some endometrial disorders, but they will not correct bleeding from hormonal disorders or structural causes such as polyps and fibroids. I would recommend additional evaluation if a specific cause has not been determined.
What could be the cause of prolonged menstrual period followed by irregular bleeding for two days or so?
Make sure you are not pregnant
Can holding your laptop on your lap/stomach for extended periods (hours) of time interrupt your normal menstrual pattern, or make menses stop altogeth?
No: A laptop on your lap/stomach to long periods of time will have no affect on your menses. Best wishes!
Extended/unusual (12+ days) menstrual period w/clots; hair loss; mild dizziness. Are they poss. Related? Watch/wait or make an appointment?
42 years diabetic uterus anteverted bulky in size 51*47*92 mm, ET 2.9 mm, profuse bleeding and cramp during and prolonged menstrual period?
Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about.
Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again.
The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur.See 1 more doctor answer
At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then I wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, I know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps.
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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