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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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Based on my last menstral period if i don't get my period this month does that mean I am pregnant?

Based on my last menstral period if i don't get my period this month does that mean I am pregnant?

Not always: Missed/late period: low body wt, obesity, weight ^ or v, ^exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, perimenopause, just starting menstruation, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e., polycystic ovary syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. Take a >. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have missed two periods in a row but I am not pregnant?

What does it mean when I have missed two periods in a row but I am not pregnant?

Not ovulating: Missing periods can be caused by thyroid problems, poly cystic ovary syndrome, or other medical problems. It would be wise to see a gynecologist for some help to regulate you'd periods, and some blood tests. ...Read more

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If I haven't had my period does that mean I could be pregnant?

If I haven't had my period does that mean I could be pregnant?

Possibly: There's a lot more information needed to answer this clearly for you, and issues other than pregnancy can cause a missed period. It might be late, or you could have other issues like a thyroid or other hormonal problem. If you had sex recently, check a pregnancy test. Sometimes they have to be repeated. If not, or you have other concerns, then see your doctor who may need to order other tests. ...Read more

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I am not pregnant i did have a pregnancy test it was nagative why are my periods late?

I am not pregnant i did have a pregnancy test it was nagative why are my periods late?

Menopause: Your profile lists your age as 49 years old, so irregular periods can be a sign of menopause. To be on the safe side, you should see your primary care physician or ob-gyn for a thorough examination. He/she may consider ordering lab work to test your hormone levels. ...Read more

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I missed my period & pregnancy test I wasn't pregnant. What does that mean?

I missed my period & pregnancy test I wasn't pregnant. What does that mean?

Re-test next week: While pregnancy tests are extremely accurate once you've missed your period, it's possible that it's wrong. So if you've been engaging in unprotected sex, then repeat test next wk. ...Read more

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If i get my period every month does that mean i can't get pregnant?

If i get my period every month does that mean i can't get pregnant?

No: Not sure of your question, fertile women usually get their period every month. Re you trying and wondering why you are not missing your period? ...Read more

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"iam not pregnant i did have a pregnancy test it was nagative why are my periods late"?

"iam not pregnant i did have a pregnancy test it was nagative why are my periods late"?

Anovulation: You could be having an anovulatory cycle. These are cycles in which the ovary fails to release the egg. This alters hormonal levels and disrupts the cycle. Call your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have implantation bleeding, does that mean I am pregnant?

If I have implantation bleeding, does that mean I am pregnant?

No: The most accurate way to diagnose a pregnancy early is through either a urine pregnancy test or a blood pregnancy test. ...Read more

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I am 5 days late for my period. does that mean i am pregnant?

I am 5 days late for my period. does that mean i am pregnant?

Maybe.: The number one cause of missed periods in women of reproductive age, not on birth control is pregnancy. There are other reasons, but check a home pregnancy test and follow the instructions carefully. Make sure the box date does not show that it has expired. ...Read more

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If i get my period does that mean im definitley not pregnant? Theres no chances?

Normal period = not : If your period arrives on time and is normal for you in every way- duration, heaviness, cramping, then you are not pregnant. However, if you have spotting or just a period very different than normal, you could be pregnant. Remember that the only fool-proof way is abstinence! And use condoms every time even if the guy says he "is clean". Not worth the risk to you, girlfriend! :-) ...Read more

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I have pregnancy symptoms but i still got my period. What does that mean?

It really: Means, well, not much. Sometimes people just feel a bit nauseated, fatigued and swollen. I wish there were a better answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have early pregnant symptoms, but suddenly after 5 days from my period I am bleeding. Does it mean I am not pregnant?

I have early pregnant symptoms, but suddenly after 5 days from my period I am bleeding. Does it mean  I am not pregnant?

Not necessarily: Lots of possibilities if you bleed later than expected. You could have a normal pregnancy and the bleeding is coming from areas not related to the pregnancy. You could have an abnormal pregnancy, miscarriage or ectopic. Or you could just have a late cycle with extra pms symptoms. A home pregnancy test would be helpful and then a call to your doctor if it is positive. ...Read more

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Miss period 11days now do 3 pregnancy test got one bright line n one faint line on each. ...does that mean im pregnant? Feeling excited

Miss period 11days now  do 3 pregnancy test got one bright line n one faint line on each. ...does that mean im pregnant? Feeling excited

Maybe: Missing your period could be a sign of pregnancy. Difficult to interpret your home pregnancy test since the reading is specific to the brand that makes it. You should have your doctor confirm if you are pregnant. Be sure to start or continue taking prenatal vitamins in the mean time. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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