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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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I was on my period 2 days ago. when i have my period my vagina is so itchy so i kept on rubbing it. then after my period, its so dry and its peeling?

I was on my period 2 days ago. when i have my period my vagina is so itchy so i kept on rubbing it. then after my period, its so dry and its peeling?

Hygiene product: You may wish to try different type of hygiene product as it may be the tampons or the pads that are causing the irritation. If that does not help, it would be time to see your gynecologist. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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How come I feel like im on my period a week before it and im not?

How come I feel like im on my period a week before it and im not?

Mittelschmerz: It's a normal part of the menstrual cycle that some women are more aware of. If it's bothersome, drink extra water, take warm baths, use heating pad, and/or anti-inflammatory medicine, check with your doctor if still bothersome. ...Read more

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Why am i bleeding when its not my period and its dark brown and smells like vinegar?

Why am i bleeding when its not my period and its dark brown and smells like vinegar?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If concerned for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are options available to regulate the menstrual cycle. The odor needs a separate evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do my stomach hurt when i go and pee i pull up on it and it is very painful its only when im on my period im 36 and had my tubes tied?

Why do my stomach hurt when i go and pee i pull up on it and it is very painful its only when im on my period im 36 and had my tubes tied?

Bladder spasm/infect: It is time to get to your GYN for a comprehensive pelvic exam and ultrasound. You cannot be diagnosed online. You should have a routine urine analysis and bacterial culture of your urine. Call for an appointment today. ...Read more

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Im on the pill and its been stopping my periods but i have came on my peirod last week and its really dark brown, is this something to worry about?

Im on the pill and its been stopping my periods but i have came on my peirod last week and its really dark brown, is this something to worry about?

No: Often that is from old blood which can look dark brown. I would not be concerned about changes in menstrual blood unless associated with other symptoms such as fever, odor, or abdominal pain.... ...Read more

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I'm two days late on my period, white discharge from my vagina, and I felt inside it and My vulva is swollen! Am I pregnant!?

I'm two days late on my period, white discharge from my vagina, and I felt inside it and My vulva is swollen! Am I pregnant!?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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How come when im on my period it feels like I have to pee?

How come when im on my period it feels like I have to pee?

Pressure: Sometimes the pressure from the blood of your menses may be causing you feelings of fullness, similar to that feeling when you have to urinate. ...Read more

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I'm on birth control and I got off period on a Mon. and today is Thursday and my stomach hurts really bad and it's more like cramps why am i cramping?

I'm on birth control and I got off period on a Mon. and today is Thursday and my stomach hurts really bad and it's more like cramps why am i cramping?

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. ...Read more

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I just started my period today and it is unusually light and I am having on and off pain on my left side.

Menstrual cramps: can be relieved with OTC Aleve (naproxen) or Advil; howevedr, any unexplained pelvic pain in a 33 year old woman must be carefullly studied and you will need a GYN exam, evaluation and treratment with a transvaginal ultrasound to rule out pelvic or ovarian disease. Please get examined ASAP. ...Read more

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I feel cramps and not on my period...

I feel cramps and not on my period...

Various: There could be several reasons for feeling cramps in the low abdomen. The best thing to do for now is to drink lots of water. But if the feeling persists or gets worse, you should get checked for a bladder or other infection. There are a few other things that may be going on such as uterine polyps so that's why seeing a doctor if it keeps up or gets worse is a good idea. ...Read more

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My period is normally heavy and lasts 7 days. This time it hardly comes out and its just brown im on my 3rd day of my period am i pregnant or what?

My period is normally heavy and lasts 7 days. This time it hardly comes out and its just brown im on my 3rd day of my period am i pregnant or what?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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My stomach.is.appearing bigger but im on my period and I use the bathroom mins could I still be.pregnant?

My stomach.is.appearing bigger but im on my period and I use the bathroom mins could I still be.pregnant?

On period?: If you are definitely on a regular period then you can not also be pregnant. If you think that this is not a normal period or if you have any concerns please take a urine pregnancy test to make sure. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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