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Doctor insights on: Infertile Periods Of The Menstrual Cycle

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...Read more

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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What is the ovulation cycle of a woman with irregular period?

What is the ovulation cycle of a woman with irregular period?

It's confusing: One of the reasons a woman can have an irregular menstrual cycle is because she is ovulating at different times in her cycle. In general women ovulate about 2 weeks after ovulation. If someone ovulates late - her period will come later than expected. That can make trying to figure out when ovulation occurs very frustrating for women with irregular cycles. Please see your obgyn for help. ...Read more

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Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for a change in menstrual cycle including ovulation. Your md will ask about your history. Age , medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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Could women still be more attractive during the ovulating period of their menstrual cycle even on birth control?

Could women still be more attractive during the ovulating period of their menstrual cycle even on birth control?

No: If you assume women are more arrtractive in menses, then they are not necessarily so on the pill. The pill prevents ovulation and all the hormonal change that go with it.. ...Read more

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Can intercourse lengthen the days between menstrual cycles? Normal?

Can intercourse lengthen the days between menstrual cycles? Normal?

No it can't unless: Unless you are a healthy woman, engage in unprotected sexual-genital intercourse with a fertile man and get pregnant, it is highly unlikely and very improbable that intercourse will "lengthen the days between your menstrual cycles". ...Read more

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What day of your menstrual cycle are you most fertile?

Middle of the cycle : 14 days before your period usually so if your cycles are 28 days apart 28-14 =14 if 35 days apart 35-14=21. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy having sex on the 1st day of menstrual cycle? Usually cycle is 24-28 days

What are the chances of pregnancy having sex on the 1st day of menstrual cycle? Usually cycle is 24-28 days

Ovulation cycle: You have to have relationship at midcycle for you it will be at 12/14 day +- 3 days every other days for three mnoths trial . Other times will be unlikely to get pregnancy . Good luck. ...Read more

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What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

What's the cause of extended menstrual cycles?

Depends: It is not uncommon to have an abnormal period once. Stress strenuous exercise, medical problem like diabetes or thyroid condition are a few reasons one might have repeated episodes of abnormal menses. See your md, if appropriate do a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Having irregular menstrual cycle while on the pill. Is this normal?

Having irregular menstrual cycle while on the pill. Is this normal?

Yes: Oral contraceptives can cause variation in bleeding. Hormone function is under control of the pill; the pill suppresses ovarian hormonal function. Bleeding when you don't expect it and no period when you do are both common, especially in the first few months. Take the pill around the same time every day and put up with it as long as you can. The pill is still effective as birth control. ...Read more

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A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

A day late of menstrual cycle. Cramps & brown looking blood. Delayed menstrual cycle?

Likely: But if any chance you are pregnant, best to check home pregnancy test on first morning urine and if negative repeat in 7-10 days. If positive, need Gyn eval. Hope this helps. Best of luck Dr R ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy, having sex on the last day of menstrual cycle when you are spotting. No protection. Periods- bleeding norm. 3-4?

What are the chances of  pregnancy, having sex on the last day of menstrual  cycle when you are spotting. No protection. Periods-  bleeding norm. 3-4?

Ehhh?: If I am reading this correctly, you are having your period and asking what your chances of being pregnant are? That would be close to ZERO, because you are having your period and thus WOULD NOT be pregnant. ...Read more

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In irregular menstrual cycle we how can calculate the expected date of delivery?

In irregular menstrual cycle we how can calculate the expected date of delivery?

1st trimester sonos: Pregnancy sonograms performed by a skilled certified sonographer between 6 and 14 weeks are very reliable "dating scans" and can help determine the gestational age with fairly good accuracy and estimate the expected date of delivery. Sonograms performed later in the 2nd or 3rd trimester are still useful but are not as accurate. ...Read more

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Can becoming sexually active for the first time effect menstrual cycle. On birth control.

Can becoming sexually active for the first time effect menstrual cycle. On birth control.

No, not unless...: Having sex does not alter the timing of one's menstrual periods unless she gets pregnant, in which case her menstrual periods will go away and return about 10-11 months later. Of course, she should have a cute little baby plus a husband by that time. ...Read more

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Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Sex: Sex does not delay the menstrual cycle, except for possible pregnancy, which does delay the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

They are related: Ovulation is release of the egg normal menses occur cyclically-usually 14 days after ovulation, unless pregnancy occurs --so ovulation is one event in the cycle. ...Read more

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At which period in a woman's monthly cycle will she ovulate?

Middle of the cycle: The day of ovulation differs, but in general ovulation occurs in the middle of the menstrual cycle. For example, if someone has a 28 day cycle (cycle day one is the first day of bleeding) then that person most likely ovulates around cycle day 14. ...Read more

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Is ovulation and menstrual period the same thing?

Is ovulation and menstrual period the same thing?

No!: Although they are each tied to the other. Ovulation happens around mid-cycle: a mature oocyte (egg) is released from the ovary. If the egg is fertilized by sperm, then the menstrual period will not start. If bleeding and cramping (roughly) 2 weeks after ovulation, this is called the menstrual period. ...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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Infertility (Definition)

Infertility = inability to conceive or if a woman under age 35 - not being able to get pregnant after having regular sex for a year without birth control use. For a woman over 35 years old is not being able to get pregnant after having regular ...Read more