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Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Maybe: If your menstrual cycles were "regular" before the use of the pill, yes. If they were :not regular", no. Difficulties with ovulation were often reasons to start the pill by md's "to regulate the cycles" however it did not "cure" the problem as it re-occured after pill cessation. ...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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Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Menstrual cycle change after marriage?

Marraige or age?: Could be due to stress and recent changes, or could be early peri menopausal changes. ...Read more

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Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

Starting birth control mid cycle to delay period?

May not work: If you start the pill after you've ovulated (mid-cycle) you may not be able to delay the period.However, many drs recommend a quick-start(any day--as long as back up is used for 7 d, and unprotected sex hadn't occurred earlier in the cycle) as a good way to start birth control.30-40% of women have irregular bleeding in the first cycle, even when starting the pill on the first d. So no guarantees. ...Read more

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Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Delayed menstrual period after delivering normal?

Yes: The period could return in 2-6 weeks or longer. If you are breast feeding the time might even be longer. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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I am experiencing missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

I am experiencing  missed or late menstrual period and irregular menstrual periods.

Irreg period: 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 there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Missed menstrual periods after delivering a baby. Isvthis normal?

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 there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Could birth control help irregular periods?

Could birth control help irregular periods?

Yes: Hormonal contraceptives could be used to treat irregular periods but that should be done after carful evaluation by a gyn provider and close monitoring is required while on such medications. Depending on age and other factors, irregular periods could be part of a normal pre-menopausal period. ...Read more

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Trying to conceieve after implanon. Regular periods before implanon, irregular during implanon to regua, removed month ago. No ovulation?

Trying to conceieve after implanon. Regular periods before implanon, irregular during implanon to regua, removed month ago. No ovulation?

A little early: If you removed Implanon one month ago then it is a little early to be worried about ovulation. If you dont want to be pregnant start another method. If you want to be pregnant then give it 11-12 months before getting concerned at age 21. ...Read more

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Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Bright red/brownish bleeding lighter than regular period 7 days after missed period. Regular periods. 22d cycle. Implantation? Miscarriage?

Irregular bleed: Implantation bleeding is much more common on the internet than in real life. It occurs rarely and exclusively in someone who is pregnant. The only way to know if someone had implantation bleeding or just irregular menstrual bleeding is to wait and see if you are pregnant. If your test is positive then this was implantation bleeding. If it is negative then it is just irregular menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Menstrual cycle changes with birth control?

Absolutely: Hello Lori, When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more

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Can taking birth control pills increase menstrual cycle length?

U mean period length: It should make your periods shorter, and it should not affect the overall length if you take the placebo pills, you can skip the placebo pills under the supervision of your doc if you do not want to get a period which is a perfectly acceptable thing to do if u do not want the period. ...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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Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very regular cycles.

Light period, then mid cycle spotting. Usually very  regular cycles.

Hormonal changes: or fluctuations of female hormones, stress, tension, anxiety, nutritional factors,and possible thyroid issues can also be causes. Consiltyour GYN. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

Having issues with irregular menstrual cycle. Coming too early, lasting too long. Not on birth control, don't want to be. Any other suggestions?

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 there is a concern for pregnancy then do  a home pregnancy test .  there are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have irregular menstrual cycle for the last 2 years, we are looking for a baby for the last one year, but no use.. Please help me what to do?

I have irregular menstrual cycle for the last 2 years, we are looking for a baby for the last one year, but no use.. Please help me what to do?

Ovulation induction: Irregular cycles in a young woman usually indicate a problem with ovulation. Normal monthly egg release probably is not happening. An ultrasound and blood test will reveal the source of problems, and effective treatments are available. Find a fertility specialist to get help now. ...Read more

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I am facing irregular menstrual cycle, i got it on 1 may 2013 and suddenly from 15 days continue very little flow. What is it? Something serious?

I am facing irregular menstrual cycle, i got it on 1 may 2013 and suddenly from 15 days continue very little flow. What is it? Something serious?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, thats been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, thats been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

You : You could have anovulation, a polyp or growth in the uterus or cervic, or perhaps uterine fibroids. A starting point in the evaluation is often an ultrasound that will demonstrate the polyps or fibroids, perhaps a follicular ovarian cyst or polycystic ovaries. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle?

Ovulation: Irregular or skipped ovulation, there are many possible reasons including stress, medication use, and others. ...Read more

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What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle.?

What can cause an irregular menstrual cycle.?

Talk to your gyn: Abnormal uterine bleeding can have many causes. They include the following: Pregnancy Miscarriage Ectopic pregnancy Adenomyosis Use of some birth control methods, such as an intrauterine device (IUD) or birth control pills Infection of the uterus or cervix Fibroids Problems with blood clotting Polyps Endometrial hyperplasia Certain types of cancer, such as cancer of the uterus, cervix, or vagina ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some leads to of an irregular menstrual cycle?

Could you tell me what are some leads to of an irregular menstrual cycle?

Irregular period: An irregular periods is likely to be caused by hormones being off. This could be from stress, excess soy intake or a thyroid or prolactin issue, or gaining or losing weight. Less likely would be a pelvic infection or a polyp or fibroid in the uterus. If this is the first time and you have no pain then you can watch a month and see if it goes back to normal. ...Read more

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Help please! is an irregular menstrual cycle an outcome of stress?

Help please! is an irregular menstrual cycle an outcome of stress?

It can be: Disrupted menstrual cycle is only one manifestation of stress. At 49 (the age your information indicates for you) perimenopause or menopause would be another possibility. ...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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I have an irregular menstrual cycle and it has skipped for 3 months now. If i take provera (medroxyprogesterone) today, when will I have my pe?

I have an irregular menstrual cycle and it has skipped for 3 months now. If i take provera (medroxyprogesterone) today, when will I have my pe?

irregular period mis: If you have unprotected relationship you should first to have a pregnancy test or see your gyn doctor. If you are not pregnant then you can be on Provera (medroxyprogesterone) therapy to test for withdrawal bleeding. But by your brief history you probably be best to have a gyn visit to rule out any other problem prior to any self care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 22 years old and since two years I am having irregular menstrual cycle with a gap of 3 months due to imbalancing hormones.Kindly suggest.I m scared?

I am 22 years old and since two years I am having irregular menstrual cycle with a gap of 3 months due to imbalancing hormones.Kindly suggest.I m scared?

See doctor: You note in your conditions that your weight is increasing. That alone can cause irregularities in your menstrual cycle as excess fat stores estrogen. Excess estrogen means you skip periods and also have heavier periods. This can be dangerous for you. Would recommend see a doctor and consider getting on birth control or Progesterone to help balance. Weight loss could be best for you, good luck. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

What causes irregular menstrual cycle?

Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more

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What might lead to irregular menstrual cycle?

What might lead to irregular menstrual cycle?

No periods: Ovulation is the necessary step to have a spontaneous menstrual period. Irregular periods are nearly always due to irregular ovulations. ...Read more

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Irregular menstrual cycle the past 4 months 7 12-20 light heavy 13-14 15-20 med 8 13-20 very light 9 3-9 very light restart 13th?

Irregular menstrual cycle the past 4 months 7 12-20 light heavy 13-14 15-20 med 8 13-20 very light 9 3-9 very light restart 13th?

See your doctor: A visit to your doctor can help determine why you may be having irregular cycles. The most common cycle pattern is bleeding consecutively for 5-7 days in a 28 day cycle. There is treatment to regulate cycles such as birth control. ...Read more

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For a 26 year unmarried girl what u suggest for irregular menstrual cycle like twice a month or after 2 months ?

For a 26 year unmarried girl what u suggest for irregular menstrual cycle like twice a month or after 2 months ?

Frequent cycles: Normal menstrual cycles may be as short as 23 days and as long as 35. If you find your cycle pattern troublesome , talk to your doctor about hormonal cycle regulation. ...Read more

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My wife has very irregular menstrual cycle, this month 14 days has been passed from date and there is no mense, but there are lights cramps.

My wife has very irregular menstrual  cycle, this month 14 days has been passed from date and there is no mense, but there are lights cramps.

Irregular periods : If your period is late then a home test will be accurate. If your pregnancy test is negative then you are not pregnant. A late or early period is very common and usually corrects itself over the next few cycles. Birth control will also regulate your cycle and keep you from getting pregnant. ...Read more

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Is having an irregular menstrual cycle linked to having depression?

POSSIBLY: I have seen that many times, but i like to be sure there isn't another cause. Therapy and meds can help with the depression, but check out the menstrual cucal with your o.B. Too. ...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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Irregular Menstrual Periods (Definition)

Average women will have a period every 24-34 days. If you do not have a period within this range, you would be considered to have ...Read more