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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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How long should menstrual period after birth last?

How long should menstrual period after birth last?

It varies: Everyone is different but it can be several weeks. It usually is bright red then turns to brown and then becomes white. It is all called lochia and is very normal after delivery unless there is fever, severe pain or foul odor. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

My menstrual cycle been on for almost 3 weeks. Is this normal? I am 5'3" 210 pounds, 18 y/o, never taken birth control, have irregular cycles.

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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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 an irregular menstrual cycle how can I get pregnant? I went to my physician and had series of test done my only choice was birth control

I have an irregular menstrual cycle how can I get pregnant? I went to my physician and had series of test done my only choice was birth control

Irregular cycles: If you are having trouble getting pregnant because of irregular cycles, then ovulation prediction or Clomid may help. Ask your doctor about options to help you get pregnant, rather than prevent pregnancy. An infertility work up may also be warranted. ...Read more

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I am 21 years old, and I have a very irregular menstrual cycle. I have done blood work and urine tests twice and each time came back with nothing wrong that could be the cause of this abnormality, I am not on birth control, my period comes and goes as it

I am 21 years old, and I have a very irregular menstrual cycle. I have done blood work and urine tests twice and each time came back with nothing wrong that could be the cause of this abnormality, I am not on birth control, my period comes and goes as it

Here are some ...: The best help to solve your concern over severe irregular period may come from seeing a gynecologist. Clinically, some "imbalance" in estrogen and testosterone is culprit, but personal specific detail needs analyzing detailed Hx of onset, degree, duration, etc. of the symptoms and their potentially related discomfort, conducting physicals, and ordering tests... so to define Dx for Rx/ care/ ... ...Read more

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I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

I had irregular &old blood last menstrual cycle, this time light old blood, to nothing. On birth control, &adderall. Hot flashes and headaches?

Go see your provider: Depends how long you have been on all those meds. Could be something else. Go see your provider that prescribed those meds. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a menstrual cycle after conception? I have a period and then i don't have any more until after i give birth.

Why do I always have a menstrual cycle after conception? I have a period and then i don't have any more until after i give birth.

Bleeding: Bleeding does not mean you are having a menses. Menses is the loss of blood from the uterus when you are not pregnant and your hormones fall. Bleeding during pregnancy is very common and can have a number of sources including the rectum, cervix and just the stretching of the uterus to accommodate the growing baby. Bleeding without cramping can be normal. ...Read more

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Placenta (Definition)

The placenta is an organ that connects the developing fetus to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, waste elimination, and gas exchange via ...Read more


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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