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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 due my period yesterday and i had a blob of brownish mucus but that was it. Is it my period or could i be pregnant?

I was due my period yesterday and i had a blob of brownish mucus but that was it. Is it my period or could i be pregnant?

Possibly: Pregnancy is a posibility. Purchase and perform a home pregnancy test. It should turn positive by the time you're a week late. If it's negative, repeat it in 1 week. ...Read more

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Im 6 days late ive been spotting everyday light pink and light brown... Is this my period? Or could i be pregnant?

Im 6 days late ive been spotting everyday light pink and light brown... Is this my period? Or could i be pregnant?

You could be: If you are healthy and ovulating regularly and had unprotected vaginal-penile intercourse with a healthy fertile man, you could be pregnant. A blood betaHCG pregnancy test should help answer your question. Otherwise, consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had mid cycle bleeding for 7 days, when should I expect my period or could I be pregnant?

I had mid cycle bleeding for 7 days, when should I expect my period or could I be pregnant?

Common problem: 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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Im 3weeks late on my period. Tender brest. But now im spotting is this my period or could i be pregnant?

Im 3weeks late on my period. Tender brest.  But now im spotting is this my period or could i be 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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Suppose 2 start peroid on10/23, but 2day i'm spotting red/brown blood, am i starting my period. Or could i be pregnant, i had sex on 10/21-10/23.

Suppose 2 start peroid on10/23, but 2day i'm spotting red/brown blood, am i starting my period. Or could i be pregnant, i had sex on 10/21-10/23.

Likely is a period: Sex on the days when a regular period is expected to start is unlikely to make a baby. Causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… a visit to one’s ob-gyn doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent or recurring. ...Read more

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I stopped my birth control pills and i'm now a month and a week late , but today I have started to spot could it be my period or could i be pregnant?

I stopped my birth control pills and i'm now a month and a week late , but today I have started to spot could it be my period or could i be 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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I have a normal 28 cycle starts and ends like clock work it was late 14 days then my period started. could I be pregnant. this is a first for me.

I have a normal 28 cycle starts and ends like clock work it was late 14 days then my period started. could I be pregnant. this is a first for me.

Irregular Period: No. Bleeding is never an indication of pregnancy. If you did not test then you also do not know if you had a miscarriage. Women miss periods. Women have irregular periods. I would not worry too much unless other symptoms develop. ...Read more

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I had spotted for 5dsys a week before expected period.The spottingwas brown my period never came on I've been 16days late on my period now.Could I be pregnant?

I had spotted for 5dsys a week before expected period.The spottingwas brown my period never came on I've been 16days late on my period now.Could I be pregnant?

Yes: If you are sexually active, the varation you have reported could certainly be related to a recent conception. You shoul consult with you doctor or midwife. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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