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I have a very long menstrual cycle and short periods, is this a problem when I want to get pregnant?
Yes: It may indicate an underlying problem with the ovaries or the hormones produced. It may actually indicate that the ovaries are not producing as many eggs which in turn leads to lower hormone values. Or it may represent something else entirely. But better to have evaluated now to know exactly what is going on and how it could affect fertility. ...Read more
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
My menstral cycle is really irregular and I need to know what's going on. I had a short period for february but then it came back around the 14th but it was just spotting. It is still here just spotting mostly until I move (I think) or maybe it really is
If : If there is any chance you could be pregnant, please take a pregnancy test to be sure. If it is negative, you may need to see your doctor to evaluate your abnormal vaginal bleeding. Irregular bleeding can be caused by pregnancy, infection, or fluctuations in hormone levels. Stress or weight changes (high or low) can cause our hormones to fluctuate. If you develop pain, heavy bleeding, light-headedness, or vomiting, then you must be seen in the er immediately. ...Read more
I got off the Depo-Provera shot in june I had been on it for a year or so I had spotting after now I have a long menstrual cycle lasting more than 2 weeks?
Cycle resumption: The lining of the womb is now growing again after suppression with the depo-provera. Wait for the next period and if it is 2 weeks long check with your gyn md for causes. ...Read more
Can the amount of daylight affect the menstrual cycle? My periods always seem a day or 2 closer together in spring/summer when days are longer.
Is a 44-day menstrual cycle normal? My periods are usually pretty regular, every 44 days or so but I have been told that my cycle is strangely long.
Periods vary.: Not all women have the typical 28-day cycle. Some are 21 days or shorter; others, like you, have quite extended cycles. So long as you are otherwise healthy, and your periods are not excessively heavy or painful, the length of time between them should not worry you. If you're trying to conceive (or avoid conception), simple urine tests (LH strips) can help determine your fertile period. ...Read more
Hormones: Any changes in your normal menstrual period can be related to hormones. If you are concerned, you should get your hormone levels checked. Spotting can be from multiple causes, cervical infection, polyp, fibroids or it could be normal for you. Again, if you are concerned you should go in to get checked. ...Read more
Can a menstrual period last 2 days only? My periods used to be short but 1.5 to 2 days seems extreme. The flow is regular.
Normal: Normal periods can last from 1-2 days to 7 or more. ...Read more
I had a d+c bc of prolonged menstrual period. 33 days after I got my period, today is day 3, day 1 was almost nothing, but day 2 and 3 a lot in toilet
See details: Assuming that you are not pregnant, d&c's rarely provide long term correction of bleeding problems. They are helpful at stopping bleeding quickly and diagnosing some endometrial disorders, but they will not correct bleeding from hormonal disorders or structural causes such as polyps and fibroids. I would recommend additional evaluation if a specific cause has not been determined. ...Read more
2-3 months: We consider cycles normal if they come roughly every month and aren't too heavy or crampy and no bleeding in between. Cycles in healthy women can be as close as 21 days and as infrequent as every 2-3 months. If you period is unusually late, you should consider pregnancy if that's a possibility and hormonal issues and be checked by a gyn. ...Read more
Several: Pregnany #1, thyroid disorders, rapid weight changes-weight gain, weight loss (anorexia/bullemia conditions), dramaitc changes in diet/nutrition, anxiety, certain medications, etc are a few examples. If you have secondary amennorhea (your period was normal than stopped), see a gyn dr. For an evaluation and testing to determine the cause, good luck. ...Read more
How can I temporarily stop a prolonged menstrual period just for a couple of hours with fast action?
Not possible c/o med: This is not possible without medications by a MD. ...Read more
What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apart? What could be the cause of light headeness, almost blacking out and long menstrual period over two weeks with only a week apar
4-6wks: 4-6 wks. Lactation prolongs it. Lots of variation. ...Read more
2-5 days: Sperm can manage to live a long time, even in harsh conditions such as a menstrual cycle. Tampons probably have no effect. The good news is that a woman is unlikely to ovulate during her menstrual cycle, so even if the sperm live for a few days, it's unlikely there's anything for them to fertilize. If she's late for her period next month, you should check a pregnancy test. Next time use a condom! ...Read more
Never!: Although it may take a few days for ovulation to occur after a period, there really isn't a "safe" period for unprotected sex. If not pregnancy, then std's are always possible. Fraternal twins are an example of two separate eggs occurring in the same cycle at different times with subsequent fertilization. ...Read more
My last menstrual period was on november 12th, 2012. I have a 33 long cycle. What's my exact due date?
August 19th: Based only on the information you provided -- your last period your due date is august 19th. Hopefully you have had prenatal care and a sonogram. If so your doctor will be able to give you a more accurate due date. Since your are likely due now this is very important to clarify. ...Read more
My last menstrual period was jan 21 and it was 5 days long. My due date is october 26, what days would I have been fertile?
Early february: It sounds like you conceived around 2/2. ...Read more
I am 9 days late on my menstrual period and I have taken three pregnancy test, all were negative! Should I wait longer to take another test!? Worried
Trust the test : Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. If you doubt the result you can repeat it in 1-2 days. If you were pregnant the hormone level would rise enough for detection. ...Read more
I took a pregnancy test for the second time and got a positive. But I've been experiencing some cramps like that of menstrual period. Normal? How long
See below: If you did the test correctly, you are pregnant. I hope that you are under the care of a doctor so that your and your baby's health is taken care of. Please see your doctor at the earliest. ...Read more
How long does sperm live inside the vagina? Had sex during her first menstrual period. Worried about pre-ejaculation.
My menstral cycle is always on point. My cycle is 30 days long with a four-day period. I was 5 days late this month and am now on my 8th day of my period. Should I be concerned?
Get...: First of all, get a pregnancy test. If negative wait for your next cycle to see how it behaves, unless you continue bleeding and it doesn't stop. Sometimes there are variations in the ovulation pattern and as result how the period comes. However, if you continue bleeding and having pain along you should see a gynecologist as soon as possible. ...Read more
Hi, I'm 26 years old, in average health, and normally have a long menstral cycle, abt 6 weeks. My period came early (4 weeks). It was quite heavy for two days and then suddenly light on 3rd and 4th days. I'm not on birth control. My husband and I use cond
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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