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Longest Menstrual Cycle
What could be the reason why sometimes i go without a menstrual cycle for months? The longest i've gone without one is close to a year.
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
I am 46 and have had menstrual cycle for 1 1/2 weeks i had a knee replacement in may and i just started haveing menstrual cycles in july but this is the longest one.
It depends: After total knee surgery, due to the stress of surgery an blood loss it is not unusual to have changes in the menstrual cycle both frequency and duration as well as intensity of bleeding can be affected. But having said that if you are concerned it is prudent to contact your gynecologist to let him/her check to make sure you do not need d;c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more
The ovary: You may not believe it but the ovary controls the cycle. The brain hormones are actually passive to the ovarian hormones. The physiology is complicated but if we were to give the same rain hormone pulses every hour then the ovary would control the pituitary hormones and ovulation would occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then i wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, i know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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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