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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Menstrual Cycle

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Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Antibiotics in early menstrual cycle effect on ovulation?

Not usually: Unless you are on a triple iV antibiotic for a very serious infection then ovulation is not affected. ...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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How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

How are ovulation and menstrual cycles different?

They are related: Ovulation is release of the egg normal menses occur cyclically-usually 14 days after ovulation, unless pregnancy occurs --so ovulation is one event in the cycle. ...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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Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

Could antibiotics affect your menstrual cycle for several cycles?

No: Antibiotics usually don't affect your menstrual cycle but the underlying condition for which you are taking the antibiotics can. Any physical stress as an illness and/or emotional stress can affect ovulation and with that the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

Is clotting with a heavy menstrual cycle normal?

No: Heavy bleeding with clotting usually indicates a arteriole (bright red) bleeding and not normal venous(dark red) bleeding. The clots also confirm that the bleeding is coming very rapidly. Get to your GYN MD when you can so that anemia does not develop. ...Read more

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What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

What are menstrual period and early pregnancy bleeding?

Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How to keep track of menstrual cycle and ovulation cycle?

Tracking: Use an app. Otherwise, take your first morning temperature and plot a basal body temperature chart. Use urine ovulation prediction kit ~d 11-14 if your cycle are abut every 28 days to detect lh surge and ovulation ~24-36 hours following. ...Read more

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How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

Depends: Some women have a 28 day cycle and some have a 35 day cycle, so being 5 days late for each of those women as an absolute number is going to mean something different. Basic rule of thumb, though, if you're more than 5-7 days late, you're likely late. Could be stress, weight gain/loss, hormones, thyroid or pregnancy. See your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes : Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more

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Can natrual diet pills affect your menstrual cycle? For example a missed period

Can natrual diet pills affect your menstrual cycle? For example a missed period

Yes: They can cause problems. sometimes they cause your periods to go away. and besides the GYN issues from this, it can affect other parts of your body. so just be careful. once that happens, it may not be easily reversible ...Read more

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Is having an irregular menstrual cycle dangerous? It ranges from 40-62 days per cycle.. And I have painful menstrual cramps during menstruation...

Is having an irregular menstrual cycle dangerous? It ranges from 40-62 days per cycle.. And I have painful menstrual cramps during menstruation...

Depends on cause: An irregular cycle isn't necessarily dangerous, but if chronically it can lead to problems with fertility down the road. It may be associated with something called polycystic ovary disease, which causes weight gain, infertility, and excess hair growth. See your doctor to make sure everything is in order. It's important to find the cause. ...Read more

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Difference between early pregnancy symptoms and menstrual cycle symptoms?

Difference between early pregnancy symptoms and menstrual cycle symptoms?

Pregnancy: If you suffer from pms sympyoms might be similar however you would get a + test if pregnant. Nausea, vomiting and breast tenderness seems to be the most common sigbs during early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Whats the pregnancy symptoms before period? (before period due, or late period) woman with irregular or 30+ days cycle

Whats the pregnancy symptoms before period? (before period due, or late period) woman with irregular or 30+ days cycle

Late period: Even with a 30+ day irregular cycle, and sexually active with no contraception, it you do a pregnancy test 5 days after the latest your period has ever been irregular then you will have an accurate answer. ...Read more

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Heavy menstrual cycle with huge clotting and stomach cramps?

Not normal: These symptoms, especially if new onset, need to be evaluated. Causes can be anatomical such as uterine myomas, polyps or cancer. Hematologic abnormalities can also cause heavy cycles with clots. Pregnancy needs to be ruled out. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more