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Menstrual Cycle (Overview)

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 menstrual bleeding begins again.


Menstrual Cycle (Overview)

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 menstrual bleeding begins again.


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What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

Time to menses: A 32 day cycle refers to the amount of time between the first day of flow to the next first day of flow ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Tell your gynecologist what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Ask your gynecologist about using birth control pills to control menstrual cramps
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Can i shorten my menstrual cycle?

Can i shorten my menstrual cycle?

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

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Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Is 78 day menstrual cycle normal?

Not normal: Too long normal interval is considered 21-35 days you gyn can do a work up. ...Read more

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Define menstrual cycle in detail?

Define menstrual cycle in detail?

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

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What controls the menstrual cycle?

What controls the menstrual cycle?

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 more

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No menstrual cycle for two months?

No menstrual cycle for two months?

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

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Why do women have menstrual cycle?

To become pregnant: Each month during your reproductive life the lining of your uterus (endometrium) thickens in anticipation of a pregnancy implanting into it. If that doesn't happen, hormonal changes make you shed that lining (your period) so it can be regenerated the next cycle. ...Read more

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What can affect my menstrual cycle?

Many things: Pregnancy, weight change, stress, fibroids, cysts, endometiosis, abnormal hormones, other medicines u are on, other medcial conditions you may have, birth control, this ? Is way too generalized if u are worried about your cycle see your gyn or a freinds gyn if u do not have one for a workup. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle stops after 2 days?

Congratulations!: You will need less stock in kimberly clark sanitary products as this is normal for some patients and longer day menstrual patients are envious of you. ...Read more

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How do I change my menstrual cycle?

How do I change my menstrual cycle?

See your doctor.: Nothing you can safely do without some medical help. Whatever your goal is, however, is probably achievable. ...Read more

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How to figure out my menstrual cycle?

How to figure out my menstrual cycle?

Chart cycles on: a calendar. Day 1 is first day of bleeding Ovulation is 14 days prior to period. ...Read more

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Do pickles help with menstrual cycle?

Help in what way?: Salty pickles could actually make menstrual bloating worse. Please clarify and re-ask if this isn't answering your question. ...Read more

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Short menstrual cycle, is this normal?

How short?: Menstrual cycles usually last between 21 and 35 days. Periods last anywhere from 2 to 7 days normally (with average of 3 to 5 days). ...Read more

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Can fasting effect my menstrual cycle?

Probably not: Fasting will not affect the cycle in the short term. If you are starving yourself, eventually your cycles could be affected if you become very underweight.. ...Read more

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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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Does fasting affect the menstrual cycle?

Does fasting affect the menstrual cycle?

Significant fasting: Coud stress the body to the point that a period was delayed or skipped. ...Read more

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Does your menstrual cycle clean you out?

Cleans uterus lining: Every cycle your uterine lining prepares for possible implantation of a fertile egg. If you don't become pregnant then the lining is sloughed off and that is your menstrual discharge. So the lining of your uterus is shed but no other part of you is "cleaned out" though some women become more emotional before and during their periods and thus might clean out pent-up emotions... ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be between 15days?

Can a menstrual cycle be between 15days?

Probably not: The average range for the menstrual cycle is 21 to 36 days. It is unlikely that you would be having ovulatory cycles as frequently as 15 days. You need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have question about my menstrual cycle?

I have question about my menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle: A typical cycles lasts 28 days from day 1 of a menstrual period to the day before the next menstrual period. In a 28 day cycle, ovulation occurs at 28 - 14 = 14, day 14. In a 30 day cycle, ovulation is on day 30 - 14 - 16. In a 26 day cycle, ovulation is on day 26 - 14 = 12. Male sperm survives for around 4 - 5 days. After ovulation, the female egg vanishes within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Does fasting affect your menstrual cycle?

Does fasting affect your menstrual cycle?

Depends: A single fast as an uncommon occurrence is unlikely to affect menses. However, a fasting regimen that results in significant weight loss can certainly end up in changing the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How could i figure out my menstrual cycle?

How could i figure out my menstrual cycle?

Track it with a: calendar. How many days long is it? First day you bleed is day 1. Last day is day before you bleed again. Ovulation is 14 days before period. ...Read more

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What to do if my menstrual cycle is weird?

What to do if my menstrual cycle is weird?

Birth-control pills: going on birth control pills is one way to get a regular cycle ...Read more

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How much time does a menstrual cycle last?

Variable.: .Menstrual cycles usually last between 21 and 35 days. ...Read more

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Can I naturally change my menstrual cycle?

Can I naturally change my menstrual cycle?

No: You may read that you can take black cohosh, but it is not proven effective and imo, any substance that you take to effect a change in your body is a drug. So, that leaves pregnancy, breast feeding as the only natural ways to stop it. Best bet is some form of birth control pill/ring/mirena. If you are due to have a period on your wedding day, your doctor would like at least 2 months heads up! ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?

Menses: Many women have changes in their cycles after age 35. They can be heavier, shorter or you can skip them. Often times this is due to ovulation issues. However, its always important to rule out other things too like pregnancy, low thyroid, hyperprolactinemia. Your provider can do this with blood work. ...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