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My daughter gets light flow on the 14th day of her menstrual cycle every month. Is it normal?

My daughter gets light flow on the 14th day of her menstrual cycle every month. Is it normal?

Yes, that is normal: Occasionally teenagers will have a light flow of blood midcycle. These are due to hormonal surges. There is nothing to worry about. ...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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Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

Why would I start my menstrual cycle on time with regular flow for one day and then the following day just stop? No spotting, nothing

What your normal?: When patients have abnormal periods I always want to know what their normal pattern is. If most periods are normal then one abnormal one (late, early, short, long) is not usually a cause for concern. The cycles tend to regulate and get back to normal quickly. If there is concern for pregnancy check a test. ...Read more

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I am facing irregular menstrual cycle, I got it on 1 may 2013 and suddenly from 15 days continue very little flow. What is it? Something serious?

I am facing irregular menstrual cycle, I got it on 1 may 2013 and suddenly from 15 days continue very little flow. What is it? Something serious?

See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, during the last approx 6 months my menstrual cycle is irregular and less blood flows. Can I know what are the causes please? I am 20yrs old

Hello, during the last approx 6 months my menstrual cycle is irregular and less blood flows. Can I know what are the causes please? I am 20yrs old

Depends on irregular: It depends on how you define irregular. If your periods vary a couple of days each month, that is totally normal. Ovulation and menstruation depend on estrogen and progesterone and those hormone levels can change every month, especially when your young. Diet can also effect cycle timing, if you are not eating properly malnutrition can also cause irregular. Extreme exercise can also cause irreg ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop your menstrual cycle/flow?

Is there a way to stop your menstrual cycle/flow?

Yes: If there are no reasons why you can't take birth control pills (smoker, a history of blood clots, etc), some pills can actually stop you from having periods. Many birth control pills may be taken in a way (by skipping the last week of inactive pills) to delay a period. If your current cycle is extremely heavy, very high doses of either estrogen or birth control pills can usually stop it. ...Read more

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My Menstrual cycle usually last for 4 days with a medium flow in the first half an then becoming light in the second, why did only last one day light?

My Menstrual cycle usually last for 4 days with a medium flow in the first half an then becoming light in the second, why did only last one day light?

Depends: Are you on hormonal birth control? If so then the bleed you have between cycles may continue to get lighter and lighter. Yif you are on the pill or patch or ring, that " bleed " one has between cycles is actually not a period", you don't actually menstruate since you don't ovulate, but do have bleeding if the progesterone component is stopped. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is always regular. Every 28 days for 3 days. Last month it was 2 days late and this month it came 10 days early. It is a normal flow?

My menstrual cycle is always regular. Every 28 days for 3 days. Last month it was 2 days late and this month it came 10 days early. It is a normal flow?

Pregnancy/Normal: The first thing that needs to be ruled out if AT ALL possible is pregnancy. If it is a possibility do a home pregnancy test. This could be a pregnancy or a "chemical pregnancy". The other thing is that at 23 this is a common occurrence. If the flow was normal and this was a one time thing no worries. If your next period is abnormal this needs to be checked. Good luck and don't worry. ...Read more

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Do I count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day I start spotting as the first day?

Do I count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day I start spotting as the first day?

Spotting: Keep a menstrual calendar & count any spotting as day 1 of your cycle. Chart amount of bleeding, days, & any associated cramps, pain, or mood changes. These will help if trying to establish ovulation or if determining if premenstrual hormone changes are affecting your health. Take care. ...Read more

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I am 56 and am having a light menstrual cycle. I am on the third day and need only a pad to take care of my flow. I have been exceptionally tired. I have no other physical symptoms to describe. I have not been having menstrual cycles for at least two yea

Postmenopausal: Postmenopausal bleeding should always be assessed by a doctor. A doctor will perform a pap smear and pelvic examination and may do a blood test to check hormone levels. The vaginal bleeding could be attributed to (but not limited to) a hormonal change, the presence of cervical polyps, vaginitis or endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Do I count the brownish spotting at the end of my menstrual cycle as day 5 or I count the last day that I had with regular blood flow as my last day?

Days of period: If it looks like old blood (all brown), then that means the actual bleeding stopped a day or so prior to that. If there's any bright blood, then you're still on your period it's not a super exact science, so being off by a day or two doesn't make a difference for most things. For pregnancy, we care more about what day your last period started. ...Read more

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My daughter is12.its her 3rd menstrual cycle. She had little flow in 1st cycle, 2nd came early but flow was normal & 3rd came delayed and just for 1day?

My daughter is12.its her 3rd menstrual cycle. She had little flow in 1st cycle, 2nd came early but flow was normal & 3rd came delayed and just for 1day?

Common: During the first 6m to 1yr a young woman may not release eggs with her cycles, which plays a part in setting the timing & regularity. Estrogen is the main hormone that builds the membranes in the womb that break down for menses, & it can produce a variable pattern early. Over time most will begin to release eggs and set a pattern. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has been everyother month, now I have had it twice where I bleed for more than 2 weeks with heavy flow why?

My menstrual cycle has been everyother month, now I have had it twice where I bleed for more than 2 weeks with heavy flow why?

Not ovulating: It sounds as though you are not ovulating regularly. Its okay and not dangerous to have menses every other month, unless you are trying to get pregnant, in which case you might need help to ovulate regularly. If you have heavy flow and frequent menses, this can lead to anemia so you might want to consider going on birth control pills or nuvaring. You should consult a gynecologist for this. ...Read more

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Hello doctor, I have some problem during menses. From past one month my menstrual cycle got disturbed and the flow of blood is completely negligble.

Hello doctor, I have some problem during menses. From past one month my menstrual cycle got disturbed and the flow of blood is completely negligble.

Amennorhea: What you are referring to sounds like "secondary amennhorhea." Pregnancy is the most common cause of this. Less common possibilities are hormonal imbalances that need to be assessed with blood testing. ...Read more

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What causes scanty menstrual flow? My menses reduced from 3days to 1day, I am 32years

What causes scanty menstrual flow? My menses reduced from 3days to 1day, I am 32years

Hormonal fluctuation: Female hormone levels vary with age, stress, tension, anxiety or illness. Usually these changes are benign and considered normal. If having unprotected intercourse, do a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

Brown flow at midpoint of menstrual period? Ovulation or pregnancy?

See you MD: There are many different reasons for a change in menstrual cycle including ovulation. Your md will ask about your history. Age, medical conditions like thyroid disease and diabetes, life stress, strenuous exercise, and eating disorders are a few things which can affect the menses. A blood pregnancy test may be considered. ...Read more

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What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

What causes a dark blood flow during menstrual period?

Let me explain: This is simply blood from the lining of your womb that has been present for a day or two before being passed and so which looks darker than the usual fresher blood.

This may come and go, but unless you get any other new symptoms linked to your period – in which case tell your doctor – then I would leave things alone here. ...Read more

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I have a prob in my menstruation cycle. Before my menstrual is 3-4 days and heavy flow, last 2mo. It was 1 day - 2 days and its spot. Is it normal?

I have a prob in my menstruation cycle. Before my menstrual is 3-4 days and heavy flow, last 2mo. It was 1 day - 2 days and its spot. Is it normal?

Menstrual cycle: The length, amount and volume of menstrual blood flow varies from cycle to cycle. Small variances seem normal, large ones not so normal. Sporadically failing to ovulate is also normal. The 'abnormal' cycle you describe May have been one in which you did not ovulate. This is assuming that pregnancy is not an option here. ...Read more

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I use 2 have a menstrual period that last max 4 days heavy flow. Now I spot couple weeks then heavy bleed a week... Should I b concerned?

Bwe concerned: Age? First time to happen? It is not normal from your question. Go see a gyne who can do a complete peliv exam and go from there but don procrastinate. Make an appt. With your gyne md> take care.
Drbelga. ...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