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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 long does HCG stay in system after D&C on 1/27. Had 2 menstrual cycles, took pregnancy tests over 3 days. All faint positive. Seems residual hcg.

How long does HCG stay in system after D&C on 1/27. Had 2 menstrual cycles, took pregnancy tests over 3 days. All faint positive. Seems residual hcg.

Blood test...: Its been over 2 months since your D&C. That is quite a long time for the HCG level to stay high enough to turn a urine pregnancy test positive. One way to know would be to get a quantitative HCG blood level and repeat it in 48 hours. That allows you to tell if the level is going up or down. If it is rising, it is most likely a new pregnancy. Its not possible to tell for sure with a urine test ...Read more

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I have missed 3 menstrual cycles & all pregnancy test come back negative. I'm having some nausea, what does this mean?

I have missed 3 menstrual cycles & all pregnancy test come back negative. I'm having some nausea, what does this mean?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections & hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am 20 years old, is a menstrual cycle during pregnancy is hereditary? My mother swears she had four periods while pregnant with me.

I am 20 years old, is a menstrual cycle during pregnancy is hereditary? My mother swears she had four periods while pregnant with me.

No: Your mothers episodes of bleeding were not from the same reasons a non-pregnant women has her menstrual cycle. Most often the "period" like bleeding in pregnancy is coming from the placenta and can be a cause of danger. Fortunately it appears all went well. ...Read more

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Low left back pain radiates to abdomen w dizziness. Occasional SOB, frequent tachy, very light menstrual cycle, no pregnancy. What could be the cause?

Low left back pain radiates to abdomen w dizziness. Occasional SOB, frequent tachy, very light menstrual cycle, no pregnancy. What could be the cause?

Kidney or ectopic or: Pain u describe could be kidney infection (if along with fever and urinary discomfort), or kidney stone... in young woman always thing possible tubal pregnancy. Your symptoms are concerning enough to seek emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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Cramping and sore breast for one week and still have another week to go before menstrual cycle! Neg pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant? 12 dpo

Cramping and sore breast for one week and still have another week to go before menstrual cycle! Neg pregnancy test. Could I be pregnant? 12 dpo

Yes: These are signs of pregnancy, which can show up before your period is missed. Urine pregnancy tests usually will not show positive until around the time of your expected period. ...Read more

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Can menstrual cycle come during pregnancy? And if yes, is it like normals or less?

Can menstrual cycle come during pregnancy? And if yes, is it like normals or less?

No menses in preg: Menses do not and cannot happen during pregnancy. If you bleed during pregnancy it needs to be investigated immediately for cause. ...Read more

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My wife has 45 days of regular menstrual cycle, trying for pregnancy, what the perfect dates to have sex? Is 45 days cycle normal or what?

Oligomenorrhea: Menstrual cycles that last longer than 35 days are abnormal and constitute a diagnosis of oligomenorrhea (infrequent periods). Infrequent periods mean infrequent ovulations and infrequent ovulations mean reduced fertility, which at your wife's age should be addressed by a fertility specialist if you're serious about attempting pregnancy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had a surgical abortion february 27th of this year. It's now april 17th and I have yet to see my menstrual cycle. And my pregnancy test is positive.

I had a surgical abortion february 27th of this year. It's now april 17th and I have yet to see my menstrual cycle. And my pregnancy test is positive.

Pregnancy: It would be wise to have an ultrasound soon. You may be pregnant again or the surgical termination failed. If the ultrasound does not show a pregnancy, then you should have two blood pregnancy tests done 48 hours apart from one another. Don't wait too long. ...Read more

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Can you have a menstrual cycle at beginning of pregnancy?

Can you have a menstrual cycle at beginning of pregnancy?

Yes: Some women will have a light, 'different' cycle after conception.

Usually though either, no period, or one light period would be common. ...Read more

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I'm 30 yo with regular cycles of 32 days. However, my last cycle was 42 days, and this one is already on 45. What could cause long menstrual cycles? I took a pregnancy test and it was negative.

I'm 30 yo with regular cycles of 32 days. However, my last cycle was 42 days, and this one is already on 45. What could cause long menstrual cycles? I took a pregnancy test and it was negative.

Endocrine: There are several causes for an irregular menstrual cycle pattern. It is best to be evaluated. Some of the causes are hormonal and can include thyroid dysfunction, premature ovarian failure, pcos, hyperprolactinemia. A change in your general health can also cause a change in your menstrual cycle. Stress can also contribute. ...Read more

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I am now a whole month late on my menstrual cycle I took a pregnancy test two weeks ago it said negative, what can be wrong?

I am now a whole month late on my menstrual cycle I took a pregnancy test two weeks ago it said negative, what can be wrong?

Menstrual: Irregularities are not uncommon. One cause is anovulatory cycles. If you miss the next period also, please consult your doctor. More more info see this site.
http://women. Webmd. Com/tc/missed-or-irregular-periods-topic-overview. ...Read more

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Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Can you feel the diffients in the changes in cervical mucus during pregnancy & menstrual cycle?

Thicker: Mucous will be thicker in menstrual cycle in latter half than earlier half if the cycle due to Progesterone levels increasing. ...Read more

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I am 4 days late for my menstrual cycle. I took a pregnancy test and it had 1 pink line and a faint line. Could I be pregnant?

I am 4 days late for my menstrual cycle. I took a pregnancy test and it had 1 pink line and a faint line. Could I be pregnant?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctor's 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

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) impact your menstrual cycle? 5 days late, pregnancy impossible.

Can Zoloft (sertraline) impact your menstrual cycle? 5 days late, pregnancy impossible.

Impossible: Zoloft (sertraline) should not have any effect on your hormonal functioning and therefore should not be able to delay your period. However, it is not impossible for stresses in your life, including depression, to have an effect on the timing of your periods. Make sure that you continue to maintain a healthy mindset and lifestyle. ...Read more

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Confirmed chemical miscarriage 7 weeks ago but have not had a menstrual cycle since, took 1 pregnancy test, negative Could I be pregnant?

Confirmed chemical miscarriage 7 weeks ago but have not had a menstrual cycle since, took 1 pregnancy test, negative Could I be pregnant?

Most likely NO: After a miscarriage, or biochemical pregnancy, it is best to wait a couple of months before trying again.

It may be that your hormones are not in balance that is why your period is delayed. This can happen after a miscarriage. Hormones can be out of balance from the stress of having a miscarriage. So, please calm yourself and see a doctor. ...Read more

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My last period was 03/26 im 4 days late and I have a 26 day menstrual cycle and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

My last period was 03/26 im 4 days late and I have a 26 day menstrual cycle and negative pregnancy test. Could I still be pregnant?

If you did the test: Correctly, four days after the expected date for your period, and the result was negative, you not likely to be pregnant. If you do not your period in 3-4 days, you may wish to repeat the test. If you miss more than two periods you may wish to see your doctor. If you are pregnant then please do see your doctor for your and your baby's health. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...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