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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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Menstrual cycle lasting 2-4 months. Pain is unbearable. Neg for endometriosis. Had DNC previously. No pregnancies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing for pain?

Menstrual cycle lasting 2-4 months. Pain is unbearable. Neg for endometriosis. Had DNC previously. No pregnancies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing for pain?

Prolonged menses: Have you discussed with your gyn going on birth control to help gain control of your menstrual cycles? You also say neg for endometriosis, how what that done? Did you have a diagnostic laparoscopy to look in your abdomen/pelvis for endometriosis lesions (only way to truly say for sure)? Imaging just does not pick up this very well. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Menstrual disorder 2 months yet didn't got my menses n checked pregnancy test also n it's negative?

Menstrual disorder 2 months yet didn't got my menses n checked pregnancy test also n it's negative?

Does this mean you: Missed your period x 2 months? Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. PCOS). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Delay menses for 3 days. Slight spotting and feel slight menstrual cramps. Did 3 pregnancy test, all negative! What can be the reason?

Delay menses for 3 days. Slight spotting and feel slight menstrual cramps. Did 3 pregnancy test, all negative! What can be the reason?

Trust the test: Home pregnancy tests are very accurate. They are the same tests used in a doctors 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. See doc if period does not come in a few weeks. ...Read more

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I am 35 my last menstrual cycle was sept 6th. I have no energy always tired. I had a tubal 12 yrs ago. Pregnacy test was negative what's wrong? Help!

I am 35 my last menstrual cycle was sept 6th. I have no energy always tired. I had a tubal 12 yrs ago. Pregnacy test was negative what's wrong? Help!

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems we 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. Pregnancy after a tubal can happen but this is rare. You can do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule visit. ...Read more

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Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? I'm (-) ing pregnacy test. 2wks delayed,

Can dengue fever affects the menstrual cycle? I'm (-) ing pregnacy test. 2wks delayed,

Maybe: A doctor can check to see if there is any worrisome medical issue, if a woman has mild menstrual-related symptoms. Many women have some variation of their periods or a missed period on occasion (especially after getting a symptomatic illness like dengue). Some women are back to normal very soon, but others do have bothersome menstrual symptoms that persist or recur and need to see their doctors. ...Read more

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Would a pregnancy test 30 days after previous menstral cycle produce correct results?

Usually: A pregnancy test will turn positive 2 weeks after conception which occurs shortly after ovulation. Most women have a 28 day cycle and will ovulate on day 14 so a test done after 30 days should turn positive. However, sometimes women will ovulate later than the 16th day in which case a rest done on day 30 would be to early to turn positive. ...Read more

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When is the best time to have sexual intercourse around a womens menstural cycle that will make it less likely for pregnancy?

When is the best time to have sexual intercourse around a womens menstural cycle that will make it less likely for pregnancy?

Avoid fertile time: If you have a 28 day cycle and cycle day 1 is the first day of your period, then your fertile time is between cycle day 10 to 16. Clear, egg white mucus discharge is a sign you are fertile. If you were on birth control, you wouldn't have to worry about this. ...Read more

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I took a pregnancy test 31 days after previous menstral cycle using mid day urine. Is this a reliable answer?

Possibly: If positive then it is reliable if negative you may want to test with a first morning urine which is more concentrated and would be more likely to pick up a positive than a midday urine. ...Read more

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35 days late for menstral cycle 2 negative pregnancy test have some symptoms of pregnancwould like to know if I should just wait for my cycle to begin?

35 days late for menstral cycle 2 negative pregnancy test have some symptoms of pregnancwould like to know if I should just wait for my cycle to begin?

Late period: It's hard to say why it happens, but sometimes we are just late for our period. Even if it's never happened to you before, it could be happening now. Things like medications, stress, travel, changes in your weight, can all cause a late period. If your pregnancy test is negative, and no period for a whole month, I would call your gyn doc. S/he may want to run some tests. ...Read more

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What are the chances of pregnancy after uterine ablasion and tubes tied? But menstural cycle started back 4 months ago?

What are the chances of pregnancy after uterine ablasion and tubes tied? But menstural cycle started back 4 months ago?

Very low: Pregnancy after tubal ligation is highly unlikely - about 1/400 depending on how the surgery was done. A tubal reversal or in vitro fertilization is typically needed. Pregnancy after uterine ablation is dangerous and not advised. ...Read more

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My wife has a pituitary tumor, she has not had a menstral cycle in 4 months. I want to know despite this is pregnancy possible?

Depends: It depends on many factors: how big is the tumor, is it producing hormones or is it nonfunctional, is your wife lack of menstrual cycle a result of the tumor or is there another reason...all of those need to be taken into account to adequately answer your question. ...Read more

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Having symptoms of pregnancy but all home tests say negative. Last menstral cycle was may 6. What should I do. My doctor says my IUD may be imbedded.

Having symptoms of pregnancy but all home tests say negative. Last menstral cycle was may 6. What should I do. My doctor says my IUD may be imbedded.

Wait a bit: Home pregnancy tests can be unreliable until you miss a period. Also, if there is a problem with the pregnancy, there can be falsely negative tests. You should see your Ob and have a blood pregnancy test. This is a little more reliable.

Pregnancy with an IUD in the uterus is not common; however, If you are pregnant with an IUD in place, you need to be evaluated ASAP. ...Read more

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Getting more tiny montgomery glands on my nipples and negative pregnancy tests. Why? Spotting 5 days during menstral cycle not normal

Getting more tiny montgomery glands on my nipples and negative pregnancy tests. Why? Spotting 5 days during menstral cycle not normal

Probably not: Pregnant. The criteria for pregnancy would be missed cycles, early morning nausea/vomiting, breast welling and tenderness, with weight gain. Montgomery's follicle are a late finding in pregnancy. Please see your GYN for a breast examination and a blood (HCG) pregnancy test. ...Read more

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When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth? I'm 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

When do pregnancy hormones level out after giving birth? I'm 4 months pp and my menstual cycle is regular, not breast feeding but feel hormonal still, why

Complicated: If your menstrual cycles are coming regularly then your female hormones (estrogen and progesterone) are normal. You could check your thyroid hormone. Often new moms are exhausted and sleep deprived. Post partum depression often goes unrecognized as the symptoms do not have to include crying and sadness. Discuss these items at your follow up appointment. ...Read more

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Got pregnency test positive on august 16th. July 21st last menstural cycle. Today august 20th noticed slight spotting. Any chance of misscarraige??

Got pregnency test positive on august 16th. July 21st last menstural cycle. Today august 20th noticed slight spotting. Any chance of misscarraige??

Unlikely: Chances of miscarriage in first trimester is high, but spotting early is also common and does not mean miscarriage. If you have large amount of bleeding - it would likely be miscarriage. ...Read more

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Pregnancy. Is menstrual signs diff frim pregnancy signs?

Yes but some overlap: Menstrual signs - headache, moodiness, bleeding, bloating
pregnancy - breast tenderness, missed period, bloating, nausea/vomiting but usually after 8 wks. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about pregnancy and menstrual cycle?

Can you tell me about pregnancy and menstrual cycle?

Big topic: That's a large topic to cover under 400 words. Here's a link that may be of relevance. Best Wishes. Dr M
http://yourfertility. Org. Au/for-women/timing-and-conception ...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