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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. Im having some nausea, what does this mean?

I have missed 3 menstrual cycles & all pregnancy test come back negative.  Im 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.

Your mom is wrong: It is absolutely impossible to have a "period" when pregnant. It is possible to have a bit of "spotting" for a variety of reasons but true bleeding (as intense as a period) is almost always a sign of serious problems. See http://www.Whattoexpect.Com/pregnancy/symptoms-and-solutions/vaginal-spotting.Aspx. ...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. Dont 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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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