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Menstrual Cycle Pregnancy
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
Different causes: Menses occurs when there is not a pregnancy, so that the body can start over to get pregnant. Early pregnancy bleeding occurs for mostly unknown reasons. About 1/3 of women have early pg bleeding, perhaps 50% miscarry (1 reason) and then it stops with a normal pregnancy to follow. An ultrasound can reassure you of normal development at about 6 wks. Fetal hr means loss only 3-5%. Best wishes. ...Read more
Threatened AB: It may be normal. Usually bleeding or cramping early in pregnancy can be concerning and may signal an abnormal pregnancy with an upcoming miscarriage. However, this isn't known yet so your OB will check hormone levels and decide if an ultrasound is helpful. Good luck to your early pregnancy. ...Read more
Irreg period: 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
Absolutely: Hello Lori, When ladies complain of heavy vaginal bleeding, anemia, passing clots, irregular periods and pain with periods, we very often prescribe birth control. The pill was first used for contraception then we noted the cycle-control side effects. Now we also use Depo-Provera, Mirena, (levonorgestrel) Nexplanon etc. ...Read more
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
Your question is ???: Placing a question mark after a few words does not necessarily create a clear question. Please start over, as questions are not linked & provide basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more
Possibly: It usually regulates your cycle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you?: Add up your possibilities. Use protection? Had intercourse about 10-14 days ago ? Not on birth control? If you answer yes to any of the above, you certainly have the potential to be pregnant. If the answer to all of the above is no, then you are likely not to be pregnant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anovulatory cycle: Irregular menses is very common in young women. Check out http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/anovulatory_cycle for info re anovulatory cycle as cause of irregular menses. Hormonal birth control pills can be used to regulate menses but they don't prevent sexually transmitted diseases. You'll need to make your partners wear condoms each & every time to lower infection risk. ...Read more
You will stop: Having periods while you are pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I am 20 years old, is a menstrual cycle during pregnancy is hereditary? My mother swears she had four periods while pregnant with me.
Low left back pain radiates to abdomen w dizziness. Occasional SOB, frequent tachy, very light menstrual cycle, no pregnancy. What could be the cause?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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
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
On may 5/2014 i had my birth, and till now i didn't have my menstrual cycle, and my pregnancy test came -ve, and no breastfeeding?is it normal?
GYN: You will need further gYN evaluation and possibly hormonal therapy to regulate your cycle. ...Read more
I'm ovulating my opinion; [lower abdomen pain on one side] 4th day of my menstrual cycle how is pregnancy supposed to occur during that time?
Not ovulating: If you are on the 4th day of your period. You ovulate 14 days before the 1st day of your period. ...Read more
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 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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