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Menstrual Period (Overview)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding that occurs in women.


Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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I've had my menstrual period on january 1 through 4, and now got it today on january 28. That is 26 days. Is this not to early? I did travel &get cold

Dr. Andrew Malinchak
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I've had my menstrual period on january 1 through 4, and now got it today on january 28. That is 26 days. Is this not to early? I did travel &get cold

Menstrual periods: No, that is not too early. A menstrual cycle is defined from the day you start to bleed to the next time you start to bleed again. A typical time is 28 days. You started on day 27. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Menstrual Period (Overview)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding that occurs in women.


Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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My menstrual period dose not come at the same date every month. Why?

Marianne DiNapoli
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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My menstrual period dose not come at the same date every month. Why?

Cycle varies.: The average length of a menstrual cycle is 28 days from the start of one period to the start of the next. It is due to the cyclical production of hormones in the body. However, the cycle length can vary by a few days from month to month due to variation in the hormone release. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Track your periods
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Rate your pain
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Tell your gyn what works for your pain
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Try taking NSAIDs the day before your period starts, if you can take them
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What things i can't eat during menstrual period?

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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What things i can't eat during  menstrual period?

No special diet: You do not need a special diet during your menstrual period. But once a month maybe you can assess how healthy your diet is -- plenty of vegetables, fruits, lean meats or other proteins, healthy fats, complex carbs and avoiding processed foods/white flour, etc. It never hurts to see where we are in taking care of our health. :-). ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Why do I have irregular menstrual period?

Dr. Gerard Honore
Board Certified, Fertility Medicine
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Why do I have irregular menstrual period?

Abnormal ovulations: Your ovulations are abnorml or irregular.

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Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
34 years in practice
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Why does my body aroma change before my menstrual period?

Dr. Luis Gonzalez
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Why does my body aroma change before my menstrual period?

Hormones: The hormonal changes linked to ovulation may change the natural odor of your body. Also it's possible that your sense of smell is temporarily altered. This hormonal effect is often seen in pregnant women who can't stand routine odors that were previously not offensive. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Should i be worried if menstrual period is slow to start?

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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Should i be worried if menstrual period is slow to start?

Probably not: If your periods are generally regular, then there should be nothing to worry about relating to the cycle. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wright
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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Could it be healthy to have a 10days menstrual period?

Dr. Jane van Dis
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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No: Maximum number of days for a period is around 7. More than 7 and it's definitely considered outside the norm. At 44 it could be due to fluctuations in hormone levels. But definitely see a gynecologist who can take a full menstrual history and conduct physical exam and make sure nothing worrisome is going on. ...Read more

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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My sister didn't get her menstrual period for about 12 years. Please help., ?

Dr. Padmavati Garvey
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
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My sister didn't get her menstrual period for about 12 years. Please help., ?

Needs to see doc: She really needs to see a doctor. ...Read more

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