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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
Can your menstrual cycle regulate and then unregulate (after having your period for more than a few years) ? If so, why is that?
See a Doctor: There maybe some hormonal imbalance going on which some lab tests can help determine. Also, stress and any changes in diet or lifestyle can affect menstrual cycles. There is something called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) that can lead to sporadic menses. See an obgyn so that they can run labs, possible imaging, and take a thorough history and physical to help figure this out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?
Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes for irregular menstruation. One common one is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), a hormonal imbalance along with cysts in the ovaries. Though most irregular menstruation is not acutely dangerous, any woman who does not menstruate monthly should consider seeing her pcp or an ob/gyn for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am 45 years old and for the last 2-3 years I have had a normal 28 day menstrual cycle. This month i got my period 2 days early. Should i be worried?
No: Do not worry. That is a normal variation. ...Read more
Dark blood: Dark, thick blood can be older blood (mixed in with tissue) that is being sloughed. ...Read more
Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more
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