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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

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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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


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My menstrual period dose not come at the same date every month. Why?

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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What things i can't eat during menstrual period?

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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Why do I have irregular menstrual period?

Why do I have irregular menstrual period?

Abnormal ovulations: Your ovulations are abnorml or irregular.

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Why does my body aroma change before my menstrual period?

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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Should i be worried if menstrual period is slow to start?

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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Could it be healthy to have a 10days menstrual period?

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

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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Menstruation (Definition)

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


Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

Menstrual refers to monthly or lunar cycle-the approx length of the human ovulatory or egg making cycle ...Read more


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