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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

Menstruation (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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Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Occurs monthly: Colloquialisms are odd. Since menses occur about every 28 days in human females, there is a periodicity to them. It's an older term meaning regularly occurring. So one gets a period means its that time of the month for the periodic shedding of endometrial tissue absent a fetal implantation. ...Read more

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My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual cycle?

My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual cycle?

Too often: This frequency is too often and may cause eventual anemia and other medical issues to occur. See the gyn specialist and have your irregular periods evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate?

My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate?

Mittelschmerz: There is no good specific answer to that. The female must learn when she is ovulating and this is usually something they feel. Ovulation is usually just shy of half way through their cycle. Mittelschmerz is the name of the feeling of ovulation. ...Read more

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What period of the month does the haemoglobin level drop with a normal menstrual cycle?

What period of the month does the haemoglobin level drop with a normal menstrual cycle?

Unclear question: Hemoglobin level drops a little bit each month with the loss of blood during the period.
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Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would I ovulate? Thanks

I don't have a 28 menstrual cycle. My period usually lasts 8-9 days. Around what date would I ovulate? Thanks

Need to know: How many days your cycle is. You will ovulate 14 days before the first day of your period. ...Read more

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If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?

If I have spotting the day before my menstrual cycle starts to be heavy does that count as the day my period begins?

Spotting: The spotting may be normal for you but most would consider the first day of heavy flow as day 1. ...Read more

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Hi, my menstrual cycle length is 30 days. I had my last period on 5th of november 2013. What is the time that I ovulate.?

Hi, my menstrual cycle length is 30 days. I had my last period on 5th of november 2013. What is the time that I ovulate.?

2 wks before period: Most women will ovulate about 2 weeks before the onset of their next period. With a 30 days cycle, that means around day 16. It is a good idea to start a few days before you expect ovulation and to understand that the date of expected ovulation is an approximation. ...Read more

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I have a 30 days menstrual cycle which started last april 9, 2013, I just wanted to know if when is my ovulating period?

I have a 30 days menstrual cycle which started last april 9, 2013, I just wanted to know if when is my ovulating period?

Day 16: Ovulation occurs 14 days before the start of the next cycle. If you are a regular 30 days cycle then ovulation occurs on the 16th day. ...Read more

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I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

I'm 16, been menstruating since 6 yrs, and it's the first time I'm having my period on the 17th day of my menstrual cycle.

Need more info: Are you on contraception? Which? Are you taking any medication? Are you under a lot of stress right now? Have you been traveling, changing time zones or not sleeping enough? Excessive exercise? These are things that can throw our cycle off. Good idea 2 check a urine pregnancy test and get screened for STDs if you are at risk ...Read more

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Can excessive stress 2 weeks prior to my period starting have caused my menstrual cycle to be heavier than usual this month?

Can excessive stress 2 weeks prior to my period starting have caused my menstrual cycle to be heavier than usual this month?

Yes: Yes, stress can change your menses significantly. However, if your menses is heavy for longer than 10 day sin a row or continues to be heavy in future cycles, see a obgyn ...Read more

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Good morning, please a woman with 24 days menstrual cycle when will she ovulate? Assuming she saw her monthly period on the 15th of june.

Good morning, please a woman with 24 days menstrual cycle when will she ovulate? Assuming she saw her monthly period on the 15th of june.

June 25th: If you are having regular cycles that last 24 days Kama we generally count back 14 days to determine when you ovulate. However the only way to know for sure is to obtain a ovulation predictor kit Kama which is a urine test that tells you when you are likely to ovulate period. Unlike most women, you probably ovulate at day 10. ...Read more

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I have an irregular menstrual cycle. I've had my period 4 months consistent, then now, it's been two months and I still not have a period. Why?

I have an irregular menstrual cycle. I've had my period 4 months consistent, then now, it's been two months and I still not have a period. Why?

Common problem: 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 redo a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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Hello. I've had my first day of my last period 3-25-15 and I took the plan b on 4-4-15 and today is 5-1-15 and I did not have my menstrual cycle?

Hello. I've had my first day of my last period 3-25-15 and I took the plan b on 4-4-15 and today is 5-1-15 and I did not have my menstrual cycle?

Good to check: Most urine pregnancy tests will be positive 4-6 weeks after your last menstrual period, which may be about 2 weeks after ovulation (usually about 2 weeks after the first day of your period). Not every episode of unprotected sex will result in pregnancy. The $10 pregnancy test from the drugstore is the same as a hospital urine test. ...Read more

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I am 17 years old and I've had a pretty regular menstrual cycle for the last 6 years. But I just got my period 11 days early should I be concerned?

I am 17 years old and I've had a pretty regular menstrual cycle for the last 6 years. But I just got my period 11 days early should I be concerned?

Normal: It is not uncommon for menstrual cycles to come early or late. Factors like stress, increased exercise, or even pheromones can influence and change menstrual cycles. If you notice other factors (increased pain, prolonged or unusually heavy periods) then see your Dr. ...Read more

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For the last several months, I will often miss a menstrual cycle, or several, and then when I do get a period, I get another directly after it, help?

For the last several months, I will often miss a menstrual cycle, or several, and then when I do get a period, I get another directly after it, help?

Many possibilities: This could be a result of several different issues and it greatly depends on your age and overall health. For young women this can be completely normal. Sometimes the decision is made to regulate the periods with birth control pills for a few months. In older women, this can be seen as a sign of early menopause. Other medical conditions, life stress, and physical stress can do this as well. ...Read more

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I have a 32 day menstrual cycle my last period was on April 1 my period last usually from 7 to nine days. I'm almost 7 days late. And still no period.

I have a 32 day menstrual cycle my last period was on April 1 my period last usually from 7 to nine days. I'm almost 7 days late. And still no period.

Pregnancy test.: If you are not pregnant and the problem persists or if you do not want to have periods for 7-9 days a month then their are many things you could do to regulate your cycle. It is possible that your cycle will return to normal without intervention if you wait. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Will taking a h.P.T. While on your period affect the results? Sounds dumb but this "menstrual cycle" looks weird & I've been feelin different for 3 weeks

Will taking a h.P.T. While on your period affect the results? Sounds dumb but this "menstrual cycle" looks weird & I've been feelin different for 3 weeks

Not usually: It is possible to have a lighter than usual period after you become pregnant. The bleeding is caused by the implantation of the fertilized egg into the lining of the womb. If you want to do a pregnancy test, make sure there's no blood in the urine specimen. It might make it hard to read the results. ...Read more

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I'm 18 years old. My menstrual cycle is what is generally considered normal. My last period was over two weeks ago. This morning I started my period 9 days early. Is that normal???

I'm 18 years old. My menstrual cycle is what is generally considered normal. My last period was over two weeks ago. This morning I started my period 9 days early. Is that normal???

Not unusual: Teens could often have some irregularity in the frequency or duration of their periods, even if for most part they have been regular.
If however, you start to have recurrence of a period every 2 weeks, that isn't normal. So, if this seems to occurs over the next few cycles, get yourself checked. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle came 2 weeks early. I ended my period 2 weeks ago at the end of january, two weeks later it started again. It lasted four days. The first two days were light. Then it got really heavy and went back to normal and ended. I'm still bloated

My menstrual cycle came 2 weeks early. I ended my period 2 weeks ago at the end of january, two weeks later it started again. It lasted four days. The first two days were light. Then it got really heavy and went back to normal and ended. I'm still bloated

It: It may be that your hormones are off balance, which can happen from conditions such as stress or weight changes (weight too high or too low). If there is any chance that you are pregnant please take a test (some pregnancies can cause spotting or bleeding).

If you have pain, soaking more than a pad an hour, light-headedness, fainting or vomiting then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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


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