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Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Cramping and spotting after period while breastfeeding. Normal?

Probably normal: Some women stop menstruating while nursing. Most will resume after 6 months of nursing. It varies. But especially at first, it is common to more irregular, crampy cycles. ...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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How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

How come breastfeeding women not have a menstrual cycle while breastfeeding?

Pituitaryinhibition: The pituitary gland is partially inhibited by "feedback" of hormones, but can still allow ovulation. ...Read more

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Pregnancy after taking contraception pills during 3months?

Pregnancy after taking contraception pills during 3months?

It happens: Unfortunately, the pill is not 100% effective. The good news is ocps do not cause problems in general with pregnancy, however, you should stop taking them immediately and confirm the pregnancy and how far along you are. ...Read more

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Is sex after menstrual period safe?

Is sex after menstrual period safe?

Unprotected sex: After your period puts you at risk for becoming pregnant. Please use protection every time if you don't want to become pregnant at this time. ...Read more

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Missed menstrual periods after delivering a baby. Isvthis normal?

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

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When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

5 days: A period should start within 5 days of the last taken pill. If not, call your md and report the lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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Excessive menstrual bleeding after taking antibiotics (after having my menstrual cycle two weeks ago)?

Excessive menstrual bleeding after taking antibiotics (after having my menstrual cycle two weeks ago)?

See your doc: I recommend visiting your physician to determine the cause of your bleeding. If you are light headed or feel worse be sure to go to the emergency room. Wishing you the very best. ...Read more

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Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Yes, generally. : Very common. Also at the time of the cycle. Breast tenderness is very responsive to hormonal changes. These occur at he time of ovulation with a spike up then down in estrogen and again at the menses with a significant nadir in the estrogen and Progesterone levels. This alone dan cause he symptoms you describe without any seriousc. ...Read more

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Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Are menstrual cycles regular after discontinuing birth control pill?

Maybe: If your menstrual cycles were "regular" before the use of the pill, yes. If they were :not regular", no. Difficulties with ovulation were often reasons to start the pill by md's "to regulate the cycles" however it did not "cure" the problem as it re-occured after pill cessation. ...Read more

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Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Missed period and now spotting very light pink discharge. My menstrual cycle is very regular, 27 day cycle. Never missed a period before. Pregnant?

Hard to guess: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A urine pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred) or 1 week after having a "weird" period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate if persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Will my menstrual cycle be regular when i'm breastfeeding?

Probably not: Suckling stimulates maternal release of the pituitary hormone prolactin; high levels of prolactin (due to any cause) are usually associated with infrequent or absent periods. What you actually ecounter is individual though, and may be affected by many factors such as frequency, duration, and amount of nursing you do. ...Read more

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Irregular period while on birth control. Two weeks before real period. Could I be pregnant?

Irregular period while on birth control. Two weeks before real period. Could I be pregnant?

Probably not.: Do a home urine pregnancy test. If negative then most likely you may have forgotten to take your birth control pill at the same time you usually do and this signals for you to shed your uterine lining (looks and feels like a period). If you are taking the pill at the same exact time every day and have not missed one pill then your body is overpowering the pill ; aka breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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How to stop menstrual spotting while using Depo-Provera birth control?

How to stop menstrual spotting while using Depo-Provera birth control?

Side effect: once you are on the depo injection, bleeding is a common side effect. You should consult your GYN and ask about the use of NSAIDS to control bleeding ( Advil/Aleve). Unfortunately, bleeding is an expected side effect. ...Read more

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Taking birth control consecutivly every month without stopping for a period. Sexually active, now want a period. Period late. Help?

Taking birth control consecutivly every month without stopping for a period. Sexually active, now want a period. Period late. Help?

May be ok: After being on the ocp for months the lining of the uterus will be thin (not a lot of blood). When you stop the pill it may take a while (a month or so) for the lining to build up. ...Read more

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My period is 24 26 day cycle. Can i fall pregnant four days before menstration?

My period is 24 26 day cycle. Can i fall pregnant four days before menstration?

Not likely: A woman with very regular periods is not likely to get pregnant 4 days before the day her period is expected to begin. There is a possibility of pregnancy, if for some reason she ovulated late that cycle (meaning that her next period would have come later than expected). ...Read more

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Menstrual cramps while breastfeeding my 11 month old, still no period though; took a test-not pregnant. Thoughts?

Menstrual cramps while breastfeeding my 11 month old, still no period though; took a test-not pregnant. Thoughts?

Lactation amenorrhea: If you are strictly breast feeding and not supplementing and haven't had a period yet, you're doing everything right. It's not a problem that you haven't had your period yet. It may come in te next six months if you start introducing other foods. You should use contraception. ...Read more

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Restarted birth control 8 days before expected period.. Off for. 3 weeks , No period.. Cramping and light bleeding day before, is this delay normal?

Restarted birth control 8 days before expected period.. Off for. 3 weeks , No period.. Cramping and light bleeding day before, is this delay normal?

End of pack: One would expect to have a period at the end of the pack of birth control pills. Since you started your pills so close to when your period was about to start you may experience irregular bleeding the first month. Typically we don’t start birth control so close to the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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When does menstrual period return after giving birth?

When does menstrual period return after giving birth?

Variable: Breast feeding delays the return of menstrual period but is not an effective form of birth control. If no breast feeding, menses usually returns in 11-12 weeks but can occur much sooner. ...Read more

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After 7days of menstrual period it is ok to start taking pills?

After 7days of menstrual period it is ok to start taking pills?

Yes: If this is your first pack you may get breakthru bleeding but keep taking the pill regularly. It also is better to use another form of contraception such as condoms during this first pack. ...Read more

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Spotting after intercourse while pregnant is it ok?

Spotting after intercourse while pregnant is it ok?

Yes: Spotting is usually ok after intercourse while pregnant . Pay attention to frequncay and the ammount. It happend due to irritation of the tissue whch is usally more prone to bleeding during pregancy due to change in hormonal state. ...Read more

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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