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Menstruation (Overview)

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 menstrual bleeding begins again.


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What is menstruation like?

What is menstruation like?

Good question: Your closest female companion , whom understands your sincere desire to understand others is best able to answer this. ...Read more

Menstruation (Overview)

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 menstrual bleeding begins again.


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What medicine is good for menstruation pain?

What medicine is good for menstruation pain?

Ibuprofen: Is the best medication for menstrual pain. Make sure you take enough, 600 mg is recommended. All brands are equal, generic, motrin, advil (ibuprofen). They are all the same ingredient. ...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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Whats causes smelly menstruation

Whats causes smelly menstruation

Smelly: Menstrual flow has an odor that is caused by the oxidation of blood. Depending on the transit time from your cervix to the outside the degree of oxidation will differ. ...Read more

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Does ginger induse menstruation ?

Does ginger induse menstruation ?

TCM: Ginger root has been used in traditional chinese medicine to induce menstruation that is delayed. It has also been used in the treatment of excessively heavy periods. Recommend that you consult with an alternative medicine physician if considering use of high dose ginger to induce period. I always advise patients to also discuss use of herbals with their primary medical provider. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Dysmenorrhea-painful menstruation. Amenorrhea-no pain?

Makes sense: You should see your gyn for a workup, and then if everything is ok, you do not need to have periods, you can take continuous bc pills so u do not get a period, or depo- Provera (medroxyprogesterone) or other meds no need to suffer. ...Read more

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What causes irregular menstruation?

What causes irregular menstruation?

Many causes.: Not ovulating during every cycle can cause irregular periods. This is is common in teens as their systems mature, but may also occur in adults. Excessive exercise, stress & eating disorders can also throw periods off, as well as polycystic ovarian syndrome, ovarian or adrenal tumors, thyroid dysfunction, or too much prolactin. Spotting between periods is commonly caused by infection. ...Read more

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Does postinor cause spotting after menstruation?

Does postinor cause spotting after menstruation?

Postinor: It is quite common to have some irregular spotting after taking emergency birth control. The goal of emergency contraception is to disrupt or delay ovulation. This hormonal disruption can lead to spotting for a few days. ...Read more

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Does cervix dialate during menstruation?

Does cervix dialate during menstruation?

Cervix: mid menstrual female cycle, cervix dilates minimally, has secretions friendly for sperm in seminal fluid to travel thru to get to egg in fallopian tube. ...Read more

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Menstraul cycle delays?

Menstraul cycle delays?

Periods: There is always the possibility of variation in your menstral cycle. A normal cycle can be anywhere from 21-35 days. ...Read more

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Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Irregular mensess,heavy bleeding s menses?

Many poss causes: Se the GYN as this should be evaluated to determine the cause, so tx can be started to help you. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes mucus during menstruation?

What causes mucus during menstruation?

Mucus: Mucus during menstruation may be due to excessive cervical mucus from the glands or after some stimulation. Some women will have benign cysts or glands on the cervix that causes the mucus. ...Read more

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Irregular menstruation normal after child birth?

Irregular menstruation normal after child birth?

Yes: Irregular menses can occur for many months after pregnancy. However, please see your doctor if there is significant blood loss or the ireegularity continues for 6 months. ...Read more

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What is irregular menstruation?

What is irregular menstruation?

Just that: Most women's menses occur every 28-32 days. Some have intervals shorter or longer than that, but the interval is the same very month.Those are regular menses. Irregular is when the interval between periods varies by more than 4 days. ...Read more

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Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Does sex delay the menstrual cycle?

Sex: Sex does not delay the menstrual cycle, except for possible pregnancy, which does delay the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Lactating an menstrual period?

Lactating an menstrual period?

Your question is ???: Placing a question mark after a few words does not necessarily create a clear question. Please start over, as questions are not linked & provide basic information followed by a clear question. ...Read more

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Migraine with menstruation?

Migraine with menstruation?

Menstrural Migraines: This is not uncommon. There are medications to help with this. Get in to your pcp, gyn or neurologist or other headache specialist and get a proper exam and diagnosis and hopefully you can be helped. ...Read more

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