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Why would my menstrual cycle change so drastically from one month to the next?

Why would my  menstrual cycle change so drastically from one month to the next?

Unknown: The normal menstrual cycle does have some variance to it normally. However, see a ob-gyn md to be sure that your cycle fits the definition of "normal". ...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

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Is it normal to have your menstrual cycle twice in one month?

Is it normal to have your menstrual cycle twice in one month?

No: If it happens the following month u need evaluation by a gyn, often due to hormones not working correctly which can be checked along with an exam and ultrasound and other blood work. ...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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Can a menstrual cycle start in one month and enter another month?

Can a menstrual cycle start in one month and enter another month?

Yes : Menstrual cycles work by days, not months. The "cycle" is preparation for implantation, ovulation, removal of unused uterine lining that was ready for implantation. The timing is by days 11-14 days after the previous menses ovulation occurs. If no implantation happens the period starts about 12-14 days later. So your period could start on the last day of a month and continue onto the next month. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Try non steroidal anti inflammatory medications (ex Ibuprofen)
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Consider birth control options to suppress the menstrual cycle
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Consider a hormone-free medication like Lysteda when period starts
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Ask your Obgyn if you might have endometriosis
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I have a normal menstrual cycle every month 4-6 days, this month was only one day? I have a nova t 380 a inserted, what could be the cause?

I have a normal menstrual cycle every month 4-6 days, this month was only one day? I have a nova t 380 a inserted, what could be the cause?

Paragard: The copper iud devive is not supposed to affect your cycle. If any it will increase some the amount of bleeding that you see during the first couple of months. No method is 100% effective. Always consider pregnancy if you missed yuor period. ...Read more

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Managing Menstrual Cramps (Checklist)

Use ibuprofen as needed
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Start ibuprofen 1 day prior to onset of menstruation
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Drink plenty of water
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Call your doctor if home treatment isn't helping
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Can you have 2 menstrual cycle within a 1-month period?

Can you have 2 menstrual cycle within a 1-month period?

Yes: A relatively recent study showed that some women have the potential for more that one ovulating periods in a given "cycle." it is not common. More likely is an alternative such as an infection or a polyp in the cervix or uterus or hormonal change. Generally these are benign and easily treated. Check with your doctor. An ultrasound may be appropriate. Pregnancy and ovulatory bleeds are possible. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is also known as Menses. Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more

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