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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


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Autistic 14 y o daughter had her first period ever last month has not had one this month thus far. Is this normal?

Autistic 14 y o daughter had her first period ever last month has not had one this month thus far. Is this normal?

Can be normal: Missed cycles when a girl enters menarche is nothing to be worried about. Some girls take a while to lock in to a groove when they get started. If there's any chance she could've been sexually active then, you'll need to get a pregnancy test on her. If that's not the case just be patient. She's either late or just missing 1 cycle to get rolling. If misses again then, consider getting her seen. ...Read more

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My first period after abortion already lasts more than one week. Couuple days ago I bleeded very heavy. I still have some drops if blood. Is it normal?

My first period after abortion already lasts more than one week. Couuple days ago I bleeded very heavy. I still have some drops if blood. Is it normal?

1st period: The first period after a miscarriage or a termination is often a little off. Sometimes it is early and sometimes late. Sometimes heavier and sometimes lighter. I ask my patients to be patients and give your body a couple of cycles to get back to normal. Start birth control to avoid getting pregnant before you are ready. ...Read more

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Been off the pill for 2 months first period came a week early 2nd came after 19 days and lasted one (came during intercourse) what dose this mean?

Been off the pill for 2 months first period came a week early 2nd came after 19 days and lasted one (came during intercourse) what dose this mean?

Ok to be irregular: For some women, stopping the birth control pills may take them a few months to become regular with their cycles again. If after your next period your cycle is still irregular then I would see your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I am currently having my first period in two months with the last one occurring at the end of Sept. I am used to very irregular and missed periods but this time I am experiencing a lot of sharp pains on the left side along with it. What could it be?

I am currently having my first period in two months with the last one occurring at the end of Sept. I am used to very irregular and missed periods but this time I am experiencing a lot of sharp pains on the left side along with it. What could it be?

L sided pain: menses: With irregular periods, it is difficult to always suspect a possible pregnancy, but if you have had unprotected sexual relations, and pregnancy is possible, it is important to check a serum HCG level to see if a pregnancy is present, and may be in a fallopian tube (ectopic). See your gyn provider to obtain this test asap. ...Read more

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Am I pregnant? Should I be concerned? Hi. I am about 14 years old. I got my first period in august. Everything was fine. I got my last one of february 10th and haven't had one since. Today I had a very light little bit, like spotting but that was it. I ha

Am I pregnant? Should I be concerned? Hi. I am about 14 years old. I got my first period in august. Everything was fine. I got my last one of february 10th and haven't had one since. Today I had a very light little bit, like spotting but that was it. I ha

Hi.: Hi. Don't worry. If you have never had sex, there is no way you could be pregnant. Alot of times for the first year or so after your first period, it can be irregular. You might have had spotting. That first year, your body is still getting the hang of having periods. Take care and don't worry. Take care. ...Read more

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After a stillbirth, I got my first period after 5 weeks. But it last only5 days. My second period also last for 4 day. Why is this happening?

Normal: 4-5 days periods are a very normal length. I am very to sorry to her about the stillbirth. Your periods sound very normal. ...Read more

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My first period lasted 9 days and my second period come back 3 weeks later and right now im on my 8 day and it has not stopped. Is this normal?

My first period lasted 9 days and my second period come back 3 weeks later and right now im on my 8 day and it has not stopped. Is this normal?

Menstrual cycle: When you first start your menses it is normal for it to be irregular for up to the first year of your cycle. Your body is getting used to the fluctuations of your hormonal levels. Keep a calendar of when you start and finish your cycle. Typically it will be 28 days from when it starts to when it starts again. The length of time that you bleed will vary. Take a multivitamin with iron daily ...Read more

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Periods 9 days apart. First period last 5 days with moderate to light bleeding. On day 4 now of second period moderate bleeding. Is this normal?

Periods 9 days apart. First period last 5 days with moderate to light bleeding. On day 4 now of second period moderate bleeding. Is this normal?

See a doctor: Periods should be regular and spaced at least 21-28 days apart. If periods occur more closely together, there could be an underlying problem causing this to happen. A range of things can cause irregular periods such as hormonal imbalances (eg. Thyroid problems) or pelvic issues (PID, endometriosis). See your family doctor for a thorough assessment including check your iron levels. ...Read more

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I had a normal m/c last july 2012 & had my first period again on sept 1-7. I'm 2 weeks late. Tested neg twice on the 9th/10th day. Could I be pregnant?

I had a normal m/c last july 2012 & had my first period again on sept 1-7. I'm 2 weeks late. Tested neg twice on the 9th/10th day. Could I be pregnant?

Maybe: Wait another week. If you still don't get your period then check another test. If it is negative, see your doctor to find out why your periods are irregular. ...Read more

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How long can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

How long can your first period last after giving birth. On day 6 and it's still at a normal flow. Not looking like spotting any time soon.

Varies: The first period is usually 3-6 weeks later. Often the first period is a little off from your norm. It is often too long or too short. Too heavy or two light. Things usually get back to normal after that. If you are breast-feeding irregularity may continue. Birth control will regulate you if needed. ...Read more

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The first day of my last period was march 31, 2013 (night time) and ended on april 4, 2013. When should I be expecting my next menstrual cycle

The first day of my last period was march 31, 2013 (night time) and ended on april 4, 2013. When should I be expecting my next menstrual cycle

It depends: It depends on how far apart your cycles are. And also whether your cycles are always regular or not. Most women have their cycles between 15 and 45 days. The average is about 28-29 days. ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my period on 7th may today is the 12th may, first day of my last period was 9th april wit a regular menstrual cycle of 28day, ?

I was supposed to get my period on 7th may today is the 12th may, first day of my last period was 9th april wit a regular menstrual cycle of 28day, ?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...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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Can u get pregnant by having sex on day 10 of your cycle? Period lasted 7 days. First period in 2 months

Can u get pregnant by having sex on day 10 of your cycle? Period lasted 7 days. First period in 2 months

Yes: One can get pregnant on day 10 of her cycle if ovulates sometime between days 10 and 15. Many women do ovulate around that time. If she then gets her normal regular period, that means she is not pregnant. If no period comes, she can do a home pregnancy test at 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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My last menstrual cycle first day was July 23rd. I took a test aug 27th but it was negative. Still no period. Can I be pregnant?

My last menstrual cycle first day was July 23rd. I took a test aug 27th but it was negative. Still no period. Can I be pregnant?

Unlikely: Pregnancy unlikely, but can retest 1 time in another week. A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. ...Read more

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I had medical abortion July 9, my first period started August 5 and I still little blinding like last day of menstruation but still has. Is that normal?

I had medical abortion July 9, my first period started August 5 and I still little blinding like last day of menstruation but still has. Is that normal?

Yes: Your cycle can be irregular after having a miscarriage or a medical abortion. I would wait and see what next month's cycle is like. Could be that there was excess lining and it's just taking the body a little extra time to shed it. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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The first day of my last period was 11, oct. What are the safe days in my mentrual cycle where I can have intercourse and not be pregnant? Length of my menstrual cycle is 28 to 32 days

The first day of my last period was 11, oct. What are the safe days in my mentrual cycle where I can have intercourse and not be pregnant? Length of my menstrual cycle is 28 to 32 days

Birth control: There is never really a safe time to have intercourse without condoms and birth control if you don’t want to be pregnant. The pullout method has around a 20% failure rate. There are so many great options to choose from. Ovulation is about 14 days before your next period. ...Read more

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I had a miscarriage last month & on my first period we had unprotected sex. Can I get pregnant if I start taking pill on the 3rd day & after sex?

I had a miscarriage last month & on my first period we had unprotected sex. Can I get pregnant if I start taking pill on the 3rd day & after sex?

Doubtful: To get pregnant while having your period but it has been known to happen. If not pregnant and taking your pills you should be safe from then on. ...Read more

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Hi, I took the last active pill of Levlen 4 days ago and I just have my first period day today. Can I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first active pill today? Ta

Hi, I took the last active pill of Levlen 4 days ago and I just have my first period day today. Can I start Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) first active pill today? Ta

Switching OCP's: When changing oral contraceptive pill brands, you should finish your pack of the old active pills. Once your period starts, the new brand of pills can be started anytime, just no later than 7 days after the last active pill from the prior pack was taken. ...Read more

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After taking unwanted 72 (ECP), I got my first period on my normal time but my second period not happened yet. It is one day late, why? Pregnant?

After taking unwanted 72 (ECP), I got my first period on my normal time but my second period not happened yet. It is one day late, why? Pregnant?

May be: One day late is not too late. If you do not get your period over the next four days, do a home pregnancy test, using first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. You could see your doctor for a blood test which would be positive now if you happen to be pregnant. ...Read more

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How long will my first period last?

How long will my first period last?

Predict: It's like predicting the future, no one can say for sure - but 3-6 days would be normal. ...Read more

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How many days does your first period usually last?

How many days does your first period usually last?

Varies: The first time a girl has her period can be variable. Anywhere from just a few days to up to 7 or eight. With the next period the number of days can be different. It takes your body up to 6 months or cycles to "practice" how to have the period. Many times in the first months girls even skip or miss a period. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a first period to last seven days?

Is it normal for a first period to last seven days?

It can be any length: Since a young woman's first menstrual period is usually anovulatory (meaning she is not quite mature enough yet to establish regular ovulation) the very first cycle can be anything from very scant and spotty to long and heavy. It may be a year or so to see if a regular pattern is established. ...Read more

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What's the longest time your first period could last?

Everyone's different: I would say over a week seems to be the longer end of a period. That being said, it could certainly go on longer, but there are usually some hormonal issues that are going on underneath. At 16, you seem a little late to be having your first period, but not unheard of. Certainly seeing a gynecologist could help better answer this further. ...Read more