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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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This is my third day wiping light pink, brown, and just today dark red slime. What is it?

This is my third day wiping light pink, brown, and just today dark red slime. What is it?

Depends....: Infection, pregnancy tops the list....depending on your sexual and partner(S) hx. It can occur just before your period or just after. Get checked by PMD for full explanation. ...Read more

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Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Why is My period early and light pink spotting then bright red light bleeding?

Residual shedding: Shedding of the endometrial lining is basically what happens during one's period. The menstrual cycle is sensitive to many things (weight changes, stress, medications, etc...). Depending on age, menopausal status and other factors, this may need to be evaluated asap. Keep a strict menstrual diary and follow up with ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I started spotting on Sunday 18th and it was bright red. It got heavier and still bright red but sometimes it has a pink ish colour.

I started spotting on Sunday 18th and it was bright red. It got heavier and still bright red but sometimes it has a pink ish  colour.

Sometimes it is hard: to know whether you are spotting or are having a brief, early period. The line between those two is quite blurry. The pinkish color just means there is more mucus mixed in. Many factors: are you sexually active, using contraceptives, is your period usually regular, do you have symptoms/signs of infection? If you could possibly be pregnant do a test. Otherwise see doc if bleeding persists. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood light pink?

Why is my period blood light pink?

Sloughing: The discharge experienced during menstruation is composed of the lining of the inside of your uterus that has built up in preparation for a fertilized egg. It can range from light pink to dark blood clots. There is more than just blood being evacuated. There is also delicate tissue associated with built up lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Bright red and painful period, is it normal?

Bright red and painful period, is it normal?

Menstruation: Menstrual periods for women ages 40-50 can sometimes become abnormal. Common conditions that must be ruled out for all patients above 35 y/o are uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, uterine and cervical malignancies, vaginal abnormalties, cervical polyps. ...Read more

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My mom got some light bleeding 4 days before her period the color is light pink and now it is bright red but only a big spot on panty liner?

My mom got some light bleeding 4 days before her period the color is light pink and now it is bright red but only a big spot on panty liner?

Mom needs exam: I am assuming that since you are 38 years old that Mom is significantly older and post-menopausal. Whenever there is post menopausal bleeding there is a concern about cervical or endometrial cancer. Have a GYN see your Mom ASAP. ...Read more

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Why is my period a bright reddish orange in color?

Why is my period a bright reddish orange in color?

Hard to be sure...: Hard to be sure what the orange color is, but some people think that when bright, red blood mixes with cervical fluid it can appear like an orange color with red flecks. If there is bad odor, discomfort, or other symptoms that suggest infection, a primary care doctor or an ob-gyn doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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What does bright red period blood mean? From beginning to end it's been bright red and medium heavy

More blood: Bright red blood usually indicates greater than usual amount of blood being lost in the periods. You may wish to take oral iron and multivitamin supplements to prevent anemia. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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Period five days late. Started brown, then pink, then red. Now mix of brown, dark red and light. Usually it's heavy and bright red. What changed it?

Period five days late. Started brown, then pink, then red. Now mix of brown, dark red and light. Usually it's heavy and bright red. What changed it?

Hormonal imbalance: If you had sex since your last period, you may wish to do a home pregnancy test, just to be sure. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Period lasts 5 days and is usually dark red. This time it was bright red and very light. I am now 2days passed my period and having cramps, why?

Period lasts 5 days and is usually dark red. This time it was bright red and very light. I am now 2days passed my period and having cramps, why?

Hormonal imbalance: Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD. Consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have my period thats dark brown to lite red. Is that normal?

I have my period thats dark brown to lite red. Is that normal?

Yes: Depend how long the blood stay in the vagina. Dark brown or deep red if is longer. Lite red or red if is short time. ...Read more

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Came on myperiod a week late. It started off brown blood then next day bright red with clots later on that evening cloudy brown no red. What is it?

Came on myperiod a week late. It started off brown blood then next day bright red with clots later on that evening cloudy brown no red. What is it?

Loss of pregnancy: You could have undergone spontaneous loss of an early pregnancy. About 25% of early pregnancies are lost, mostly due to chromosomal defects in the embryo. You may wish to take oral iron supplement to avoid anemia from blood loss. ...Read more

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Why is my period blood a dry dark brown colour?

Old blood: Dry dark brown color means old blood. It could be that the full on period hasn't started yet. If the bleeding doesn't get normal this cycle, be sure to run a home pregnancy test if you've been having sex. ...Read more

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My menstrual blood is light red and slimy. Why?

My menstrual blood is light red and slimy. Why?

Not certain: But menstrual color is not normally clinically significant. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more