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I have pcos and have been taking vitex for 2 weeks. My period is heavier than normal. Does that mean I have a strong ovulation?

I have pcos and have been taking vitex for 2 weeks. My period is heavier than normal. Does that mean I have a strong ovulation?

Timing : If your periods are coming in a regular predictable manner that you are most likely ovulating. The heaviness or lightness of the menstrual cycle is not predictive of ovulation. The timing matters. ...Read more

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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Why is my period heavier than normal and stomach pains could this be a miss carriage?

Why is my period heavier than normal and stomach pains could this be a miss carriage?

Fibroids: Given your age, its more likely to be fibroids. However, pregnancy is a possibility so get a test. ...Read more

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I had an abortion 7 weeks ago, last week, I had unprotected sex &took the pill, yesterday I got my period and it's heavier than normal, should I worry?

I had an abortion 7 weeks ago, last week, I had unprotected sex &took the pill, yesterday I got my period and it's heavier than normal, should I worry?

Maybe: It sounds like you used plan B or some emergency birth control and this is not a good method of protection when compared to regular daily birth control. It has a failure rate and while most women have some bleeding a week or so after taking it, I would check a pregnancy test 2 weeks after unprotected sex. Its time to get on regular birth control as well. ...Read more

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Stopped microgynon Period is heavier than normal it started yesterday?

Stopped microgynon Period is heavier than normal it started yesterday?

Normal: Since birth control pills are make periods shorter and lighter it is normal that they become heavier when you stop them and go back to your normal periods. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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