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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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Im spotting 2 days after late period?

Im spotting 2 days after late period?

Period: I would think this is likely a period that is a little late. If you think it might be somehting pregnancy related, you need to check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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My period is 2wks late now im barely spotting and I've had my tubes tied what could it be my period last month was lighter than usual

My period is 2wks late now im barely spotting and I've had my tubes tied what could it be my period last month was lighter than usual

Many : Many women report abnormal periods following a tubal ligation. However, essentially, you are still releasing an egg (ovulating) and are still supposed to have a regular menstral cycle. It is recommended that you call your doctor anytime you have signs of pregnancy such as a missed period to keep him/her aprised of your condition. In tubal ligation, it is possible for the tubes to reconnect (rare, but possible). Also, you are at higher risk for ectopic pregnancy, where an egg implants in the fallopian tubes. Call your doctor, better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Im almost 2 weeks late period but not spotting and have positive result of test after 2 weeks late what should I do?

Im almost 2 weeks late period but not spotting and have positive result of test after 2 weeks late what should I do?

Smile!: Congratulations (if you like cute little babies)! a newly pregnant woman can make an appointment to be checked at her doctor's office. If there is a medical issue or problem, she and her doctor can arrange for proper follow-up then. Otherwise, a cute little baby is on the way. However, miscarriages are a normal part of life, so some pregnancies will not survive to term. ...Read more

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I haven't gotten my period, im 4 days late and im now spotting, what does that mean?

I haven't gotten my period, im 4 days late and im now spotting, what does that mean?

Two things: It either means you're pregnant or you're not. Take a test to be sure, they are accurate and safe and over the counter! ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a late period and then spotting?

Is it normal to have a late period and then spotting?

Late and light OK: Stress of any kind: school, family, job, travel- can upset ovulation and give skipped or light flow. If you are on bcp these things can also make you skip. If no pain and neg preg test it will usually self-correct. ...Read more

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Three day late period brownish spotting only when I wipe?

Three day late period brownish spotting only when I wipe?

Normal: Definitely this type of spotting can be normal prior to a menstrual cycle. Given that you're a little bit late with your cycle, you may want to take a home pregnancy test just to make sure that you are not pregnant. The test is accurate and fast and you'll have an answer right away ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


Dr. James Dukelow
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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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