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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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My period only lasted 3 days, should I be concerned?

My period only lasted 3 days, should I be concerned?

Light period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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My period only lasted 3 days and was very light should I worry?

My period only lasted 3 days and was very light should I worry?

Not necessarily.: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives ; perimenopause. ...Read more

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Last month my period only lasted 3 days this month it last 7 pregnant or not?

Last month my period only lasted 3 days this month it last 7 pregnant or not?

Home pregnancy test: Probably not but a home pregnancy test is inexpensive and quite accurate. That should answer your question. ...Read more

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My period only lasted 3 days this month when it normally lasts 6. Could I be pregnant?

My period only lasted 3 days this month when it normally lasts 6. Could I be pregnant?

Unprotected?: Any unprotected sexual intercourse can lead to pregnancy. change in your cycle does NOT mean you are pregnant; however you should check on your BC and have your sexual partner use condoms: understand? ...Read more

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My period was 2 days late. Got a negative pg test and my period only lasted 3 days. Could I be pregnant?

My period was 2 days late. Got a negative pg test and my period only lasted 3 days. Could I be pregnant?

Pregnancy: Over the counter pregnancy tests as highly sensitive. It sounds like you got your period, so it is unlikely that you are pregnant, but that is always possible if you had unprotected sex. Get a pregnancy blood test from your doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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I have been having cramps and spotting day in and day out over the past week and today it seems that I got my period because i had huge blood clotts. What was the cause of this? Please help me understand this and my period only lasted 3 days and it normal

I have been having cramps and spotting day in and day out over the past week and today it seems that I got my period because i had huge blood clotts. What was the cause of this? Please help me understand this and my period only lasted 3 days and it normal

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. STDs, polyps, fibroids and hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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My period only lasted 3 days instead of the normal 5. I've been on the pill for over a year but recently forgot to take a couple in a row. Pregnant?

My period only lasted 3 days instead of the normal 5.  I've been on the pill for over a year but recently forgot to take a couple in a row. Pregnant?

BC and compliance: It is important to take the pills daily and as prescribed, as if you do miss several days and have unprotected sex during your ovulation "window" then you may be able to get pregnant. If you are concerned, check a pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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