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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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A week before my period was due my husband ejaculated inside of me, now my period is late, had light cramping with no bleeding could I be pregnant?

A week before my period was due my husband ejaculated inside of me, now my period is late, had light cramping with no bleeding could I be pregnant?

Maybe but not likely: If your menstrual cycles have been normal and regular every 28-30 days, it is probable that you ovulated several days before you had unprotected sexual intercourse and therefore it is unlikely that fertilization would have occurred a "week before your period". Unfortunately, you may have ovulated later than usual and got pregnant . Be safe, get a pregnancy test ASAP and find out for sure. ...Read more

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My period was late and very light, but I have never had sexual intercourse, could this mean I am pregnant?

Sex first Preg next.: You have to have sexual contact or contact to fertile sperm to get pregnant. So, I am unsure why you asked this question. Sex comes first. Pregnancy second. ...Read more

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I have been really nauseated headaches come here and there my period was 2days late its light with clots and serious cramps. What can be wrong ?

I have been really nauseated  headaches come here and there my period was 2days late its light with clots and serious  cramps.  What can be wrong ?

Pregnant?: Well, at your age, with a late period, its possible you're pregnant. Especially if its a new symptom. You should get checked. ...Read more

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I've had a lot of brown discharge for about 3 weeks now after i got my period... Which was late and abnormally light and long... What could be wrong?

I've had a lot of brown discharge for about 3 weeks now after i got my period... Which was late and abnormally light and long... What could be wrong?

Brown = blood : You will need to see your obgyn for an exam and testing. Depending on your age and fertility plans there are lots of treatment options. Birth control pills can regulate your cycle. Mirena (levonorgestrel) iuds can minimize your periods. Lysteda is a great new hormone free drug used to stop heavy periods. If you are done with pregnancies ask if you are a candidate for an endometrial ablation. ...Read more

Menstrual Period (Definition)

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