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Normal Delay In Menstrual Cycle
How many days of delay in menstrual cycle is Normal. I am concered coz I have been delayed by a week. I have not had unprotected sex.
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
My daughter is12.its her 3rd menstrual cycle. She had little flow in 1st cycle, 2nd came early but flow was normal & 3rd came delayed and just for 1day?
Common: During the first 6m to 1yr a young woman may not release eggs with her cycles, which plays a part in setting the timing & regularity. Estrogen is the main hormone that builds the membranes in the womb that break down for menses, & it can produce a variable pattern early. Over time most will begin to release eggs and set a pattern. ...Read more
Yes: The normal range from first day to first day is 21 to 35 days. Most women are somewhere in between and usually stay with the same range. If you are not taking the pill then a delayed period is not uncommon and is often an anovulatory cycle, meaning no egg was produced. Most women have anovulatory cycles once a year or so. ...Read more
A/W Dr. Munshower.: Unless you are pregnant - loss of virginity should not delay period. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). ...Read more
Can happennotnormal: But you need to r/o pg and other problems. You need blood work, exam and an ultrasound, and then you gyn can appropriately treat the problem. ...Read more
Mensturation: Yes, but please check a pregnancy test. ...Read more
Take a test: 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. Infections & 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. Schedule a visit. ...Read more
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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