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What is average menstrual period length? Is it normal to vary 2-4 days either way each month?

What is average menstrual period length? Is it normal to vary 2-4 days either way each month?

4 to 5 days and yes: Normal length can be 2 to 7 days, and can be even shorter if someone is on birth control pills. And yes, cycle length can vary month to month. ...Read more

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Menstruation (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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What are normal menstruation variations in women?

What are normal menstruation variations in women?

Varies. : The menstrual cycle is from day 1 of bleeding to day 1 of the next time of bleeding. Although the average cycle is 28 days, it is normal to have a cycle that is shorter or longer. More frequent than every 21 days is too much, and later than every 35 days is too few. Normal menses lasts 5-7 days. Any bleeding that is heavy abd bothersome to a patient may need evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause a one day menstruation one week after a normal menstruation?

What can cause a one day menstruation one week after a normal menstruation?

Breakthrough: If the last mp was normal, you cannot have another true menstrual period that soon afterward. Most cases this is vaginal bleeding/spotting due to other causes, usually considered to be breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause a one day menstruation after her normal menstruation a week earlier?

What can cause a one day menstruation after her normal menstruation a week earlier?

Ovulation: Many women will experience transient spotting around the time of ovulation. Ovulation typically occurs 7 to 21 days after the start of the last period. ...Read more

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What is a normal menstruation cycle?

What is a normal menstruation cycle?

Varies. : The menstrual cycle is from day 1 of bleeding to day 1 of the next time of bleeding. Although the average cycle is 28 days, it is normal to have a cycle that is shorter or longer. More frequent than every 21 days is too much, and later than every 35 days is too few. Normal menses lasts 5-7 days. Any bleeding that is heavy abd bothersome to a patient may need evaluation. ...Read more

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Had a normal menstruation last month.. but now have had light bleeding for almost 3 weeks on and off?

Had a normal menstruation last month.. but now have had light bleeding for almost 3 weeks on and off?

Irregular bleeding: from hormonal imbalance is probably what you have. At the age of 22 a hormone imbalance may cause your body not to know when to shed the lining. This can cause irregular bleeding (“spotting”) between your periods. , if a hormone imbalance is causing your abnormal bleeding, you and your doctor may decide to wait and see if the bleeding improves on its own. If not then bcp prescribed to regulate. ...Read more

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After brown menstruation, I got red normal menstruation, is there any chances of pregnency?

After brown menstruation, I got red normal menstruation, is there any chances of pregnency?

Pregnancy unlikely: A girl cannot get her regular period and be pregnant at the same time. However, she can get pregnant a week or two after her regular period. If she has some spotting or light bleeding that doesn't look like her normal regular period, she can check a urine pregnancy test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have happened) to see if she is pregnant. ...Read more

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What are main causes of irregular menstruation. ?What will be the right thing to do and meds to be take to maintain normal menstruation?

What are main causes of irregular menstruation. ?What will be the right thing to do and meds to be take to maintain normal menstruation?

Hormone imbalances: That can occur bc of: not ovulating, being overweight, thyroid problems, certain medications, stress, being underweight, etc. Birth control pills work well to regulate cycles, (and prevent pregnancy if u are sexually active) if not sexually active, u could take Progesterone or Provera (medroxyprogesterone) every other month to induce a withdrawal bleed ('period'). ...Read more

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Is getting a peak reading on OPK every month followed by normal menstruation a good sign of ovulating regularly? How soon after peak will i ovulate

Is getting a peak reading on OPK every month followed by normal  menstruation a good sign of ovulating regularly? How soon after peak will i ovulate

Yes!: Once a urine lh surge is seen, lh has been in your circulation for around 10 to 12 hours prior to being excreted by the kidneys. From the onset of a pituitary surge , it takes around 40 to 44 hours. Thus 44-12= and 40-10= [30-32 hrs- range] will be the presumed time that the ovary actually releases the egg. Because testing is typically once to twice a day, that range expands to +/-12-24hrs. :)-. ...Read more

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