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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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I am experiencing irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

I am experiencing  irregular menstrual periods, excessive menstrual bleeding, excessive menstrual cramps and pain during sex. The following also descr?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician.
Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and anovulatory cycle is a common cause. If you miss more than two periods it would be time to see your doctor. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time. You may consider implanted contraceptive or an IUD.
Consult this site for more information on this topic.
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/menstruation/conditioninfo/Pages/causes.aspx
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
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Can a irregular period and extreme pre menstrual pains be caused by lactose intolerance?

Can a irregular period and extreme pre menstrual pains be caused by lactose intolerance?

Unrelated: Lactose intolerance unlikely causes irregular menses. While lactose intolerance can certainly cause abdominal discomfort, this would occur based on timing of ingestion of lactose and not one's menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can hitting the spinal cord during sex cause cramping like menstrual cramps?

Can hitting the spinal cord during sex cause cramping like menstrual cramps?

Spinal cord injury: Your spinal cord is highly protected, and it is very unlikely that your symptoms are caused by damage to it during sex. A more likely scenario is that your cervix is being impacted, which is very uncomfortable for many women. Painful intercourse can be a symptom of infection, so have yourself evaluated if changing positions during sex does not improve your comfort. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have mild fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, dizziness during the ovulation day every month? Can these symptoms caused by hormone imbalance?

Is it normal to have mild fever, abdominal cramps, nausea, dizziness during the ovulation day every month? Can these symptoms caused by hormone imbalance?

Ovulation symptoms: It is not abnormal to have the symptoms you describe during ovulation. If these symptoms tend to occur regularly 14 days before you get your period it would indicate that you don't have a hormonal balance. Not ovulating and missing periods are more likely to be from hormone imbalance. ...Read more

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Pelvic cramps in btwn periods, often can be sharp/stabbing pain; painful cramps + daily clotting during menstrual cycle. Started 8 mths ago. Ideas?

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Pelvic cramps in btwn periods, often can be sharp/stabbing pain; painful cramps + daily clotting during menstrual cycle. Started 8 mths ago. Ideas?

Should get checked: Could be sign of endometriosis where the endometrial glands (what bleeds every month during one's period) are in abnormal locations, and by their blood accumulating in these locations (or scar tissue associated with blood) cause symptoms such as pain. Should see an ob/GYN to start evaluation for it ...Read more

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Can a 2cm fibroid cause pain during period?

Can a 2cm fibroid cause pain during period?

Not usually: A 2 cm fibroid is very small in the grand scheme of things (less than an inch, smaller than a grape). While it may cause bleeding and increased cramping if it is present within the cavity of the uterus, if it is in the wall it probably will cause no symptoms at all. There must be another explanation for your menstrual pain. ...Read more

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Last period 10/29/14. Irregular cycles. Having cramps, backache, for 8 days. what could be the cause?

Last period 10/29/14. Irregular cycles. Having cramps, backache, for 8 days. what could be the cause?

Only once?: if it happened only once not to worry how irregular are cycles minimum and maximum days between two periods amount of bleeding Too Much? number of days check for fibroids s do a sonogam ...Read more

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Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Severe cramps during menstrual cycle, short periods, recurring yeast infection, painful bowel movement, cramp after orgasm. What could this be?

Endometriosis : Though you may have more than one condition causing these symptoms, endometriosis is common to all these. A gynecologic emanation and a laparoscopic diagnosis may settle the mystery. The illustration shows common locations for this disease. ...Read more

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Period is irregular, 8 days late this month. Egg white discharge, severe cramps, no bleeding. History of ovarian cysts. Could it be that or pregnancy?

Period is irregular, 8 days late this month. Egg white discharge, severe cramps, no bleeding. History of ovarian cysts. Could it be that or pregnancy?

See your physician: .You need to have further exam. May also want to have complete thyroid exam done with complete thyroid lab test done. ...Read more

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Is having an irregular menstrual cycle dangerous? It ranges from 40-62 days per cycle.. And I have painful menstrual cramps during menstruation...

Is having an irregular menstrual cycle dangerous? It ranges from 40-62 days per cycle.. And I have painful menstrual cramps during menstruation...

Depends on cause: An irregular cycle isn't necessarily dangerous, but if chronically it can lead to problems with fertility down the road. It may be associated with something called polycystic ovary disease, which causes weight gain, infertility, and excess hair growth. See your doctor to make sure everything is in order. It's important to find the cause. ...Read more

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I am experiencing stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, side pain, sudden urge to urinate, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive menstrual bleeding, missed or late menstrual period, shortness of breath (worsened by: psycho

I am experiencing  stomach cramps, bloating or abdominal fullness, side pain, sudden urge to urinate, cramping pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge, excessive menstrual bleeding, missed or late menstrual period, shortness of breath (worsened by: psycho

Many symptoms: That is a very long list of symptoms. You will need to see a doctor to start breaking down each symptoms and determining what testing is needed. A complete medical history and physical exam is the next steps. Then testing can be ordered depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Can pvc's be triggered by a a woman's menstrual and ovulation cycle? I get pvc's during menstrual and during ovulation. Is this a possible reason?

Can pvc's be triggered by a a woman's menstrual and ovulation cycle? I get pvc's during menstrual and during ovulation.  Is this a possible reason?

Hormones: Hormones can surge throughout your cycle, and just like migraines can occur during times of your cycle, it is possible palpitations or pvc's can be related as well. Get a cardiac eval and if all other causes are ruled out, possible birth control, used to regulate your hormones, may be the answer. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is dark brwon spotting with extreme cramps flowed by light periods can be a pregnency symptom?

Is dark brwon spotting  with extreme cramps flowed by light periods can be a pregnency symptom?

Not likely: The above sx are not likely for prgnancy .You need to see doctor for blood test. And evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower back pain, spotting and cramping, is this caused by Plan B or pregnancy?

Lower back pain, spotting and cramping, is this caused by Plan B or pregnancy?

May be Plan B: Potential side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify dr if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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


Menstrual (Definition)

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