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I missed my menstrual in august. Then i got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

I missed my menstrual in august. Then i got it in september, october, and november. I missed december and this month i have had light spotting.

Missed periods: First and foremost take a pregnancy test if you are sexually active. If negative time to visit your OB / GYN for an appointment. Maybe time to initiate medical treatment to regulate your periods. ...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


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Is it considered a ful menstrual if i only bled for a few hours and used only 2 reg tampons? Had spotting 3 days prior to that as well for an hour.

Menses irregular: Yes, this can be normal. Menstrual irregularities are very common and seldom have a serious problem causing them. Relax. If this happens repeatedly or if you develop other symptoms then go and be seen by a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Do i count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day i start spotting as the first day?

Do i count regular flow as the first day of my menstrual cycle or do I count the day i start spotting as the first day?

Spotting: Keep a menstrual calendar & count any spotting as day 1 of your cycle. Chart amount of bleeding, days, & any associated cramps, pain, or mood changes. These will help if trying to establish ovulation or if determining if premenstrual hormone changes are affecting your health. Take care. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle has done a complete shift, from every two weeks to 4 weeks, with only light spotting this week, what could be the cause?

My menstrual cycle has done a complete shift, from every two weeks to 4 weeks, with only light spotting this week, what could be the cause?

Now normal : Having periods every two weeks is not normal. If you are now having periods every four weeks and they are light, it sounds like things are working right. ...Read more

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Hello My last actual menstrual cycle was on 5/20/16. I missed it on 6/20/16.On 7/4/16 I started spotting but only in the mornings?

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My last actual menstrual cycle was on 5/20/16. I missed it on 6/20/16.On 7/4/16 I started spotting but only in the mornings?

Some thoughts...: Pregnancy is the most common cause of a missed period. If not pregnant, other causes of a late or missed period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (especially birth control pills), hormonal disorders, etc… A urine preg. test is very accurate at 3 weeks after sex, or 1 week after starting a "weird" period. ...Read more

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I have already had my menstrual cycle for this month. Why am I spotting and cramping?

I have already had my menstrual cycle for this month. Why am I spotting and cramping?

Hormones: The most common reason for breakthrough bleeding is hormones being out of balance. Estrogen and Progesterone are the 2 hormones that control your cycle and if they aren't in the right ratio to each other can cause some bleed. Weight (thin/heavy) and thyroid are other reasons. ...Read more

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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more