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Preovulatory Phase Of Menstrual Cycle
At what phase in the menstrual cycle is a woman more likely to become emotionally attached to someone?
Too many variables: The psychological dynamics of interpersonal attachment is so complex that 4 million rather than 400 characters would not suffice. Emotional attachment may be influenced to some degree by hormonal changes, but over the long term this will play a minor role. If you are having problems of this nature suggest you see a clinical psychologist. ...Read more
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
Depends on ovulation: The luteal phase starts after ovulation and is 14 days by the textbook. To determine the length, you need to accurately know the day of ovulation. You should check for ovulation with urine tests or bbt. It is possible that you have a normal luteal length but short follicular phase. If you have a normal follicular phase (textbook = 14 days) then the luteal phase is 11 days. Best wishes. ...Read more
Can't say for sure: A textbook guess might say '12 days' if you subtract 14 days from 26, but this oversimplifies. ...Read more
What could possibly cause a consistent occurrence of double vision, vertigo feeling associated with Luteal phase and week one of menstrual cycle?
Neurology evaluation: The first step is to see a primary care doctor who can then arrange a consultation with a Neurologist. Vertigo and double vision need to be promptly evaluated. Once serious conditions are excluded the possible links to the menstrual cycle can be evaluated. Consider a virtual visit with a Healthtap Neurologist for more detailed answers ...Read more
I am taking paxil10mg on the luteal phase on my menstrual cycle. With and w/o Paxil (paroxetine) I feel extremely fatigued. Maybe an snri would give me more energy?
Possible: Paxil (paroxetine) has more sedation than some other ssri medications. If this is not helping your symptoms, further work could be needed and possibly a different medication tried. Please discuss with your prescribing physician -- who may also elect a psychiatric consult for additional input. Be well. ...Read more
Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more
At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then I wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, I know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Menses: Many women have changes in their cycles after age 35. They can be heavier, shorter or you can skip them. Often times this is due to ovulation issues. However, its always important to rule out other things too like pregnancy, low thyroid, hyperprolactinemia. Your provider can do this with blood work. ...Read more
Bleeding: The day you start bleeding is day 1. ...Read more
Menstrual cycle pblm: The menstrual cycle may if exaggerated cause anemia from heavy bleeding, but aside from "pre-menstrual syndrome" (PMS) when estrogen falls just prior to ovulation and just prior to actual menstrual flow which causes psychological changes (anger, sensitivities to verbal statements, etc.) there are no "conditions" of note, except when menstruation ceases secondary to pregnancy. ...Read more
Age changes things!: Many things related to the menstrual cycle change with age and childbearing. Hormone levels change; your weight can change; anatomic abnormalities such as fibroid tumors and adenomyosis can develop; ovulation frequency and consistency can change. There are so many factors that it would be surprising of there were no menstrual changes with age. Best wishes! ...Read more
HOW SO??: On the scant info that you provide, your age suggests a female hormonal issue. See your gyn to discuss. ...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