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Possible to reduce refractory period after orgasm/ejaculation?

Possible to reduce refractory period after orgasm/ejaculation?

Specifically, No: Refractory periods are going to vary from person to person and by age (longer as you get older). You may be able to achieve your shortest personal refractory time by maintaining a healthy lifestyle (eating right), staying fit (interval training, cardio), and early/vigilant treatment of medical problems (particularly those that affect blood vessels - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.). ...Read more

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Sex with condoms only, last period march 7th, took 2 preg first response test day before expected period, negative. Late period. Pregnant?

Sex with condoms only, last period march 7th, took 2 preg first response test day before expected period, negative. Late period. Pregnant?

Take HPT.: 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). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I had my period Oct 19. Normally have a usual 28-30 day cycle. Tan spotting 3-5 days before expected period. Implantation or early period?

I had my period Oct 19. Normally have a usual 28-30 day cycle. Tan spotting 3-5 days before expected period. Implantation or early period?

Yes: It could be either. Any time you are having unprotected intercourse, pregnancy is a possibility but things as simple as the time change, stress, changes in diet or exercise, and medications taken for other things can disrupt your cycle. When in doubt, do a pregnancy test and if you don't have your period and it is negative, repeat it in 3days to 1 week. Best wishes. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Period is 1 week late. Had sex one day of expected period. But period have not arrived yet. Neg hpt?

Period is 1 week late. Had sex one day of expected period. But period have not arrived yet. Neg hpt?

If you did the test: Correctly, you are not likely to be pregnant. Menstrual irregularities are not uncommon and tend to sort out spontaneously. ...Read more

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28 days late for period had last period Nov 19 ups Nov 12&16 then again Dec 9,16,31 next period due Jan 14 light spotting last two days could I be pgn?

28 days late for period had last period Nov 19 ups Nov 12&16 then again Dec 9,16,31 next period due Jan 14 light spotting last two days could I be pgn?

Pregnancy test: If you miss your period by 4-5 days, do a home pregnancy test. If the result is negative repeat the test 4-5 days later unless you get a period by then. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive, or IUD. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Unprotected sex last December 13. Period last Dec. 12. Cycle is 26 to 38 days. Period hasn't come. Why? No pregnancy symptoms, started exercise & diet

Unprotected sex last December 13. Period last Dec. 12. Cycle is 26 to 38 days. Period hasn't come. Why? No pregnancy symptoms, started exercise & diet

Not due yet: You say your period was 12/12 and your cycle is 26-38 days. That means you should expect your period to come 1/7- 1/19. Today is 1/6. So relax, it is not yet due to begin. ...Read more

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Last normal period: nov 26-29 sex:dec14 spotting3 days later , late period. Been spotting off & on since last period which ended jan 2nd pregnant ?

Last normal period: nov 26-29 sex:dec14 spotting3 days later , late period. Been spotting off & on since last period which ended jan 2nd  pregnant ?

Check!: Best way to find out is to check. Even the dollar store has urine pregnancy tests that are accurate. You can also go to planned parenthood or other free/low cost clinics if you don't have a regular doctor or insurance. Until you find out, act like you're pregnant - in other words, avoid alcohol, smoking, etc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Started spotting/light bleeding 10 days after period ended. Is this considered a period ? Does it change my expected ovulation date?

Started spotting/light bleeding 10 days after period ended.  Is this considered a period ? Does it change my expected ovulation date?

No and No: It would not be another period that soon. The spotting could be due to ovulation. If you start your period about two weeks after the spotting, that would confirm ovulation has occurred at about the time of the spotting. Spotting at the time of ovulation is quite common and is not considered to be abnormal. ...Read more

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Last menstrual period means when last period stopped?

Last menstrual period means when last period stopped?

LMP: Periods for a regular woman are days 1 till 28. Day one is first bleeding. Usually day 1-4 to 7 is bleeding. Then day 14 is ovulation. So lmp is day one of bleeding. ...Read more

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July After period, missed some birth control, unprotected sex, Aug. period late, lasted normal time length, now bad cramps pink spotting what is this?

July After period, missed some birth control, unprotected sex, Aug. period late, lasted normal time length, now bad cramps pink spotting what is this?

More information: It's possible that this is your period? Would need more specific dates to answer in an educated manner. If it's too soon for your period, then you could have some breakthrough bleeding. Bad cramping is typically caused by the lining of the uterus shedding and passing through the cervix. Ibuprofen can help with cramps, 600mg is a good dose. ...Read more

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Sex on Sept 26, period lasted 4 days, pms symptoms b4 period came, took a hpt Oct 19 but negative, nxt period is Nov11,Now Pms symptoms, pregnant?

Sex on Sept 26, period lasted 4 days, pms symptoms b4 period came, took a hpt Oct 19 but negative, nxt period is Nov11,Now Pms symptoms, pregnant?

Unlikely: If you had unprotected sex and are not on a reliable form of birth control, an unplanned pregnancy is always on a woman's mind. A home pregnancy test can provide meaningful answers for your concerns. Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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Faint period pains after period & ovulation pain.. What could this be? Already had period & ovulation.

Faint period pains after period & ovulation pain.. What could this be? Already had period & ovulation.

A lot of things: The female pelvis is complex. These symptoms can be gynecologic (ovarian cysts, infections, early pregnanacy), urologic ( bladder infection, interstitial cystitis), gastrointestinal (colitis, virus), musculoskelatal, or even related to your back. See your PCP for an exam and testing to know for sure. Best wishes. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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Week after start metformin 750m.. for prediabet..started spotting 3 days. Week later now period is late. Met alter periods? No preg test yet.. no pms

Week after start metformin 750m.. for prediabet..started spotting 3 days. Week later now period is late. Met alter periods? No preg test yet.. no pms

Metformin: Metformin does have some beneficial effects on ovulation in patients with pre diabetes or Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Since you were only on it for 3 days the immediate effect on your period is likely coincidental. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Light period 10 days late means no ovulation?

Light period 10 days late means no ovulation?

Well, if it was your: Period then you aren't pregnant. Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating do's (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems. #1 reason is pregnancy. Pregnancy test if not sure. ...Read more

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Period came early last month, after sex & now I'm having period cramps a week before regular period. What could this mean?

Period came early last month, after sex & now I'm having period cramps a week before regular period. What could this mean?

Don't Worry: Sometimes women have unusual menstrual cycles. You can have some irregular bleeding or spotting before or after your menses or even mid-cycle. It is probably a good idea to start keeping a calendar of when you bleed, spot, etc. to show your OB/GYN. Take ibuprofen, naproxen, or Acetaminophen for the cramping for the next 24-36 hours. If you are not using contraception, consider pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long is a man's refractory period?

How long is a man's refractory period?

Longer w seniority: Some maybe able to bat again after few minutes (in teenager/early adulthood) but this time lengthens over the years--i have seen a man in his late 60s who reported about 48 hours. Men with high sex drive have short refract time, but very one gets this part longer and longer with time. :-(( if you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does a refractory period usually take?

How long does a refractory period usually take?

It only gets worse: Some maybe able to bat again after few minutes (in teenager/early adulthood) but this time lengthens over the years--i have seen a man in his late 60s who reported about 48 hours. Men with high sex drive have short refract time, but very one gets this part longer and longer. :-(( if you have trouble, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How can I sexually arouse myself in my refractory period?

Slowly: The refractory period is there physiologically for a reason. The body has just released a "huge" amount of energy and neurotransmittters and needs a "pause button" to recuperate. Work very slowly with stimuli(visual or physical) and arousal may return. ...Read more

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Possible to reduce refractory period after orgasm/ejaculation?

Specifically, No: Refractory periods are going to vary from person to person and by age (longer as you get older). You may be able to achieve your shortest personal refractory time by maintaining a healthy lifestyle (eating right), staying fit (interval training, cardio), and early/vigilant treatment of medical problems (particularly those that affect blood vessels - blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, etc.). ...Read more

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Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used in men to decrease the ejaculation refractory period? Prolactin level is at the upper limit of normal.

Can dostinex (cabergoline) be used in men to decrease the ejaculation refractory period? Prolactin level is at the upper limit of normal.

Not likely: Dostinex (cabergoline) is used to treat hyperprolactinemia (hormone to make milk) by stimulating Dopamine receptor in the pituitary gland. It may reduce time to ejaculation but not likely to reduce the refractory period. As we get older this time gets longer and longer. Maybe testosterone can. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why does a man's penis feel hypersensitive during the refractory period after I ejaculate?

Why does a man's penis feel hypersensitive during the refractory period after I ejaculate?

Nerve sensitivity: Penile nerve endings have been maximally stimulated up to and especially during ejaculation, and remain sensitive for a while. It is normal stop intercourse after ejaculation, but remember your partner also deserves to achieve orgasm and not necessarily with a man's penis. ...Read more

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I have a testosterone level of 23.4nmol/l,why is my refractory period go into weeks before I can produce sperm & feel the need to ejaculate?

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Here are some ...: 400-letter space does not suffice to address all related issues involved in various aspects of your sex life and health. You should direct all the related Qs and concerns to whoever has taken care of you and ordered the tests. Online spotty info will further confuse you and deepen anxiety in dismay. So, take advantage of having Doc work with you. ...Read more

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2 day period?

2 day period?

Possibly normal: Without any more information, such as what is normal for the patient , or if hormonal contraception is involved, or any contraception at all; this may be perfectly normal, not a sign of a problem, or early pregnancy. ...Read more

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Period for two weeks?

Period for two weeks?

See your doctor: A period longer than a week is abnormal. Please see your gynecology doctor for evaluation and an examination. ...Read more

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Period issues, ughhhh?

Be more specific: Sorry but with only ughhhh not sure what the problem really is...Can you be more specific? ...Read more

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Irregular, weird period?

Irregular, weird period?

If it occurs this: once - wouldn't be concerned. If it becomes a pattern would seek out evaluation by your physician or gynecologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Is a 1-day period normal?

Is a 1-day period normal?

Not consistently: Not on a consistent basis, but if it's happened once or twice its likely not to worry about. I'm also assuming you mean when not on ocp or hormonal medication. ...Read more

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Why is period 7 days late?

Why is period 7 days late?

Don't know why: 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. #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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How is softcup for period?

I have been told: that they are effective, convenient, can be left in longer than a tampon and can be used while swimming or active in other sports. ...Read more

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Does tmporari stop period?

I have tried to: Research 'tmporari' ; can not locate it. Is there an alternate spelling? ...Read more

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How can you stop a period?

How can you stop a  period?

You can't: At least not during. Menstruation roughly every 28 days lasting 3-5 days is a sign of a healthy, functioning woman who is still ovulating. That's a good thing. Excessive, heavy or severely painful bleeding can be a sign of problems which need evaluation. ...Read more

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How to lighten up a period?

How to lighten up a period?

Birth control pill: If you are having heavy period, you might consider starting birth control pills. They can regulate the hormone and also regulate your period. ...Read more

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Period 10 days can you help?

Period 10 days can you help?

PCP/Gyn: Having long periods may be a normal variant for you since I don't know what is your regular pattern however you shoud visit your PCP/Gynecologist to evaluate causes for long periods such as fibroid, endometrial thickning includying other cause that coud be serious and should be checked immediately. ...Read more

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How to have period in 1day ?

No really: possible. You can ask your GYN about hormonal therapy to help shorten the length of your cycle ...Read more