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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


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My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

My wife gets lot of stomach pain during menstrual periods. How to reduce this pain wthout tablets? Is meftal spas safe during pregnancy planning

Meftal Spas: Meftal Spas is a combination of Dicycloverine (antispasmotic), Mefenamic Acid (anti-inflammatory) & Simeticone (anti-flatulent) sold only in India. Mefenamic Acid is an NSAID that is considered Pregnancy Category C while Simeticone is available OTC. Check out http://www.drugs.com/pregnancy-categories.html. ...Read more

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What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy?

What is the period in which one can become pregnant (with menstrural cycle of every 28 to 30 days) and when is it safe to do to prevent pregnancy?

Pregnant any time: You can become pregnant at any time during your cycle, but the highest chance is during/around time of ovulation (egg-release). During a normal ovulatory cycle, the ovulation occurs 14-days before the menstrual flow starts. So, for 28-day cycle, ovulation day=14. For 30-day cycle, ovulation on day=16. To prevent unwanted pregnany, contraception is recommended at all time! Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doc, how to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Without using condom, pills, etc.is it true week before and after of menstrual period is safe period?

Doc, how to prevent unwanted pregnancy? Without using condom, pills, etc.is it true week before and after of menstrual period is safe period?

No safe period: Pregnancy has been established on any day of a womans cycle, including menses. Some days are less likely than others but there are no completely safe days. Find an acceptable method (sponge, spermicide, pill, etc.) or accept the risk of pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is sex after menstrual period safe?

Is sex after menstrual period safe?

Unprotected sex: After your period puts you at risk for becoming pregnant. Please use protection every time if you don't want to become pregnant at this time. ...Read more

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Suggest any herbal plants or safe medicines to bring on menstrual period?

Suggest any herbal plants or safe medicines to bring on menstrual period?

No trials: There have been no clinical trials on herbal medicines to do this, so I don't recommend any.

If you are significantly overdue I would recommend a pregnancy test and also to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have unprotected sex 3-4 days before my menstrual period?

Is it safe to have unprotected sex 3-4 days before my menstrual period?

Unprotected sex: Is it completely safe? No. Is it a good gamble? Probably, maybe. Depends on how you feel about risks. ...Read more

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Immediately after the menstrual period, how long is it safe to have unprotected sex?

Immediately after the menstrual period, how long is it safe to have unprotected sex?

Never!: Although it may take a few days for ovulation to occur after a period, there really isn't a "safe" period for unprotected sex. If not pregnancy, then std's are always possible. Fraternal twins are an example of two separate eggs occurring in the same cycle at different times with subsequent fertilization. ...Read more

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What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

What herbal plants or medicines is safe to take to induce delayed menstrual period?

You need an evaluati: You should see your gyn, you are probably peri-menopausal, and may be starting to skip periods, but you need blood work and an ultrasound, and then you can take some very low dose Progesterone for a few days to induce the period after you have been evaluated, herbs work for some things, but not relaible to induce periods esp without an evaluation. ...Read more

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Are there any pills that are safe to take while breastfeeding that could delay my menstrual period for a few days or a week? It'd really help, thanks!

Are there any pills that are safe to take while breastfeeding that could delay my menstrual period for a few days or a week? It'd really help, thanks!

Yes, oral progrstins: First, breast-feeding is a great decision. Breast-feeding alone can give you reduced or absent cycles. There is a specific type of birth control pill call progestin only pills. These are safe to take while breast-feeding and can also help prevent a menstrual cycle. Additionally, oral Provera (medroxyprogesterone) taken twice a day for 10 days can also prevent a cycle. These are medications perscibed by a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral after you got your menstrual period and you have irregular periods and pcos?

Is it safe to take provera (medroxyprogesterone) oral after you got your menstrual period and you have irregular periods and pcos?

Yes, definitely: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) is just progesterone, one of the hormones that your ovary makes naturally. Definitely safe to take as you describe. ...Read more

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I am 27 days late on my menstrual. I do have abnormal periods but never this abnormal. I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests. Suggestions?

I am 27 days late on my menstrual. I do have abnormal periods but never this abnormal. I've had 2 negative pregnancy tests. Suggestions?

Hormonal imbalance: 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. ...Read more

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Menstrual cycle lasting 2-4 months. Pain is unbearable. Neg for endometriosis. Had DNC previously. No pregnancies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing for pain?

Menstrual cycle lasting 2-4 months. Pain is unbearable. Neg for endometriosis. Had DNC previously. No pregnancies. Tylenol (acetaminophen) does nothing for pain?

Prolonged menses: Have you discussed with your gyn going on birth control to help gain control of your menstrual cycles? You also say neg for endometriosis, how what that done? Did you have a diagnostic laparoscopy to look in your abdomen/pelvis for endometriosis lesions (only way to truly say for sure)? Imaging just does not pick up this very well. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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I have irregular periods and usually get my menstrual twice a year for long periods of time. My fiancé and I have been trying t I have not taken a pregnancy test but that is because I do not know if I should or if I need to wait and how long I should wait

I have irregular periods and usually get my menstrual twice a year for long periods of time. My fiancé and I have been trying t I have not taken a pregnancy test but that is because I do not know if I should or if I need to wait and how long I should wait

If : If you have irregular periods, you are likely having irregular ovulation which could make it difficult for you to get pregnant. If you are not successfully pregnant within a year of trying, then it might be worth your time to see an ob/gyne doctor.

That being said, maybe you are pregnant. You can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 – 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. If you have an irregular period, this can make the timing more difficult. If you take a home pregnancy test 4 weeks after you think you may have gotten pregnant, it should be pretty accurate. ...Read more

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If I had unprotected sex a few days after my menstrual what are my chances of pregnancy. I have irregular periods.

If I had unprotected sex a few days after my menstrual what are my chances of pregnancy. I have irregular periods.

Irregular periods: With irregular periods you can not predict ovulation so you can not predict when you are at highest risk to get pregnant. A better choice is to start birth control to regulate you rcycle and prevent pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been having irregular periods since ectopic pregnancy six months ago, can I ovulate while on my menstrual cycle?

Yes: Not because you are bleeding vaginally means you are having a regular menstrual bleed. If you ovulated and then bleed 2 weeks later, you are not going to ovulate while bleeding, no. But, if you bleed randomly, you can certainly ovulate while bleeding. ...Read more

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My periods are always late and my menstrual cycle is always abt ~40 days. Is this something to worry about? I am 23 this year and am sexually active.

Don't worry: Women often have menstrual cycles which are regular but many do not. I hear nothing that worries me but at some point you should have an appointyment with your doctor and cconfirm what I said. ...Read more

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Y is IUD placed after the periods. Y not anytime during the menstrual cycle.

Place during cycle: I usually place the iud during the period, one to make sure you are not pregnant and also it is a little easier when you are on the period. ...Read more

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How can I regulate my periods, my last menstrual cycle was Sep 26, 14.?

How can I regulate my periods, my last menstrual cycle was Sep 26, 14.?

Visit your doctor: Irregular periods can be due to multiple issues such as poly cystic ovarian disease (PCOD), hypothyroidism, hyperprolactinemia, or too much exercise (runner). I would advise you see your doctor to determine the cause. But I would start by thinking about PCOD, In PCOD mensturation is irregular, patients have sugar control issues(diabetes), weight gain can be an issue. Tx starts w/ diet & exercise. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a girl aged 22 if her menstrual cycle fluctuate between 30 to 40 days? Also, if it normal to have periods for 3 days only?

Is it normal for a girl aged 22 if her menstrual cycle fluctuate between 30 to 40 days? Also, if it normal to have periods for 3 days only?

Normal Menses: Yes and yes. Most women will eventually settle into a regular period but not every women will. Most periods last 3-6 days. ...Read more

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Can a corticosteroid injection disrupt the normal menstrual cycle and cause periods 2 weeks apart? This has happened to me twice in past month.

Can a corticosteroid injection disrupt the normal menstrual cycle and cause periods 2 weeks apart?  This has happened to me twice in past month.

Yes.: Uncommon, but definitely can disrupt your menstrual cycle. It should not last longer than two cycles though! It does not happen to most women. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle hasn't evened out yet, I am 20. Should I be concerned? My periods will jump from 3 weeks to 7 weeks appart, to anything in between!

Gynecology appt: Although you don't comment about the severity or duration of the menstrual cycles, it is important that you make an appointment with a gynecologist. You will be evaluated with a complete history, physical exam and lab work as well as a possible sonogram to determine the reason for your irregular menstrual cycles. Then you will be treated in order to regulate and normalize your bleeding pattern ...Read more

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What is my menstrual cycle length my recent cycl came early my periods was 2/1/13 3/3/13 4/2/13 5/2/13 6/1/13 n 6/30/13 n around what day do I ovulate?

What is my menstrual cycle length my recent cycl came early my periods was 2/1/13 3/3/13 4/2/13 5/2/13 6/1/13 n 6/30/13 n around what day do I ovulate?

29-31d; day 15-17: I looked at your menstrual history, and your cycles were all between 29 and 31 days long. You count from the 1st day of bleeding, to the following cycles 1st day of bleeding. Ovulation occurs 14 days before the menstrual cycle starts, so your ovulation occurs on day 15 (when the cycles are 29 days apart) on day 16 if they are 30 days, and day 17 for 31 day cycles. Plan accordingly! ;-). ...Read more

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What should I do or you recommend to regulate my menstrual cycle. I always have irregular periods. Thanks?

What should I do or you recommend to regulate my menstrual cycle. I always have irregular periods. Thanks?

Missed Periods: Hello Susana, birth control pills are commonly used to regulate periods. It is also important to see your doctor to check for underlying medical conditions that can cause irregular periods. Bloodwork can show if you have imbalances in the hormones that regulate your period. Best regards. ...Read more

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Pregnancy (Definition)

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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