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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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Would it be abnormal that when your on your menstrual cycle and your nose bleeds?

Would it be abnormal that when your on your menstrual cycle and your nose bleeds?

Menstrual&nose bleed: The two are not interconnected usually. But you should see your doctor and run some bleeding tests. ...Read more

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What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

Hormone cycles: If you have significant acne and are not pregnant, not in kidney failure, then you can clear acne by taking daily spironolactone. It counteracts androgens (male hormones). Usual dose is 100mg but could be 25-200mg. It is usually free of side effects. After 2 or 3 menst. Cycles the acne is usually gone. Then you continue it to maintain control. Local pharmacy here sells 90 pills with rx for $17. It. ...Read more

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During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

Menses and Skin: Your skin is at its best during the 2nd phase of your cycle — the 9-day period between the end of menses and ovulation. This is also when your "mood" is likely to be better than the post-ovulatory luteal phase, when some experience moderate to severe pms. ...Read more

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I'm losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?

I'm losing hair very quickly & the volume has reduced considerably. This worries me a lot because my menstrual cycle is already a week late?

Alopecia: Alopecia or hair loss has many causes. Unfortunately, we often can't explain why but explain it as a reaction to stress (very common after hospitalization, surgery, childbirth, etc), poor nutrition, thyroid disorders, etc. Skin infections & immune system disorder can cause hair loss, too. In men, too much dihydrotestosterone can cause hair loss. Don't forget medications. Go see your doc. ...Read more

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Can a 19-year-old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns. Help

Can a 19-year-old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns. Help

No.: The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female.
Look elswhere for the answer! ...Read more

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Helllo, I have a question maybe u can help me with if u don't mind. Last month I had my regular menstrual cycle and about 2 weeks later I started spotting and I don't understand why that might be, it's been almost a month and I am still continuing to spo

Helllo,
 I have a question maybe u can help me with if u don't mind. Last month I had my regular menstrual cycle and about 2 weeks later I started spotting and I don't understand why that might be, it's been almost a month and I am still continuing to spo

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?

I have a recurring rash and crack on the corner of my mouth. Seems to only occur during my menstrual cycle. Could it be angular chelitis?

Yes: Angular cheilitis is caused by SALIVA drawn into a deep fold of skin. Mostly during sleep. Typically, an older person who has lost teeth. If you are "dehydrated", WHY? If you are allergic to bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) why are you currently taking it? Why doxycycline? Try using vaseline or Aquaphor at corners of mouth. Apply several times at day but especially at night. ...Read more

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What could cause a consistent occurrence of double vision, vertigo feeling associated with Luteal phase and week one of menstrual cycle?

What could 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

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Given a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for a skin condition. Dr mentioned it may affect my menstrual cycle (and it has) but didn't say for how long. Any ideas?

Given a kenalog (triamcinolone) injection for a skin condition. Dr mentioned it may affect my menstrual cycle (and it has) but didn't say for how long. Any ideas?

One cycle: The half-life of kenalog (triamcinolone) is around a month (depending on where it is given — 88 minutes in the blood). Thus, 1-2 cycles should be disturbed at the most. ...Read more

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I keep getting pimples on my face is it because my menstrual cycle or because I'm about to turn 18 in a few days? I had 2 in the last few days so far

I keep getting pimples on my face is it because my menstrual cycle or because I'm about to turn 18 in a few days? I had 2 in the last few days so far

Benzoyl peroxide: Try using an acne cream like benzoyl peroxide (many brands) for the week before your period starts and see if this will prevent the outbreaks. ...Read more

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Irregular menstrual cycle, acne, oily and darkened dull skin, mood swings since a year. I took crisanta bcp for 6 months along with doxxy and celin.?

Irregular menstrual cycle, acne, oily and darkened dull skin, mood swings since a year. I took crisanta bcp for 6 months along with doxxy and celin.?

PCO Syndrome?: Appears you have seen a doctor to get the medications you are on? Have you discussed this with them? Appears you are describing polycystic ovarian syndrome. I would recommend you see your pcp or gyn or endocrinologist and discuss thoroughly and get a proper exam, testing and such and then proper treatment. Pco has help and treatment and is necessary. Concern for diabetes lurks! Get checked. ...Read more

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19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addisons found.?

19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addisons found.?

Sleepiness: Patient with pco have chance of sleepiness due to high Insulin level, or might have sleep apnea.
Please talk to pcp, or endocrinologist, both these condition are treatable. ...Read more

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I have small type bumps on one side of my face just rising up. And im on my menstral cycle im not sure if that's what's triggering it off?

I have small type bumps on one side of my face just rising up. And im on my menstral cycle im not sure if that's what's triggering it off?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, and we expect it of you! ...Read more

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On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. My BMI is 17.0, I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, distended stomach, and burp a lot.

On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. My BMI is 17.0, I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, distended stomach, and burp a lot.

Weight: Your low weight may be a contributing factor — especially if you work out excessively. This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. BMI is 17.0,I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, insomnia, distended stomach, and burp a lot.

On day 73 of my menstural cycle, usually a 25-day cycle. BMI is 17.0,I have constipation, dry/thinning hair, insomnia, distended stomach, and burp a lot.

See doctor: A BMI or 17 and ammenorrhea suggest metabolic issues that are not discernible without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It is imperative that you see your doctor for an in-person evaluation. The reason for your excessively low weight needs to be determined. ...Read more

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Hello I'm 23 year old female. I'm experiencing delay menstrual cycle from last 2-3 years. I sometimes feel burning sensation on the top of my head. And Dizziness all the time. My head spins. Sometimes my Blood pressure fluctuates too. I have Stomach problem

Hello I'm 23 year old female. I'm experiencing delay menstrual cycle from last 2-3 years. I sometimes feel burning sensation on the top of my head. And Dizziness all the time. My head spins. Sometimes my Blood pressure fluctuates too. I have Stomach problem

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor so they can list all your problems and prioritize it based on the severity of the problem and find out if there is any connection between the problems or try are simply a separate problem happen to hit you at once. The bottom line see a doctor ...Read more

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For the past few months, when I am on my menstrual cycle, I continue to have a burning sensation the entire time. This is the only time it happens?

Go see an OB/GYN: There are a few causes of burning with your cycle. Most of these are easily managed with medications. Unfortunately, an exam would have to be done to accurately diagnose which it is. A gynecologist should be able to do the work up you need. ...Read more

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My boyfriend and I currently had sex and then I started my menstrual cycle but I get a very painful singing sensation during urination. What is it?

My boyfriend and I currently had sex and then I started my menstrual cycle but I get a very painful singing sensation during urination. What is it?

UTI: As one can expect, sexual intercourse is a risk factor. Sounds like you may need some antibiotics. Feel free to connect with me virtually and/or with an Inbox Consult and I should, hopefully, be able to call/transmit something in for you. ...Read more

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Have menstrual migraines w bad nausea dizziness pressure eye/neck pain since I hit puberty but r cold sensations on top of head normal symptom?

Have menstrual migraines w bad nausea dizziness pressure eye/neck pain since I hit puberty but r cold sensations on top of head normal symptom?

Migraine : Please see a Gynecologist as soon as possible to see if your problems can be controlled. Have a friend or family member take you to a Gynecologist with whom they are comfortable. Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Odd spinning sensation in head mostly at night when I'm sitting or in bed sometimes. As if I'm going to fall back. Ent said all OK. Is this anxiety?

Odd spinning sensation in head mostly at night when I'm sitting or in bed sometimes. As if I'm going to fall back. Ent said all OK.  Is this anxiety?

Spinning sensation: Glad you saw an ENT and that he/she said you are ok medically. Yes, anxiety can produce these symptoms. Continue to have your doctor monitor you and please see a mental health professional who can teach you some anxiety management skills. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing left neck pain while turning head left & a spinning sensation. I also staggered after waking this morning. Could this be a stroke?

I am experiencing left neck pain while turning head left & a spinning sensation. I also staggered after waking this morning. Could this be a stroke?

If a stroke: You need immediate medical attention — this is FAST
F-face drooping- ask person to smile and see if one side is drooping
A-arm weakness ask person to raise both arms
S-speech slurring
T- time to call 911
Also given the symptoms you are describing needs followup with a physician ...Read more

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Do I have bppv? Lied down and with eyes closed had a spinning sensation. Fine when I sat up. Bend head over or side fine too? What is this? Fine now.

Reproducible: Bppv is usually reproducible spinning when laying down to the right or left, depending on the affected ear. It will cause intense spinning, eyes can't focus, lasts for several minutes and fades. It is less severe with repetition. See an ENT for exam and evaluation. ...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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Spinning Sensation (Definition)

Vertigo is a clinical finding where one is standing still but feels like the room is in motion, spinning around him. Vertigo is ...Read more