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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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Hi, Why is my menstrual period smells bad? It started out of nowhere, and im very nervous of what's going on. Can you help. I have no symptoms just odor.

Hi, Why is my menstrual period smells bad? It started out of nowhere, and im very nervous of what's going on. Can you help. I have no symptoms just odor.

Odor: Sometimes, a foul odor of the menstrual cycle is normal. There are numerous feminine products to combat this issue. On "the other hand", a foul odor may be indicative of an infection. If you are concerned, see the GYN to assure all is well. ...Read more

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What is one symptom that means you are pregnant that is not similar to menstrual period symptoms?

What is one symptom that means you are pregnant that is not similar to menstrual period symptoms?

Vomiting: Most women do not experience vomiting with menses. Other symptoms do overlap, so best to get a pregnancy test. Oddly enough, some women have "cycles" in early pregnancy. These are not cycles at all, but threatened miscarriage or could mean abnormal pregnancy such as tubal pregnancy (needs urgent care). Preg tests are so easy now that it is best to have one. ...Read more

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My PMS and menstrual period symptoms are diffrent last 3 months. Was diagnosed with corpus luteal cyst but got period, would it be gone now?

My PMS and menstrual period symptoms are diffrent last 3 months. Was diagnosed with corpus luteal cyst but got period, would it be gone now?

Likely: Corpus luteum cysts often resolve in several weeks but can take up to 2 months to resolve. In general they don't tend to change your cycle or your hormones much at all. Pms symptoms frequently change and that can be due to diet such as sugar and caffeine worsen pms, worsen with stress, often improve with exercise. ...Read more

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My menstrual period is in 10 days. I feel fatigue and bloated. Is it too early for pms, or can symptoms present this far out from my start date?

My menstrual period is in 10 days. I feel fatigue and bloated. Is it too early for pms, or can symptoms present this far out from my start date?

Period may be early: 10 days before the expected period is a little early for premenstrual symptoms, but it's possible. It's also possible your period will come a bit early. ...Read more

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I had my last menstrual period april 18, with one day light spotting may 9th, within the month of may I was feeling the whole early pregnancy symptoms?

I had my last menstrual period april 18, with one day light spotting may 9th, within the month of may I was feeling the whole early pregnancy symptoms?

Pregnancy test: 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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Anal sex only, feel like I'm pregnant but no pregnancy symptoms, period came on time lasted only 5 days instead of 6 menstrual period (red). Pregnant?

Anal sex only, feel like I'm pregnant but no pregnancy symptoms, period came on time lasted only 5 days instead of 6 menstrual period (red). Pregnant?

Impossible!: If you truly were only penetrated through your anus there is no way sperm could have moved out of your anus and into your vagina and then up thru you cervix and thru your Fallopian tubes to find an egg. Of course, in the heat of the moment, . .. The most sure fire check is a pregnancy test but you say other things are negative. You are not pregnant. ...Read more

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Is a 24 day menstrual cycle normal? Sometimes I have 2 periods in one month. Seems too close.

Is a 24 day menstrual cycle normal? Sometimes I have 2 periods in one month. Seems too close.

Menses: Normal range is 21-35 days. Two periods in one month is probably too close together. Should be checked. If you are on birth control pills it is easier to control the bleeding. Situational problems, stress can cause missed or extra periods. ...Read more

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Are there any tips to get periods immediately? I.E. Prepone menstrual cycle?

Are there any tips to get periods immediately? I.E. Prepone menstrual cycle?

Provera (medroxyprogesterone): Depending on where you are at in your cycle, your doctor can prescribe you 5-10 days worth of Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and then when you stop the medication it will cause a cycle. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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

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

Place during cycle: I usually place the iud during the 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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I am 17 and my menstrual cycle isn't regular. I've my periods every 3 months. Is it fine if this happens?

Maybe okay: At 17, the communication between your pituitary gland that tells your ovaries what hormones to make is still maturing. It's possible that this is why your periods are irregular. It's also possible that extremes of weight such as too thin or too heavy can be a cause as well. Thyroid can also play a role. At some point, maybe by 18, if you're periods aren't regular, make an appt with gynecologist. ...Read more

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M 28 years old unmarried female. My menstrual cycle is of 28 days. This time my periods are late by 11 days. Otherwise regular. What should I do?

M 28 years old unmarried female. My menstrual cycle is of 28 days. This time my periods are late by 11 days. Otherwise regular. What should I do?

Delayed period: If you are concerned about possibly being pregnant, then get a home pregnancy test kit from your pharmacy and follow the directions. These home tests are very accurate when done correctly, and doing the test following a missed is the best time. No need to wait and wonder. ...Read more

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Is a 44 day menstrual cycle normal? My periods are usually pretty regular, every 44 days or so but I have been told that my cycle is strangely long.

Is a 44 day menstrual cycle normal? My periods are usually pretty regular, every 44 days or so but I have been told that my cycle is strangely long.

Periods vary.: Not all women have the typical 28 day cycle. Some are 21 days or shorter; others, like you, have quite extended cycles. So long as you are otherwise healthy, and your periods are not excessively heavy or painful, the length of time between them should not worry you. If you're trying to conceive (or avoid conception), simple urine tests (LH strips) can help determine your fertile 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 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 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

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


Missed Period (Definition)

A missed period is when you don't have a period at your normal time. Because a missed period can be due to pregnancy, even a period that is signficantly lighter or shorter can be considered a missed period and possible pregnancy. And having early symptoms of early pregnancy such as sore breasts or mild nausea would increase ...Read more