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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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3 weeks late for menstrual. Took a HPT it was negative. But my Montgomery glands are now apparent along with tender breasts.. Should I test again?

3 weeks late for menstrual. Took a HPT it was negative. But my Montgomery glands are now apparent along with  tender breasts.. Should I test again?

You may: Use first morning urine and follow the instructions for the test carefully. Alternative you could see your doctor for a blood test that is more sensitive. If you do not wish to be pregnant, use contraception all the time, every time. You may consider implanted contraceptive. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK tender breasts menstrul cramps day 15 in my cycle ttc?

White creamy discharge no odor no itch or burn positive OPK  tender breasts  menstrul cramps  day  15 in my cycle ttc?

Likely indication of: Ovulation. You may wish to do a home pregnancy test if you miss your period. Wait 4-5 since the missed period for the test. Use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Consult this site for early symptoms of pregnancy. http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-am-i-pregnant. ...Read more

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It's been 53 days since I began my last menstrual period. (June 28) July 20 I had very light spotting and nothing since. Very tender breasts for weeks, I've went up a bra size, I took a pregnancy test Wednesday and it came back negative. ?

It's been 53 days since I began my last menstrual period. (June 28) July 20 I had very light spotting and nothing since. Very tender breasts for weeks, I've went up a bra size, I took a pregnancy test Wednesday and it came back negative. ?

Repeat test: If you had sex since your last period, You may wish to repeat the pregnancy test, use first morning urine and follow the instructions carefully. Better yet, get a blood test for HCG level.
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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What causes premenstrual breast pain and what is the possible remedy? ? Will taking drug to stop the pain have any side effects on the menstrual cycle

What causes premenstrual breast pain and what is the possible remedy? ? Will taking drug to stop the pain have any side effects on the menstrual cycle

Premenstrual breast: Pain. Increased fluid retention can cause breast pain prior to your period. Try omega 3 fatty acids or magnesium (supplementation or through diet) with your doctor’s approval. Avoid caffeine, alcohol or extra salt. Over the counter products like midol can be helpful. ...Read more

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I am 4days late My menstrual cycle has always been21days my breast have been tender and I am having some pain like when i ovulate should I be worried.

I am 4days late My menstrual cycle has always been21days my breast have been tender and I am having some pain like when i ovulate should I be worried.

Late 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 and hormonal changes can cause spotting. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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For the past 6 months or so, I have been experiencing extremely sore breasts. Due to a hysteroctomy 17 years ago, I don't have a menstrual cycle. What could be causing the pain in my breasts?

For the past 6 months or so, I have been experiencing extremely sore breasts. Due to a hysteroctomy 17 years ago, I don't have a menstrual cycle. What could be causing the pain in my breasts?

Fibrocystic changes: Although you are not having a menstrual period, you are experiencing fibrocystic changes (especially if this occurs in both breasts). This is common. The pain can be aggravated by caffeine intake, hormone intake and stress. Decreasing all of these can help relieve the pain. Make sure you have had a mammogram and the results are negative. Become familiar with breast changes with breast self exam. ...Read more

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Usually my breast are sore right before my menstrual cycle but not this month?

Usually my breast are sore right before my menstrual cycle but not this month?

It may be ok: The breasts can be sore before periods but not always, so if the breasts are not sore, that does not mean there is anything wrong with you. ...Read more

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My breasts have been tender for over a week now. How long are they tender for before the menstrual cycle?

My breasts have been tender for over a week now. How long are they tender for before the menstrual cycle?

IT VARIES!!: Tenderness is a rare sign of cancer. It is usually related to changes in the breast tissues relating to menses. Some women have pain much more of the time. These women might consider cutting down (or out) caffeine and possibly taking vitamin e tablets. ...Read more

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How we can regulate periods..becoz my menses delayed 10days n having breast tenderness .?

How we can regulate periods..becoz my menses delayed 10days n having breast tenderness .?

Pregnant?: With a delayed period of 10 days and breast tenderness, you may want to first rule out pregnancy with a test..OCP's do a good job of regulating menstrual peiods ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast pain, fatigue & missed menstrual period. I'm very concerned I might be pregnant. I took a test yesterday, it came back negative. I'm still having the same symptoms and still no period. What should I do?

I am experiencing  breast pain, fatigue & missed menstrual period. I'm very concerned I might be pregnant.  I took a test yesterday, it came back negative. I'm still having the same symptoms and still no period. What should I do?

Repeat HPT in 1 wk.: Reasons for missed /late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight gain or loss, over-exercise such as in endurance athletes, breast-feeding, stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, medications (i.e., birth control) or med problem (polycystic ovary syndrome or Asherman’s syndrome. #1 reason for missed period is pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm 32. Having extreke hot flashes, sweating when i'm not hot, new onset breast tenderness with menses. Other sx, along w increased depression. ?

I'm 32. Having extreke hot flashes, sweating when i'm not hot, new onset breast tenderness with menses.  Other sx, along w increased depression. ?

Not menopause: Continuation of periods and associated symptoms means that these events are due to something other than menopause. A thorough medical evaluation is appropriate and should reveal the cause. ...Read more

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42.5 years old. Regular menses;24-25 day average. 6 days late. Lwr back / abdomen cramps. breast tenderness. tests both negative. Is it premenopause?

42.5 years old. Regular menses;24-25 day average. 6 days late. Lwr back / abdomen cramps. breast tenderness. tests both negative. Is it premenopause?

Late period: Could be anovulatory cycle or irregular ovulation, unlikely for pregnancy if the test was negative. This is not normal but it happens often and is generally not to worry. You can see a doctor anytime but it's also okay to wait up to 1 additional cycle to see if the period comes. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I am experiencing breast tenderness and sore i havin white discharge missed or late menstrual period cramping and lower abdom sharp and pressure ?

I am experiencing  breast  tenderness and sore  i havin white discharge missed or late menstrual period cramping and lower abdom sharp and   pressure ?

Get pregnancy test: See your regular gynecologist. You could be pregnant. You could also have hormonal imbalances that can be regulated with medications. time for GYN follow up ...Read more

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Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Is breast soreness two weeks before menstrual cycle normal?

Yes, generally. : Very common. Also at the time of the cycle. Breast tenderness is very responsive to hormonal changes. These occur at he time of ovulation with a spike up then down in estrogen and again at the menses with a significant nadir in the estrogen and Progesterone levels. This alone dan cause he symptoms you describe without any seriousc. ...Read more

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I've been having breast pain in my left breast the week of and week after my menstral cycle, the same spot every month. What causes this?

Depends : Often some women will complain that one breast over another will react differently during a cycle if this is always the case then fine if it is new then you should see your dr. ...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


Breast Pain (Definition)

Breast pain is common. It is typically experienced during the menstrual period. Pain can range from mild tenderness, burning, dull ache, sharp or stabbing. It can be experienced in 1 or both breasts. Fibrocystic changes is the most common cause of breast pain. Hormonal medications (birth control, hormones) can cause pain as well. Infection ...Read more