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Twinges When I Am Not Menstruating
I have had 4 periods since July 2015. I completed series of gyno tests in November 2015 and 'all is fine'. Any suggestions why I am not menstruating?
Depends: Depends on many things such as Age, weight, psych history, family history, genetics.... ...Read more
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
I'm 40. In the last 1 1/2 yrs when I am not menstruating and I.have a bowel movement I bleed from.my vagina. Then.it goes away? What could cause that?
Poss rectal bleeding: Are you sure it's coming from your vagina? It may be bleeding from your rectum. You can put in a tampon next time and see if the bleeding it coming from there. I'd suggest you see a doctor to take a look. ...Read more
Should I be concerned if I had a brief twinge in my stomach and feel slightly nauseated and light vaginal bleeding that may be early menstruation?
Unusual: The usual length of a period is between 2 and 7 days, so to menstruate for 12 days is unusual. If a woman occasionally has a prolonged period that is ok. If the periods are getting longer and longer there may be a hormonal problem, such as lack of ovulation, or something physical such as a polyp or fibroid. ...Read more
No: Consider that women historically were either always pregnant or breast-feeding and rarely go a period. If you are neither of these situations, though, never getting a period means you are not ovulating, and estrogen levels are not balanced by Progesterone production. This can lead to uterine cancer. ...Read more
Metrarrhagia: When you have two periods in one month that means you have irregular period probably one is not ovulatory period or both are dysfunctional period and you should record your men cycles for three months if happens repeatedly then you should need to see your f/d or gyn to assess your problem. But if it turns out to be monthly then you can just wait and see. Take care. ...Read more
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Normal: There are multiple variances to the menstrual cycle in different women, and these can be precipitated by many factors. A single episode should not trigger anxiety. Simply wait and see if you become regular again, and if not and the pattern is disturbing, see a gynecologist. This is not unusual. ...Read more
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Perimenopause: The extra bleeding, especially if occurring in a predictable pattern, could be associated with ovulation. There is a small decrease in estrogen at that time. As we age we make less estrogen and the lining of the uterus can become unstable and cause spotting. But you could have endometrial polyps or hyperplasia. I would recommend seeing your gyn. Expect an ultrasound and an endometrial biopsy. ...Read more
Many things: This is not normal and needs to be evaluated. There are many causes of abnormal bleeding ranging from hormonal issues, lesions on the cervix, abnormal growths of the womb, to blood disorders. ...Read more
I menstruate once every 3months,is anything wrong wt me?...it has been like that for the past 3years
Maybe: It's not normal to only menstruate once every 3 months. This may mean you are not ovulating. There are many causes for anovulation such as PCOS, Thyroid problems, Diabetes, etc. Its best to have it checked out by an Ob/Gyn and find out for sure what is going on as there are health-consequences to long-term anovulation. Best wishes! ...Read more
I normally menstruate for 2 weeks when it happens. Though this time it only lasted 1 day. Is this cause for concern?
Yes: Your long periods when you have them are as worrisome as the 1-day period. This sounds suggestive of PCOS but there is also concern for a possible pregnancy. You need to do a pregnancy test but whatever the result you need to see a doctor to look into the irregular long periods. ...Read more
I was hoping somebody could help answer some questions in relation to symptoms I'm experiencing regarding menstruating.
Mensruation: We would be glad to help if we knew what your qustion was. Please resubmit your problem in the form of a question ...Read more
I finished menstruating about 12 days ago and just today I just started menstration. What possibly might be wrong with me?
Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more
Good morning. My8year old apparently started menstruating a week ago, she is complaining of some pain down there... what could this be?
I menstruate for 2 days only, 2 pads/day, flow is not good, wt shud I do to increse th flow, don't wana use any meds, kindly suggest sumthing?
Menstrual: Flow varies from woman to woman. As long as you are getting a regular period it doesn't matter if it is light. This may change with time. No need to take medication. Take care! ...Read more
Hi.... my menstruate start at 12 September and i have an inter course with my boy friend at 19 the september wiht out protection. So will I get prege?
Menstruation: Vaignal bleeding can be ovulatory or anovulatory(where the woman does not ovuate). If the menses are regular (like very 28 or 30 days) then the woman is most likely ovulating. A common cause of having 2 weeks of menses is when a woman is not ovulating, but there are other causes of having prolonged menses. See your physician to determine why your menses is lasting 2 weeks. ...Read more