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Twinges When I Am Not Menstruating
Missed period.: Reasons for missed / late period include: an anovulatory cycle in which no egg is released, marked v or ^ in weight; eating disorder; Over-exercising (endurance athletics), stress, travel, significant illnesses, oral contraceptives & other meds, Illegal drug use, breast feeding, hormone imbalances and medical problems (i.e., PCOS). Pregnancy is #1 reason. ...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
Bowel motility ??: If you notice the movement while you are at rest, it is probably your intestines. Your intestines are constantly in motion, and sometimes you can feel the sensation of movement inside your abdomen just because of the normal bowel activity. If you are feeling the movement only when you change position, it could indicate a mass in your abdomen or pelvis - in that case you should see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Am i pregnant? I am spotting and having abdominal cramps when its not time for my period. I am also extremely tired for no reason.
You : You could be pregnant if you had unprotected sex. Implantation bleeding is usually more like spotting and can occur a week to a few days before the time of your anticipated period. You can get some mild cramping at that time. Other symptoms of pregnancy can include: lack of a period, breast swelling or tenderness, nausea and or vomiting, urinating more often, insomnia, feeling tired, etc. Those symptoms could start around the time you miss your period or a week or two later. If you take a standard pregnancy test, normally you would wait until you have missed your period. There are however, early pregnancy tests. Stay well. ...Read more
I'd be concerned: Although brown discharge may be nothing, blood that is slowly released may exit the vagina with a brown discoloration. Women over the age of 50 have to be concerned about uterine cancer, which often releases a small amount of blood. Women of all ages can have ovarian or cervical cancers, with similar bleeding. Not all blood is red. See your doctor! ...Read more
Do not assume: Do a home pregnancy test. There is no need or reason to assume anything in this day and age. The home pregnancy test is available from any pharmacy, and is the same test that is used in any physician's office. They are highly accurate when done correctly. And if you are late on your expected menses then now would be the right time to do the test. ...Read more
I was pregnant but I have expreienced heavy bleeding, not that I am not bleeding heavy I am still bloated. Could i still be pregnant?
If you are sure: that you were pregnant and are having some spotting of blood let your obstetrician know. If you are sure you were pregnant and have had an actual period - then you are no longer pregnant. Are you sure you were pregnant? Not having one's period doesn't necessarily mean they are pregnant. A positive pregnancy test would mean that the woman is pregnant. Take care. ...Read more
I have been having pubic bone pain. I am in my teens and I am not sexually active. I am very worried. I am on my menstrual cycle could that be it?
See Your Doctor Now: 16 yrs, "pubic bone pain"; no other details given. It will be necessary to distinguish if you have actual bone pain vs. an abdominal process causing this pain. Examination is needed to make that determination. Menstrual pain is usually felt in pelvic region but does not cause bone pain. More details about your menstrual cycle are also needed. See your doctor now for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
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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