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What could it mean if you get hives when you get your menstral period?

What could it mean if you get hives when you get your menstral period?

Urticaria: Urticaria, or hives, can occur during times of stress - both physical and emotional. Menstruation can cause both. Hives, as with most allergic reactions, are additive, meaning that little thing you may be allergic to (food coloring, pollen, etc) may add up to a flare-up, and worsen with stress. Controlling some of these with antihistamines (claritin, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) may help. ...Read more

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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Could a woman get pregnant the next day after her period ends if she has a 26-28 average menstrual cycle?

Could a woman get pregnant the next day after her period ends if she has a 26-28 average menstrual cycle?

Unlikely but...: Very unlikely unless you have a phenomenon called double ovulation and you are ovulating more frequently possibly when your period is over. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the last several months, I will often miss a menstrual cycle, or several, and then when I do get a period, I get another directly after it, help?

For the last several months, I will often miss a menstrual cycle, or several, and then when I do get a period, I get another directly after it, help?

Many possibilities: This could be a result of several different issues and it greatly depends on your age and overall health. For young women this can be completely normal. Sometimes the decision is made to regulate the periods with birth control pills for a few months. In older women, this can be seen as a sign of early menopause. Other medical conditions, life stress, and physical stress can do this as well. ...Read more

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I am having a very heavy menstral period and the blood has a very foul odor and I am passing very large blood clots. What could this mean?

I am having a very heavy menstral period and the blood has a very foul odor and I am passing very large blood clots. What could this mean?

Heavy periods.: There are multiple options for heavy periods. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. Vaginal odor is usually bacterial vaginosis but confirmation will be required. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Is it normal to get very tired during your menstral period?

Fatigue and Females: Yes, of course. You are losing blood and this temporary loss can cause anemia and fatigue. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is so unpredictable I never know when to expect it. It is never monthly and once I didn't get my period for 6 months is this normal?

Doctor can evaluate: There are many causes for irregular menstruation. One common one is polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos), a hormonal imbalance along with cysts in the ovaries. Though most irregular menstruation is not acutely dangerous, any woman who does not menstruate monthly should consider seeing her pcp or an ob/gyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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I was supposed to get my period on 7th may today is the 12th may, first day of my last period was 9th april wit a regular menstrual cycle of 28day, ?

I was supposed to get my period on 7th may today is the 12th may, first day of my last period was 9th april wit a regular menstrual cycle of 28day, ?

Some thoughts...: In a woman with regular periods, some causes of a late period include: excessive weight loss or weight gain, increased exercising, emotional stress, having an illness, traveling, medicines (like birth control pills), hormonal imbalances, etc… Seeing a doctor is a good idea if symptoms are persistent, recurring, or worrisome. Pregnancy is the common cause of a missed period, if sexually active. ...Read more

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My period just finished about a day or two ago, any chance I will get pregnant on the 8th/9th day of my menstrual cycle?

My period just finished about a day or two ago, any chance I will get pregnant on the 8th/9th day of my menstrual cycle?

You tell us: You are asking the wrong question. We cannot possibly know when you ovulate in your cycle. The period is meaningless in this question. Ovulation is the cornerstone of your menstrual cycle and at 23. I would hope you know this and know when you ovulate. Sperm cause pregnancy if left in the vagina on any or all the five days before ovulation are the sperm that will cause pregnancy. ...Read more

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My sisters 13 and has had her menstral period for 3 weeks now what does this mean?

Menarche: If it is first time, it is called menarche. At beginning, the menstral cycle may be irregular. It will become more regular later. But if it last too long and cause too much bleeding, doctor consulting is needed to make sure she does not become anemia. ...Read more

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Can women get pregnant without a menstrual cycle? Without a period can you ovulate?

Can women get pregnant without a menstrual cycle? Without a period can you ovulate?

Yes and yes: Getting your period means you didn't get pregnant after that specific ovulation. When someone gets pregnant they don't get a period that month. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant by precum the next day of your last period? 28 day menstrual cycle?

Can you get pregnant by precum the next day of your last period? 28 day menstrual cycle?

Depends: On how many days your period last though less likely unless. If you periods last unusually long like more than 10 days. ...Read more

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I have what I thought it was my period, very light menstrual cycle that at points is very light pink. It has been 11 days, I get sharp pains in lower abdomina. Area. I've been irregular the past 6months. I've made an aappointment at the obgyn and won't h

I have what I thought it was my period, very light menstrual cycle that at points is very light pink. It has been 11 days, I get sharp pains in lower abdomina. Area. I've been irregular the past 6months. I've made an aappointment at the obgyn and won't h

Pelvic pain: Pelvic pain is complex as there are several organs in the pelvis. The ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus, cervix, bladder, appendix, intestines, colon and rectum can all be the source. Pelvic pain requires and examination to help organize the evaluation. When you see your obgyn you can also discuss your irregular menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Can she get pregnant if we had sex on the 7th day of her menstrual cycle. It was her last day on her period.?

Can she get pregnant if we had sex on the 7th day of her menstrual cycle. It was her last day on her period.?

Yes if no prevention: It is unlikely that a day 7 intercourse episode produces a pregnancy, but it has happened before in the cases where the patient ovulated "early" or she was unsure of her menstrual dates. Contraception is the most secure way to engage in sexual intercourse whenever it occurs in the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Period on july 2-5. Did sexual activity on july 9-10. If I became pregnant within those times will I get my next menstrual cycle?

Period on july 2-5. Did sexual activity on july 9-10. If I became pregnant within those times will I get my next menstrual cycle?

NO: Your cycle starts with sloughing of the uterine lining because you are not pregnant. For an average 28 day cycle, you ovulate around day 14. The egg goes through the fallopian tubes to the uterus. If it is fertilized by sperm it will then implant in the lining of the uterus. The hormone changes with this will prevent your next cycle from starting. If no implantation your cycle starts over. ...Read more

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Why is every other menstrual cycle shorter and with worse PMS than the other? When I get panicky painful PMS that period only lasts about 2 days

Why is every other menstrual cycle shorter and with worse PMS than the other? When I get panicky painful PMS that period only lasts about 2 days

Something going on: It is not normal for this to happen. There are many conditions that can cause this, adenomyosis, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, etc, I suggest you see your gyn asap. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is not regular at all but I had sex last Wednesday I have come on my period today. Does that mean there is no way I can be pregnant?

My menstrual cycle is not regular at all but I had sex last Wednesday I have come on my period today. Does that mean there is no way I can be pregnant?

Correct, but...: A woman having her normal regular period today is not pregnant today. Of course, if she gets pregnant in a week or two or three, then she will miss her next period. That's how happens... for everyone. However, a woman can have vaginal bleeding that is not her normal period... so it can be hard to guess if a woman is pregnant or not. A home urine pregnancy test is very accurate 3 weeks after sex. ...Read more

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How can I calculate my menstrual cycle and "fertile" period? I am having hard time calculating the length of my menstrual cycle. Every time I get a different amount of time. I have a 2 year old daughter and now we are trying for a boy and I heard and read

How can I calculate my menstrual cycle and "fertile" period? I am having hard time calculating the length of my menstrual cycle. Every time I get a different amount of time. I have a 2 year old daughter and now we are trying for a boy and I heard and read

The: The theory around timing of intercourse and gender of baby is this:
1. The y chromosome is smaller than the x chromosome - so sperm with y chromosomes swim faster.
2. If you have intercourse at the time of ovulation - the first sperm to get to the egg are the y containing sperm.
3. If you have intercourse before ovulation - the later sperm (supposedly x containing sperm) will be the ones hanging around waiting for the egg once it ovulates

this is purely a theory and has not be proven.

You are most fertile in the middle of your cycle, near ovulation.

If you have 31-32 day cycles - you are most likely ovulating around cycle day 15-17.

In general, I recommend starting to have intercourse every other day between cycle day 10 and 20.

I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What does severe cramps and vomiting during menstrual cycle mean? Is seven days normal for period?

What does severe cramps and vomiting during menstrual cycle mean? Is seven days normal for period?

Effects of hormones: The uterus releases a lot of chemicals that cause these symptoms. You might try birth control pill which generally make these symptoms better. ...Read more

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Pyelonephritis vs. Menstrual Cycle. I was having symptoms of a UTI but my period has begun. Should I get tested?

Pyelonephritis vs. Menstrual Cycle. I was having symptoms of a UTI but my period has begun. Should I get tested?

Get a urinalysis: It would be nice to know your symptoms in more detail. Pyelonephritis is associated with flank (back) pain, urinary frequency/urgency/pain, and possible fever. If your symptoms are similar to these, get a urinalysis. If your period has begun, do your very best to give a good clean catch of urine. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What does it mean if you take a pregnacy that comes back positive and your on the IUD paragard and expierencing a lite menstral period with cramping?

What does it mean if you take a pregnacy that comes back positive and your on the IUD paragard and expierencing a lite menstral period with cramping?

You're pregnant: Urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. Just because an iud is in place doesn't mean you can't get pregnant. You should see your doctor right away. If it's very early in pregnancy, it's possible the iud can be removed without harming the pregnancy. You also need to make sure the pregnancy is not in the tube; which can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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48 yr old female. No menstrual cycle in 9 months. Would it still be possible for me to get pregnant? Last period was when my grandmother died almost a year ago. Before that no period for 6 months either. Is still possible to get pregnant?

48 yr old female. No menstrual cycle in 9 months. Would it still be possible for me to get pregnant? Last period was when my grandmother died almost a year ago. Before that no period for 6 months either. Is still possible to get pregnant?

Yes,: Yes, it is still possible to be pregnant at 48. Please take a pregnancy test, and also see your doctor for a complete evaluation. Your hormones may be out of balance but you should have a complete gynecologic evaluation with no periods for 9 months. If you had pain, cramping, discharge or leaking then you would have to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

Should I get on birth control to regulate my menstrual cycle? I was on my period for a month straight but then stopped and ever since my menstural cycle has been falling behind two weeks later every time its time to start my period. What should I do abou

You: You should be evaluated by your doctor for menorrhagia (heavy or prolonged period). The causes of menorrhagia include but are not limited to:
dysfunction of the ovaries.
Uterine fibroids
polyps
adenomyosis.
Intrauterine device (iud)
ectopic pregnancy
cancer
some blood coagulation disorders
certain medications (blood thinners)

your primary care provider or gyn will evaluate you and perform examination and possible pelvic ultrasound, and a treatment plan can be established, which may include birth control pills to regulate your cycle.

Best of luck. ...Read more

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Can you get pregnant by precum? If had sex after period? 28 menstrual cycle usually lasts 5 days?

Can you get pregnant by precum? If had sex after period? 28 menstrual cycle usually lasts 5 days?

Yes: Unfortunately "precum" can have some sperm in it. Sperm can live for several days inside you, so it's always a risk, although it's a low risk. The "withdrawal method" has a much higher failure rate than other methods. ...Read more

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Can my girlfriend get pregnant if we have sex 4 days into her menstrual cycle? She did take an ECP last month but her period came the right time.

Can my girlfriend get pregnant if we have sex 4 days into her menstrual cycle? She did take an ECP last month but her period came the right time.

Birth control.: Jose - ovulation is usually mid cycle - having said that, I have seen all too many unexpected pregnancies when people use timing (rhythm) to "guess" the cycles. All bets are off. Even oral contraceptives are not 100%. If you don't want your GF to get pregnant, practice contraception. ...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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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more