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At which points in the menstrual cycle do women become bloated and why?

At which points in the menstrual cycle do women become bloated and why?

Just before menses: The week just before the period is due is when Progesterone and estrogen are at their peaks causing bloating. About 2 to 3 days prior to the flow those hormone levels drop and with the bleeding so does the bloating. ...Read more

Prostaglandin (Definition)

A prostaglandin is any member of a group of lipid compounds that are derived enzymatically from fatty acids and have important functions in the animal body. They are mediators and have a variety of strong physiological effects, such as regulating the contraction and relaxation of smooth muscle tissue. Prostaglandins are not endocrine hormones, but autocrine or paracrine, ...Read more


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What causes blood clots in the menstrual cycle?

What causes blood clots in the menstrual cycle?

Blood clots during : Menses could be a sign of hormonal imbalance, fibroid uterus, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy etc. Consult your gyn for any concerns. ...Read more

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At what phase in the menstrual cycle is a woman more likely to become emotionally attached to someone?

At what phase in the menstrual cycle is a woman more likely to become emotionally attached to someone?

Too many variables: The psychological dynamics of interpersonal attachment is so complex that 4 million rather than 400 characters would not suffice. Emotional attachment may be influenced to some degree by hormonal changes, but over the long term this will play a minor role. If you are having problems of this nature suggest you see a clinical psychologist. ...Read more

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Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Are female eggs visible when they are passed out with the ovary lining in the menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle: During ovulation, the egg is released from the ovary. It is microscopic and not visible with the naked eye. ...Read more

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Can clindamycin suppositories cause a delay in the menstrual cycle?

Can clindamycin suppositories cause a delay in the menstrual cycle?

No: I am unaware of clindamycin suppositories causing a delay in menstrual cycle. However, and infection could be a stressor that effects your cycle. ...Read more

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What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

What's a 32 day menstrual cycle?

Time to menses: A 32 day cycle refers to the amount of time between the first day of flow to the next first day of flow ...Read more

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Can i shorten my menstrual cycle?

Can i shorten my menstrual cycle?

Yes: If your periods are long and/or heavy, various medications may help, such as birth control pills (even though you've had a tubal ligation). Other options for long heavy periods sometimes include lysteda, the Levonorgestrel iud, or an endometrial ablation. It's worth talking to your gynecologist about. ...Read more

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Define menstrual cycle in detail?

Define menstrual cycle in detail?

Vaginal bleeding: The menstrual cycle is monthly vaginal bleeding which occurs when the woman is fertile and ovulates (produces an egg, which takes about 2 weeks) but does NOT then get pregnant. The uterine lining will build up for a couple of weeks to prepare for a possible pregnancy. This will shed away in the form of bleeding when pregnancy has not occurred and then the process will start all over again. ...Read more

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No menstrual cycle for two months?

No menstrual cycle for two months?

At 48 okay: At 48 it's normal to have some increased fluxuations in your cycle. The average age of menopause is 51, so you're getting closer. Many women in late 40's begin to miss periods. If you're not too heavy or too thin, and you don't have a thyroid disorder then i wouldn't worry. Of course, pregnancy needs to be ruled out (i know, i know!), but that's highly unlikely. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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How to figure out my menstrual cycle?

Chart cycles on: a calendar. Day 1 is first day of bleeding Ovulation is 14 days prior to period. ...Read more

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How could i figure out my menstrual cycle?

How could i figure out my menstrual cycle?

Track it with a: calendar. How many days long is it? First day you bleed is day 1. Last day is day before you bleed again. Ovulation is 14 days before period. ...Read more

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What to do if my menstrual cycle is weird?

What to do if my menstrual cycle is weird?

Birth-control pills: going on birth control pills is one way to get a regular cycle ...Read more

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Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?

Why is my menstrual cycle getting shorter?

Menses: Many women have changes in their cycles after age 35. They can be heavier, shorter or you can skip them. Often times this is due to ovulation issues. However, its always important to rule out other things too like pregnancy, low thyroid, hyperprolactinemia. Your provider can do this with blood work. ...Read more

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What is considered a normal menstrual cycle?

Variable: The textbook cycle is 28 days but a "normal" cycle varies from 21 to 35 days in length. ...Read more

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The menstrual cycle did not come this month?

The menstrual cycle did not come this  month?

Enjoy: It's going to come eventually especially if you are not pregnant. If you continue to not get for few months or get irregular talk to your pcp for thyroid and other check up like severe anemia etc. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for a 45day menstrual cycle ?

Long cycle: Stress, hormone irregularities, or an early miscarriage could all be reasons. You're a little young for perimenopause. Keep track of your cycles and see your ob/gyn if things don't get back in line. ...Read more

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What conditions are related to Menstrual cycle?

What conditions are related to Menstrual cycle?

Conditions: Some painful conditions that can be related to the menstrual cycle include mittelschmerz, dysmenorrhea, endometriosis, and menorrhagia. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my Menstrual cycle?

Should I be concerned about my Menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle: Normal menstrual cycles comes every 21-35 days. If your pattern is different or if you feel your periods are too heavy then consider scheduling a visit with a HEALTHTAP doctor to discuss your concerns ...Read more

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What to do if my menstrual cycle has gone wacky?

What to do if my menstrual cycle has gone wacky?

Irregular Periods: A gynecologist can evaluate to determine reasons for irregular menstrual cycle. Take care. ...Read more

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How to figure out my girlfriends menstrual cycle?

How to figure out my girlfriends menstrual cycle?

There's an app: There are several apps that can help you keep track. I would check in w/ your gf first and see whether she feels comfortable w/ you tracking. ...Read more

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I have a 50-60 day menstrual cycle. Is this uncommon?

Not very rare: Multiple causes. Would be good to have evaluated when you have a chance, as can have related medical issues eg pcos, obesity, cholesterol, etc. ...Read more

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Which conditions are worsened by the menstrual cycle?

Which conditions are worsened by the menstrual cycle?

Menstrual cycle pblm: The menstrual cycle may if exaggerated cause anemia from heavy bleeding, but aside from "pre-menstrual syndrome" (PMS) when estrogen falls just prior to ovulation and just prior to actual menstrual flow which causes psychological changes ( anger, sensitivities to verbal statements, etc.) there are no "conditions" of note, except when menstruation ceases secondary to pregnancy . ...Read more

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How could i figure out my girlfriends menstrual cycle?

Ask her.: Day 1 of cycle is first day of bleeding. Last day before bleeding restarts is last day of cycle. Ovulation is 14 days prior to period. ...Read more

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Why has my menstrual cycle changed so drastically as I've aged?

Why has my menstrual cycle changed so drastically as I've aged?

Age changes things!: Many things related to the menstrual cycle change with age and childbearing. Hormone levels change; your weight can change; anatomic abnormalities such as fibroid tumors and adenomyosis can develop; ovulation frequency and consistency can change. There are so many factors that it would be surprising of there were no menstrual changes with age. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What are the implications if my menstrual cycle ceases to resume?

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What are the implications if my menstrual cycle ceases to resume?

It depends: If you have a history of irregularity, then you need workup, especially if periods are more than a few months apart.
Please also take a first morning pregnancy test or see your gynecologist if your periods do not resume. ...Read more

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I started having a really weird menstrual cycle should I be concerned?

HOW SO??: On the scant info that you provide, your age suggests a female hormonal issue. See your gyn to discuss. ...Read more

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Could women really be moody or is it just because of the menstrual cycle?

Not every woman: Is moody but period cycles and the hormone swings can give many women emotiional swings too. It is really pretty common. ...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


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