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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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Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Bright red watery menstrual blood?

Color varies: The color of menstrual blood varies and is not usually something we pay a lot of attention to. If your period is coming at the usual time this this is likely your period. If you are also having discharge or signs of infection then see your doctor for testing. ...Read more

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What does very dark red blood in menstrual cycle mean?

What does very dark red blood in menstrual cycle mean?

Color of blood: The color of the blood from a menstrual cycle has to do with its components. A cycle is the lining of the uterus sloughing off because it is not being used to house an embryo (combination of an egg and sperm). Every month your body prepares itself to be pregnant and when it is not the uterus expels the unused material, which is your period. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your menstrual blood turns orange? Started out pink, went red now orange. Pregnant?

NOT Pregnant: If menstruating, you would not be pregnant, and the color of the blood flow has nothing to do with being pregnant. I suspect as the flow becomes more scant, it may look different in color to you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your menstrual cycle last for weeks and the blood is a brownish red.

What does it mean if your menstrual cycle last for weeks and the blood is a brownish red.

Anovulatory bleeding: You could have hormonal disorder, mass on uterus, or infection. See your doctor who will help you discover and treat the problem. ...Read more

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How long does my menstrual suppose to last after having a baby 6days ago? It's still bright red and some small blood clots.

How long does my menstrual suppose to last after having a baby 6days ago? It's still bright red and some small blood clots.

Up to 6 weeks: You will be bleeding for a while although it should be gradually decreasing. If you try to do too much and get overtired in particular you may notice increased bleeding, in which case you simply need to get more rest. If it still seems excessive to you then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for your period blood to be bright red and heavy on your last day of your menstrual cycle?

It can be: Color ranges go from brown, maroon, to bright fluorescent red/hot pink, light pink, blood red (hence the name!) the more oxygenated it is, the brighter red it is. Even on the last day of your period. Can be heavy too, although normally it's not. Some people have short heavy periods, others have heavy, then light. So, it's quite individual in reality. ...Read more

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Is it normal in the middle of menstrual period to not have any blood for over 12 hours and then have bright red blood again?

Is it normal in the middle of menstrual period to not have any blood for over 12 hours and then have bright red blood again?

Normal: Many women will have skips in their cycle. They will bleed a few days, stop, and then continue bleeding. It can be aggravating socially, but it is not harmful. ...Read more

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Menstrual this month has been 5 days of bright red blood , still menstruating. On orsythia would could be wrong. Preg or Cancer?

Menstrual this month has been 5 days of bright red blood , still menstruating. On orsythia would could be wrong. Preg or Cancer?

Not pregnant: If you are menstruating, you are not pregnant. It is not feasible to tell about cancer, though it is unlikely. If you have not been getting PAP test, you should now. ...Read more

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