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What exactly is endometriosis?

What exactly is endometriosis?

Chronic Condition: Endometriosis is a chronic female condition where parts of the uterine lining (endometrium) sheds through the tubes and implants in the pelvic cavity. The result is no symptoms, to chronic pain, to difficulty conceiving, to pelvic masses. It is estimated that endometriosis occurs in 6–10% of women, presenting in the early reproductive years. Laparoscopy at times is used for diagnosis. ...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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What exactly is breakthrough bleeding?

What exactly is breakthrough bleeding?

Vaginal bleeding: Btb is vaginal bleeding. It usually refers to mid cycle bleeding in users of contraceptives. So if the cycle is 28 days you have spotting at a time that does not match your cycle. It sometimes is attributed to not enough estrogen. It usually ceases after one or two cycles. If it continue go to your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is intermenstraul?

What is intermenstraul?

In-between periods.: Inter-menstrual bleeding refers to vaginal bleeding in-between your periods, that is at unpredictable times and for unpredictable duration/severity. This may be due to fibroids, vaginal infections or pathology, cervical cancer/dysplasia/infections, or sexual trauma among others. See your gynecologist to evaluate this further as some of its causes are very serious (as you can see above). ...Read more

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What is ovulating/ovulation?

What is ovulating/ovulation?

Ovulation =: ripe egg is discharged from the ovary. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

I want to know what is the difference between menstrual cramps & early pregnancy cramps?

Not much: Menstrual crams start before every period. If you miss your period and cramps start some time later, it could be due to pregnancy. In that case do pregnancy test to be sure. ...Read more

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What is the normal period cycle?

What is the normal period cycle?

Cycle versus menses: A normal menstrual cycle (which runs from the first day of one period until the next one begins) can vary from 21 to 42 days in length. The actual length of the menstrual flow or period normally ranges from 1 to 7 days. ...Read more

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What do ovluation cramps mean?

What do ovluation cramps mean?

Cramps occur: When the ovulatory cyst ruptures and and releases the egg and the fluid around the egg. The fluid causes the cramping as itirritates the abdominal tissues. ...Read more

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What type of cramping is normal when your pregnant?

What type of cramping is normal when your pregnant?

Mild: Mild cramping can occur, but everyone's threshold for pain can be different. Best to discuss any cramping concerns with your ob/gyn to assure they know your case the best and for continuity of care. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is spotting?

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What is spotting?

Bleeding: Spotting is usually light menstrual bleed that occurs at a time other than your normal period. It can be due to pregnancy, hormonal variations and changes, occasionally stress, etc. ...Read more

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What exactly is constipation?

What exactly is constipation?

It depends: Constipation is the inability to have a bowel movement. Some patients only have a bowel movement once every 3 days, but they are not constipated. However 95 percent of patient should have a bowel move within days. Patients who only go to the bathroom 2 times or less per week are constipated. If the is a new symptom, you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean to cramp 2 weeks before your menstrual cycle?

What does it mean to cramp 2 weeks before your menstrual cycle?

Mid cycle pain: Many possibilities. One is that you may be experiencing ovulatory pain, called "mittelschmerz". This pain occurs as the process of ovulation takes place at midcycle. ...Read more

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What is mittelschmerz?

What is mittelschmerz?

Mittelschmerz: Is the pelvic pain that some women experience during ovulation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between period cramps and regular stomach cramps?

What is the difference between period cramps and regular stomach cramps?

No short ans.: When you say you have "regular stomach cramps"--why do you consider stomach cramps to be "regular" if you have a bit of a cramp before a bowel movement, which is eased as soon as you move bowels--fine, but you should not be having on-going stomach cramps. Period cramps are in the pelvis and are only there just before and the first few days of a period then go away--otherwise week medical help! ...Read more

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What are implantation cramps?

What are implantation cramps?

Usually never felt: But it is a cramp felt when the egg that has been fertilized has traveled through the fallopian tube and implants itself into the woumb where it will grow until the baby is born. ...Read more

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What is mid-cycle bleeding?

What is mid-cycle bleeding?

Mettleschmertz: This can sometimes occur in mid cycle as a result of ovulation. It is called mettleschmertz...Or "middle pain". It should be very, very limited bleeding and pain you do well to note this and keep track of this. I would advise your family doc of this if this gets worse or changes, you need to see your ob/gyn physician. And, as always, regular check-ups are advised.. ...Read more

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If a woman gets her period not pregnant? Right? What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and implatation bleeding? Thanks..

If a woman gets her period not pregnant? Right? What is the difference between menstrual bleeding and implatation bleeding? Thanks..

Difficult to tell: Bleeding patterns can vary from woman to woman. Most of the time it's difficult to tell the difference between a normal period and 1st trimester bleeding based solely on appearance. You should perform a home pregnancy test to see if you are pregnant. This is a quick and accurate way to distinguish between the two. If you are pregnant and bleeding, you should see your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my menstral cycle is not regular?

What does it mean if my menstral cycle is not regular?

Nl menses: Menses usually is every 3-5 weeks, lasting 1-8 days. Keep a menses diary and bring to doctor this will help md when evaluating irregular periods. ...Read more

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