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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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What is the longest a female can be on a period?

What is the longest a female can be on a period?

The longest period: That is normal is up to seven days. However, a period might last considerably longer.If this were to occur it should be evaluated by gynecologist/ physician. ...Read more

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What is the longest you could go with a late period?

What is the longest you could go with a late period?

The longest to: Go without a period is to stop having them altogether. If you had a regular period & haven't had one in three months or more, please see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can the pain intensity of a menstrual period determine what a pregnancy will be like?

Can the pain intensity of a menstrual period determine what a pregnancy will be like?

No: There is no relationship between those two conditions and pain experienced with each. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman not to ovulate in a cycle? If so, what's the cause of it

Is it possible for a woman not to ovulate in a cycle? If so, what's the cause of it

Ovulation: If you get a Period every month then you should be ovulating unless you have Anovulatory cycle which it means you bleed but not having Ovulation, the causes for anovulatory cycle are Hormonal imbalance, Polycystic Ovary, Thyroid dysfunction, excessive weight loss, Excessive exercise, stress, etc. Hope this helps, ...Read more

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How likely is it to get pregnant a day after the ending of your period?

How likely is it to get pregnant a day after the ending of your period?

Ovulation: You are not ovulating or even preparing to ovulate on that day. A female is not fertile then and cannot get pregnant. ...Read more

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What could be the reason for my menstrual cycle to occur twice a month?

What could be the reason for my menstrual cycle to occur twice a month?

Depends on cycle...: A woman with 28-day cycles (or shorter) will occasionally have 2 periods in one month, such as a period beginning August 1 and another beginning August 29. That might happen once a year, because that woman would normally have about 13 cycles in one year. ...Read more

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What causes a woman's period to be shorter?

What causes a woman's period to be shorter?

Lighter period: The main reason for light periods is a change in hormone levels. Causes for what seems to be a light period can include: implantation bleeding in early pregnancy, thyroid problems, eating disorders, excessive exercise, initial periods for a girl, use of an intrauterine device, oral contraceptives & perimenopause. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a cyst and only feel the pain of it during your menstrual cycle?

Is it possible to have a cyst and only feel the pain of it during your menstrual cycle?

Cyst pain: Yes that's possible. The uterus does swell slightly when a woman is on her period. That may be enough to put some extra pressure on anything surrounding the uterus which could include an ovary with a cyst in it. ...Read more

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What is a normal luteal phase length? What is the shortest possible for normal pregnancy? And does the length include day of ovulation?

What is a normal luteal phase length? What is the shortest possible for normal pregnancy? And does the length include day of ovulation?

Normal: Normal luteal phase is about 14 days. This includes ovulation. I am unaware of any statistics for the shortest length of time possible to be in luteal phase and still become pregnant. A the best. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your period to be early on the pill?

That can happen.: Emergency contraception symptoms can include spotting or bleeding, changes in menstrual flow or your period may be late or early. Notify your gyn if your period is 7 or > days late. ...Read more

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During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

During pms is it normal for the cramps to be only in the vagina or is it pregnancy cramps? Period is supposed to be in 5 days?

Take a test: The best way to determine the difference between menstrual cramps and pregnancy is through a pregnancy test. Cramps are not reliable way to determine if one is pregnant. Most do not have cramps during the early days of pregnancy before a menstrual cycle is even missed. Other causes of pelvic pain should be investigated if the pain continues. ...Read more

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What is the earliest a pregnancy can be predicted?

What is the earliest a pregnancy can be predicted?

Clarify: If you mean the earliest a pregnancy can be "detected" it's usually around the time when your period should start. That's when you can take a pregnancy test. A blood draw from your ob/gyn may be able to be done a little sooner. ...Read more

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What is the longest you can have a blighted ovum? Is it possible to have one up to 23 weeks?

What is the longest you can have a blighted ovum?  Is it possible to have one up to 23 weeks?

A blighted ovum is: An early pregnancy loss anywhere from 4-10 weeks I have never heard of anyone having that remain in them for 23 weeks, once it is diagnosed it should be removed using meds or D&C and usually you woudl start bleeding within 3-4 weeks of the nonviable point. ...Read more

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What causes delayed menses and what is the longest it can be delayed?

What causes delayed menses and what is the longest it can be delayed?

Depends on situation: Primary menstrual delay occurs when puberty hasn't progressed to that point, often 2.5 yrs after breast buds.Early cycles can be quite irregular due to lack of ovulation with each cycle. After maturity, they can remain irregular due to polycystic ovaries or pregnancy. Lack of signs of puberty @ 13 or menses by 15 deserves a workup. Some pcos patients only cycle 2-3x/yr. ...Read more