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For what reasons might the menstrual cycle vary from woman to woman?

For what reasons might the menstrual cycle vary from woman to woman?

Age is a big: Determinant...Ultimately the communication betweeen the brain and ovaries is what drives the first half of a mesntrual cycle and it is this half of the cycle that is the most variable. After a women ovulates, if she is not pregnant, she will bleed within 14 days also as a rule! ...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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During what days in a menstrual cycle does a woman look and feel her best?

I'm not sure there I: Ais day. Likely feels the best when not cramping and looks better when not in pain but there is no correlation to beauty and menstrual cycle, only relief of sx and feeling better when it's over. ...Read more

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What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

What would cause a 43 year old woman to having problems with her menstrual cycle?

Maybe perimenopause: Many women will see changes in their monthly cycle as they reach an older reproductive age. Different cycle legnth as well as bleeding amount changes are common. Some are normal aging changes, others may be due to treatable conditions. See your ob/gyn to discuss your cycles and what you can do for them. ...Read more

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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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How much blood does woman lose during menstrual cycle?

Menstrual bleeding: Average menstrual bleeding is around 30-40 cc (ml.) abnormal heavy bleeding is defined as greater than 80 cc (ml.). ...Read more

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Can a woman skip a menstrual cycle? If so, is it normal to?

Can a woman skip a menstrual cycle? If so, is it normal to?

Can happen: Woman may experience irregularity of their cycles, known as dysfunctional uterine bleeding. There are many causes. Any woman who misses a cycle and is sexually active should be checked for pregnancy. If you are pregnant or this continues see your doctor. ...Read more

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How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

How much blood does a woman lose during her menstrual cycle?

2-3 ounces: Sometimes a little more, if you are worried it is too heavy your gyn can do a work up and there are many options ranging from bc pills, lysteda, endometrial ablation which I do on many of my patients, wear a balloon is palced in teh uterus for 8 minutes and it gets rid of the lining so no more periods if you are done with fertlity. ...Read more

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How much blood should a woman loses during her menstrual cycle?

How much blood should a woman loses during her menstrual cycle?

Menstrual bleeding: Average menstrual bleeding is around 30-40 cc (ml.) abnormal heavy bleeding or menorrhagia is defined as greater than 80 cc (ml.). ...Read more

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How much blood does an average woman lose during one menstrual cycle?

How much blood does an average woman lose during one menstrual cycle?

30 ml: 30 ml. This is not much. If you pass clots during your period, you should know that you are losing much more blodd than average. ...Read more

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Why would a woman continue to have a menstrual cycle after an ovariectomy?

Why would a woman continue to have a menstrual cycle after an ovariectomy?

Still has a uterus and ovaries: Because there is still a uterus and another ovary ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a average menstrual cycle for a heathy woman?

28 days: The "classic" menstrual cycle comes every 28 days, and lasts 4-6 days. But there are a wide range of normal variations also. Periods that come less often that every 45 days, or closer together than about 24 days, deserve to be checked out. ...Read more

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What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

What days off the menstrual cycle are the most and least fertile to a woman?

Depends: A menstrual cycle is usually 28 days, with ovulation occurring mid cycle around day 14. You can get pregnant around this time. Sperm can stay active in the body for 3-5 days. If you are not ovulating, you cannot get pregnant. However, everyone's cycle is different. If you want to get pregnant there are ways to help track ovulation. If not, it is best to use birth control all the time. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a woman to ovulate more than once within a menstrual cycle?

Is it possible for a woman to ovulate more than once within a menstrual cycle?

Possible: It can happen but isn't considered common. In one study in Canada, it was estimated that up to 10% of women ovulate more than one egg in a cycle. There also have been cases where twins have been born but each twin had a different father. It sometimes comes to light when one twin is white and the other is black. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How much blood does the average woman lose during her menstrual cycle in a day?

How much blood does the average woman lose during her menstrual cycle in a day?

Avg blood loss: For a cycle is 35 ml, range 10-80 so it depends how many days your cycles are if you are worried it is too much see your gyn for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can having protected sex almost every day make a woman miss her menstrual cycle?

Can having protected sex almost every day make a woman miss her menstrual cycle?

See below: If a woman does not become pregnant, having vaginal intercourse is not likely to cause her to miss her period. ...Read more

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How would a woman determine she is ovulating? How does she determine it while on her menstrual cycle?

How would a woman determine she is ovulating? How does she determine it while on her menstrual cycle?

There're a few ways: Ask a gynecologist or a reproductive endocrinologist for a Basal Body Temperature chart and to explain how to use a thermometer and a BBT graph and to learn about signs of ovulation. Ask a pharmacist for an "ovulation kit" and for directions on its use. If you have regular 28 to 30 day menstrual cycles, it is quite probable that you ovulate 12 to 14 days before the onset of menstrual bleeding. ...Read more

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During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

During what days in a normal menstrual cycle does a woman have clear skin and feels better in everyway?

Menses and Skin: Your skin is at its best during the 2nd phase of your cycle - the 9-day period between the end of menses and ovulation. This is also when your "mood" is likely to be better than the post-ovulatory luteal phase, when some experience moderate to severe pms. ...Read more

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If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

If a woman has a menstrual cycle that is shorter than the usual 28 days, will her ovarian reserve diminish sooner?

Not necessarily: A shorter cycle length does not necessarily exhaust the ovarian reserve sooner. Toxins like cigarette smoke have a much greater impact. ...Read more

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Could testosterone affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Could testosterone affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes: Hi. Yes, elevated testosterone can make periods irregular, or stop altogether. Have you had any male pattern hair growth? This is seen most commonly in polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can occur in other settings as well. I suggest you see your gyn. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why would a woman want to test hormone concentrations during her menstrual cycle? . ..

Why would a woman want to test hormone concentrations during her menstrual cycle? . ..

LIfe: I am not sure why you are asking us this question. I mean that in no way as a judgement. But, we do not know this women. Nor do I see that this testing request came from a physician. The simple and obvious answer is 'i do not know'. ...Read more

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Can stress play a big role in delaying a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can stress play a big role in delaying a woman's menstrual cycle?

Stress and menses: Yes. Stress can play a role in causing variations in womens menstrual cycle. Good idea to keep a journal of stress and your menstrual cycles to see if there is any affect of the stress. Discuss this with your doctor at your next examination. ...Read more

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What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

What could cause a womans scalp to tender in the crown region only during her menstrual cycle?

Muscle tension: Muscle tension and myofascial pain will refer to the crown of the head. Hormonal changes of the menstrual cycle may be leading to increased muscle tension. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to begin altering a woman's menstrual cycle?

How long does it usually take for lupron (leuprolide) depot to begin altering a woman's menstrual cycle?

Different for All: In general, Lupron (leuprolide) will stop menstruations but exactly when it takes effect is a bit debatable and likely different for all women. In general the effect is seen after 2 weeks (following an initial hormonal surge). ...Read more

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Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Can cardiovascular disease affect a woman's menstrual cycle?

Yes: Any severe disease can potentially affect your menstrual cycle. Also your cycle will change as you approach menopause, average age 51. ...Read more

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Can a menstrual cycle be abnormal if a girl/woman stops getting the birth control shot?

Can a menstrual cycle be abnormal if a girl/woman stops getting the birth control shot?

Yes: The birth control shot, depo-provera, works for three months however comes with some leeway of about 2 weeks. Because everyone's absorption is a little bit different based upon their weight, it's possible that menstrual irregularities can occur for short time after being given a shot. ...Read more

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When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

When after taking medroxyprogesterone acetate should a woman start her menstrual cycle?

5 days: A period should start within 5 days of the last taken pill. If not, call your md and report the lack of bleeding. ...Read more

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Why do women have menstrual cycle?

To become pregnant: Each month during your reproductive life the lining of your uterus (endometrium) thickens in anticipation of a pregnancy implanting into it. If that doesn't happen, hormonal changes make you shed that lining (your period) so it can be regenerated the next cycle. ...Read more

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How often does a women menstrual cycle change?

How often does a women menstrual cycle change?

Irregular cycles: Your cycle can change every month. There is no regular, although most women have a range cycles. Normal can be anything greater than 21 days from start of one cycle to the next. The longer the time between cycles the more likely for the bleeding to be heavier. Bleeding during cycles is anything less than 7 days. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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Why do older women stop having their menstrual cycle?

Why do older women stop having their menstrual cycle?

Ovulation stops: When ovulation stops, the menses cannot occur, menopause the eggs are depleted, no ovulation. ...Read more

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How often should a women menstrual cycle change? I'm 29.

How often should a women menstrual cycle change? I'm 29.

Menstrual variations: The menstrual cycle is not as precise as a Swiss watch and variability occurs normally frequently. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are women often moody in their menstrual cycle?

I'm wondering why are women often moody in their menstrual cycle?

Strict Guess: Males can only guess from afar. Menses-associated pain (pmd) is undoubtedly real. Pain disturbs the mind. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome oft have #fibromyalgia ; subject to menstrual pain from worsening of ligament laxity via secretion of hormone ligament relaxant called relaxin, which also highly secreted during pregnancy. Pmd has been reported to be very painful for minority of wome. ...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

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How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

Averages is 2 years: The average is about 2 years more but may differ from persos to person. ...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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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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