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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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When I am i suppose to get my period and I am on birth control?

When I am i suppose to get my period and I am on birth control?

Placebo row: If you are taking birth control pills, you will have a period when you start the placebo (non hormone) row. It is this "hormone (progesterone) withdrawal" period that causes your uterus to shed its lining. Birth control pills are an excellent way to regulate your periods and make them more predictable. ...Read more

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How do I know if im having my period or a miscarriage? I started "my period" around the time I was supposed to

How do I know if im having my period or a miscarriage? I started "my period" around the time I was supposed to

No telling.: There's reason to think that some late periods are early losses of a pregnancy, probably because the embryo for whatever reason isn't viable. There's basically no way to tell, and no one has really looked closely at this. If you think you may have lost a hoped-for child, you have my sympathy and my encouragement to keep trying. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hey can i get pregnant right when my period finished?

Hey can i get pregnant right when my period finished?

Pregnancy: Women usually ovulate at mid cycle approximately day 13-14 from the start of your last period. This is when you are fertile and likely to get pregnant. That being said, ovulation can occur at any point in your cycle so it is possible to get pregnant at any time. ...Read more

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Hello i had gotten my period i really dont know if its my period on the day my period is supposed to end and i am trying to concieve could i be pregod?

Hello i had gotten my period i really dont know if its my period on the day my period is supposed to end and i am trying to concieve could i be pregod?

Confusing: I am not sure I understand what you are describing. if you are uncertain if this is your actual period but you expect it now - go ahead and take a home pregnancy test. If this is your actual period than you are not pregnant. ...Read more

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I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out on 4/22/13, how long should it take to get my first period? I am trying to get pregnant and i still haven't gotten my period I am trying to get pregnant and i want to calculate .

I got my mirena (levonorgestrel) out on 4/22/13, how long should it take to get my first period? I am trying to get pregnant and i still haven't gotten my period I am trying to get pregnant and i want to calculate .

Depends: Most patients resume normal periods after Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal fairly quickly. Most will have their first periods 3-6 weeks after removal. For the first few months you will have to patient and monitor until you get back to normal. Your fertility returns almost immediately after removal. ...Read more

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Why do I get bloated around the time im supposed to start my period?

Why do I get bloated around the time im supposed to start my period?

Fluid retention: Fluid retention prior to your period is due to the natural drop in hormones and the accumulation of progesterone. Minimize your salt intake during that time and it helps. ...Read more

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I am not regular when it comes to gettin my period can I still get pregnate?

I am not regular when it comes to gettin my period can I still get pregnate?

Yes: Your most fertile time is 2 weeks before your next period and being irregular just makes it harder to predict when you are ovulating. ...Read more

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If my cycle is 30 days, i have my period every 10th of the month when do i ovulate ? I am now pregnant and i. Want to know when i got pregnant.

If my cycle is 30 days, i have my period every 10th of the month when do i ovulate ? I am now pregnant and i. Want to know when i got pregnant.

Conception: From the first day of menses to the next first day of menses is the cycle length. Cycle length minus 14 days is most likely time of ovulation. Ex: 30 day cycle minus 14 days equals day 16 as most likely time of ovulation. ...Read more

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I want to know when i ovulate if i have my period every 10th.

I want to know when i ovulate if i have my period every 10th.

Ovulation: You typically ovulate 14 days after the day your cycle begins so you would ovulate approximately the 24th of the month. ...Read more

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Can i still get my period when I am in a coma?

Can i still get my period when I am in a coma?

You can: Without damage to the pituitary gland and hypothalamus, menstrual cycling will continue. ...Read more

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A week before i was to get my period, i had brown spotting. I was supposed to get my period thursday and i still have not gotten it. Am i pregnant?

A week before i was to get my period, i had brown spotting. I was supposed to get my period thursday and i still have not gotten it. Am i pregnant?

Brown = old blood: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I just started my period today. When should I try and get pregnant?

I just started my period today. When should I try and get pregnant?

When you ovulate: Your "fertile period" refers to 4 to 5 days surrounding your ovulation which tends to occur 12 to14 days before the onset of your period. It is usually not very useful or recommended to calculate your fertile period based on your day 1 of menstruation, even when you have had a regular 28 to 30 day cycle. Ask your gyn to help you tell when you ovulate and go from there. ...Read more

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I am trying to get pregnant by my husband I came on my period on May 3 do you still think I am ovulating?

I am trying to get pregnant by my husband I came on my period on May 3 do you still think I am ovulating?

Ovulation: Do an LH kit for ovulation starting day 10 through day 14 of your cycle. Most women ovulate around day 14 or 13 days from the first day of your period. Your ovulation most likely was May 16-17. ...Read more

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Idk when I ovulated or when I'm supposed to get my period so when should I take a hpt?

Idk when I ovulated or when I'm supposed to get my period so when should I take a hpt?

3 weeks after sex: Conception, as defined by the generation of a fertilized ovum, occurs within day or so of the sex. However, it takes about two weeks for the embryo to make enough HCG to produce a positive pregnancy test. Blood test may be done a day after a missed period. Home pregnancy tests should be done 4-5 days after the missed period. Use first morning urine and follow instructions for the test carefully. ...Read more

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How can I know when I am getting my period?

How can I know when I am getting my period?

Your first period?: Menarche usually occurs between ages 11 & 13 in the US. However for some their period could start as early as age 9 & for others not until 16. Before you have a period, you will have noticed breast development, pubic hair & white to yellowish vaginal discharge. Before the first period a girl may feel bloated, develop cramps in legs or abdomen & feel moody (depressed or anxious). ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

Menstrual period is a medical term for the monthly bleeding ...Read more