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What are the differences in days 1-4, 5-13, 14, and 15-28 of the menstrual cycle when fertilization occurs? And when it doesn't?

What are the differences in days 1-4, 5-13, 14, and 15-28 of the menstrual cycle when fertilization occurs? And when it doesn't?

Midcycle: Ovulation usually happens at mid cycle, which is about 2 weeks before the onset of the next period. That would be around day 14 with a 28 day cycle. Keep in mind the sperm can live in the cervical mucus for up to 3 days extending the fertile period. ...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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What if the female is healthy has had no prob with the v area then all of a sudden during her menstrual cycle there's a bump or lump right by her v?

What if the female is healthy has had no prob with the v area then all of a sudden during her menstrual cycle there's a bump or lump right by her v?

Female get eval of V: Then I would have that female get an evaluation of the V area just to be safe. "Bumps" and cysts etc are not uncommon and after an examination, a likely definitive answer and treatment will be forthcoming. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

Can a 19 year old female show signs of hemochromatosis such as skin bronzing? Skin bronzing disappears during the menstrual cycle and returns back. Help

No.: The amount of blood lost in a normal period cannot by any means reoved the hemosiderin deposits in your skin. You are also too young for this to be a factor, in that you are female.
Look elswhere for the answer! ...Read more

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Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

Is it normal for an 18 year old female to have excrutiating pain in her uteran area and pass multiple blood clots during her menstrual cycle?

No: Not really normal especially if you have never had it before. You should see your physician and ultimately probably an ob/gyn physician who can find out the cause and treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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19 year old female. Pcos, skin bronzing that disappears only during menstrual cycle and returns back again. Tiredness and sleepiness. No addison's found.?

Sleepiness: Patient with pco have chance of sleepiness due to high Insulin level, or might have sleep apnea.
Please talk to pcp, or endocrinologist, both these condition are treatable. ...Read more

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What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?

What are the hormones involved in regulating the menstrual cycle in females if the egg is fertilized?

Major players: The major players are estrogen, progesterone, hcg secreted from the corpus luteum.
These regulate your pregnancy. There are other smaller hormones at play but with lesser significance. ...Read more

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How can I curve my cravings during my menstrual cycle?

How can I curve my cravings during my menstrual cycle?

Possible options: Avoid caffeine, alcohol, extra salt & junk carbohydrates. Increase complex carbohydrates – try to incorporate at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit into your diet daily. Try: omega- 3 fatty acids. Try to take in magnesium either through supplementation or through your diet with your dr’s approval. ...Read more

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Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

No: Your emotions can be more varied during the time period prior to menses. This is called pms. ...Read more

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What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

What is happening during the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle?

On Period: Technically, the menstrual cycle starts on the first day of the period. Most women are menstruating during part or all of the first 6 days of the menstrual cycle. Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining. After menstruation, the uterus must re-generate the uterine lining in preparation for ovulation around day 14. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What to drink during my menstrual cycle?

Usual drinks: You need not necessarily change your drinking habits during your cycle. If you tend to get dehydrated and weak, keep up your fluids with water based drinks and gatorade can be beneficial as well. ...Read more

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What is implantation during menstrual cycle?

What is implantation during menstrual cycle?

Implantation: Is when the embryo attaches to the uterine wall. ...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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What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

What're the effects of alcohol during your menstrual cycle?

Varies: Our reproductive system is controlled by a delicately balanced mechanism called the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis. The hypothalamus, which is part of the brain, the anterior pituitary gland and the testes in men or ovaries in women all produce hormones that we need for reproduction. Alcohol can interfere with the working of all three areas. It has also been linked to infertility. ...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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I notice appetite changes during my menstrual cycle. Options?

I notice appetite changes during my menstrual cycle. Options?

Not many: As normal as it seems to have this changes during cycle it is difficult to change this, if you think it impacts your lifestyle and potentially has a bad effect on your body I recommend to see your doctor and discuss about this. Sometimes medication can help with this. ...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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Is it possible for one to only ovulated during her menstrual cycle?

Not during menses: I believe you are asking if it is possible to only ovulate during your menses, which is the part of the menstrual cycle where your uterine lining sheds and leads to the menstrual bleeding. That only occurs AFTER ovulation, and never during it. ...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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Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Is it normal to have extreme hot flashes during your menstrual cycle at 45?

Hot Flushes!: Poor core body temperature regulation is the origin of this annoying symptom. This may occur even if you are still menstruating as your thermostat readjusts. However, consider checking your thyroid function and correcting poor dietary habits such as skipping meals and indulging in refined carbohydrates. Hypoglycemia kicks in and causes that flushing on your face and neck. ...Read more

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Describe the changes that occur in endometrium during the menstrual cycle.?

Describe the changes that occur in endometrium during the menstrual cycle.?

Get ready for PG: The endometrium and the menstrual cycle both change in preparation of pregnancy. If an embryo does not implant then the process starts over. We do not know all the changes but the endometrium grows thicker after menses from estrogen. Progesterone, after ovulation, stops growth and cause the quality of the endometrium to become receptive to implantation. I hope this info helps. ...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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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 causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

What causes clear skin during menstrual cycle and hiw can I keep it after cycle is over?

Hormone cycles: If you have significant acne and are not pregnant, not in kidney failure, then you can clear acne by taking daily spironolactone. It counteracts androgens (male hormones). Usual dose is 100mg but could be 25-200mg. It is usually free of side effects. After 2 or 3 menst. Cycles the acne is usually gone. Then you continue it to maintain control. Local pharmacy here sells 90 pills with rx for $17. It. ...Read more

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I'm forty six and femal. Is it normal to bleed for three weeks when having a menstrual cycle?

I'm forty six and femal. Is it normal to bleed for three weeks when having a menstrual cycle?

No, not normal: This is not normal and you need to see a GYN MD soon to have it evaluated as anemia (low blood level) can easily occur over time. ...Read more

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I have hot flashes doubt a week before and during my menstrual cycle what's the cause of this?

I have hot flashes doubt a week before and during my menstrual cycle what's the cause of this?

Normal fluctuations: Hot flashes occur due to hormone fluctuations rather from any particular level. As you approach and have your period your Progesterone levels drop and your estrogen levels start to rise and these fluctuations may well trigger hot flashes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

Plan B: There is a good chance that the Plan B will not change your cycle. However, if bleeding pattern is changed - it will usually resolve within one cycle. ...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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20 year old female, menstrual cycle has dropped from 33 days in length in February to just 11 days this time. What could be causing this?

20 year old female, menstrual cycle has dropped from 33 days in length in February to just 11 days this time. What could be causing this?

Lack of ovulation: In cycles where ovulation has not occurred, the period loses its clock and this can last for several cycles where the time between periods can remain messed up and vary greatly. ...Read more

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During my menstrual cycle I will have random pain shooting from my top of butt to my lower back. It cause me to stay still and it does hurt?

During my menstrual cycle I will have random pain shooting from my top of butt to my lower back. It cause me to stay still and it does hurt?

Painful periods: There are multiple options. Hormonal treatments such as birth control pills, Progesterone treatments and the Mirena (levonorgestrel) iud are effective reversible treatments that will help many people. There is also a drug called Lysteda that contains no hormones which will help others. The first step is to see ad Obgyn for a complete history and physical ...Read more

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Hello, during the last approx 6 months my menstrual cycle is irregular and less blood flows. Can I know what are the causes please? I am 20yrs old

Hello, during the last approx 6 months my menstrual cycle is irregular and less blood flows. Can I know what are the causes please? I am 20yrs old

Depends on irregular: It depends on how you define irregular. If your periods vary a couple of days each month, that is totally normal. Ovulation and menstruation depend on estrogen and progesterone and those hormone levels can change every month, especially when your young. Diet can also effect cycle timing, if you are not eating properly malnutrition can also cause irregular. Extreme exercise can also cause irreg ...Read more

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I have pain all the time and since the pain of endometriosis is usually just prior and during the menstrual cycle, is it possible that I have endometriosis?

I have pain all the time and since the pain of endometriosis is usually just prior and during the menstrual cycle, is it possible that I have endometriosis?

Pelvic pain: Pain all the time could be secondary to different thi. G to i.Clude endometriosis. You proba ly started having pain with your periods and over time has become constant. A thorough evaluation by a pelvic pain specialist should be done in order to properly diagnose the pain. ...Read more

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I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, that's been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

I have an irregular menstrual cycle that occurs every two weeks, that's been like this for a while, what could be wrong? I am the only female in my family that this happens to

You: You could have anovulation, a polyp or growth in the uterus or cervic, or perhaps uterine fibroids. A starting point in the evaluation is often an ultrasound that will demonstrate the polyps or fibroids, perhaps a follicular ovarian cyst or polycystic ovaries. ...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)

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