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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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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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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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Can an occult blood tests be done during the menstrual cycle?

Can an occult blood tests be done during the menstrual cycle?

Yes: You should be getting the stool sample directly from the anus..So as not to contaminate it with menstrual blood. You can use a q-tip. ...Read more

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Y is IUD placed after the periods. Y not anytime during the menstrual cycle.

Y is IUD placed after the periods. Y not anytime during the menstrual cycle.

Place during cycle: I usually place the iud during the the period, one to make sure you are not pregnant and also it is a little easier when you are on the period. ...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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What could cause black stools during the menstrual cycle?

What could cause black stools during the menstrual cycle?

Bleeding ulcer: Anti-inflammatory medications, such as Ibuprofen or naproxen, which are commonly taken for cramps, can cause the lining of the stomach and small intestine to wear down and an ulcer to form. The ulcer can ooze blood, which turns the stool black like tar. Also, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) or iron supplements are common causes. In any case, get it evaluated before any more blood might be lost! ...Read more

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Is it safe to eat evening primrose oil(epo) during the menstrual cycle?

Is it safe to eat evening primrose oil(epo) during the menstrual cycle?

Yes!: Evening primrose oil is well known for its ability to ease pms symptoms and breast sensitivity, but it can be a useful part of a skin care routine as well. This oil contains the highest concentration of gla, which is a fatty acid, and this gives the oil some of its healing properties. It also contains a natural painkiller called phenylalanine. Definite yes! ...Read more

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Can micro fractures in the lumbar affect hips and groin especially during the menstrual cycle?

Can micro fractures in the lumbar affect hips and groin especially during the menstrual cycle?

Lumbar fx: In general, yes the pain can vary in lumbar vertebral fractures because of varying hormonal levels. Those hormones directly affect micro blood flow and can also change sensory response. ...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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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

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