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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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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