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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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How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

How do I know I am experiencing abnormal blood clots during my period?

Blood clots are abn: Generally clotting during the time of the period is abnormal. It is common because of heavier than normal cycles which allow greater blood flow through basal level blood vessels that have not been clamped down by the smooth muscle of the uterus. With a normal cycle the surface of the uterus is released and only scant bleeding averaging 35cc or just over 2 tablespoons for the entire period. ...Read more

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Why am i bleeding when I do not have my period ?

Why am i bleeding when I do not have my period ?

Midcycle bleeding: Bleeding can occur with ovulation at midcycle, but any bleeding can be a sign of something more serious and should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have large blood clots during my period ?

What should I do if I have large blood clots during my period ?

Please see your gyn: Or a gyn or if the bleeding is too heavy over the wkend and u do not have a gyn, then go to the er, u need an exam, blood work and an ultrasound to determine the cause and then u can get the proper txment, no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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Why do I get bloated during my period?

Hormones: The hormones cycling prior to menses were preparing for a pregnancy that didn't happen. They increase fluid retention to varying degrees individuals. Some women bloat more than others. Should pass by the third day of flow. ...Read more

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Why do I have black blood after my period?

Why do I have black blood after my  period?

Old blood: Black blood is just old blood. It's normal and not worrisome to have some old looking blood at the end of the period. ...Read more

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Why do i have migraines before my period???

Why do i have migraines before my period???

Relaxin: IMO menses/migraines result from cervical muscle spasms incited by chronic head/neck tilting. At onset of menses hormone Relaxin induces sacroiliac joint ligament laxity begetting unstable upper body tower; exacerbating chronic head/neck tilt. Problem prevalent in women w. primary Joint Hypermobility Syndrome. Observe asymmetric T-shirt collar rim in mirror & head-tilt in driver's license photo. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps after menses?

Why do I have cramps after menses?

Possible reasons: For cramps after your period can include: remaining prostaglandins in your system after your period – causing continued cramps. Sometimes your period hasn’t actually ended – it has transiently slowed or stopped. Other reasons for cramping could be pregnancy or ovulation. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramp AFTER period?

Why do I have cramp AFTER period?

Fibroids or Hormonal: Uterine menstrual cramps are due to the release of a substance called Prostaglandins that cause uterine contractions to help expel menstrual tissue/fluid during your period. Hormonal changes or uterine fibroids or polyps can lead to persistent cramping, especially in women over 35yrs old. Try ibuprofen or naproxen. Seek medical attention if ur cramps persist; asap if they worsen. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Why do I have cramps 2 weeks before my period?

Mittelshmerz: How's that for a fancy word? It just means that you have pain when you ovulate. It's not a bad or dangerous thing at all. Now, some women have endometriosis and can get this kind of pain too, but you are far too young for that. Follow up with your obgyn if it worsens. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I have pains in my sotmach after having my period could i be pregant?

Why do I have pains in my sotmach after having my period could i be pregant?

Possibly: Preganacy is always a possiblity. Purchase a home pregnancy test. These become positive at about the time youd start your next expected period. If negative, repeat in 1 week. ...Read more

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Why do I cramp so bad during my menstrual?

Pelvic girdle laxity: One reason loose ligaments of pelvis. Women with joint hypermobility syndrome (jhs) have. If can touch thumb back & down to your wrist & with locked knees touch both palms to the floor, you likely have this variant of ligament (gristle in lay terms) tautness. Jhs found predominantly in women. As children could back bridge & put feet behind neck. Jhs makes for easy childbirth & painful periods. ...Read more

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Why do I have bleeding during and after sex?

Why do I have bleeding during and after sex?

Possible reasons.: If you are postmenopausal you may have thinner and more friable vaginal tissue with fewer secretions. If there is inadequate foreplay, the vagina may not be lubricated sufficiently for intercourse. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cramping during my fertile days?

What to do if I have cramping during my fertile days?

Mittelschmerz : is cramping that can occur during ovulation. If is really painful consider Tylenol (acetaminophen) or an NSAID. ...Read more

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Why do I see blood when sexing I am not on my menstration?

Why do I see blood when sexing I am not on my menstration?

? Trauma: May be you have had some trauma due to excessive friction. If not , there are so many other reasons related to vagina, cervix or uterine cavity. You may want to see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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Why do I have heavy bleeding during sex, defo isn't my period!

Why do I have heavy bleeding during sex, defo isn't my period!

Not sure: There are many possible reasons for bleeding during sexual intercourse. ** menopausal women may have atrophic vaginitis with decreased vaginal secretions & thinning of vaginal mucosa. ** some sexually transmitted diseases like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or trichomoiasis ** endometritis.** endometriosis** adenomyosis**erosion (inflammation) of the cervix ** uterine polyps** cont'd. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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