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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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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 3-4 days before my period.?

Why do I have cramps 3-4 days before my period.?

Lining breaking down: the lining of your uterus starts to break down and actually you may be bleeding a little, but not enought to make it to your pad. I will often examine a woman and have to clean the cervix as there is bleeding, but she wil say she hasn't seen any blood yet. Ibuprofen etc can help. ...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 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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Why do I have brown discharge a week before my period?

Premenstrual d/c: It can be very normal. Prior to your period there can be some change in your hormone levels which would cause the lining of your uterus to break down earlier than your normal period. ...Read more

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Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Why do I keep spotting after my period?

Spotting: Spotting is 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 want my period , but I am spotting. Did I just have my period?

I want my period , but I am spotting. Did I just have my period?

Could be : Do a pg test to r/o preg and see your gyn for an evaluation, your gyn can check your hormones and do an ultrasound to accurtaely diagnose your problem. ...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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Hi i got my period o 10march. Am not pregnant. But no period. What should i do. I feel heavy. I want to habe my period?

Hi i got my period o  10march. Am not pregnant.  But no period. What should i do. I feel heavy. I want to habe my period?

Wait: The periods happen due to changes in your hormonal balance within your body. You have to wait for your body to go through the cycle for it to have the bleeding on its own. No other way Best wishes Dr M ...Read more

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What should I do if my period is late but I have never had sex before?

What should I do if my period is late but I have never had sex before?

Many reasons: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). See gyn for no period x 3. ...Read more

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I missed my periods n then next month i spotted(brown) with little bleeding. I am not sexually active so why did i miss my periods?

I missed my periods n then next month i spotted(brown) with little bleeding. I am not sexually active so why did i miss my periods?

Irregular periods: 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 had unprotected sex, Why do I have pinkish and brownish spotting 3 days before my period?

I had unprotected sex, Why do I have pinkish and brownish spotting 3 days before my period?

It may be the period: It may be the beginning of the period that is occurring or trauma from intercourse. If you want to be pregnant with unprotected sexual encounters then that is very likely, otherwise use contraception of any form. ...Read more

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Why do i get brown discharges before my period?

Why do i get brown discharges before my period?

Brown discharge: Since its happening before - it may be mucus and the very early products of your menstrual flow mixing. How soon before and is this happening regularly. It is was a once and done - might have been some residual from your previous cycle if regular and close to your menses it may be the beginning of your cycle mixing with mucus. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I have cramps 3days before my period? It's as if im getting my period now.

Why do I have cramps 3days before my period? It's as if im getting my period now.

Cramps before period: Many possibilites. This may be nutritional deficiency with not enough calcium, magnesium, potassium and other minerals in your diet. Also may be due to insufficent exercise or excess stress. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Spotting (Definition)

Spotting (vaginal spotting) is a symptom in which a woman has light bleeding from the vagina between menstrual cycles. Spotting is usually very light and may be just a ...Read more


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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