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Why does my body aroma change before my menstrual period?

Why does my body aroma change before my menstrual period?

Hormones: The hormonal changes linked to ovulation may change the natural odor of your body. Also it's possible that your sense of smell is temporarily altered. This hormonal effect is often seen in pregnant women who can't stand routine odors that were previously not offensive. ...Read more

Menstruation (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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When a women's menstrual cycle changes how many days before her period come?

When a women's menstrual cycle changes how many days before her period come?

No good answer: There is no good answer as when the next cycle will start. This can be extremely variable. ...Read more

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Normal for menstrual cycle to drastically change? My cycles usually are 28-29 days. My last few were 29, 28, 35, 39 & today is day 45 & no period yet.

Normal for menstrual cycle to drastically change? My cycles usually are 28-29 days. My last few were 29, 28, 35, 39 & today is day 45 & no period yet.

Common: 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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Taking marvelon for 2+ years without any changes in menstrual cycle. For the past four months my period consisted of brown blood only. 5 Neg HPT?

Taking marvelon for 2+ years without any changes in menstrual cycle. For the past four months my period consisted of brown blood only. 5 Neg HPT?

Probably ok: I assume you are asking about why your periods have changed. After OCPs have been consumed for a while, many people will experience decreased bleeding due to less uterine endometrium (lining tissue) being formed during the rest of the cycle. This change is caused by the OCP. Pregnancy, hypothyroidism, menopause and polycystic ovaries are other common causes for this change. ...Read more

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If I have been drinking water more than the usuall could that cause my menstrual cycle to change or cause a missed period?

If I have been drinking water more than the usuall could that cause my menstrual cycle to change or cause a missed period?

No: Changes in your water consumption will not affect your menstrual cycle. Missed periods are very common in women. Usually of no significance if it is an infrequent occurrence. Take care! ...Read more

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I used to have a very regular menstrual cycle. But that changed. I no longer have regular periods. I will go up to 3months w/out one? Im only 19?

 I used to have a very regular menstrual cycle. But that changed. I no longer have regular periods. I will go up to 3months w/out one? Im only 19?

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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What menstrual cycle changes can be expected, for a healthy woman in her 30's who has regular periods?

None: There are usually not any menstrual cycle changes in the 30's that relate to age alone. Other factors may affect your menstrual cycle at any age. These include stress, family history, medical history, etc. ...Read more

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Can you have 2 menstrual cycle within a 1-month period?

Can you have 2 menstrual cycle within a 1-month period?

Yes: A relatively recent study showed that some women have the potential for more that one ovulating periods in a given "cycle." it is not common. More likely is an alternative such as an infection or a polyp in the cervix or uterus or hormonal change. Generally these are benign and easily treated. Check with your doctor. An ultrasound may be appropriate. Pregnancy and ovulatory bleeds are possible. ...Read more

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Does the menstrual cycle begin the day a womens period starts?

Does the menstrual cycle begin the day a womens period starts?

Yes: That is the definition. The day your period starts is the start of the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Why is my period later than normal and why is my menstrual cycle so sporadic?

Why is my period later than normal and why is my menstrual cycle so sporadic?

See a Doctor: There maybe some hormonal imbalance going on which some lab tests can help determine. Also, stress and any changes in diet or lifestyle can affect menstrual cycles. There is something called polycystic ovarian syndrome (pcos) that can lead to sporadic menses. See an obgyn so that they can run labs, possible imaging, and take a thorough history and physical to help figure this out. ...Read more

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Why would it be that my period is really dark on the first two days of my menstrual cycle?

Dark blood: Dark, thick blood can be older blood (mixed in with tissue) that is being sloughed. ...Read more

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Is there any way to shorten your period or is there any possibility to make it come sooner or later than your normal menstrual cycle?

Is there any way to shorten your period or is there any possibility to make it come sooner or later than your normal menstrual cycle?

Depends: The cycle can be altered to a great extent with oral contraceptive pills. It is quite possible to delay the cycle for days, weeks, and even months. Without surgical means it is not possible to cause the menses to come sooner than would normally happen after ovulation. ...Read more

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Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Why is a menstrual cycle called a period?

Occurs monthly: Colloquialisms are odd. Since menses occur about every 28 days in human females, there is a periodicity to them. It's an older term meaning regularly occurring. So one gets a period means its that time of the month for the periodic shedding of endometrial tissue absent a fetal implantation. ...Read more

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Please help docs! is menstrual cycle and period the same thing?

Please help docs! is menstrual cycle and period the same thing?

Yes: Menstrual cycle is the technical term, and period is the slang term for the same thing. ...Read more

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My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual cycle?

My period keeps coming every 11 days after the last menstrual  cycle?

Too often: This frequency is too often and may cause eventual anemia and other medical issues to occur. See the gyn specialist and have your irregular periods evaluated and treated, best wishes. ...Read more

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My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

My gf has a 25-30 menstrual cycle period lasting 5 days when is she likely to ovulate ?

Mittelschmerz: There is no good specific answer to that. The female must learn when she is ovulating and this is usually something they feel. Ovulation is usually just shy of half way through their cycle. Mittelschmerz is the name of the feeling of ovulation. ...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


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