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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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22days late for my period, slight brown discharge , tiredness and mood swings?

22days late for my period, slight brown discharge , tiredness and mood swings?

Pregnant: If you miss a period and you are sexually active, you could certainly be pregnant. ...Read more

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Pain in back where my left kidney is located stomoch cramps, tiredness , is this to do with my period coming?

Pain in back where my left kidney is located stomoch cramps, tiredness , is this to do with my period coming?

Not likely: If you are having pain in your flank (kidney) area then it is highly unlikely to be related to your menstrual cycle as those body parts are not related. Schedule a primary care visit to look for kidney stones or kidney infection. ...Read more

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Why do I always feel so tired when i'm having my period? Thanks!

Why do I always feel so tired when i'm having my period? Thanks!

Low oxygen: As a result of the blood loss from your period, the amount of oxygen that is able to be carried by your blood is lower than normal. This may result in a sense of fatigue during these time periods. Maintaining a steady sleep schedule during your period may help alleviate some fatigue as well. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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