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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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Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Late menstrual cycle prolonged cycle y?

Period: I cannot speak from a medical perspective, but from a psychological perspective, stress can affect your cycle onset and duration. ...Read more

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Help please? How long does a menstrual cycle last?

Help please? How long does a menstrual cycle last?

Average is 28 days: About 28 days plus or minus 7 days. A lso understand that some people may not fit the mold. ...Read more

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How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

How long does a female continue to grow after starting her menstrual cycle?

Averages is 2 years: The average is about 2 years more but may differ from persos to person. ...Read more

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What to do if I don't understand how long the length of your menstrual cycle is suppose to be?

What to do if I don't understand how long the length of your menstrual cycle is suppose to be?

Variable: The length of the cycle is varible from 21 to 40 days. On the average it takes 2 weeks for the estrogen level to build up enough to trigger the body to release the egg. Once the egg is released it takes 14 days to begin to resuface the lining in everyone. Some women hit that level of estorgen in 7 and some as long as 28 days. ...Read more

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I am having a prolonged menstrual cycle, how long is to long before I should be concerned? What are some causes?

I am having a prolonged menstrual cycle, how long is to long before I should be concerned? What are some causes?

Multiple causes: Most women have periods lasting for 3-7 days but for some the bleeding can be longer than a week. Hormonal imbalances such as hypothyroidism, obesity, or structural issues arising from fibroids are common culprits that cause prolonged bleeding.
if you have heavy bleeding using > 2 pads / hr ; talk to your GYN for further options. ...Read more

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The past two months my menstrual cycle changed, from being about 30-32 days long to 20-21days long? Is this bad?

The past two months my menstrual cycle changed, from being about 30-32 days long to 20-21days long? Is this bad?

Probably not: Most women have cycles that remain about the same, but the cycles can change over time. The normal cycle length varies from about 21 to about 36 days - it sounds like you are within that range so you probably do not need to worry. ...Read more

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As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer, if it was not so before? Just curious

As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle getting heavier and longer, if it was not so before? Just curious

Possible: Women respond in many different ways when they are approaching menopause. Some women get heavier bleeding some lighter. Some women get very irregular periods and some just stop having periods. Everyone is different. In any case if bleeding is severe a visit to the doctor is a good idea to make sure there is no anemia or other problem ...Read more

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I have been having a 13-20 day menstrual cycle that has been lasting longer than normal (7-10 days instead of 5).

I have been having a 13-20 day menstrual cycle that has been lasting longer than normal (7-10 days instead of 5).

Anovulatory bleeding: Pregnancy is always on the list of possibilities when a woman has abnormal uterine bleeding or cycles. You may be having anovulatory cycles (cycle without producing an egg from the ovary). If a urine pregnancy test is negative, I would recommend evaluation by your gynecologist, and treatment will depend on the cause of the abnormal bleeding and your current short-term pregnancy goals. ...Read more

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As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

As a female gets older, does her menstrual cycle gets heavier an longer, even if it was not so before? Just concerned

Menses: A menstrual cycle will change just as a body will change as it ages. Periods can be heavier or lighter. Painful or no pain at all. Even earlier or later. This is all normal.
A normal cycle is 21-45 days. Lasting 2-7 days ...Read more

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Long menstrual cycle, should I be concerned?

Long menstrual cycle, should I be concerned?

If your periods: Last longer than a week - would seek gyn eval. ...Read more

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How long after menstrual cycle can I get pregnent?

How long after menstrual cycle can I get pregnent?

Depends on...: Depends on how many days the cycle is. For a 28 day cycle, ovulation is around day 14, so the fertile time is about days 10-16. ...Read more

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Could an abortion cause longer with your menstrual cycle?

Could an abortion cause longer with your menstrual cycle?

Bleeding: Not all bleeding is your period. If some of the pregnancy tissue was not extracted during your termination, you may experience prolonged bleeding. ...Read more

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Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

Does ovulating late mean it'll be a longer menstrual cycle?

See answer: The onset of one's menstrual cycle fairly reliably occurs in most women 12-16 days after ovulation. So, delayed ovulation often associated with a longer menstrual cycle that month. Absence of ovulation may well lead to a missed or irregular period. ...Read more

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How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

How long does it take to regain your normal menstrual cycle (being a regular female) after Plan B?

Plan B: There is a good chance that the Plan B will not change your cycle. However, if bleeding pattern is changed - it will usually resolve within one cycle. ...Read more

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How long would my luteal phase be if my menstrual cycle happens every 25 days every month?

How long would my luteal phase be if my menstrual cycle happens every 25 days every month?

Depends on ovulation: The luteal phase starts after ovulation and is 14 days by the textbook. To determine the length, you need to accurately know the day of ovulation. You should check for ovulation with urine tests or bbt. It is possible that you have a normal luteal length but short follicular phase. If you have a normal follicular phase (textbook = 14 days) then the luteal phase is 11 days. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My menstrual cycle is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 days long but I don't miss a month. It is hard to know when I am ovulating. Is my cycle normal?

My menstrual cycle is 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 & 30 days long but I don't miss a month. It is hard to know when I am ovulating. Is my cycle normal?

Probably normal: One regularity of menstrual cycle is its irregularity. THIS is probably normal. However Potential causes could be low thyroid and female hormonal imbalance. These can be checked easily by your PCP OR GYNECOLOGIST ...Read more

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My Dr said the IM Kenalog shot he gave me might affect my menstrual cycle. How long might it have this effect before my cycle returns to normal?

My Dr said the IM Kenalog shot he gave me might affect my menstrual cycle. How long might it have this effect before my cycle returns to normal?

Steroids/menstrual: Steroids in large doses can affect one's menstrual cycle, but often that depends on the reason for the steroid injections. If you are not on low dose OCP's, and you have skipped more than one "period", get a serum HCG test for pregnancy to be certain. ...Read more

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67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?

67 days since last menstrual cycle; the cycle before was 42 days. Am I not ovulating? What could cause the irregular/long cycles? Recommended tests?

All about the egg: Ovulation drives your period. If you don't ovulate, or you ovulate later than usual, your period will come later. This can be the way you are, or it can be affected by age, activity, weight, meds, or hormone issues. Get your thyroid checked, prolactin level, and FSH. If you have acne or facial hair, might want to check two male hormones, testosterone and DHEA - S. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to last longer then ten day? I am 46 the normnal seven days I am heavy but the next few day it is light had tube tie when I was 36

Is it normal for your menstrual cycle to last longer then ten day? I am 46 the normnal seven days I am heavy but the next few day it is light had tube tie when I was 36

In: In the perimenopausal period, heavy bleeding can occur. If your periods are heavy, if they continue to last longer, or if you have any pain or clots please have an evaluation by your gynecologist. They can check your uterus to be sure you don't have fibroids causing your symptoms. Also please be sure that your pap smear is up to date. ...Read more

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How long do you cramp before you have your menstrual cycle?

How long do you cramp before you have your menstrual cycle?

Premenstrual cramps: Can occur for one to two weeks prior to a female's period. ...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


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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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