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Why Would My Menstrual Cycle Change
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
No: You may read that you can take black cohosh, but it is not proven effective and imo, any substance that you take to effect a change in your body is a drug. So, that leaves pregnancy, breast feeding as the only natural ways to stop it. Best bet is some form of birth control pill/ring/mirena. If you are due to have a period on your wedding day, your doctor would like at least 2 months heads up! ...Read more
Possible reasons: Reasons for irregularity include weight gain or loss, breastfeeding, alcohol use, eating disorders, marked emotional stress, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, cervical polyps, polycystic ovarian syndrome, excessive exercise & pregnancy. When a girl has just started menstruating & around the time of menopause periods can be irregular. ...Read more
Normal to vary: Some variation in cycle length is normal. We date cycles from the start of one cycle to the start of the next and normal cycle lengths vary from 21 days to 35 (or 42 in some sources). Whether your 15-16 days between cycles is normal or not depends on how long your periods are. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is common: At a young age to have an irregular period. If this persists, see your doctor for options. ...Read more
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
Not many: As normal as it seems to have this changes during cycle it is difficult to change this, if you think it impacts your lifestyle and potentially has a bad effect on your body i recommend to see your doctor and discuss about this . Sometimes medication can help with this. ...Read more
Not normal: Fishy smell with menstrual cycles should be investigated. Be sure to change your pads more often and if this does not solve this issue, then please see your doctor for evaluation and tests to rule out any infections. If you are sexually active, remember to practice safe sex (use condoms). Take care. ...Read more
What to do if I use pills during my ovulation period, does it affect my up coming menstrual cycle?
Ovulation tests: Typically ovulation occurs mid cycle regardless of a normal( 21-35dys)cycle interval. You can confirm with ovulation predictor tests over the counter. In addition, most women experience a clear egg white discharge when ovulating. Breasts can become tender/sore and body temperature typically rises. ...Read more
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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