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Doctor insights on: Your Menstrual Cycle

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Does your menstrual cycle clean you out?

Does your menstrual cycle clean you out?

Cleans uterus lining: Every cycle your uterine lining prepares for possible implantation of a fertile egg. If you don't become pregnant then the lining is sloughed off and that is your menstrual discharge. So the lining of your uterus is shed but no other part of you is "cleaned out" though some women become more emotional before and during their periods and thus might clean out pent-up emotions... ...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


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Does fasting affect your menstrual cycle?

Does fasting affect your menstrual cycle?

Depends: A single fast as an uncommon occurrence is unlikely to affect menses. However, a fasting regimen that results in significant weight loss can certainly end up in changing the menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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How often can your menstrual cycle change ?

How often can your menstrual cycle change ?

Infinite: Cycle changes are very common and do not mean disease is at fault. See a gyn if it is too frequent or lack of more than 2 months. ...Read more

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Is there a way to stop your menstrual cycle/flow?

Is there a way to stop your menstrual cycle/flow?

Yes: If there are no reasons why you can't take birth control pills (smoker, a history of blood clots, etc), some pills can actually stop you from having periods. Many birth control pills may be taken in a way (by skipping the last week of inactive pills) to delay a period. If your current cycle is extremely heavy, very high doses of either estrogen or birth control pills can usually stop it. ...Read more

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Is working out on your menstrual cycle bad for you?

Is working out on your menstrual cycle bad for you?

No: In general, it is ok to work out during your menstrual cycle. However if you are an elite athlete, if you are asking in the context of exercise induced amenorrhea (lack of monthly periods), you may want to talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

How many days late on your menstrual cycle is normal?

Depends: Some women have a 28 day cycle and some have a 35 day cycle, so being 5 days late for each of those women as an absolute number is going to mean something different. Basic rule of thumb, though, if you're more than 5-7 days late, you're likely late. Could be stress, weight gain/loss, hormones, thyroid or pregnancy. See your doctor if you're worried. ...Read more

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Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

Can your true emotions come during your menstrual cycle?

No: Your emotions can be more varied during the time period prior to menses. This is called pms. ...Read more

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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