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Blood Clots During Menstruation

Dictionary describes a blood clot as “a process in which the liquid blood gets transformed into a semisolid mass.” Blood clotting is a normal feature during your period. In most cases, the clots are dark red or brown in color, and the size of a small coin. Several women experience blood clotting...
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What is Menstruation?

Menstruation goes by several names, such as, periods, menses, or a monthly cycle. It is the vaginal bleeding that occurs in sexually mature women after every 28-30 days. This bleeding consists of blood and tissue, and goes on for about 4-5 days. A menstrual cycle, which begins on the first day of the...
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Early Menstrual Period

Women tend to suffer early menstruation cycle and heavy bleeding, at times. It can be a disconcerting phenomenon, and may even develop into a serious problem, if ignored. Early menstrual period may suggest that the woman’s body is not developing and maturing an egg properly. An early menstrual cycle...
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Menstrual Cramps

Most women undergoing periods suffer from what are known as menstrual cramps. They usually affect the abdominal area of the body, though may also occur in the legs and the back at times. It is said that almost 50% of women suffer from cramps while menstruating. Although the severity of the cramps may...
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Pregnancy During Menstruation

Couples often ask the question “Is pregnancy possible during menstruation?” According to the United States National Institute of Health, a woman can conceive at any time during her cycle. Though pregnancy during menstruation is considered to be rare, it is not an impossible phenomenon. For pregnancy...
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How to Stop Your Period

The menstrual cycle stops in case of pregnancy. But the process resumes after child birth. The only time menstruation does stop is when the woman reaches the age group of 45-55, and goes through menopause. The menstruation cycle can also be stopped temporarily, in case of a trip or a special event. A...
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Menstrual Cycle Spotting

Medical practitioners describe menstrual spotting as the presence of menstrual blood during the wrong parts of the menstrual cycle. It may occur during ovulation, but may also be caused due to some internal factors. It may also cause pelvic pain. It is said that approximately 5% of women experience menstrual...
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Weight Gain During Menstrual Cycle

Menstruation, it is said, affects weight. Reports suggest that women may change their food preference while they are menstruating. Women have known to crave certain kinds of food during periods. They also tend to put on weight during their menstrual cycles. Studies have proven though, that there is only...
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Fertility During Menstrual Cycle

There is a certain time during the menstrual cycle when the woman is most fertile. This however, depends on the life term of both the egg and the sperm. It has been established that an egg can live for as long as 24 hours, while the sperm can stay for longer inside the woman’s body. Therefore, in a...
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Menstrual Cycle After Childbirth

Post-pregnancy, a hormone called prolactin is produced in the woman’s body after giving birth. Prolactin stimulates the production of breast milk in the body. It also suppresses the level of osterogen, causing the menstrual cycle to stop. This may last till the woman stops breastfeeding. In medical...

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