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Normal Menstrual Cycle

A menstrual cycle is the cycle of changes that takes place in the ovaries as well as the lining of the uterus, called ‘endometrium’, every month. In this process, the woman’s body produces an egg, which is kept inside a follicle. If the follicle breaks, the egg gets fertilized, thereby impregnating...
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Menstrual Cycle After a Miscarriage

When a child is lost before the woman enters her 20th week of pregnancy, it is termed as a ‘miscarriage’ or ‘spontaneous abortion’. Mostly, miscarriage occurs when the pregnancy is about 12 weeks old. It is an emotionally devastating time for the woman, often shaking up her hormonal system....
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Late Menstrual Cycle

A menstruation cycle occurs every 28 days. In some women, it may occur with 23-30 days. But even within this pattern, it may get delayed. Usually, a late period and missed period are attributed to pregnancy. However, it is not the only reason that causes a period to get delayed. There exist other factors...
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How to Calculate Menstrual Cycle

A menstrual cycle consists of three phases, namely, follicular phase, process of ovulation, and the luteal phase. In order to know how to calculate a menstrual cycle, it is important to know the above-mentioned phases. The follicular phase covers the time between first day of period till the time ovulation...
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Menarche – First Menstrual Cycle

Menarche refers to a girl’s first menstrual cycle. It usually begins at the age of 11, but can occur any time between the ages of 11-13. A gynecologist should be consulted if menarche does not occur till the age of 16. In the United States, the average age for the first menstrual cycle to occur is...
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Irregular Menstrual Cycle

Menstrual cycles vary with women. However, a delay of over 5 days in a woman’s normal menstrual cycle is called an ‘irregular cycle’. In case no menstrual cycle occurs during a span of six weeks or more, it means that the period has been missed. Some of the factors that may lead to an irregular...
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Abnormal Menstruation

A normal menstrual cycle occurs every 28 days. The periods in this case last up to 4-5 days. Abnormal menstruation is when there is a flaw in the normal menstrual cycle. Any change in the frequency of the period, its flow, and even the pain caused by it, may indicate an abnormality in the menstruation...
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Menstrual Disorders

A disturbance in the normal menstrual cycle is called a menstrual disorder. Various factors are responsible for menstrual disorder. These disorders have been classified as: i. Abnormal uterine bleeding ii. Amenorrhea iii. Dysmenorrhea iv. Pre-menstrual syndrome v. Pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder Abnormal...

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