Periods and Conception

Ask questions here about times to conceive based on a woman's menstrual cycle.

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Miscarriages
Periods and Conception
Menstruation

How soon after a miscarriage should you expect your period i lost the baby October 1. still havent gottin it?

Your period should return within 4-6 weeks for a miscarriage or D&C, but in some cases it can last longer (7-9 weeks)

periods should return within 6 weeks.

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Menstruation

How much weight do you gain before your period?

It all depends on the person and the water weight they retain. But normally you shouldn't gain much weight if any at all.

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Menstruation

How long is too long for your period to last?

In general, periods last anywhere from 3-7 days. If you still have a heavy flow after a week of menstruating, you might want to call your doctor.

Anything over 14 days should be discussed with your doctor.

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Is 6 days late period and lower abdominal tightness a sign of pregnancy?

If you are pregnant, the period you miss you won't get at all. The abdominal tightness is probably just cramping from your period coming late.

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Menstruation
Ovulation

How do you count the menstrual cycle?

Day one is the day you get your period. The day before this becomes the last day of your previous cycle. For example, if your period starts on October 6th, that is day one. If your next period stars on the 3 November, the 2nd of November was the 28th day of your last cycle, and the 3rd is the first day of the next one. You count upwards from there until the next period begins - when you start all over again.

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Bleeding on day17 of cycle why?

If its just one day you should be okay. Its one way that the body flushes out toxins... but then again you might want to see an obgyn because it could be serious.

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Menstruation

Why did I start to bleed again a week after my period ended?

don't worry its normal it happens to alot of women. its just a change in your cycle. it would last for about 3 days then stop. take notice, your next expected period wont be until 4 weeks after you stopped spotting.

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How do you read a home pregnancy test?

ok i just took an at home pregnancy test and the results were hard to read light the line was reall llight and you could see another line there but it was really hard to see

When you do a HPT read the instructions carefully. Make sure the absorbent tip is properly soaked and then put the cap on within one minute. You shold see a clear line, or two if pregnant.

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Dieting and Weight Loss
Carbohydrates and Low-Carb Diets

Can losing a lot of weight affect your menstrual cycle?

Basic cholesterol compounds in fat cells can get changed into a type of weak estrogen called estrone. Overweight or obese women carrying extra fat cells have "little estrone-making factories, which have an estrogenic effect on glands," explains Maria Arias, MD, a gynecologist at Atlanta Women's Specialists in Georgia.

A woman may go months without ovulating, for example, but the uterine lining is still accumulating - to the point that it becomes unstable.

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Menstruation

My period isn't due My breasts are sore and I'm getting cramps. It seems to soon for premenstrual signs. We were trying to conceive so could I be pregnant?

Yes. I was expecting my perid to come on, I had the regular cramps and even started spotting, but it turned out I was in fact pregnant. I wasn't on the shot then and wasn't taking any medicine. So I would say yes, you could be pregnant.

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Periods and Conception

Are you always pregnant if you miss a period?

Missing a periodNo. Worrying about the fact that you might be pregnant can cause you to miss your period. The stress of the thought will cause you to miss or delay a period.

Daily stress can also do the same thing.

Sometimes, if you want to be pregnant �so bad� you can fake your body into thinking that you are pregnant which will result in a missed period.

The best thing to do it to ether buy a home pregnancy test and take it. If it is still questionable, see an OBGYN.

Stress will cause a missed period. Also, it could be ovarian cysts. Get an ultrasound. I agree with the last comment about wanting to be pregnant so bad that your period won't come. Just say to yourself: If i am pregnant that's good, but if i am not, I will allow my period to happen.

NO, missed periods could be because of several reasons including pregnancy, stress, medications, illness, etc.

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Is it safe to have intercourse 5 days before and after your period?

It is never really "safe" to have intercourse without contraception if you do not want to get pregnant because it is possible to conceive at any time during your monthly cycle - even during menstruation.

Some days can be more "safe" than others but without knowing your own particular cycle, such as when you normally ovulate, you cannot know which the safer days are so, to be really "safe", you should always use contraception whatever the day.

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Ovulation

Can you get pregnant one day before ovulation starts?

you can. sperm lives inside for 3 days or so, so you definitely got a chance

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Baby Names

Are there ways to improve the chances of conception?

You can go to americanbaby.com or babycenter.com and they have an ovulation calculator.

My parents tried for me for five years. Finally, the doctor told them that they needed to both be very relaxed. I suggest listening to relaxation tapes or taking a vacation. Also, depending on how long your cycle is, you should at least wait until the middle. There is only a four day window where you have a chance of getting pregnant. The sperm (they only live for about 72 hours) only has 12-24 hours after ovulation. Then, the egg drops and gets prepared to shed with the lining. Good luck with everything.

Firstly, my advise would be to visit your gyno/doctor if you don't already have regular pap smears.

Secondly, try and have intercourse between days 12-18 after the first day of your last menstrual period. This is when you are most likely to ovulate. If you are unsure, you can buy ovulation kits from the chemist/supermarket.

Keep a diary of all your menstrual dates and ovulation dates, as some women experience short luteal phases. If this is the case then progrestrone supplements can help.

If you haven't been able to fall pregnant within 6 months, then go back to your gyno to seek further assistance. You may need a check up of your uterus to see if there is any abnormalities.

Good luck

I agree - count 14 days after the first day of your last period. Start trying on day 10 and finish trying on day 18. Stress can screw up ovulation - so keep your mind preoccupied with something else, and relax. Dont try and it will happen.

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Narcissism
Rain and Flooding
Water Cycle

How do narcissistic cycles of overvaluing and devaluing work?

My experience was similar, except that the periods of time between overvaluing and devaluing were shorter. He could be lovely and 'caring' for approximately three weeks then suddenly say that we would never be a good couple and break up with me with no further explanation other than that it was his 'intuition' that we wouldn't be a good couple or that he felt that our relationship could get 'operatic'. The only thing we ever fought about was his spontaneous dumpings. I noticed that these 'dumpings' usually followed a day or an evening where he had a really good time, almost as if he had let his guard down then felt frightened and/or disgusted with himself for it.

The first time he did this I was completely confused and blaimed myself for doing something wrong in the relationship. When he came crawling back- which he did by infiltrating my circle of friends and convincing me to go out for dinner with him. Too many glasses of wine later, I had forgiven him. The second time he did it, I couldn't believe it. This time was a little messier, and we didn't talk for well over a month. He got me back by pretending that his life was a disaster (of his own making). He started smoking again, started going to strip clubs, complained that he had had a bad performance review at work, was lonely, and was upset over our 'squabbling'. I felt sorry for him. I went back to him. Sure enough within a few more weeks he was acting strange again. This time I knew it was coming. When he finally delievered the big blow (after a week of being completely aloof and going on a vacation without me after he had initially implied that he wanted me to go) I had enough. I told him that I was glad that it was over, I wanted to date someone else and I walked out of his house without a word- hopefully that was a narcissistic injury. My problem is that he has managed to trick some of our mutual friends (including a therapist) into thinking he's a great guy. I know he's just waiting for another opportunity to start the cycle again. The only difference is that I now know what he is and why he does what he does.

I suspect that sometimes the narcissist devalues their supply source in order to get more narcissitic supply. I feel that he was hoping that I would plead for him not to leave me in order to feel good about himself. It backfired.

Yes, it can be repetitive with the same NS, if there is no new NS on the horizon. This is what happened to me. In my case, the overvaluing and devaluing were cyclical. He wanted me around in the winter and ignored me in the summer. I have given my N two very severe bouts of narcissistic injury and he has returned both times, once eighteen months later, and the second time six months later. He had rearranged the facts in his mind to something he could accept, and then was ready for another round. I don't think there are any hard and fast answers to this, but if he has returned once after an injury, then I think he is likely to return again and again - BUT it will never be any different!

The narcassist feels weak for wanting ANYTHING from the opposite sex yet at the same time has the desire to connect, but only on a superficial level. The N meets a person and falls in lust like the rest of us. However soon their internal dialogue takes hold. They cannot show they care for you, to them this is weak. Is is too fearfull and they are wracked with paranoid fears of jealousy and abandoment. The only solution? In their mind is to mentally destroy their victim. Thus begins the push pull game. They cannot stand they want you so they discard you but then they want you back for atttention and sex so they come back. Then the cycle continues OVER and OVER unless you bail out. They will not settle for nothing less than total control over your mind and soul. They see it as thrilling to have their prey worn down and at their mercy. The worst thing a victim can do is leave calmly and move on with their life. The N therefore feels he/she was not that important to begin with. Then begins even more inner torment.

Like Aristotle said, the same action can be described using a positive word or a negative word. Narcissist use the positive when speaking about themselves but use the negative when speaking about others.

N's have "careers" but they say others have "jobs"

N's work weekends they are "dedicated employees," but accuse others of "neglecting their families."

N's call in sick they are on their death-bed. When you call in sick they say you are faking it.

When N's are late for work, it's because a disaster-emergency happened to them. When others miss work, the N says, "they were lazy and couldn't get out of bed."

N's buy namebrand because they have "good taste," while they say others buy namebrand because they are "materialistic, commerical and fake."

N's relay info to help people and are communicating. Others' are backstabbing and gossiping.

N's care about the environment and recycle. N's tell everyone you are recycling because you are frugile and cheap.

N's say everything they buy was a job perk or a bonus check. N's say everything you buy is because you are selfish and wasting money.

N's have friends in high places who admire them. N's say your friends in high places are snobs and you are just wanting to rub shoulders with the rich.

It's interesting about what someone wrote on here about how they want you in cycles. mine always was with me in the spring summer months and dissed me and devalued me in the winter and this has now happend two times for two summers.i get it now and I'm done.

One day your the greatest person on earth to them then, when you don't do or say something they wanted you to or you ask something of them that they don't want to do they demean you and ignore you no longer are you important to them.

This is a great way of describing what they do. Mine also had particular times of the year when he would dump me. Like many people he got restless in autumn and spring, but unlike normal people, he'd dump me and go looking for a better woman around those times. He also flipped out in August, around the time of his birthday. We broke up or had a major incident almost every year in August. The idea that he was getting older made him severely depressed, and I think he held me somehow responsible for it! He also weaseled his way back into my life using email, by leaving things at my house, and using pity and mutual friends. I wouldn't put anything past him. Sadly I am now suspicious of all our mutual friends, thinking they might be "working" for my ex. His favorite catchword for dumping me was "incompatible" and he would also claim I lacked passion. However, he would still want to have sex. I made a list once of all the qualities he claimed I lacked and it was very long and quite contradictory. But he adored the word "incompatible" the most because 1) it made me livid and 2) I could not refute it. Just try coming up with an argument to prove to someone else that you are compatible with them. It can't be done; they will always find something about which you don't agree. And here is the kicker: we actually were compatible. Not that I would ever want to be with this man again, heaven forbid, but we did have many similar interests and a similar sense of humor, etc etc. I sense what the first poster stated so well: he got uncomfortable with the level of closeness. That was what was so weird about it. Please do not misinterpret my statements as a wish to be back with the narcissist--I do not, and I currently don't speak to him at all. I just want to say that it was weird how we could enjoy so many similar things and have such a good time--and it was right at that point that he'd suddenly decide we were incompatible, and he needed to leave. Bizarro world relationship--narcissists do the exact opposite of what a normal person would do. Ah well. Thank God he's out of my life.

new answer- You said so good what i tried to say but i didnt know how --when they reach the best point in a relationship were most people only dream of they leave and destroy it all!

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Pregnancy
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Genetics
Probability

Can dizygotic fraternal twins be conceived a week apart?

I think so. My twins are three days apart according to every ultrasound so far. It seems perfectly reasonable that they could be up to a week apart especially considering that is about how long strong sperms keep on working within the right environment. I am not a Dr., but my guess would be it must be possible. Take care

While it is possible for non-identical (dizygotic/2-eggs) twins to be conceived apart (and by different fathers!), it's generally not the case. An ultrasound showing twins differing in age by 3 days is not significant given the margin of error for ultrasound technology. Just like most adults are different sizes, so too are babies in utero owing to genetic and environmental factors.

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Periods and Conception

Can you take a pregnancy test 13days before your period?

I dont think that would be a good time to take a pregnancy test since 13 days before your period is probably around the time that you are ovulationg and it can take up to a week for the egg to implant in the uterus if implantation occured. Wait till the day you are supppossed to have your period, I know you are anticipating, but the best results are about 5 days past the day you were suppossed to get your period.

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Menstruation
Female Puberty

What is the average age for a girl to get her period?

The average age is 12, but this does not mean that all girls start at the same age. A girl can start her period anytime between the ages of eight and 15. Usually, the first period starts about two years after breasts first start to grow.

If a girl has not had her first period by age 15, or if it has been more than two to three years since breast growth started, she should see a doctor.

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Menstruation

Can stress cause you to miss your period?

Yes. Stress can cause you to miss your period.

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Football Equipment
Obstetricians

In what order do you wear your football pads?

2 knee pads, 2 thigh pads,gurdle 2 on your hip 1 on ur tailbone,shoulder pads,mouthguards,cleats.People your forgeting the cup very important

Here's what I did when I played football;

Jockstrap

Cup(always wear a cup when playing football or other sports,belive me)

Girdle

Pants

Shoulder Pads

Jersey

Cleats

and Helmet.

pads people can wear.....

ankle brace(optional) knee brace(optional) rib cage(optional)cleats.Cup(optional) Back Plate (optional)

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Periods while Pregnant
Periods and Conception
Menstruation

Is it possible to be pregnant and have a period one month but miss the next month?

No, it is not biologically possible to menstruate while pregnant.

Menstruation is a specific bodily function where the uterine lining sheds as a result of lack of conception earlier in the menstrual cycle - once a woman is pregnant she no longer ovulates and thus no longer has a menstrual cycle. It is possible to bleed during pregnancy but this is uncommon.


If concerned about pregnancy take a pregnancy test to confirm if you are pregnant or not, this will at least put your mind at ease if you're concerned about possible unintended pregnancy.




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Is eating and sleeping more an early symptom of pregnancy?

These two symptoms have been described as early pregnancy symptoms. They can also be caused by stress, or maybe even a hormone imbalance. I would take a look at whether you had sex during your fertile times. Take the length of your cycle minus 14 days and that should tell you when you ovulated. If you had intercourse a couple of days prior to that you could be pregnant. I would get a home pregnancy test and try it. Wait and see what your next cycle is like. If it is light or missed try another test. If they are negative but you still feel pregnant, or other symptoms show up, then get a blood test done to be sure. Good luck and keep us posted.

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Can an abnormal period be a sign of pregnancy?

I had a abnormal period, but found out I was not pregnant. Its my understanding that although pregnancy can occur right before your period starts or during if you have unprotected sex buts it very very very unlikely.

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Stress

Can stress cause a late period?

To get a little more technical, stress actually causes you to not ovulate. Not ovulating can tell your body that you don't need to menstruate. So if something traumatic (and sometimes not so traumatic) happens right before you are due to ovulate, your body will push it later to a more optimal time. So if something happens a week before, your body may wait a week which would then in turn make your period a week late. A FANTASTIC book to read is "Taking Charge of Your Fertility" It really makes a ton of sense when you read it and then think about your body and what it is telling you. Not directely

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Menstruation

What could cause you to miss your period three months in a row if you are a virgin?

If you are still a virgin and haven't had a guy come near your vagina, then you aren't pregnant. You may need to see a doctor, there could be other problems. I'v heard of a few people who didn't get their period and had to get a some medication to start it up again. I suggest going to your doctor. I don't know of anything that would cause you to skip a period for three months. There are a number of causes of "secondary amenorrhoea", which is what you are describing. It is quite possible that it is due to a hormonal imbalance, and your doctor can easily run blood tests to check for levels of sex hormones (LH, FSH, oestradiol, prolactin and TSH are the normal tests). This imbalance could indicate a problem with the ovaries or with the hormone-producing glands in the brain. There are also simpler causes of not having periods such as not eating properly, excessive excercise (some professional athletes have this problem) and stress. All of these are just as important to address. Without knowing more about you, it is difficult to assess the most likely of these causes. A trip to your doctor is recommended and should definitely give some answers. Hope you get it sorted. Ben One of the reasons of delay in periods can also be PCO syndrome. Polycystic Ovaries syndrome. Please see your doctor immediately for more details. ASAP Same thing happened to me, only for almost a year. I went to see my PCP doc and he told me not to be concerned about it and that "most women would be happy" if they didn't have to "deal" with their period. I did get it again eventually, but it was VERY irregular and sporadic. When I went to an obgyn to get on the pill, she told me that my pcp was essentially stupid. Missing for that long can be a sign of serious health issues, and it can also CAUSE serious helath issues, too. She totally put me on the pill to get me regulated, and I am now. Go see an OB, and ask about progesterone cream, that jump started mine. Good luck! I'm sorry there was no way to comment but what if your still a kid cuz when I had just turned 11 I had gotten my period and they never came back and this summer it's gonna be a year since I talked to my mom about it but she doesn't know cuz hers went straight till her 40's so...

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