Tag: menstrual cycle
Epilepsy: Menstrual DisordersUpdated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.
The menstrual cycle can lead to changes in seizure frequency in some people with epilepsy. What causes increased seizures in people born with female reproductive organs? During the menstrual cycle, […]Read more »
I am 18 years of age and facing the problem of long periods. My periods haven’t stopped and now it’s the 14th day of my period with pain. I had sex a month ago. Am I pregnant, or what?Updated 24 June 2022 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! Daily bleeding for more than 8 days is considered a long period. If your period lasts for more than 8 days, you should make an […]Read more »
I started my period last August (at 14 years old), but I haven’t had a period for the last 6 months. I am not sexually active, but I have some of the symptoms in your guide on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Should I be concerned?Updated 10 April 2020 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question. In young women, it’s totally normal to have fewer periods per year, especially for the first 2-3 years after starting your period. In the first […]Read more »
I have had my period since I was 10. It’s been 3 years and my periods are still irregular. Sometimes I get them every month and then it doesn’t come for another 3. I am not stressed or work out too much. Should I visit my doctor about this?Updated 25 September 2019 under Ask Us.
Thank you for your question! During the first 1-2 years after a young woman starts her period, her cycles may be irregular; however, after that the menstrual cycle will typically […]Read more »
What does clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge mean?Updated 25 July 2019 under Ask Us.
Typically, clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge that has the consistency of egg whites, means that you are making a lot of estrogen. This type of discharge often occurs in […]Read more »
What causes your period to be late if you are a virgin?Updated 9 July 2019 under Ask Us.
Thanks for your question. Your period can be irregular for a lot of different reasons (besides pregnancy) such as stress, exercising, gaining or losing weight, being sick, taking certain medications, or […]Read more »
I am 13 and had my first period when I was 11. It continued for a month and returned 6 months later then stopped after a month. I am a virgin and I have not gotten it ever since. What’s happening?Updated 6 May 2019 under Ask Us.
It is common to have irregular periods for the first two years after getting your period; however, it is not normal bleed for a month. Most girls have their period for 1-6 or […]Read more »
I found this brown smudge in my underwear and the internet said it was old blood that took longer to come out of my body. Is it really blood and will I get my period soon?Updated 8 February 2019 under Ask Us.
It’s true that a brown “smudge” or brown spotting is blood and it is brown instead of bright red because it is flowing slowly. Blood is bright red when it […]Read more »
How many eggs does a woman have in her life time?Updated 3 September 2018 under Ask Us.
The answer to this question is a bit complicated because female babies are born with about 1-2 million immature follicles (potential eggs) yet only about 400 or so will ever […]Read more »
I’m 12 and I just went to the toilet and there was a lot of brown stuff on my underwear. I haven’t had a period yet. Is this my period.Updated 21 August 2018 under Ask Us.
Brown discharge is one of the signs that your period is on its way. The brown color means that there is slow bleeding from your uterus, unlike when it’s bright […]Read more »