When you go through your menstrual cycle do you have to bleed
A:Yes during the menstrual cycle you do bleed.It is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a pregnancy. [ Source: http://www.chacha.com/question/when-you-go-through-your-menstrual-cycle-do-you-have-to-bleed ]
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- When you go through your menstrual cycle do you have to bleed?
- Yes during the menstrual cycle you do bleed.It is the series of changes a woman's body goes through to prepare for a pregnancy.
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- For the young teens that do not understand your menstrual . . . .?
- Q: I feel a need to inform you of the facts.What goes on in that miraculous body of yours in any given 28 days? Read on. The very short version:Egg ripens. Egg leaves ovary. Egg travels down the fallopian tube toward uterus. If egg goes unfertilized, you get your period. The long version: Day 1: Your period starts.For whatever reason, Day 1 of your cycle is counted as the first day you see that telltale spot of blood. Generally this happens every 28 days or so (though like everything else, cycles vary by person). If in that time the egg in your uterus does not get fertilized by a sperm, the egg disintegrates and is expelled from your body. On Day 1, your cramps are probably at their worst as your uterus contracts to push out the egg and the cells and blood that nurtured and fed the egg as it grew. Day 1 to 14: Called the estrogen phase of the menstrual cycle.The day you get your period, your body's estrogen level is at its lowest, and from there it starts to go up. Your brain sends a signal to your pituitary gland, which releases a hormone called FSH, or Follicle Stimulating Hormone. When the follicles in your ovaries sense the FSH, they munch happily away at it. This makes them produce estrogen. The estrogen causes one of the hundreds of tiny, slumbering eggs inside the ovaries to start developing. Day 2-5: Bleeding, bleeding, bleeding.Less so each day. Day 6: Egg be gone!The bleeding has usually stopped by now. Meanwhile, the stimulated, FSH-happy egg is maturing and getting ready for ovulation. Day 7-12: La, la, la, you go about your life.The egg, meanwhile, is growing, and the follicle is expanding to accommodate it. The follicle is still producing estrogen, which makes the lining of your uterus nice and puffy and spongy--if you were to get pregnant, this lining would provide the fertilized egg with the food it needs to grow into a baby. Day 13-14: Ovulation!!The new egg has reached maturity and exits the follicle just rarin' to go. You might actually feel it when you ovulate--a little twinge or cramp in your lower abdomen or back. It's called mittelschmerz, which is German for "middle pain." You may see a teeny drop of blood. This is probably fine, but if you're concerned, see your doctor. Your body temperature rises up to one degree and stays up until you get your period. The natural mucus covering your cervix (the entrance to your uterus) starts to thin out so the sperm can get through and fertilize the egg. Day 15-18: The egg takes a trip.The days when the egg travels down the fallopian tube, usually Days 12-17 or so, are when you're most likely to get pregnant. While the egg's in the tube, your estrogen level drops again and the follicles begin producing progesterone. Unsurprisingly, this is called the progesterone phase. Day 19-20: Your uterus prepares for pregnancy. The progesterone makes the fluid around your cervix thicken up again and tells your uterus to build up the protein, sugar and blood necessary to nourish a fertilized egg. Progesterone is a big ingredient in PMS, so you may start feeling a little crabby and your skin might break out a little. Day 21-28: The progesterone and estrogen are still increasing, so you may feel soreness in your breasts, bloating and food cravings. One theory holds that your body hankers for carbohydrates because they'd come in handy if you were indeed pregnant. You might want to avoid salt right now, because if you're bloated already, salt will make you retain even more water. If the egg remains unfertilized, your estrogen and progesterone levels drop, and both the egg and the endometrium dissolve. Cramps begin, bringing you back to Day 1: Your period starts.
- A: man! my sex ed teacher needs to learn from you!!! Thanks for the information
- AND AGAIN! Why did god give women menstruation periods?
- Q: Okay I'm going to try this again. Only this time, I'll add in the obvious so you don't have to bother filling it in like I'm stupid or something. I understand that women have to go through these menstrual cycles for fertility reasons. I just want to know why god made it that way. Now I understand most will say something like "Eve did the first sin of eating from the forbidden tree" which is a misconception. Sure it was against God. But I recently read it is actually Adams fault for doing so as well when she suggested. (Here's the link for those who want to read http://strivetoenter.com/wim/2009/02/20/did-god-give-up-on-the-woman/) Adam, Eve, AND the serpent were punished. But Unlike Adam and the serpent, God didn't tell Eve she was punished "BECAUSE" of anything. He just said:" I will greatly increase your sorrow and your conception;" (And yes. This also includes the pain during child bearing and what not)Gen 3:16 He said to the woman, I will greatly increase your sorrow and your conception;… (LITV)Gen 3:14 And Jehovah God said to the serpent, Because you have done this, you are cursed above all beasts, and above every animal of the field. You shall go on your belly, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.Gen 3:17 And He said to the man, Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten of the tree about which I commanded you, saying, You shall not eat from it, the ground shall be cursed because of you; you shall eat of it in sorrow all the days of your life.I read somewhere else that menstruation is part of sexuality (or something like that) and it's natural, but seen as "unclean". (I'm not saying it's RIGHT I'm just saying I read it somewhere. Tell me what you think.)All I want to know is why God Made it so that bleeding and mess has to occur.If you don't believe in God please do not answer. Also, if your going to bring up Science, I already understand. I also believe God created everything INCLUDING science. It's not about Religion vs Science because they both make sense to me in some ways.For those who say science and religion don't mix, To me, a lot of both makes sense. (Cuz I be weird like dat yo :)
- A: I stand by my previous answer. It's to give women a break from their husbands and has what is considered an evolutionary advantage of lessening risk of infection compared to what it would be if women were constantly fertile.
- When should I expect my period after only one month on a low-dose birth control pill? Could I be pregnant?
- Q: I'm sorry if this long entry confuses anyone, but I am trying to be as detailed as possible. I am also posting this in the pregnancy forum because I imagine that there could be a small chance of pregnancy in my situation.I was on OrthoTricyclen Lo for one month. I started taking the pill on 12-7-2008 and completed that packet, but I did NOT start taking the second pack. While on the pill, I spotted a couple times, but I figured that this was because my body was getting used to the hormones, as I had NEVER taken any form of artificial hormones up until that point. I started my period on either December 23 or 24, and it lasted until about January 1 or 2. It was somewhat of a heavy flow, but once again, I attributed that to the fact that this was my first time ever taking artificial hormones. Also, I did miss the two pills on December 21 and 22, but I made up for that by taking two pills on December 23 and 24th.I was due to resume my second packet of pills on January 4, but I have not taken any pills since the two that I took on December 24. Theoretically, had I taken this packet, I would be on the placebo pills this week, meaning that I would be on my period right now. I did not continue taking the pill because I decided that I no longer wanted to be on the pill since I found it to be a hassle and learned that they don‘t allow you to have “real periods,” but you have withdrawal bleeding instead. I’ve simply decided that I would rather stick to using condoms and spermicide.When I was first prescribed the pill, I was told that most women menstruate shortly after stopping the pill (some even sooner than expected), but sometimes it can take up to three months. I assume that this goes for women who have been on the pill for a substantial amount of time, as I originally told my doctor that I planned to be on the pill for a while. I don’t understand how a low-dose pill would be able to screw up my menstrual cycle after only one month of use, especially since my menstrual cycles have been fairly regular since I started it when I was 9, and I am now 23.I have not had any heavy vaginal bleeding since my period ended. I had protected sex on January 24 (Saturday), and on Sunday, when I wiped after using the bathroom, there was a huge GLOB of whitish-almost slightly pinkish/greenish mucus on the toilet paper. It was gigantic, almost as big as a quarter in diameter. There was a tiny reddish-brownish streak of blood in the middle of it. On January 27 (Tuesday), I wiped once that day and some of my mucus was slightly pink. Since then, I have had no form of bleeding or spotting whatsoever.At first, I was told that after one week of regular pill usage, I’d be able to have unprotected sex, but I have since heard that it takes at least one packet of pills to build up enough hormones in your body for the pill to be truly effective. I don’t know what to believe. I did have unprotected sex a couple times while I was on the pill. Before the last couple days, I took the pill perfectly -- I never missed a dose, and I took every one at 9 pm exactly. I did have unprotected sex a couple days before missing those two pills, but I don’t really think I could be pregnant because I have not had any early pregnancy symptoms, such as morning sickness. Since stopping the pill, I have not had unprotected sex.So, in summary, here are my basic questions:1. Has anyone out there ever been in a similar situation? If so, how did it turn out? Any advice or thoughts?2. How long would it normally take someone who was on a low dose pill for one month to get their period after stopping the pill?3. What could the light spotting and extra mucus discharge this week possibly be due to?4. I have not taken a pregnancy test yet, but I may soon. Is there seriously a small chance that I may be pregnant through all this? Has anyone out there ever had something similar happen to them?Thanks in advance for any help or answers!
- A: Stop wasting our time and go take a dang test.
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