Menstrual Cycle

The changes that occur in the reproductive system of females, which makes pregnancy possible is called the menstrual cycle. This occurs from the rise and fall of hormones estrogen and progesterone, that results in thickening of the uterus lining and the growth of an egg.

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What causes swelling of private parts?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female. I have some swelling on my private part. There is no irritation, but swelling has been present since a week. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Swelling in the private parts could be due to either infection or fluid retention. If the swelling is associated with itching, redness or burning, then it is due to infection. If only swelling is visi...  Read Full »

After how many days of periods, sex should not happen to avoid pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, After how many days of periods, sex should not happen to avoid pregnancy?  Read Full »

Dr. Ashish Jayanand Chandwadkar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your question actually pertains to a natural birth control method called rhythm method calendar method (you can search it on net). Let me tell you the safe days are the days you can actually have sex in order not to get pregnant but, this method is not full proof and...  Read Full »

I am 45 days late and not pregnant. Why did I not still get periods?

Query: Dear Doctor, I have not get periods since 45 days. Normally I have a problem of delayed periods. Pregnancy test came negative. Can you please advise?  Read Full »

Dr. Sabita Laskar

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you are having delayed period, there could be lots of reasons for it. First on the list is pregnancy, which you have ruled out already. Second cause could be PCOD which gives rise to multiple tiny cysts in your ovaries with failure in ovulation thereby leading to no ...  Read Full »

What happens to the brain during the menstrual period?

Query: Hello doctor, What would be the fascinating thing that happens to our brain during the period? And how does the brain respond to a woman's menstrual cycle?  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Before periods premenstrual syndrome is famous for the symptoms as due to hormonal effects, progesterone gives a feeling of fullness, heaviness, breast enlargement, mood variations, easily irritable behavior, pain, stress, anxiety, etc. But as soon periodic bleeding...  Read Full »

What is Persinal injection used for?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOS and planning for pregnancy. Last month I had HSG. My doctor told that my tubes are clear. My LMP was 25 days back. This month I had Persinal injection on my 3rd, 5th and 7th day. On 9th day my follicle was at the size of 19 mm. My doctor gave an injection called Lupride on my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are having PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) which signifies that you have some problem in ovulation and subsequent fertilization of egg. As your tubes are open, you need some assistance for ovulation and to develop a good quality embryo. I suppose that you are goin...  Read Full »

What makes you have two menstrual cycles in a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I had two menstrual cycles in one month, two weeks apart. I have not had an intercourse for two months. Should I be concerned?  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Frequent periods could be bothersome and can be due to hormonal problems or anovulation. Also, local causes need to be ruled out for which you need to visit a gynecologist for an examination. I suggest you check for your prolactin levels, thyroid function test, and u...  Read Full »

May I know the chances of getting pregnant after taking ipill?

Query: Hello, I had sex and took i-pill. My periods started around 12 days later and lasted for 4 days. I got my periods next month around the same date, which lasted for just one day. So, I took a urine pregnancy test, which was negative. I got my regular periods on the third month as well and it laste...  Read Full »

Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to How was your bleeding during the cycles? Was the flow scanty when compared to your previous cycle (I am not talking about the duration of flow here)? Revert with the details to an obstetrician and gynaecologist online -->  Read Full »

What are the reasons for brown vaginal discharge?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a married, 27 year old female. For the last two months, my cycle was like 35-36 days cycle. Now for the past two days, I am having brown color discharge from the vagina, but not always. I had intercourse until 10 days back. What could be the reason for this discharge? Please advice.  Read Full »

Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understood your problem. It seems that you are suffering from hormonal imbalance. Did you recently take any new medication? Or are you undergoing any stress which can cause this? It does not seem like a pregnancy issue as that would not cause a brown discharge so ea...  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods since a month?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old female, 137 lbs, and on no medications. I have had irregular periods since I was 13. The longest I have gone without a period was three months. I have had multiple negative pregnancy tests. I have not had my period since last month and I am not pregnant. I am worried...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please answer the following questions: 1. Putting on weight, and unable to lose that? 2. Acne? 3. Facial hair increased? 4. Hair loss? 5. Thick hairs on chest, back, thighs, arms, belly? 6. Any known hormonal issues? 7. Any long-term medication taken? 8. Sedenta...  Read Full »

Should I put Nuva ring back after seventh day of cycle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am on the NuvaRing and this is the 7th day of it out because I was trying to have my period. Should I put it back in today? This is my first month on the NuvaRing and it is to regulate my period and I started my period a few days back. Prior to the NuvaRing, I did not have a period ...  Read Full »

Dr. Eeshani Dutta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The NuvaRing is to be worn for three weeks, while off for one week. If today is your seventh day, insert it tomorrow. Mark it on the calendar, and count it as the first day of your next cycle. Wear it till 21st day, remove it on 22nd day morning till the 28th day. The 2...  Read Full »

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