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Menstrual Cycles Spotting – Know Everything [THE GUIDE] 1


What is spotting before period?

Spotting before the period is a phenomenon where the female vagina starts bleeding.

There could be three types of spots: Whitish fluid spotting, Yellowish fluid spotting, and blood spots.

These three types of spots are clearly due to three different reasons, and they should not be confused with each other.

Whitish fluid spotting

This is a normal type of pre-period spotting, which almost every female experience at some point in time in her life.

This process helps in keeping the vaginal lining moist. This is also called clear discharge before period.

Yellowish fluid spotting

This type of yellow discharge before period could mean that the female is experiencing some vaginal irritation.

This could also mean some vaginal infection problems.

Though the exact causes could not be clinically verified, case to case studies has led to gynecologist/specialists to conclude that the following reasons could be responsible for bleeding a week before period.

  • Yeast infection: This is mainly due to Candida fungus. She often experiences an intense feeling of itches, swelling symptoms, or even intense irritation feeling.
  • Menopause caused Vaginal Atrophy: The tissues start thinning. Lubrication is lessened. This could be due to estrogen deficiency during this period.
  • Urethra infection: This is the tube that eliminates urine/fluids out of the female body.
  • Inflammation of the Pelvic region. This is said to be mainly caused by a pre-period bacterial infection. Sometimes this could result in pain.
  • Possible Pregnancy: She needs to carry out a pregnancy test.
  • Intense stress: This often leads to temporary blockage in the path of periods. If the periods don’t happen for over 2 3 months, she will need to undergo related treatment from a gynecologist.

Blood spotting

If the pre-period vaginal bleeding contains stains of blood, it could be a complex situation and needs immediate attention.

Again, this depends on the intensity of the bleeding.

If the blood bleeding is very thin in intensity, it could be due to excess body heat during that time. She can try to cool his body temperature by consuming heat, reducing smoothies and food.

If the intensity is moderate or high, then she will need to consult her gynecologist for sure.

Note

The Yellowish fluid spotting and blood spotting could also be due to other reasons.

Some such possible reasons have been discussed in the next section.

What are the possible causes of Pre Period spotting?

First period. She is maturing from childhood into adolescence.

Usually females get their first period between the ages of 8 11.

Sometimes, it could take till she is 13 years.

During this time:

Many hormonal changes keep happening inside her body.

These are the typical changes that could cause imbalances in her physical conditions.

This could also cause many psychological changes/stresses etc.

It is possible that pre-period bleeding is happening due to any of the reasons.

She can wait until the actual menstrual cycle starts.

If the girl has any slight knowledge about it, the question of why I am spotting before my period is natural to occur.

In case the period does not happen for about 10 15 days after the expected time, it would be better to consult a gynecologist/specialist.

Use of Intra Urinal Device/Copper T/physical Contraceptive.

This pre-period bleeding phenomenon normally occurs during the initial 6 – 7 months after inserting the device; it is natural for the bleeding to happen.

  • If the bleeding is not accompanied by irritation/pain, she can consider it as usual. However, she could try out a simple experiment. Try to take out the device for a while and observe any changes. If the bleeding stops or reduces, she could forget about it and go ahead with her regular life.
  • If the bleeding is accompanied by irritation/pain/ physical discomfort, it would be wise to consult the gynecologist/specialist.

Usage of Contraceptive Pills: 

This could be one of the causes.

She may have started using pills, changed the prescription type/pill brand, or stopped using it.

In all the cases also, the chances of pre-period bleeding still exist.

Physical/mental stress:

This is said to be one of the most hidden causes of pre-period bleeding.

Physical stress happens due to excess workload, lack of sleep, post-surgery recovery, post-illness recovery, post-childbirth recovery, etc.

The growth of fibroids in the inner uterus region: 

They could vary in size from very thin ones to very thick ones.

However

This will be marked by more than just the yellowish or blood bleeding.

Some of the most common symptoms could be

  • Frequent Pelvic pain
  • Frequent urination urges
  • Pain during urination
  • Frequent signs of constipation

Frequent Back pain/muscle pain etc.

It is always better to go for a checkup from the specialist if any such signs continue.

  • It is estimated that pre-period bleeding could start anywhere between 5 10 days before the actual periods. If any of the above specified five symptoms (ae) persist up to 3 4days consistently, it is better to go for the testing.

There are many types of treatments available related to the curing of fibroid problems.

Some of the most commonly used medications/treatments include

  • LNG IUS Device: This miniature plastic device, which is placed in the inner female womb region, starts releasing a hormone called progestogen. This hormone stops the growth of the fibroids.
  • Tran Examic Tablets Consumption: They can help prevent fibroid growth. The consumption should be strictly according to the prescriptions given by the gynecologist/specialist.
  • Inflammation prevention medication: It mainly consists of a Mefenamic acid compound. It helps in preventing the inner uterine fibroid growth. It also acts as an effective pain reliever.
  • The surgical method of fibroid removal: This is the least preferred method. If the above-specified methods are not effective or the intensity of fibroid growth is heavy, the specialists recommend this method.

Hypothyroid symptoms:

This could be another reason for excessive pre-period bleeding.

Suppose she is feeling frequent fatigue, throat irritations, consistent sweating, and other thyroid-related symptoms. In that case, it is better to take her to the family physician/expert and get a complete diagnosis.

Diabetic condition:

When the glucose levels in the blood vary during the pre-period, the chances of bleeding increases.

If she is a known diabetic patient, it is better to consult the physician and take treatment prescriptions.

If the diabetic condition is yet to be detected, it will wise to get her diabetes diagnosis.

Endometriosis condition:

This is a peculiar condition where the tissue located on the external surface of the uterus will tend to break up.

This causes bleeding to happen.

Blood thinner compound/medication usage:

They are primarily used when blood clots appear. If the user has been in excess or has other medical complications due to their usage, this can also lead to pre-period bleeding.

Since the thinners are mostly administered by experts/doctors in the form of injections, they will not do anything by themselves.

Therefore it is a better idea to take expert consultations for curing this condition.

Earlier miscarriage condition:

If a previous pregnancy had led to a miscarriage condition, the chances of pre-period bleeding increase.

It is better to avoid self-medication techniques for this type of problem and seek an expert to find a cure.

Pregnancy condition: 

During this period, the chances of periods are next to zero.

However

The possibilities of bleeding still exist.

It is always better to take a precautionary pregnancy test.

If it is proved positive, then it could be due to excess pressure on the uterus walls.

This can be cured with the help of expert prescribed medications.

What are the possible Colors of spotting?

We have seen three types of pre-period bleeding and tried to analyze the possible causes.

There are other types also, which could be observed during this time. Some of them are

Thick white discharge before period

Unless this type of discharge has any bad odor associated with it, it can be considered usual.

Wetness will be usually experienced, but pain, irritation/itching will not be there if it is normal.

If any of these symptoms persist, then she will need medical help.

Bloody discharge before period

We have already discussed this sort of condition earlier (11 points).

 There is one more possibility, namely cancer.

Some of the commonly occurring types could be

Digestive system cancer tumor:

According to experts, this symptom is restricted to the digestive organs.

But experience has shown that it could even be related to pre-period bleeding.

  • If she is having frequent constipation, which is refusing to go away after consuming regular medications.
  • If she is experiencing regular fatigue, nausea, and vomiting sensations/vomiting, which are not getting subdued despite medications.
  • If the bleeding is happening in the frequency of hours, rather than days.

Vulva/vagina structural changes/swelling etc.

This has to be immediately examined by a gynecologist/expert.

It is swelling in the abdominal region.

She will be able to feel the swelling upon self-examination physically.

If any such signs are felt, then also it is recommended that she is taken for examination.

Cancer in the Uterus region:

A lower backache accompanies bleeding.

Experts opine that this symptom could be a strong indication of cancer in the uterus region.

The problem in most of such cases is that they are seldom reported.

Therefore the doctor/expert is not able to take timely action.

One such case was reported in 2011. The patient was basically from the countryside and naturally did not know about such conditions’ medical hazards.

She was prescribed some pain relievers to take out her backache.

Even after 15 20 days, she did not get relief from her lower back pain.

Moreover, her periods were also got postponed.

The pregnancy test proved negative; hence the doctor merely changed her prescription for curing her back pain.

Nothing worked.

Only when the bleeding became severe was she transferred to an advanced hospital in the capital.

There she was diagnosed with Uterus cancer.

By that time, unfortunately, the options of treatment had run out.

The doctor had to remove her uterus to save her from getting into other critical conditions.

Pink spotting before period

This is a type of bloody discharge, where the quantity of blood bleeding is far lesser.

However, the chances of a serious health condition cannot be ruled out.

It is not the goal of this article to scare the patients out of their wits; rather, it is only a precautionary warning.

If she stops bleeding after a brief period before her actual period starts, she can feel safe.

On the other hand:

If the bleeding persists even further, it could be a serious cause of concern.

Let us look at some of the most probable conditions which have to lead to this sort of bleeding.

Hormone disorder.

There are many reasons for this to happen. Some of the Hormone imbalance problems occur when

  • She is on a birth control pill.
  • She has a hormone deficiency.
  • She is suffering from a lack of nutrition, minerals, and other forms of energizing vitamins. They can be treated easily when she consults her gynecologist expert.

Attachment of the fertilized egg to either the fallopian tube/abdominal cavity region/ cervix region.

Although

These are rare conditions; experience shows that such conditions are also possible.

Creamy discharge before period

This is quite a normal condition before the periods time.

The possible chances are that she is consuming pregnancy prevention medications; her ovulation cycles have problems or even natural causes.

In these cases also, the possibility of creamy discharge is there.

Most of the cases consist of creamy white discharge before the period or milky discharge before the period.

Watery discharge before period

This is considered to be a normal condition.

Hence, there is no need to panic in such situations.

Brownish discharge before period

When the color is brown, it could be assumed that the uterus’s blood could be due to the previous period’s cycle.

In such circumstances, she needs to wait for at least 2 3 days.

If the low/moderate level of bleeding stops naturally, she will have nothing to fear.

Only when the bleeding continues into the 4thday/the intensity of bleeding is too high, and then she will need medical attention.

Light spotting before period

This is also considered to be quite normal in nature.

Most of the females experience this bleeding about 5 7 days before their actual periods start.

Though the exact reasons for this sort of bleeding are medically not established, it is presumed that they could be due to hormone changes that go with every period.

If one observes closely, the female’s physical and mental experiences are not the same during all eh period cycles.

This could be attributed to the varying physical conditions of each individual.

Other cases

In some cases, no discharge before period is observed.

However, the average period gets postponed.

This could be attributed to changed/varied physical activities, changes in previous menstrual cycles, pregnancy, previous miscarriage incidents, increasing stress levels, etc.

If the period cycle is pushed beyond 3 4 months compared to the regular cycles, she highly recommended that she consult her gynecologist/physician.

Stress is supposed to play a significant role in altering the menstrual cycle.

This could be either physical or psychological in nature.

 Physical stresses could occur due to many reasons, including

If she is an athlete/sportsperson.

It is common for such individuals to experience delayed periods quite often.

But such delays, when they happen frequently, could lead to further complications in a future pregnancy.

Some such symptoms could be noticed in females who happen to

  • Go through excess physical stress due to exercising: This could result in imbalanced hormones and delayed periods.
  • Ovary failure: This could happen due to critical issues concerned with ovaries producing hormones. Medical science is yet to find a reliable solution to this problem. It occurs in females, who usually are approaching their 40s.
  • Fibroids in the uterus region: As we have seen earlier in this article, it is one of the most commonly occurring problems. It can be cured with medications, as described earlier.

Psychological stress is yet another cause that results in delayed periods.

Change of place, personal problems, uncertainty about the future, and other related issues could also cause this.

Side effects of medications:

This could be another major cause of delayed menstrual cycles.

In some cases:

The patients take medications without proper prescriptions. Such a phenomenon could be quite commonly observed in cases o a headache, common cold/cough, etc.

Recovery from surgery/illness:

In such cases also, the hormone balance in the female anatomy will fluctuate.

Sometimes this could be normal, and menstruation will automatically resume once she is physically well.

In some other complex cases, the delay could be extended up to more than 6 – 7 months.

It is recommended that she consult her gynecologist in such cases of abnormal delays.

Cervical mucus before period

A female is naturally protected by Cervical mucus.

It gets produced within her sexual/reproductive organs and gets discharged sometimes.

It is a liquid responsible for protecting the uterus from any external attacks and infections.

This fluid density is said to be relatively thin during regular cycles and grow thicker during her pregnancy.

On the other hand

It also shows the fertility level of a female ovary.

Hence, there will be no need to fear/panic when such fluids are observed during the pre-period cycles.

Female periods typically occur in three phases, namely.

  • Follicular: This is the initial period in the menstrual cycle when the female ovary releases the egg. It lasts roughly about five days.
  • Ovulatory: This is the phase when the female ovary releases the egg. The released egg passes through the fallopian tube travel to the end.
  • Luteal: In this phase, the egg awaits a sperm cell to fertilize it. The duration typically lasts for 24 hours. If the process of fertilization fails to happen, the endometrial substance compound within the uterus is exhausted. This naturally leads to the next phase called the menstrual phase. If there happen to be any variations in any steps, this could lead to abnormalities in the menstrual cycle.
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Carol Turner
Carol Turner, M.D. is an obstetrician who treats a broad range of women’s health issues. She specializes in pregnancy, general obstetrics, cervical cancer prevention, abnormal vaginal bleeding, minimally invasive surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Turner’s philosophy of care is the patient. She has spent most of her live educating young women on the importance of routine pre-cancer testing. Carol received her medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

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  1. It should also important to note that if you suspect that you are pregnant because of implantation bleeding, never fully trust a home pregnancy test. Your body may not have produced enough “pregnant” hormone yet for the test to detect. You either wait a few more days or just check with your doctor

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Expired Pregnancy Test [TRICKS REVEALED] 0

Over the years, women worldwide have been given the world’s greatest surprise when they learn they’re pregnant.

This is definitely an exciting moment, which will never be forgotten.

Of course, you need a little assistance to confirm your pregnancy.

Some women like to purchase a pregnancy test and keep it around for emergencies.

Is this possible, or will these tests expire and become useless with time? Below, you will find out!


Do Pregnancy Tests Expire?

Many women aren’t entirely familiar with the pregnancy test.

They know its purpose and how to use it, but they don’t know the specifics.

For starters, a pregnancy test can expire!

Each test actually comes with its very own expiration date.

The amount of time it takes for these tests to expire depends and could vary between 2 and 3 years. You will generally find that cheaper tests come with a shorter lifespan, while costlier tests usually last longer.

Overall

It is essential to remember that an expired pregnancy test will be much more likely to provide you with inaccurate results.

Therefore, you should always check the date before taking the test.

This simple behavior will help ensure that you receive an accurate result and begin preparing for the future as quickly as possible!

Dong Quai Abortion – What You Should Know (SAFE GUIDE) 3

Being pregnant can be a scary thing, especially if this is your first time. It is possible that you may have or may not have planned the pregnancy.

Whatever the situation might be, it is completely your decision whether you want to keep the child. You always have the option of carrying the child and then giving it up for adoption.

However, you may not even want anyone to know that you are pregnant at all. This is where an abortion can come in handy, but the whole process can be embarrassing, stressful, and even expensive.

This is where Dong Quai enters the picture. Dong Quai can be both helpful and hurtful during pregnancy.

Below, you will learn more information about Dong Quai and how to use it properly.


What Is Dong Quai

Dong Quai is a plant that grows in the damp, cold mountains of Korea, China, and Japan. The plant consists of purple-colored stems and has umbrella-shaped white flowers.

This plant is often used as a blood purifier and muscle relaxer, but it can be used for several other purposes.

Herbal Abortion

Some women are using Dong Quai in combination with blue and black cohosh to induce an herbal abortion.

Keep in mind that this can be a hazardous process if it is not performed correctly. Using the incorrect amount of herbs can lead to several complications.

However, if the proper combination of herbs is used, abortion can be a success.

With all that being said, you should never try to induce a natural abortion without a professional trained medical physician’s supervision.

This whole process will need to take place early in your pregnancy. Dong Quai can be beneficial when taken later during pregnancy.

Benefits Of Taking Dong Quai

There are tons of benefits that you can receive from taking Don Quai, and they will be listed below.

  • Estrogen levels- this magical herb can balance your estrogen levels. If they are too low, the herb can correct that, and if they are too high, the herb can balance them out.
  • Male fertility- studies have shown that the Ferulic acid found in Dong Quai can improve a man’s sperm quality. Ferulic acid is an antioxidant.
  • Female fertility- taking Dong Quai can help with infertility in females as well.
Conclusion

As you can see, Dong Quai is a potent herb that can be used for many different things. Just make sure that you are using it correctly if you do indeed choose to use it.

Getting Pregnant Before Periods – Yes & No [THE TRUE] 0

If you question whether you can get pregnant before your period, the answer could be “yes” and “No.”

It is “yes” because it happens in women who have shorter periods of cycles.

The answer is also no because these cases are very rare in nature!

Now the question is, why does a period-cycle get shorter than its normal routines?

One of the reasons for this is the imbalance in the estrogen-hormones.

When this happens, the ovulation happens in less than 21-days time frame, instead of the normal cycle, which takes about 21-35-days.

If such a situation arises, and the female happens to have sexual intercourse during that period, getting pregnant definitely exists, otherwise no.

One of the best ways is to test it through the pregnancy-testing-kit.

You will get a clear idea about it. Even if you don’t have the kit with you yet, you will still be able to gauge it by feeling the cervix membrane’s position. It will be closed and soft if you are pregnant.

If you are almost near the ovulation period, it will be open and highly soft in nature.

This is because of a simple reason:

The cervix membrane exists between the vagina and the uterus.

When ovulation happens, it remains open to allow the fertilized egg to enter the uterus.

This will be normally closed during the non-ovulating times.

Once the ovulation has happened and the fertilization occurred, the path will get closed after allowing the fertilized egg into the womb-region.

Even if the fertilization does not happen, the process of menstruation starts, and the cervix-opening automatically gets closed, returning to its normal position of closed and hard in nature.


How to avoid pregnancy during this period?

If you have experienced short periods quite often, you will need to note the variation pattern first.

This is mainly because the short menstrual cycles will not be uniform in the time gap.

They may vary without any fixed-pattern, depending upon the status of hormones during that particular period.

Hence it is suggested that

  • You stay away from intercourse from 9-10 days in the pre-period-cycles.
  • You opt for any non-pill based protection like, for example, female-condom (Or male-condom).
  • The consumption of contraceptive-pills is usually avoided because they “may” also negatively affect your periods’ cycles if you already have problems with them.
  • If you are married, have enough children (!), and do not wish to get pregnant again, the best solution would be to have a tubectomy surgery performed.

How to get pregnant before the period?

If you are serious about getting-pregnant-before-period, the best time for you would be to wait until your fertility-period!

This would be 4-5 days before your ovulation-period and even on the day of your ovulation.

The concept of 4-5 days before is suggested because of the survival-period of the sperm which is about 6-7 days in your fallopian-tube, compared to the egg, which is not more than 24-hours.

That means if you copulate in this period of 4-5 days before your ovulation has started, the sperm will be waiting to fertilize the egg, provided both are healthy and fertile in nature.

Weight Gain Before Period – What You Should Know [REASONS] 0

Until I was 18, my periods were quite normal, and without any visible trouble. I assumed it that way since I had not experienced any physical-irritations, pain, or any other allergy forms whatsoever.

It was only after my 18 birthday celebrations that I started observing my body-changes closely.

One of the reasons could be that I was trying to shed weight!

That was when I brought home my first weighing machine.

The first time I measured my weight, it showed 130.7 pounds, which I felt was too heavy!

Then I started exercising regularly.

Within a matter of 3-4 months, I had lost about 8-9 pounds due to my efforts.

Just 10 days before my period’s days in August, I checked my weight.

My god!

I had gained about 4-pounds again! This really made me worried, because I had honestly followed all the advice given in the lose-weight-naturally book!

I had even eaten any fatty-food as I sued to before.

First, I called up my friend Anita and spoke to her about my problem.

She is two years elder to me, and I thought she would certainly have a solution for me.

But surprisingly

She also did not know the head or tail of this problem since she had also experienced a similar problem when she was 17!

But she coolly said that the problem went away after some time!

This did not solve my doubts, anyway, and my fear started increasing!

Then I told my mom about it.

She only smiled and asked me to call a number!

I called that number in the evening, hoping to speak to one of her friends.

But the person was a female-gynecologist who happened to be mom’s best friend also.

She asked me to visit her once, which I did.

She examined me once and said everything is normal!

When I told her about my weight-problem, she said it is natural for females to gain weight during this time due to one of the following reasons I have shared with you.

  • Internal Water retention: This happens mainly because the water-intake is insufficient. The body has a natural mechanism to preserve water to keep the sexual/reproductive-organs moist and soft. When we intake ore-water, this tendency will stop gradually.
  • The Pre period follicular cycle can also result in weight gain because the female body is preparing for any eventual “fertilization.” The uterus-walls start thickening with protective-liquids and lipids.

Once the periods start

All the liquids will be naturally drained-out from the female body, and the weight will naturally come back to its originals!

She also spoke about the peculiar-changes in this pre-period time food-habits.

Some females tend to eat lots of salty and spicy food or consume alcohol, forcing the body to retain more water and liquid content within the body.

This may also lead to an increase in weight.

After speaking to her for about 30 minutes, my doubts got cleared.

This is only my experience that I have shared with you about weight gain before the period.

If you have cleared at least one of your doubts, it is great!

But the best person to find a solution is your physician.

Missed Periods – Pregnancy Tested Negative [REASONS] 0

A missed period negative pregnancy test is a condition where your menstrual cycles may be delayed due to various reasons.

You must consult a certified gynecologist and take proper consultations before taking any sort of medication.

You can also find many “Online guides” regarding finding a solution to this sort of problem.

Some of the work and some don’t.

It is not that there is something wrong with what has been suggested over there.

It is that some of them don’t suit your type of problem and your body conditions.

However

An attempt is made here to analyze some of the possible causes.

Physical stress: This could be caused due to fever, excess physical activities, and recovery from serious illness/surgery/traumatic conditions, frequent travel, and many others.

Your body’s normal functions get disrupted.

This is common among sportspersons, gymnasts, athletes, and others who spend most of their time practicing/playing grounds.

If you belong to one such category, one of the suggested solutions is that you give plenty of rest to your body.

Consume nutritious foods and smoothies.

It is also important that you keep your mind free of stress.

Try it for 10-15 days.

If you are unable to find your periods resumed, you will need to consult your gynecologist.

Mental/psychological stress: This sort of stress starts mainly due to the fear factors, especially when alone.

If you are surrounded by people who have no medical knowledge about this problem, their negative feedback might even multiply your fears.

Sometimes your periods may be delayed due to hormone imbalances.

They get naturally rectified over time, and you will get your periods back in order.

It is suggested that you wait for at least 10-15 days before you take any action on it.

Online sites and blogs written by experts give you plenty of clinically proven options to overcome this sort of problem.

You need to carefully assess your own conditions and match them with those in the sites, before opting for the medication/solution specified.

Side effects of medications: This is also another probable reason.

If you are consuming medications for any illness related to the sexual/reproductive organs, urinal infections etc., you may experience undue delays.

It is suggested that you don’t go for self-medication under these circumstances.

It would be better if you consult the same gynecologist/physician who has prescribed the earlier medications.

S/he will be able to conduct a thorough physical examination before giving you the appropriate medication.

Contraceptive pills: If you are using contraceptive pills, which you bought over the counter regularly, this might also cause a serious imbalance in your period’s cycles.

It would be better for you to stop consuming these pills for some time and adopt other safer means of contraception.

Wait for 10-15 days. If your periods don’t resume, you can try out some of the home solutions.

Aloe vera Juice mixed with Papaya extract.

You need to prepare a proper mix of these two ingredients.

  • Peel out the papaya, remove its seeds and make a juice with a blender.
  • Now add the aloe vera juice to it and blend for another 1 minute. This mix needs to be consumed for at least a week before you can expect any practical results from it.

Sugarcane juice with pepper powder: This may seem like an odd combination.

But practical experiments at home have given results within 7-8 days.

This is made possible due to pepper’s anti-oxidation property, combined with hormone balancing capacity of sugar cane.

Fig fruits extract, when boiled in water, can also restore your body’s hormones and cause regular periods to resume.

Suppose the natural methods do not produce any results within 15-20 days. In that case, it is always better to consult your gynecologist and take the medications per advice to overcome your problem of negative pregnancy test no period.

Tracking the Cervix Before Period [ACTIONABLE TIPS] 0

Your menstrual cycles could be monitored by observing the cervix before the period.

If you are new to this concept, it is the lining located on to of your vaginal region, which is very closely connected with your uterus region.

During normal times, this will be long in shape and relatively rigid.

It is also closed.

If you are in the period of ovulation, it tends to soften in its position and bulges above its normal level.

It also tends to open up a bit during this time.

If you are pregnant, the cervix will be softer, and its location will be slightly elevated, but the closing-position will be relatively-unyielding around the uterus.

On the other hand, if your pregnancy is negative and approaching your periods-time, your cervix-membrane’s shape and position will undergo various changes.

  • It is clinically called the cervical-OS, and it has two openings, one leading to the vagina-region and the other leading to the uterus-region.
  • As your regular-ovulation-time approaches, it starts getting cavernous-in-nature into the vaginal-region. In some cases, it is positioned at an angle concerning its original position. If you are trying to locate it with your finger, you may need to dig deeper. You might find it softer and relatively more open.
  • Once the ovulation has occurred, you have another 20-24-hours before your periods start. During this time, it is natural for the levels of estrogen in your body to decrease. Unless this period results in pregnancy, the cervix-organ will go back to its initial hardness and straightness in shape after the periods.

You will be able to do a self-test and determine whether you are normally approaching the ovulation-period. You are pregnant or in the post-ovulation-time and waiting for the periods to start.

You need to place a chair of at least 3-4 feet height.

Stand with one leg on the floor and the other placed on the chair.

Now insert your middle-finger in your vagina and feel it just above your vaginal-region and below the uterus; if you get

  • Somewhat open-structure, which is straight-in-nature and soft in nature, you can conclude that the estrogen levels increase in your body.
  • Wide-open-structure, which has now become vertical-in-position. That means your ovulation-period is fast-approaching.
  • Tightly-closed-inwards (That means it is closed around the uterus-region). This will be normally ganged in the direction of the rectum-region.

This follows a simple logical cycle.

The cervical position before the period will be initially closed because it has to protect the womb.

As soon as the estrogen levels start increasing, it opens slightly to allow the probably fertile egg.

After the ovulation has happened,

It opens even wider to welcome the fertilized egg and lead it into the uterus-region.

Once this phase is through without any fertilization-process happening, your physical body’s internal mechanism makes this organ close by itself.

Once your menstrual-cycles are complete, it closes down and returns back to its original position.

Note:

Make sure that you have wet your vaginal-region before carrying out this sort of self-test.

You could use Vaseline-agent or any other clinically approved-oil/gel for it.

As you are aware, there are three-knuckles in your finger.

If you can feel your cervix-membrane within the first knuckle, which means it is low.

Two knuckles mean it is intermediate-position, and three knuckles mean it is high-natured.

There may be certain cases in which this sort of testing may not work.

At that time:

You will have to depend on the color of Cervix mucus to know your status.

There are plenty of charts available online, which will reveal the details.