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How does my body know how long a month is?

Just as a small background before answering your question: as suggested in the previous answers, the menstrual cycle is regulated by complex interactions between the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian (...
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Normal for menstruation blood to be brown/black at the start?

Menstrual blood is composed of a mixture of blood (blood cells), vaginal secretions, endometrial cells and inflammatory cells. I have found no study investigating the change in colour of mentruation ...
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dangers of keeping blood in a jar

First problem: Blood is an organic substance, and like all organic substances that aren't cooked, refrigerated or otherwise preserved, it will rot. You'll need to freeze or at least refrigerate it. ...
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Is transvaginal ultrasound the only imaging modality option for diagnosis of PCOS?

If PCOS is unable to be diagnosed by the presence of the 2 other criteria out of the 3 you listed, then imaging is critical to diagnosis if PCOS is strongly suspected. Diagnosis is important, as ...
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Are PCOS & endometriosis linked? How to know if menstrual pain is atypical to warrant testing?

I think your question contains many personal parts which I can't answer and should be addressed by your gynaecologist. However, I will try to bring some clarifications to some of your raised issues: ...
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Is menstruation manageable?

Heave menstruation can be a pathology, which is called menorrhagia. There is a multitude of medication available: NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), ...
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Is spotting considered a period?

Usually women get a period 2 weeks after ovulation. During menopause hormone levels fluctuate and ovulation may not occur regularly and periods are more spaced out or closer together, heavier or ...
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