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Menstrual Cycle Day 1

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What is happening internally?

Day 1 of the cycle is the first day of menstrual bleeding, also known as the follicular phase of the cycle. The uterus begins to shed the lining, blood, and the unfertilized egg through the vagina. The hormones estrogen and progesterone are fairly high. However, the presence of these hormones rapidly decline .

Outward symptoms:

You may experience cramps, bloating and/or a headache. Bleeding at times may seem heavy. Basal body temperature may or may not have dropped down, due to the fact that there is still some progesterone surging through your body.


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Guest Jul 13, 2018 02:20:54 AM ET

I was told that there are only three days that I would ovulate and I was wondering if that is true?

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Guest Mar 26, 2015 02:38:18 AM ET

My last period was Feb 1, 2015 and my ovulation date was Feb 14, 2014 then I had unprotected sex on the Feb 15, 2015. My ovulation date was Marc 3, 2015 and am not a very tracker person with my period and I started spotting Mar 16 and I haven't stopped it’s already Mar 25. I've done two pregnancy test but they come out neg. I need help I don't know what's happening to me. :(

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angelique Apr 3, 2012 06:59:42 PM ET

Am tryin to get pregnant i have one ovary i bein try for almost a year now my husband really wants me to have a child for him

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kathy May 17, 2005 11:05:27 PM ET

Can you get pregnanent on your menstrual cycle

kathy Jan 19, 2013 03:49:46 AM ET

I think you can,i really do think that's when my son was conceive

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