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Menstrual Cycle Day 12


What is happening internally?

Estrogen is reaching its all-time-high level, due to the fully developed and large follicle. The hypothalamus sends releasing hormones to the pituitary gland, which sends out a sudden burst of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH). This prompts the follicle to its last stage of maturation, and prepares it for rupture. The uterine lining is thick, and ready to house a fertilized egg.

Outward symptoms:

Cervical fluid changes from creamy to clearer. The vagina may feel wet or lubricative. The cervix rotates upward becoming soft, and the external "os" (cervical opening) will open. Basal body temperature is low. You may be feeling ovulatory twinges, or pain in the area of your ovaries. Your libido is increasing.

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Sta Jul 26, 2018 07:56:23 AM ET

It's day 11 and my period is still continuing. Is it normal?

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martha Nov 20, 2012 06:31:58 PM ET

I don't know what to think, i had sex on day 9 of my cycle and on every other ovulation period, found out i was pregnant, now i don't know which day i was more fertile

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tanja Nov 9, 2012 09:33:09 AM ET

I don´t believe in some of these ovulation calculations. My cycle days are 27 n i had sex with my hsb immediately i completed my mens and he left for a distanced duty for two months,after some few weeks i realised i was pregnant.

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Babs Mar 12, 2011 08:01:40 AM ET

Sometimes there is no defined reason for girls to start their cycles early. I agree, it seems so young. I myself started at age 12. Certainly thought I'd have a few more years until having to worry about all that! Some doctors claim it is due to consuming meats with high hormone content, or consuming food/beverages that come in plastic lined containers, juice boxes, canned products with plastic lined inside. BPA plastics could also be a culprit. Perhaps none of these are relative and it is just her time. Take care. Namaste!

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Raj Rastogi Jul 23, 2009 07:15:06 AM ET

My daughter is 11yrs 6 month old. she has started having her menstrual cycles. the first cycle began last month and lasted for 11 days. After 10 again she started bleeding and it has continued for 14 days now. Am really worried as she is still a baby and no reason i can understand why this happening to her. I want to take her to the doctor but she is scared and refuses to see a doctor. can anyone explain me the reason why this is happening and how shall it be OK for my poor little girl. I shall be obliged. thanks

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