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Menstrual Cycle Day 16


What is happening internally?

The corpus luteum is producing progesterone to maintain the uterine lining. If the ovum (egg) was fertilized by sperm, it will multiply in cells, called a morula.

Outward symptoms:

Basal body temperatures are high. Cervix is low, firm, and closed. Cervical fluid is dry. You may begin to experience a little bloating, as you are in the luteal phase.

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Ruks Apr 5, 2017 12:11:50 PM ET

Hi. I need help.. It's the 16th day of my period with brown discharge and sometime bleeding if I exercise. I had an ultrasound when I visited the doctor on the 10th day of my period, and she said everything is normal and gave me dicynone 500mg for two days. My period was heavy, and even after two days, I still have bleeding... I'm scared now. What to do?

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Guest Jan 2, 2015 11:51:32 PM ET

I'm also having light cramping. This is new to me so I don't know what's normal.

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Guest Oct 30, 2014 01:42:05 AM ET

I ovulated on the 4th of Oct, and I don't know whether I started my period, because it was supposed to start on the 20th. I started my period on a 15th Wed night around 10-11:30pm. Come Friday night, the bleeding stopped. Then, all day Saturday, I didn't bleed. Saturday night, I started spotting off and on until Monday after 1pm. I don't know if this was my period, or implantation bleeding.

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Guest Sep 12, 2014 03:08:58 PM ET

My cycle is 26 days, and I am on the 14th day, but I have cramps and feel bloated! Could that be a sign of implantation because my ovulation occurs slightly before the 14th day.

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Guest Oct 28, 2013 11:30:34 PM ET

I've had a few very light cramping on my right side around where my ovaries are. I don't know if it's normal.

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beth Sep 23, 2012 01:51:05 PM ET

I got spoting after 16 days of my period

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Lima Jan 27, 2012 08:15:09 AM ET

I m having cramps as if i was having my period so i guess it's normal.

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Ale Nov 6, 2011 02:43:49 AM ET

Is it normal to feel cramps around this time? I feel bloated, but, I'm also feeling some cramping.. Not sure if that's normal if everyone's just different..

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Ale Nov 5, 2011 11:31:01 PM ET

Is it normal to feel some bloating and a little pain, such as small cramps right about now as well?

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jc Jun 18, 2010 08:07:49 AM ET

What is 16 days menstrual cycle?

CG Sep 26, 2014 04:27:34 PM ET

It doesn't mean that the menstrual cycle is 16 days long. it's just explaining to women with 28-day menstrual cycles what happens on the 16th day of that cycle.

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