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Menstrual Cycles

Know your cycle - Day by Day

  • Days 1-5

    From Day 1, if you are not conceived, your menstrual period begins and it continues till the 5th day of menstrual cycle by passing menstrual fluid through vagina. The fluid is discharged when the uterus sheds the blood vessels and the soft tissues from its inner lining. This leads to a low level of estrogen and progesterone, and the body temperature is of 96- 98°F. The muscle contraction of the uterine may induce abdominal cramps in many women with a blood loss of 10- 80 ml in these days.

  • Days 6-7

    These days, the brain structure- Hypothalamus and Pituitary gland plays an interactive role wherein the hypothalamus secretes Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) and as a result Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH) and Luteinizing Hormone (LH) are released by the Pituitary gland, in turn to GnRH’s request. These two hormones stimulates either of the ovaries to get prepare for supporting the growth of eggs or follicles. In the next stage; the eggs start growing by producing estrogen. The progesterone level remains low and the cervical mucus is of little or no mucus.

  • Day 8 (May extend to Day 12)

    The increased level of estrogen secretion makes the uterus lining thicker. This promotes a richer blood supply and the follicles that surrounds the egg starts increasing its size, which all leads to the preparation of receiving the fertilized egg.

  • Day 10

    This day; the mucus turns to wet with sticky/ cloudy/ whitish/ yellowish secretions.

  • Day 12

    This period comes with more chances of getting pregnant with high level of estrogen. The mucus turns so clear, slippery and stretchy as well that signals you that ovulation is near. The thickened lining of uterus signs that it is all set to house a fertilized egg. The sperm can survive in your body from even 2- 5 days after the intercourse and for the same reason; if you have sex on 12th day; there is more chances of getting pregnant.

  • Day 13

    Here; a chain of processes are taking place inside your body through estrogen, LH and progesterone. The peak level of estrogen induces LH and in turn, LH stimulates progesterone synthesis that leads to the rise in FSH. Your body temperature can rise up to 4/10 and 8/10 degree within 12 hours of ovulation. The temperature continues as high till your next menstrual period, if you are not pregnant.

  • Day 14

    As a result of the sharp fall in estrogen, the LH surges that induces the ovary to egg release. The egg can live almost 12 to 24 hours.

  • Day 15 (may extend to Day 24)

    The egg moves through the fallopian tube and the empty egg follicle which is now called as the corpus luteum starts secreting better amount of estrogen and progesterone. This supports the uterus for a possible pregnancy. Also the levels of FSH and LH begins to drop here.

  • Day 17

    The corpus luteum keeps on producing progesterone and if your body temperature continues to stay high for the three days, that is a sign that your fertile period is over.

  • Day 18

    The cervical mucus turns cloudy in this stage.

  • Days 21- 22

    The level of progesterone rises to the peak.

  • Day 25

    As the corpus luteum breaks apart, the progesterone levels starts to fall. Along with that, your body temperature will also drop. If the progesterone level continues as high; then that signs about a positive pregnancy.

  • Day 27

    Due to the lack of corpus luteum, the mucus becomes dry or it is absent.

  • Day 28

    As a result of regression of the corpus luteum, the level of estrogen continues to fall along with progesterone production. Hence, the mucus becomes thick. You will get your next period on the 29th day if you are not pregnant. Our counselling session at SWCIC- one among the famous fertility centers in Hyderabad India can help you with additional details.