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Is menstruation possible after inserting finger in the vagina?

By Anonymous April 5, 2015 - 12:29pm
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I had protected sex in early January of this year. My period was due in late January. Four days before due date of my period, I inserted my finger several times inside my vagina to check whether my period was coming or not. It came and it was like a normal period. I did this again in February and March. I want to know whether the menstruation was normal or it happened because inserted my finger?

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Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER and thank you for your question.

Your period did not start because you inserted your finger several times. That does nothing and is unnecessary. The menstrual cycle begins with menstrual bleeding (menstruation), which marks the first day of the follicular phase. Bleeding occurs after estrogen and progesterone levels decrease at the end of the previous cycle.

The menstrual cycle is regulated by the complex interaction of hormones: luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Luteinizing hormone and follicle-stimulating hormone, which are produced by the pituitary gland, promote ovulation and stimulate the ovaries to produce estrogen and progesterone. Estrogen and progesterone stimulate the uterus and breasts to prepare for possible fertilization.

I hope this information helps you understand how your menstrual cycle works.


April 6, 2015 - 8:17am
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