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OB Menstrual Cycle

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What are the three phases of the menstrual cycle? Uterine (Endometrial), Hormonal, Ovarian
The menstrual, proliferative, secretory, and ischemic phases are of what cycle? Uterine
What phase? Counted as first three days of menstrual cycle. Important in calculating estimated due date. Menstrual phase
What phase? Days 5-14 of of uterine cycle. Estrogen causes uterine lining to thicken and become engorged with blood. Ovary is preparing for release of mature oocyte. Ovulation. Proliferative Phase
What phase? Days 15-25 of uterine cycle. Begins after ovulation. Progesterone increases and estrogen drops if egg not fertilized. Uterus becomes more vascular in prep for eff implantation. Associated with variations in cycle length. Surge in LH. Secretory Phase
What phase? Days 26-28 of uterine cycle. Progesterone and estrogen levels decline if conception doesn't occur. Endometrium degenerates. 2 days prior to menses. Ischemic Phase
Created by: mreedy