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LBelle22
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Question, when a Doctor asks you when your last period was do they mean when it began or ended?
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Leabug
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It depends why they need to know; the best thing is just to ask them yourself to clarify when they mean. [Smile]

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KittenGoddess
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Based on my experience with the medical community, they always want the date your last period started (since that gives them the day your current cycle started). They may also wish to know when it ended (or how long your period was) or how long your cycle (from Day 1 of one cycle to Day 1 of the next) usually is. So yes, asking for clarification is always best...but if you are asking so that you know which day to write down so that YOU know what to say, you definitely want to write down when your period started (and it's good to know when it ended too).

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