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Menstruation

A period, or menstruation is a woman’s monthly bleeding

The word “menses” comes from the Latin menses meaning “months”. The word “menstruation” comes from Old French menstrual, which comes from Latin menstrualis, meaning “monthly,” especially “of or having monthly courses.”

Menstruation is also known as menses, is found mainly among all female humans, as well as some other female mammals, in regular periods during their reproductive age.

When a woman menstruate, her body sheds the lining of the uterus (womb). Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina. Menstruation usually happens each month, and lasts from 3 to 7 days.

Women have a period every 28 days approximately. However, some women may have a 24-day cycle while other may have a 35-day one. A period is part of the woman’s menstrual cycle.

The rise and fall of levels of hormones during the month control the menstrual cycle.

 

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References:

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/womens-health/in-depth/menstrual-cycle/art-20047186?pg=1

http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-16043/5-signs-you-have-a-healthy-menstrual-cycle.html

https://www.verywell.com/signs-and-symptoms-of-normal-and-abnormal-periods-3520916

 

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