Menstruation is the term used for vaginal bleeding that women usually experience each month. Women can experience cramping, bloating, headaches, and many more ailments. Maybe that is why women sometimes call it "the curse."

About Menstruation

Menstruation is the shedding of the uterine lining (endometrium). It occurs on a regular basis at a very young age, maturation, in females of certain mammal species, until menopause. This article focuses on human menstruation. Women typically stop menstruating if they conceive or if they are breastfeeding. Menstruation lasts from puberty until menopause among non-pregnant women. Regular menstruation (also called eumenorrhea) lasts for a few days, usually 3 to 5 days, but anywhere from 2 to 8 days is considered normal. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long from the first day of one menstrual period to the first day of the next. A normal menstrual cycle is typically between 21 and 35 days between menstrual periods. The premenstrual time period is termed molimina and symptoms (other than bleeding) preceding menstruation are termed moliminal. The average volume of menstrual fluid during a monthly menstrual period is 35 milliliters (2.

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