Menstruation

Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Every month, your body prepares for pregnancy. If no pregnancy occurs, the uterus, or womb, sheds its lining. The menstrual blood is partly blood and partly tissue from inside the uterus. It passes out of the body through the vagina.

Periods usually start between age 11 and 14 and continue until menopause at about age 51. They usually last from three to five days. Besides bleeding from the vagina, you may have

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  1. Menstruation (National Library of Medicine)  
    Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman's monthly cycle. Every ...
  2. Menstruation and Menstrual Problems From the National Institutes of Health (Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development)  
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  5. All about Menstruation (For Teens) (Nemours Foundation)  
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  6. ClinicalTrials.gov: Menstruation Disturbances From the National Institutes of Health (National Institutes of Health)  
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  7. ... a few days during each menstrual cycle. Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from ... pain. Your pain occurs at times other than menstruation, begins more than 5 days before your period, ...
  8. ... sign of malfunction or disease. In primary amenorrhea, menstruation does not begin when expected (by the age ...
  9. ... to your doctor. Your record should include: When menstruation begins and ends How much flow you have ( ...
  10. ... cancer. Progesterone is also used to bring on menstruation (period) in women of childbearing age who have ... in the uterus. It works to bring on menstruation by replacing the natural progesterone that some women ...
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