Menstruation (or monthly; Lat. Menstruus - monthly) - is the menstrual cycle period (conditional cycle), leading to the bleeding from the vagina. (menstrual flow — blood and tissue that leaves the body through the vagina)


A cycle is counted from the first day of 1 period to the first day of the next period. The average menstrual cycle is 28 days long. Cycles can range anywhere from 21 to 35 days. Usually it takes about 5 days (3 to 7 days), during which time loss of about 50-150 ml of blood (mean 100 ml). Please note that the "M" cup size can contain up to 30 ml of secretions.


First monthly called menarche. During menopause menstrual cycle become irregular and eventually disappear (depleted stocks follicles in the ovaries). Menstrual absent during pregnancy (missing menstruation - a sign of pregnancy) and for a certain period after the birth, the baby nursing mothers (called lactation amenorrhea).


Each month, blood and tissue build up in the uterus in case the woman becomes pregnant. That lining would be needed if the woman's egg was fertilized by a man's sperm cell. A fertilized egg attaches to that cushiony lining and begins growing into a baby. But most of the time, the egg does not get fertilized, the lining is shed, and the girl or woman has her period.


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