Menstruation: A period ( menstruation) is normal vaginal bleeding that is a natural part of a healthy monthly cycle for a women with uterus and ovaries.
A girl attains menarche(10 to 15 years) , every month your body readies itself for pregnancy. The lining of your uterus thickens and an egg flows and is released from one of your ovaries.
If pregnancy doesn’t occur, hormone levels fall, then menstruation begins. During your period, uterus lining is shed and its passed along with some blood out of the body. The average person looses 2-3 table spoons of blood during her periods.
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Menstrual flow might occur every 21–35 days and last 2–7 days. For the first few years after mensuration begins, long cycles are common. However, menstrual cycles tend to shorten and become more regular as you age.
What is heavy bleeding?
If bleeding is heavier than what you typically experience, seek a gynecologist’s help.
- Requiring more than 1 pad at a time.
- Pad changes during night.
- Blood clots that are larger than a quarter.
- Bleeding more than 7 days.