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Menstruation (Definition)

Menstruation is also known as Menses. Menstruation is the regular cyclical shedding of uterine (womb) lining associated with bleeding. Begins at puberty (menarche) and continus during a woman's fertile years until menopause. Cycles usually average 28 days, but can vary from ...Read more


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I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

I usually have heavy blood flow during menstruation, however for this past two days, my blood flow is very light. Is it something to worry about?

Could be: A menstrual period that happens on time but is much lighter than usual could be an implantation bleed rather than a period. If you have been having unprotected sex, you need to do a pregnancy test and repeat it in 3-5 days if it is negative. There certainly are other things that can cause a period to be lighter but most will also cause it to be irregular. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

What does it mean for blood to mix with stretchy mucus during menstruation?

Probably normal: From what you are saying, you are noticing an increase in mucous discharge with your cycle. This might simply be related to cervical mucous that is present that has made its way out with the normal blood flow. In the absence of other symptoms or problems, i would expect this to go away with cessation of your period. ...Read more

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Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Please what causes clots of blood during menstruation?

Amount of bleeding: The more bleeding there is, the greater the chance of clots. Depending on size, frequency, you may need treatment. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

I'm wondering why are the levels of oestrogen and progesterone low in the blood during menstruation?

Wow nice question: Long explanation but a brief version. Your menses is an indication that pregnancy did not occur and that your body is now eliminating the lining of your uterus and preparing for a new cycle. It is the decline in estrogen and Progesterone that tells your uterus it is time to shed the lining. The brain starts to stimulate the ovaries in a renewed attempt at getting you pregnant. See image. ...Read more

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Menstrual Period (Definition)

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