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Menstruation

Menstruation, also known as your period, is a shedding of the uterine lining once a month as part of a woman’s menstrual cycle. Menstruation typically lasts four to six days.

Menstruation News

  • Irregular Periods May Be Risk Factor for Ovarian Cancer, Study Suggests

    Women with irregular menstrual cycles may have more than double the risk of ovarian cancer compared to women who have regular monthly periods, new research suggests.

  • Viagra for Menstrual Cramps?

    Women dealing with painful menstrual cramps may receive relief from an unexpected source — the erectile dysfunction medication normally found in their husbands’ little blue pills.

  • Time of Month May Affect Women’s Concussion Recovery

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 13 (HealthDay News) — Women who suffer a concussion may heal more slowly if the injury occurs in the two weeks leading up to their menstrual period, a small new study suggests. “The phase of the menstrual cycle when a woman suffers a concussion has a lot to do with the [...]

  • Earlier Onset of Periods May Not Mean Earlier Sex

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating at a younger-than-average age do not have sex earlier than their peers, according to a new study. Australian researchers found that among 554 girls followed through childhood, those who started their monthly periods before age 12 did not get an earlier start on [...]

  • Early Periods May Signal Greater Diabetes Risk, Study Suggests

    THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) — Girls who start menstruating earlier than most may be more likely to develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests. The study of women in eight European countries doesn’t confirm that early puberty causes diabetes, but it does point to an association. “The body is undergoing many changes during [...]

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