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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

  • Study Ties Teen Smoking to Risk of Severe Menstrual Cramps

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who started smoking at a young age may be at increased risk for chronic, severe menstrual pain, a new study suggests. About 29 percent of women experience severe menstrual pain. While smoking has been suspected as a risk factor for severe menstrual pain, the evidence has been inconclusive, [...]

  • Gene Study Gives New Insight Into Puberty in Girls

    By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The timing of a girl’s first menstrual period may be determined by hundreds, and possibly thousands, of gene variations, a new study suggests. Researchers have identified over 100 regions of DNA that are connected to the timing of menarche — a woman’s first menstrual period. The [...]

  • Migraines May Worsen During Menopause

    New research confirms what women with migraine headaches have told their doctors for years: migraine attacks seem to get worse in the years before and during menopause.

  • PMS Not Linked to Hot Flashes Later, Study Finds

    By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, won’t necessarily suffer from hot flashes when they go through menopause, according to a new study. However, women who have PMS are more likely to report other common menopause complaints, such as memory and concentration problems, the researchers found. “We [...]

  • Bleeding Irregularities Common in Menopause, Study Finds

    WEDNESDAY, April 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Extended and heavy menstrual bleeding during menopause is common, according to a new study. “For most women in their 30s, menstrual periods are highly predictable. With the onset of the menopausal transition in their 40s, women’s menstrual periods can change dramatically,” study author Sioban Harlow, a University of Michigan [...]

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