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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

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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