Everyone adolescent girl child who is about to enter puberty, that is (the process of body changes that cause a child’s body to become an adult body capable of reproduction) should be taught in schools or by their parent, Knowing the basic medical definition of menstruation which is a normal process that females go through as their bodies prepare themselves for potential pregnancy.
Medically, menstruation (also known as period or bleeding) is the process in a woman of discharging (through the vagina) blood and other materials from the lining of the uterus at about one monthly interval from puberty until menopause (ceasing of regular menstrual cycles), except during pregnancy. This discharging process lasts about 3-5 days.
What are the signs and symptoms of menstruation?
Beside the bleeding, other signs and symptoms of menstruation may include headache, Tender breasts, acne, bloating, Abdominal cramps, pains in the low abdomen, Mood swings, tiredness, food cravings, breast soreness, and diarrhea.
When does menstruation begin? When does it end?
The menstrual cycle is the hormonal driven cycle; Day 1 is the first day of your period (bleeding) while day 14 is the approximate day you ovulate and if an egg is not fertilized by a male sperm, the hormone levels eventually drop and at about day 25; the egg begins to dissolve and the cycle begins again with the period at about day 30.
Menstruation begins day 1 and normally ends days 3-5 of the menstrual cycle.
When do girls start their period?
Girls have their first period during puberty. Most often at age 12 or 13 years old, but girls can start menstruating as young as 9, or as late as 16 bleeding.
*Medically written by: Charles Patrick Davis, MD, PhD