Know About Normal Menstrual Cycle

ID-100120401“Menstruation is the funeral process for the unfertilized ovum” is how some people explain the menstruation. If the fertilization occurs there is no menstruation for as long as the child is not born.

The beginning of menstruation in a woman is called menarche. In healthy women the menstruation starts between the ages of 12-14 years and persists throughout the reproductive life till menopause sets. The average duration of menstrual cycle is of 28 days and duration of blood flow is about 4-6 days. The length of menstrual cycle may be few days more or few days less than 28 days. The menopause sets normally between the ages of 45 to 52 years.

It is quite common for departures from the normal sequences that occur in women who are otherwise can be called healthy and for this minor departures are not considered pathological. Depending on racial factors, nutritional status, geographical conditions, environmental influences and indulgence of strenuous physical activity there may be minor variation in menstrual cycle and the age of onset of menarche.

Among the commonest gynecological problems of women, the menstrual disorders are on the top of the list. Sometimes the menstrual disorders are just symptomatic and despite a thorough search to find out the cause, it can not be found. At that time it becomes quite difficult to manage these problems and has to be treated symptomatically.


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