Menstrual Cycle

Do you know what your menstrual cycle is? A menstrual cycle begins when you have your period or menstruate, this is what happens when you shed the lining of your uterus.

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What is a menstrual cycle?

Your menstrual cycle begins when you start your period. This cycle is measured from the first day of your period to the first day of your next period. Usually, the average length of a menstrual cycle is 28 to 29 days but please note that every woman’s cycle is different. For example, a teenager’s average menstrual cycle can be 45 days while a middle-aged woman might have cycles that last from 21 to 38 days.

What is menstruation?

Menstruation happens when you start shedding the lining of your uterus. This is what you often call your “period”. During menstruation, your body discards the build-up in the lining of your uterus. Your blood, along with the other tissue, flows from your uterus to the small opening in your cervix and through your vagina.

What is normal?

The menstrual cycle is different for every woman. It can occur every 21 to 35 days and can last between two to seven days. For the first few years of your menstruation, long cycles are very often and begin to shorten as you age. What’s normal for you can be different from what’s normal to other woman. Your cycle can be about the same length every month, and your period can be light or heavy, painful or pain-free, and short or long.

Also, the use of contraception can alter your menstrual cycle. Talk to your medical provider especially if you are using birth control pills and intrauterine devices.

As you get close to the menopausal stage, your cycle might change and become erratic. And as you age, you become more at risk of uterine cancer, it is best that you talk to your medical provider regarding any irregular bleeding to rule out uterine cancer progression.

Can I track my menstrual cycle?

Take note of your menstrual cycle by keeping tabs on the day that you start your period. After a few months, you can then see if you have your periods regularly or if your cycle is different each month.

You can also track your:

  • PMS (premenstrual syndrome) symptoms
  • When your period begins
  • How heavy your period is
  • Duration of your period
Can my menstrual cycle affect my other health problems?

Your menstrual cycle can affect other aspects of your health because of your changing hormone levels. Some of these health conditions can include:

  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Bladder pain syndrome
  • Asthma

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