Menstruation

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Menstruation is the female body's monthly cycle in preparation to become pregnant[1]. If the egg isn't fertilised during a specific time during the cycle, pregnancy doesn't occur and the uterus lining is shed in the form of a period. The length of the cycle is detemined by the number of days between the first full day of bleeding on one period to the first full day of bleeding on the next and the average cycle length for most women is 28 days although it ranges from about 24-35 days[2]

The menstrual cycle is controlled by 3 main hormones: Folicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), Oestrogen and Luteinizing Hormone (LH)[3].


References:

  1. https://www.webmd.com/women/normal-period
  2. https://womeninbalance.org/about-hormone-imbalance/
  3. https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/stages-of-menstrual-cycle
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