Menstruation

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Making a case for menstruation.

60 seconds of menstruation

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"How does menstruation occur?"

"Menstruation or sometimes referred to as periods is the monthly flow of blood from the uterus through the vagina in all girls.  During your menstruation cycle, the eggs in the ovaries mature and the lining of the uterus thickens to prepare for a possible pregnancy.  About half way the cycle, a mature egg leaves the ovary and this happens about once a month. This is called ovulation. The egg travels through the fallopian tubes towards the uterus and when it’s not fertilized, the linings of the uterus are shed and blood comes out at the end of your cycle.  The…"

"What are the signs of the first period?"

"Different women have different signs that can include; severe headache, joint pain, back and abdominal cramping, fatigue, nausea, acne, mood swings, loss or gain of appetite. However, the most telling sign is the actual period. The blood flow. It is important but that young girls understand that it is a complete cycle that for most women happens for a period that can fall averagely between 27 - 35 days depending on different reasons. The 1st day of one’s cycle is the day they see ‘first blood’ ? (as if vampire lol). From that day to the next time they get…"

"Is vaginal discharge normal?"

"A woman normally produces a vaginal discharge that usually is described as clear or slightly cloudy, non-irritating, and odor-free. During the normal menstrual cycle, the amount and consistency of discharge can vary. At one time of the month, there may be a small amount of a very thin or watery discharge; and at another time, a more extensive thicker discharge may appear. All of these excretions could be considered normal. A vaginal discharge that has an odor or that is irritating usually is considered an abnormal discharge. The irritation might be itching or burning, or both. The itching may be…"

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