26 May '11, 5am

She bleeds irregularly:

She bleeds irregularly:

RECENTLY, my periods have become quite irregular. I had one period that was more spotty than usual, and it lasted for just three days. Then two weeks later, I had my period again. This one lasted for five days and was associated with heavier bleeding. What is the cause of this? In order to understand abnormal periods or menstruation, we have to understand what goes on in normal menstruation. The menstrual cycle is a series of changes a female body goes through every month to prepare for a possible pregnancy. For most women, this takes up the duration of 28 days. Around once a month, your uterus or womb grows a new lining, called endometrium. This is to get ready for a possibly fertilised egg to nest in. How is the menstrual cycle regulated? I heard it has something to do with my hormones? Yes. The hormones concerned are oestrogen and progesterone. During each menstrual cyc...

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