Menses by definition is simply menstrual flow. Menses is a result of the female body shedding the tissue and blood no longer needed due to an egg not being fertilized during that particular menstrual cycle.
Menses usually occurs in females beginning at ages 10 to 15 years old, most commonly at 12 years of age. Most women experience a period for 2 to 7 days.
Talking about bodily functions isn’t always the most fun or comfortable type of conversation to have. That is especially true when young women have started their menses for the first time. Unfortunately, despite our society’s over-share tendencies, menstruation is still one of those taboo subjects. At our clinic, we strive to be a comfortable place for women to learn about their body and its function. We do our best to have those conversations some mothers find difficult because of their daughter’s unwillingness to open up.
The other important component of the menses discussion is knowing if your cycle is healthy and normal. When asked, many women believe their cycle is normal. That is due to the fact that as far back as their experience goes with menstruation, it is normal. Many women may not realize that their cycle should occur every 28-35 days and lasts 2-7 days. Excessive bleeding, debilitating pain, or overall life interruption is something that your menstruation should not contain or cause. If any of those things describe you, give us a call to discuss your options.
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What We Want You To Know
What many people don’t realize is: our menstrual cycles from our first to our last indicate how our body will handle menopause. Patients in their 40s and 50s that have either gone through or are currently going through the change have a common thread: irregularity (flow, cycle length, or time between cycles). Don’t wait to address proper health for you and/or your daughter(s). It’s a simple conversation that can change your life.
One of the best things we try to instill in our patients is: The younger we make healthy habits, the better our body’s foundation will be.