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Updated: May 5, 2020

AMENORRHEA : Absent menstrual periods for more than 3 monthly menstrual cycles.

BIOLOGICAL CLOCK : A woman's need to have children before she reaches a certain age & can no longer physically do so.

CRAMPS : Pain that a woman gets during her periods.

DYSMENORRHEA : Difficult menstrual flow or painful menstruation or abdominal cramps.

HYPERMENORRHEA OR MENORRAGIA : Menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding.

HYPERMENORRHEA : Short or scanty periods, extremely light menstrual blood flow.

MENARCHE : The time in a girl's life when menstruation first begins.

MENOPAUSE : The time in a woman's life when her periods stop and she is no longer capable of getting pregnant.

MENTRUATION / PERIOD : In a woman, the process of discharging blood & other material from the lining of the uterus at intervals of about one lunar month from puberty until the menopause, except during pregnancy.

OLIGOMENORRHEA : Condition in which you have infrequent menstrual periods.

OVULATE : When a female ovulates, she produces an egg in her body and can become pregnant.

POLYMENORRHEA : Menstrual cycle that is shorter than 21 days. A normal menstrual cycle is between 24 and 28 days long.

POSTMENOPAUSAL : Relating to the time of a woman's life after the menopause.

PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME : The pain and unpleasant feelings or mood swings some women have just before their period every month.

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