What is menstruation?

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June 03, 2015 3:57AM

It is when a female has a period coming from the vagina.

During your period, you shed the thickened uterine lining and extra blood through the vagina. Your period may not be the same every month. It may also be different than other women's periods. Periods can be light, moderate, or heavy in terms of how much blood comes out of the vagina. This is called menstrual flow. The length of the period also varies. Most periods last from 3 to 5 days. But, anywhere from 2 to 7 days is normal.

Its a cycle for a woman that which means your body part is working normal. Menstrual blood flows from the uterus through the small opening in the cervix and passes out of the body through the vagina.
A woman releases an egg from her ovaries once a month. If this is not fertilised it is expelled from the body, together with the supporting tissue. This happens every month from puberty to menopause, and only ceases in pregnancy (in a healthy female). Monthly discharge of blood from the vagina of female reproductive organ is called menstruation.