Every month, female uterus prepares itself for a possible pregnancy in which a thick uterus lining develops and the ovaries release an egg that can be fertilized by sperm. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterus then sheds the built-up lining. Menstrual cycle and period are controlled by hormonal balance of estrogen and progesterone. Here are some facts you should know about menstruation.
Women can do exercise and strenuous activities while on their periods.
Unless a woman has severe cramping (dysmenorrhea) or excessive blood flow (menorrhagia) that affects the ability to participate in physical activities, there’s no reason to abstain from exercise or regular strenuous activities at the time of period. In fact, exercise during periods can provide you with various health benefits like decreased Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS), might enhance your mood and reduce painful periods.
A normal menstrual period can be as short as two days and as long as seven days.
Menstrual cycle can be regular, about the same length every month or irregular; it might be light or heavy, painful or pain-free and still be considered normal. Menstrual flow occurs between every 21 to 35 days and last for two to seven days. For the first few years when menstruation begins, long cycles are common. However, menstrual cycles becomes shorten and regular with age.
Getting engaged in physical intimacy during periods can lead to pregnancy.
The egg released by ovaries travels through the uterus, where a sperm cell can fertilize it. If you happen to be one of the individuals who have a shorter cycle there is a possibility of conceiving. If your cycle is shorter, for example, every 21 to 24 days, this means an early ovulation is taking place in the cycle. Sperm can live for 2 to 5 days. You could have sex during period and then actually conceive 4 or 5 days later with your early ovulation.
Cramps during periods that get more painful can be a sign of something serious.
Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are cramping pains in the lower abdomen. Many women face menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual periods. So, it is of major concern to know the causes of these painful cramps. The major cause such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids can cause menstrual cramps. At the time of severe and continuous pain due to cramps can be a sign of serious problem that are mentioned above and one must consult a doctor.
Research shows that women who lived in close quarters or roommates experienced menstruation synchrony. This probably happened when women’s bodies react to the pheromones of other women around them, and it causes a menstruation synchrony.
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