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Menstruation directory

Periods, or menstruation, is the time of month when a woman's womb (uterus) sheds its lining, causing bleeding through the vagina. Periods usually last about three to five days, but every woman is different. Follow the links below to find BootsWebMD's comprehensive coverage about the menstrual cycle, how it occurs, when you should seek medical advice, and much more.

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An experimental drug may offer women relief from menstrual cramps

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Eliminating periods with continuous birth control may sound like a woman’s dream, but is it safe?

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