RadioMD: Body Language
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Let's Put a Period to Your Menstruation Questions

October 17, 20149 min
Does your period feel more like a question mark?Does your period feel more like a question mark? What does your menstrual cycle mean for your body anyway?A period is one name for the monthly bleeding of the menstrual cycle for reproductive aged women. The period happens because pregnancy did not occur and the lining of the uterus, which got thick with blood to prepare for pregnancy, is lost because it is not needed. The whole point of having periods is to be able to get pregnant. (NoPeriod.com)A lot of women suppress their periods for medical or even social reasons - they just don't like having it, or have a specific event coming up where they would prefer not be menstrating. Fortunately there are very safe ways to avoid your period. Some women go on birth control in a continuous fashion where they do not get their period at all. Other women will menstruate every three months, which is also acceptable. Once you are past your childbearing years there is a gynecological procedure called uterine or endometrium ablation. Endometrial ablation is a procedure that destroys (ablates) the uterine lining, or endometrium so that menstruation typically ceases completely. Alyssa Dweck, MD, Ob/Gyn delivers medically-sound, comprehensive information for you on your "coming of age" period, no pun intended, point in your life. 

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