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Menstruation refers to physiological changes at the level of the lining of the uterus. It normally occurs at regular intervals of 21-35 days.
Menstruation prepares the body for sexual reproduction. Having a regular menstrual cycle is a clearly important in planning pregnancy. Any abnormalities such as delayed or early menstrual periods, excessive pain & bleeding during the periods indicate that you might be suffering from certain gynaecological conditions.
Menstrual irregularities and pain are very common. They can affect a quality of life.
Various menstrual irregularities include:
Menstrual irregularities should be diagnosed early to prevent complications such as infertility, anaemia, and uterine cancer. Treatment may include lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, medicine or surgery. Often a combination of all three is required.
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