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Menses Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    menses n : the monthly discharge of blood from the uterus of nonpregnant women from puberty to menopause; "the women were sickly and subject to excessive menstruation"; "a woman does not take the gout unless her menses be stopped"--Hippocrates; "the semen begins to appear in males and to be emitted at the same time of life that the catamenia begin to flow in females"--Aristotle [syn: menstruation, menstruum, catamenia, period, flow]
Menses Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Menses \Men"ses\, n. pl. [L. mensis month, pl. menses months, and the monthly courses of women. Cf. Month.] (Med.) The catamenial or menstrual discharge, a periodic flow of blood or bloody fluid from the uterus or female generative organs.

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Menses Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Menstruation or menses is when a girl has blood come out of her vagina for 2-7 days every month. A slang word for menses is a period or "dot".

Before women begin their menses, there is cloudy white liquid-like fluid that comes out of the vaginal wall and eventually leaks on to their underwear. A girl begins this cycle about a year before the actual menstruating happens. When the liquid turns a deep brownish colour, the leaking starts to become often. After the leaking stops, which is within a year of it first happening then she begins to menstruate for 3-5 days. Once the experience becomes normal and adjusts to the body function, then she will leak about 2-7 days.

Most women menstruate for 3-5 days every month. However, anywhere from 2-7 days is normal. The amount of blood lost is normally about 50ml. Women usually use a pad or a tampon to keep the blood from staining their undergarments.

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