Menses Meaning and Definition in Dictionary
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 \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
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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.[See more about Menses at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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