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Glossary of Menstruation

Our menstruation glossary provides definitions of words related to the monthly menstrual cyle women and girls experience during their reproductive years.

What is Menstruation?
Definition of menstruation sometimes called period, monthly cycle, or Aunt Flo.

Amenorrhea
If your period is late, you could have amenorrhea.

Anovulatory Bleeding
Learn the meaning of anovulatory bleeding.

Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding
Learn when a diagnosis of dysfunctional uterine bleeding or DUB may be appropriate.

Follicular Phase of the Menstrual Cycle
A clear understanding of what happens during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. Definition of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle.

Intermenstrual Uterine Bleeding
A look at what defines intermenstrual uterine bleeding.

Luteal Phase of the Menstrual Cycle
A simple look at the definition of luteal phase. Learn what happens during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and when it occurs.

Menarche
Find out what menarche is!

Menometrorrhagia
A look at what defines menometrorrhagia.

Menopause
A look at what defines menopause.

Menorrhagia
A look at what defines the type of abnormal uterine bleeding called menorrhagia.

Metrorrhagia
A look at the definition of metrorrhagia.

Oligomenorrhea
Learn what the diagnosis of oligomenorrhea.

Polymenorrhea
Find out if you could have polymenorrhea.

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