Menstrual ABC

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There are cur­r­ently 5 names in this direc­tory begin­ning with the let­ter O.
Mens­trua­tion occurs too infre­quent. It is a form of mens­trual dis­or­der cha­rac­te­ri­zed by a mens­trual cycle that is too long. This is the case when the total cycle is more than 35 days (maxi­mum 90). Due to chan­ges in hor­mo­nal balance, oli­go­menor­rhoea occurs mainly after the men­ar­che or before meno­pause and is nor­mal during this period. 

Ova­rian cyst
A sack-like cavity for­med in or on the ova­ries and fil­led with fluid, which is usually harm­less The ova­rian cyst can have a dia­me­ter of a few mil­li­me­tres to over 15 cm. 

Part of the pri­mary sexual cha­rac­te­ris­tics where eggs and sex hor­mone are produced. 

The moment in which the unfer­ti­li­sed egg is ejec­ted from the ovary and then recei­ved by the fallo­pian tube. In a healthy and natu­ral mens­trual cycle, ovu­la­tion takes place perio­di­cally and is often in the middle of the cycle. Around ovu­la­tion are the fer­tile days.

Ovu­la­tion blee­ding
Inter­me­diate blee­ding that can occur at the time of ovu­la­tion (middle of the mens­trual cycle). 

Your glossary all about menstruation

In our Mens­trual ABC you will find short and easy explana­ti­ons of col­lo­quial expres­si­ons and medi­cal terms rela­ting to mens­trua­tion, hor­mone-free con­tracep­tion and the ana­tomy of the geni­tals. Here you will find mens­trual know­ledge from A for ade­no­myo­sis to Z for zero waste mens­trua­tion.
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