Duration of menstruation: how many days does the period last?

The average number of days that the period lasts in a woman, that is, the bleeding itself, is around 3-5. Like everything, it is not an exact number and it can range from 2 to 7 days. If the duration of the week is exceeded, you should go to the gynecologist because we may have a problem.

The menstrual phase

  • The rule occurs in the first phase of the cycle, the menstrual phase. The endometrium, the layer that covers the inside of the uterus, is shed and is expelled as blood through the vagina. From the first day of rule begins a new cycle of menstruation.
  • Depending on the time of our life in which we find ourselves, the duration of our period can be more irregular, this happens for example at menarche and at its opposite point, menopause.

Dysfunctional uterine bleeding

  1. Although it is not considered something serious to have abundant and lasting periods (more than 10 days), it does cause significant wear and tear on the woman who suffers from it, both physically, she loses a lot of blood and can develop anemia, as well as emotionally.
  2. It is not uncommon for adolescents who have just started menstruating to suffer from this disorder called dysfunctional uterine bleeding. The cause in many of them is anovulation, which occurs when one of the ovaries does not produce eggs.

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