Menstrual Cycles

By, Chase Spicer

Menstrual Cycle

Every month or so, the uterus lining gets thicker to prepare for a fertilized egg if the woman becomes pregnant. If the egg doesn't get fertilized, that lining is released from the body as blood through the vagina. This monthly process is called menstruation.

The Four Stages of The Menstrual Cycle are,

Menstruation,shedding of


of the uterus.

Follicular Phase, follicles in the ovary mature.


is when a mature egg is released from the ovary, pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized.

Luteal Phase, the lining of your uterus normally becomes thicker to prepare for a possible pregnancy.


Amenorrhea, an abnormal absence of menstruation.

Dysmenorrhea,painful menstruation, typically involving abdominal cramps.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS),A group of symptoms that occur in women, typically between ovulation and a period.Symptoms include mood swings, tender breasts, food cravings, fatigue, irritability, and depression.
Menopause,A natural decline in reproductive hormones when a woman reaches her 40s or 50s.