5 stages of the menstrual cycle
By Kidspot Team |
Some women find their cycles are consistently longer or shorter (eg. always around 35 days, or always around 24 days), while others notice fluctuations from month to month, or year to year and at different times of their lives. For example, 26 days one month and 31 days the next. Puberty and menopause are typical times to experience irregular periods, as the body goes through these major transitional phases.
Changes in period patterns can also happen as you grow older.
There are 5 phases in a normal menstrual cycle:
Releasing an egg (ovulation)