“Menses“, “menstruation“, “periods” are interchangeable terms referring to the monthly bleed a woman has, which is designed to prepare the body for pregnancy.
Menarche is the first period in a woman’s life, on average beginning at the age of 12yo , although can start anywhere from 9yo to 16yo.
Various issues can arise with the onset of menses including:
- late onset of periods (no period afer 16yo)
- irregular periods
- painful periods
- heavy periods
- bleeding between periods or after sex
At her medical, our doctors are experienced in investigating, diagnosing and offering a variety of treatments, including gynaecology referrals for all of these issues, tailoring your treatment to ensure your best health outcomes.