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.

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This page is designed to be informative an educational. It is not intended to provide specific medical advice or replace advice from your healthcare practitioner.