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CHAPTER-1-2
CHAPTER-3
CHAPTER-4-5-6-7
CHAPTER-8-9
CHAPTER-10-11
CHAPTER-12-13-14-15
CHAPTER-16-17
CHAPTER-18-19
CHAPTER-20-21-22
CHAPTER-23-24-25
CHAPTER-26-27-28
CHAPTER-29-30
CHAPTER-31.1
CHAPTER-31.2
CHAPTER-31.3
CHAPTER-32
CHAPTER-33
CHAPTER-34-35-36-37-38
CHAPTER-39-40-41-42
CHAPTER-43-44-45
CHAPTER-46-47
CHAPTER-48
CHAPTER-49-50
CHAPTER-51
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CHAPTER-13-14
CHAPTER-15-16
CHAPTER-17-18

menstruating woman should not have to use more than three napkins 

during the twenty-four hours is correct. 

 

_The periodical regularity_ with which menstruation recurs in many 

women is remarkable. I know a woman who has not missed her menses in 

twenty years; during those twenty years the menses have started every 

fourth Friday, almost always at the same hour. I know another one who 

has her menses every fourth Wednesday, about seven in the morning. She 

skipped her periods during her two pregnancies, then they were 

irregular for a while, then they came back to Wednesday. Other women 

have their menses on a certain day of the month, say the first or the 

fifth, regardless of the number of days in the month (such cases are, 

however, exceptional). And in some women the menses are irregular: 

every three weeks, every five or six weeks, every six or seven weeks, 

etc. Some women never know when they may expect their menses, so 

irregular they are. 

 

 

 

 

CHAPTER SEVEN 

 

ABNORMALITIES OF MENSTRUATION 

 

Disorders of Menstruation--Menorrhagia--Metrorrhagia--Amenorrhea-- 

Vicarious Menstruation--Dysmenorrhea of Organic and of Nervous 

Origin. 

 

 

In many girls and women menstruation is a perfectly normal, 

physiological process. They suffer no discomfort whatever from it. 

They suffer no pains, no headache, no irritability, they have no 

admonition of its onset, until they feel the blood oozing or trickling 

out. But, unfortunately, this is true only of a small percentage. The 

majority of women have some unpleasant symptoms. Some have a headache 

for a day or two, some complain of a dragging down sensation, some are 

irritable, feel depressed or quarrelsome; some have no appetite, no 

ambition, no desire for work or company, while some girls have such 

severe pains and cramps that they are obliged to go to bed for a day 

or two and call in medical aid. 

 

When the menstruation is very profuse, resembling more a hemorrhage 

than normal menstruation, it is called _menorrhagia_; if the 

hemorrhage from the uterus occurs out of the regular menstrual 

periods, it is called _metrorrhagia_. When the menses are skipped, or 

when they are so scanty that you can hardly notice any blood, we use 

the term _amenorrhea_. In a few rare cases the menstruation instead of 

coming normally from the uterus, comes from some other part of the 

body, for instance, the nose. Some women have a hemorrhage from the 

nose every month. In some a bloody discharge may come from the 

breasts. To such a substitute menstruation we apply the term 

_vicarious menstruation_. Such cases, however, are rare, and are mere 

curiosities. 

 

=Dysmenorrhea.= I mentioned before that in some girls and women the 

menses are accompanied by pains and cramps. This affliction, which is 


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