Menstruation usually stops permanently when a woman reaches her early fifties. This stage of the menstruation cycle is called menopause and marks the end of a woman's reproductive years. Hormonal and physical changes that prepare your body for menopause may begin years before your experience your last period. Menstruation can also stop because of illness or as a result of surgery so consult a doctor if you do not menstruate for more than three months.
- Q What does it mean if my menstrual blood is brown?
- Q What is the rate of incidence of menstrual problems?
- Q How do breasts change during one's menstrual cycle?
- Q What other symptoms are common with menstrual cramps?
- Q Does bleeding between periods need to be checked by a doctor?
- Q What should I know about caring for someone with menstrual problems?