How long does the menstrual cycle last? Each phase broken down

How long does the menstrual cycle last?

The length of the menstrual cycle varies from person to person but will last around 28 days on average.

It varies based on your age, genes, health, BMI, behaviours and birth control methods, but your cycles should generally be around the same length every month.

How long does the menstrual cycle last? Each phase broken down

That doesn’t mean 28 days of bleeding – it means 28 days split into four different phases (one of which is, of course, the menstruation phases).

Founder of Yoppie, Daniella Peri, commented: “Many women don’t realise that the menstrual cycle is split into such distinct phases and that each one brings its own unique symptoms.

We hope that by raising awareness on the subject, they can be better placed to manage their full menstrual health cycle and the issues that can arise.

“Understanding the cycle is also important for mental health: knowing that your mood or outlook has taken a dip because of the stage of cycle you’re in can help avoid concerns that mental health is dipping more generally, and also help avoid any kind of self-blame for feeling more negative about life than usual.”

Here’s what you need to know about each and every phase of the menstrual cycle.

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