Is it normal to get your periods a week before your due?

The menstrual cycle in a woman’s body is one of the most confusing and complex processes of the human body. This gives rise to a huge amount of misconception as well as misinformation on the topic. While number of sources will put into your head that menstruation happens after a period of 28 days, this is more of a generic timeline rather than a set rule. A woman’s menstrual cycle is largely dependant on the hormone levels in her body as well as the brain and a few sexual organs. At different times in her life, these different factors and organs are going to react a little differently – causing menstruation to happen a little earlier or a little later. First and foremost, it is essential to understand what exactly happens in menstruation. The ovaries house a number of eggs when a girl is born. One of these eggs will ripen during each period of menstruation as a result of the hormones circulating in the bloodstream. When this egg matures, it will withdraw from the ovary and drift down the fallopian tube and into the uterus. Before it arrives, the lining of the uterus is hardened for its arrival by the hormone levels within the body. If the woman is impregnated and the egg is fertilized during this period, the fertilized egg will attach itself to the lining of the uterus. However, if this does not take place, the lining of the uterus starts to break away from the uterus and be discharged through the vagina. The discharge may also be accompanied by a little fresh blood as a result of the severed tiny blood vessels that were holding the lining in its place while still in the uterus. Due to the fact that there are so many different factors that contribute to the menstrual cycle – there is a tendency for it to be irregular at times.

There are a few home remedies that you could use to minimize this effect. Bitter gourd is known to successfully treat any irregularities with the menstrual cycle and you should drink a decoction of it at least twice a day to commence the menstrual cycle. You could also try regulating the cycle by drinking a small cupful of a tonic prepared from the leaves or seeds of coriander about three times everyday. Another option is to take a spoonful of radish seeds and grind them with a little water to create a paste which should be mixed with some buttermilk and consumed.

answered by M W

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