A woman’s menstrual cycle is controlled by a complex sequence of hormones. Various factors, not all of them understood, can lead to disturbances of menstruation. Relevant articles in this database include the following:

    
  • Amenorrhea (absence of menstrual periods)
  • Cyclic mastitis (menstruation-related breast pain)
  • Dysmenorrhea (menstrual pain)
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • In addition, menstrual migraines (migraine headaches that occur in time with the menstrual cycle) are discussed in the migraine article.