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What are the symptoms of menstruation?

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The primary sign of menstruation is bleeding from the vagina. Additional symptoms include:

  • Abdominal or pelvic cramping
  • Lower back pain
  • Bloating and sore breasts
  • Food cravings
  • Mood swings and irritability
  • Headache and fatigue

Last Updated Date: 11/30/2012
Last Reviewed Date: 04/16/2013