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Do Animals Menstruate? Here Are 7 Facts You Need To Know About Animal Periods

The other day when I was contemplating, a thought struck my mind. Do animals menstruate? Like humans, do they also wear pads and tampons during periods? After a good amount of research, I've finally come down to this conclusion that they do have it, but they menstruate secretly. I wonder when can I sign up for this secret menstruation? Periods! Ugh! The only good thing I like about it is it gives me an assurance that I'm not pregnant. 

So, here I'm with some facts you need to know about animals (your better halves and alter ego) periods. 

Do Animals Menstruate? Here Are 7 Facts You Need To Know About Animal Periods

Do Animals Menstruate? Here Are 7 Facts You Need To Know About Animal Periods

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1. The cycle of animals is known as heat period. 

1. The cycle of animals is known as heat period. 

2. How do animals menstruate?

2. How do animals menstruate?

The flow from their vagina during their periods is used as a lubricant used in matting. 

3. Secret menstruation.

3. Secret menstruation.

Unlucky humans! Unlike humans, other placental mammals have an oestrous cycle where their endometrium, the mucous membrane that lines the uterus is absorbed at the end of their reproductive cycle. 

4. Only a few breeds of large female primates like elephants and bats mensurate like humans. 

4. Only a few breeds of large female primates like elephants and bats mensurate like humans. 

5. No blood flow.

5. No blood flow.

For the mammals who survive in heat, their endometrium breaks up into small pieces as a result of decay into their body without any blood flow. 

6. In female chimpanzees, the first estrus is seen at 10 years of age. 

6. In female chimpanzees, the first estrus is seen at 10 years of age. 

It is characterized by anogenital swelling. After the first swelling, menarche occurs which lasts for about 36 days. 

7. The female dogs periods come twice a year.

7. The female dogs periods come twice a year.

Their periods lasts for about three weeks when they discharge some blood before peak fertility. 

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