How to explain periods, menstrual cramps and bleeding in Spanish

How to explain periods, menstrual cramps and bleeding in Spanish

Menstrual cramps, periods and bleeding in Spanish

Do you ever have to discuss periods, menstrual cramps and menstrual bleeding in Spanish? If so, this medical Spanish video is perfect for you.

In this lesson, you’ll learn …

  • How to ask initial questions about menstrual periods in Spanish
  • Useful anatomy vocabulary for periods and cramps conversations
  • Useful symptoms vocabulary for periods and cramping
  • How to explain why women experience menstrual cramping
  • How to discuss normal and abnormal levels of menstrual pain and cramping
  • How to discuss normal and abnormal levels of menstrual bleeding
  • How to suggest certain lifestyle and home remedies for periods
  • How to suggest common treatments for periods

Initial Menstruation Questions:

  • ¿A qué edad tuvo su primer periodo? = At what age did you have your first period?
  • ¿Cuándo fue su último periodo (menstrual)?  = When was your last period?
  • ¿Cada cuántos días tiene su regla? = How often do you have your period?
  • ¿Sus periodos son regulares o irregulares? (la frecuencia) = Are your periods regular or irregular?
  • ¿Por cuántos días normalmente tiene la regla?  = How many days do you have your period for?
  • ¿Los periodos son muy abundantes? = Are your periods very heavy?
  • ¿Cada cuánto tiempo tiene que cambiar su copa menstrual, tampón o toalla sanitaria?  = How often do you have to change your menstrual cup, tampon, or pad?

Related Anatomy Vocabulary:

  • El abdomen = abdomen
  • El endometrio = endometrium
  • El revestimiento del útero = lining of the uterus
  • El útero = uterus
  • La espalda = back
  • La espalda baja / la cintura = lower back
  • La parte inferior del abdomen = lower abdomen
  • La región lumbar = lumbar region
  • La sangre = blood
  • La vagina = vagina
  • Las hormonas = hormones
  • Las prostaglandinas = prostaglandins
  • Las trompas de Falopio = Fallopian tubes
  • Los fibromas = fibroids
  • Los muslos = thighs
  • Los ovarios = ovaries
  • Los óvulos = eggs

Menstrual symptom vocabulary:

  • El aumento de peso = weight gain
  • El dolor de cabeza = headache
  • El dolor menstrual = menstrual pain
  • El dolor punzante = sharp pain
  • El sangrado menstrual normal = normal menstrual bleeding
  • El sangrado menstrual abundante = heavy menstrual bleeding
  • La diarrea = diarrhea
  • La fatiga = fatigue
  • La hinchazón = swelling
  • La irritabilidad = irritability
  • La náusea = nausea
  • Las heces blandas = soft stools
  • Los calambres menstruales = menstrual cramps
  • Los cólicos = menstrual cramps
  • Los mareos = dizziness
  • Los periodos abundantes = heavy periods
  • Los periodos dolorosos = painful periods
  • Los periodos irregulares = irregular periods

Menstrual cups, pads and tampons:

  • La copa menstrual = menstrual cup
  • Las toallas sanitarias = pads
  • Los tampones = tampons

Learn this menstrual cramping and period vocabulary with the quizlet activity below:

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