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The blood loss during normal menstruation

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      Abstract

      The menstrual blood loss in 100 apparently normal women ranged from 6.55 c.c. to 178.69 c.c. with an average of 50.55 c.c. Fifty per cent of these women lost between 23.21 c.c. and 68.43 c.c.
      The duration of the period and the number of napkins used give only a vague idea of the amount of menstrual flow.
      The effect of this loss of iron on the hematopoietic system is considered briefly.
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