Healthy Periods

What are healthy periods?

The menstrual cycle, which is counted from the first day of one period to the first day of the next, isn’t the same for every woman.

For the first few years after menstruation begins, long cycles are common.

However, menstrual cycles tend to shorten and become more regular as you age.

Menstrual flow might occur every 21 to 35 days and last two to seven days.

Bleeding should be between – 3-7 days

Cranberry colored blood

Clotting – Severe or heavy clotting is not at all normal it’s a sign of endometriosis or any other uterine problem

Pain – There should be mild discomfort. Severe pain also could be a sign of some internal issues like endometriosis, hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroid

There should not be spotting in between periods. It’s a sign of hormonal imbalance

Normal Period Symptoms

Some months, your breasts may feel tender when you have your period. Other months, you may notice bloating around your abdomen or mood swings. Other normal menstruation symptoms include:

  • Acne
  • Cramping in the lower abdomen and back
  • More hunger
  • Sleep issues
  • Mood swings
  • Breast tenderness
  • Bloating

Not every period is the same, though. Most of the time, an irregular or abnormal period isn’t serious. But you should call the doctor if:

  • You have a heavier than usual flow
  • You need to change your pad or tampon hourly
  • Your period lasts more than 7 days
  • Your period suddenly stops for more than 90 days
  • You have severe pain
  • You think you might be pregnant

Sign You Need Period Support

Heavy Clotting Light flow

Last 2 days or 7 days more

Brown, purple or light pink

Unpredictable or irregular

Pain or severe cramping

PMS leading up to periods


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