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
- Cramping in the lower abdomen and back
- More hunger
- Sleep issues
- Mood swings
- Breast tenderness
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