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Heavy Periods and how to manage them

Heavier bleeding on the first two to three days of your period is normal and does not always indicate that something is wrong. Your flow can vary from month to month and can be affected by lifestyle, diet and hormonal changes. But how heavy is too heavy for a period? To start off, we want to clarify that what is normal for one person, might be a heavy period for another. Research so far shows that the average amount of menstrual fluid that leaves the body is at around 30-40 ml (which equals 4-8 teaspoons of blood). There is a general understanding that you have a heavy period (also known as menorrhagia), if you bleed more than 60 ml in total each cycle. If...

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Getting Your First Period

We have answers for girls and ideas for parents. Don’t be afraid of talking about periods, sharing information and advice is the best way to understand your period and have a happy month! A Girls’ period: what you need to know Have you just started your period? Or want to know what to expect?  Your period is a natural part of growing up, it is nothing to worry about – it is an important part of growing up. First period Your period is blood passing out of your womb as part of a natural process to prepare your body for pregnancy. Now that your body is changing you can get pregnant, (and just before your first period too). Your period happens...

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Early Period

Here again so soon? Early periods can sometimes take you by surprise but the causes can often be managed with simple changes. We’ll have a look at what can cause an early period and share some tips on how to get a regular menstrual cycle. Why is my period early? An early period can be bleeding again just days after your last period or for example two weeks before you expect the next one to arrive.It can be caused by hormonal and lifestyle changes that disrupt the balance of your body.Unbalanced hormones are the main cause for an early period. They can become unbalanced by: Taking (or forgetting to take) contraceptive pills, or emergency contraception Stress or anxiety can release...

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Blood Clots During Your Period

Blood clots in your period flow can be very normal and simply a natural part of your menstruation. Many women pass period clots at some point during their menstrual lifetime. It is usually nothing to worry about and can be managed by using the right menstrual hygiene product that suits your flow. Signs of blood clots during your period A blood clot is a thick mass of menstrual blood that is expelled from your body when you menstruate. Clots are most common during the heaviest part of your flow – which is usually the first few days. Blood Clots look like chunky, jelly-like blobs that vary in size and color. What causes period blood clots? During menstruation, the thick lining of...

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Breakthrough Bleeding

Breakthrough bleeding means spotting or bleeding in between your periods. It can sometimes be inconvenient, but it doesn't need to control your life. There are lifestyle changes you can make and product choices available to help you get the best out of the whole month.Check out the symptoms, causes and solutions for managing breakthrough bleeding. Breakthrough bleeding: symptoms Also known as spotting, breakthrough bleeding is a common problem that is not always a cause for concern. The most common symptoms are: A very light period flow, or light bleeding in between periods Mid-cycle discharge that is tinged with blood. Light period and spotting: causes Breakthrough bleeding can be caused by different factors related to your lifestyle and health: Contraception Stress Hormonal changes Pregnancy...

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