Is your period normal
And what they're trying to tell you
Your menstrual cycle is a REALLY GOOD indicator of your overall health. Knowing all of these are really important so you can either go about your life in a great way or you can go to the doctor and be honest and upfront about your symptoms. Remember, don't let someone else tell you what your body should or is feeling!
Pain free/minimal pain
Regular periods that last about 3-7 days
Your menstrual cycle lasts between 21-35 days
Average blood loss during your period is about 10-35ml
Your menstrual blood is bright red like cranberry juice (although there may be some changes in colour at the beginning or end)
Your vaginal fluid is medium viscosity, not too thin not too thick
You ovulate every month
In general your emotions are pretty stable and you feel quite balanced
You feel energised
You've got a libido!
What's considered not normal:
Severe cramps and pain
Period lasts 1-2 days or more than 7
Menstrual cycle that's shorter than 21 days or longer than 35
Blood is pink, dark or watery
You don't ovulate
You have pain between your periods
Tender and swollen breasts
PMS symptoms such as heachaches, migrains, cravings, fluid retention, mood swings
Hormonal depression and anxiety.
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