I woke up one day and when I stood up a gush of blood (mostly liquid blood) coming out during my period and it never happened again. Did something bad happen?

Updated 6 November 2023 under Ask Us.

Great question! The short answer is yes, it’s totally normal to have a period that fluctuates based on where you are in your cycle and what you are doing during […]

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Epilepsy: Menstrual Disorders

Updated 26 October 2022 under Health Guides.

The menstrual cycle can lead to changes in seizure frequency in some people with epilepsy. What causes increased seizures in people born with female reproductive organs? During the menstrual cycle, […]

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I am 18 years of age and facing the problem of long periods. My periods haven’t stopped and now it’s the 14th day of my period with pain. I had sex a month ago. Am I pregnant, or what?

Updated 24 June 2022 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question! Daily bleeding for more than 8 days is considered a long period. If your period lasts for more than 8 days, you should make an […]

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I started my period last August (at 14 years old), but I haven’t had a period for the last 6 months. I am not sexually active, but I have some of the symptoms in your guide on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Should I be concerned?

Updated 10 April 2020 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question. In young women, it’s totally normal to have fewer periods per year, especially for the first 2-3 years after starting your period. In the first […]

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I have had my period since I was 10. It’s been 3 years and my periods are still irregular. Sometimes I get them every month and then it doesn’t come for another 3. I am not stressed or work out too much. Should I visit my doctor about this?

Updated 25 September 2019 under Ask Us.

Thank you for your question! During the first 1-2 years after a young woman starts her period, her cycles may be irregular; however, after that the menstrual cycle will typically […]

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What does clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge mean?

Updated 25 July 2019 under Ask Us.

Typically, clear, stretchy and jelly-like vaginal discharge that has the consistency of egg whites, means that you are making a lot of estrogen. This type of discharge often occurs in […]

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What causes your period to be late if you are a virgin?

Updated 9 July 2019 under Ask Us.

Thanks for your question. Your period can be irregular for a lot of different reasons (besides pregnancy) such as stress, exercising, gaining or losing weight, being sick, taking certain medications, or […]

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I am 13 and had my first period when I was 11. It continued for a month and returned 6 months later then stopped after a month. I am a virgin and I have not gotten it ever since. What’s happening?

Updated 6 May 2019 under Ask Us.

It is common to have irregular periods for the first two years after getting your period; however, it is not normal bleed for a month. Most girls have their period for 1-6 or […]

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I found this brown smudge in my underwear and the internet said it was old blood that took longer to come out of my body. Is it really blood and will I get my period soon?

Updated 8 February 2019 under Ask Us.

It’s true that a brown “smudge” or brown spotting is blood and it is brown instead of bright red because it is flowing slowly. Blood is bright red when it […]

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How many eggs does a woman have in her life time?

Updated 3 September 2018 under Ask Us.

The answer to this question is a bit complicated because female babies are born with about 1-2 million immature follicles (potential eggs) yet only about 400 or so will ever […]

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