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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »
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 […]Read more »