I want to stop my periods, completely because the pain is so intense, and while not as bad as some, it’s still rather unbearable for me, as I’m bed-ridden and sometimes I can’t attend school because of this. At this point I would have my uterus and ovaries out if that would stop my pain. I plan on talking to my health provider about this as well, but I would like some advice first.Updated 5 September 2018 under Ask Us.
Having painful periods (dysmenorrhea) and perhaps pelvic pain at other times during the month can be frustrating to deal with, especially if it is interfering with your ability to attend […]Read more »
While it is normal for some girls to have cramps during the first few days of their period, “very painful periods” are not. If your pain prevents you from going […]Read more »
If you are around another girl who is on her period, does it mess up your cycle where you get it too?Updated 7 May 2018 under Ask Us.
Menstrual synchrony (when girls/women get their periods at the same time) is actually a myth. In the early 1970’s there was a study done, later called the “McClintock Effect” that […]Read more »
My period came early and I honestly panicked when it did. I don’t know what’s wrong. Should I get a checkup?Updated 5 October 2016 under Ask Us.
It’s very common to have irregular periods during the first couple of years after you start menstruating. You might also be one of those young women whose periods are affected […]Read more »
I take birth control pills. Do I have to take the “inactive pills”? Why do I have to bleed during this time?Updated 14 September 2015 under Ask Us.
Most birth control pill packages are made up of 21 days of active pills (one color) followed by 7 days of “inactive” pills (a different color), however there are some […]Read more »
Yes. When on the Pill, the lining of your uterus doesn’t become very thick so very little blood needs to come out each month. It is perfectly normal to have […]Read more »
No. Normal menstrual periods last 3 to 7 days. Longer than normal periods can occur because of stress, a hormone imbalance, pregnancy, infection, a thyroid condition, and other causes. You should […]Read more »
Periods in general usually last about 3-7 days but the amount of blood flow is usually different each day. For example, it is typically heavier during the first couple of […]Read more »
Talk with your doctor or health care provider if you think your periods are very heavy. It’s important to find out the cause (if possible) and get treated. The average female […]Read more »