I have very painful periods. Should I go on the pill? Will that help?

Updated 23 July 2018 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Is it normal not to bleed the full week of your period when using birth control pills?

Updated 8 September 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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I am still on my period and it has been two weeks. Is that normal?

Updated 7 August 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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I just started my period but it lasted for an entire week. Is this normal?

Updated 14 May 2015 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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My periods are really heavy. I was wondering if there was something I could do to lessen the flow?

Updated 15 October 2014 under Ask Us.

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 […]

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PCOS: Worksheets

Updated 4 October 2018 under Health Guides.

Period and Symptom Trackers: Keeping track of when your period starts and stops is a good way to see if there is a pattern to your menstrual cycle. It’s also important […]

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