Periods

prevention of menorrhagia tips

6 Tips for the Prevention of Menorrhagia

The term “menorrhagia” refers to unusually heavy menstrual bleeding. Typically, a woman’s period consists of anywhere from one to three days of heavier bleeding with an additional two to three days of lighter flow. Women suffering menorrhagia, however, may bleed heavily for five days, rarely more, and the amount of blood they lose exceeds the […] Read more…

what to do before a gynecologist visit to ease stress

What to Do Before a Gynecologist Visit If You’re Nervous

Once a girl goes through puberty and gets her period, it’s essential to see a gynecologist regularly. Not only will the doctor perform an exam to ensure her reproductive system is healthy, but they can also answer questions about birth control, changes in the menstrual cycle, STD prevention and more. Still, many won’t know what […] Read more…

why do periods hurt your back and stomach

Why Do Periods Hurt Your Back?

Most women expect to experience some lower abdominal discomfort when they menstruate, but many discover their backs ache, too, when the cardinal flies into town. What is up with suffering periodic pain in more than one part of the body? Why do periods hurt your back, and what can you do to remedy this condition? […] Read more…

how to massage away menstrual pain easily

How to Massage Away Menstrual Pain

When Aunt Flo flies into town, many women suffer pain — some mild, some debilitating. Many women today also shy away from using over-the-counter medications to treat the monthly moans and groans in favor of natural treatments. One such cure from nature is menstrual massage. Do you know how to massage away menstrual pain? Women […] Read more…

why do periods stop in the water seemingly

Why Do Periods Stop in the Water (And Do They Actually “Stop?”)

Women of childbearing age who regularly swim laps at the YMCA might know their menstrual periods seemingly cease when they hit the water. But is this actually what happens? Why do periods stop in the water, seemingly? Does a woman’s uterus somehow know when she goes swimming, and call a halt to business as usual […] Read more…

the best menstrual cycle blogs

8 Menstrual Cycle Blogs We Love

Let’s be honest — being a woman is confusing. No matter how old you are, you probably have questions about your period. Luckily, we have answers. Some of the best health blogs focus on providing women around the globe with useful resources and information about their bodies, including everything you need to know about your […] Read more…

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