When to Ask Yourself: “Is My Period Abnormal ?”
February 23, 2022
This is a popular question as many women have different experiences making them feel their period is abnormal.
The menstrual period, its cycle, pattern, character etc., differ from one woman to another.
What this means is that before we can decide there is a problem with your period, we must assess you specifically as an individual.
There are several occasions in a woman’s life when her periods change their pattern.
If you use emergency birth control like Plan B, you may experience delayed periods – read more about this here.
Your period pattern may also change as a result of pregnancy or certain medical conditions.
Fortunately, we can usually establish when a period is abnormal since the ‘normal’ period has a pattern that runs in regular, monthly cycles.
How can you recognise an abnormal period, then? Here are some instances:
The infogram below shows certain conditions where the period is abnormal.
You may use this chart to check what your period patterns are like, and watch this video to learn more about your menstrual cycle.
Or you can contact us directly for a menstrual period assessment to learn more about your cycle.
Editing By AskAwayHealth
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