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How is your Menstrual Health?

Lot's of Women have Menstrual Health problems

What makes up your Menstrual Health?

The reproductive age runs from menarche to menopause.

Menstrual problems can affect a woman's physical, psychological and social well-being.

A menstrual health survey can help identify menstrual problems.

These may be to do with:

  • The length of your cycle

  • How heavy your periods are

  • How frequently do your periods happen?

And many other issues.

Knowing when your abnormal is 'not normal'

Many women like you experience period problems such as heavy, irregular or painful vaginal bleeding.

Or observe a sudden reduction in the flow of your period or other change in the cycle.

A lot of women do not realise these issues are abnormal.

They may have no one to compare their periods with; and unless they read articles like this, are not even aware of their 'problem'.

Menstrual Cycles - Menarche and Menopause

Menarche is when a girl starts to have her monthly periods; commonly between the ages of 10 and 13 years.

During Menopause, a woman's ovaries have stopped producing eggs, and she stops having monthly periods.     

Many women start to experience the menopause after the age of 45 years but it could be earlier.

By the time a woman no longer has perods for 12 consecutive months, she is menopausal.

(Any vaginal bleeding that happens after a woman has reached menopause is abnormal).

Menopause arrives with a lot of abnormal symptoms.

Menarche is less problematic - some of the most common issues you first begin your period could be heavy flow or bleeding that is irregular.                       

And Lastly...

When you contact us about your periods, you will be guided on problems that may be associated with your periods and how you can manage them.

More Reading

Painful Periods - a Simple Breakdown by AskAwayHealth

When To Ask: "Is My Period Abnormal?"

Menstrual Flow Problems - Oligomenorrhoea

Your Heavy Periods Symptom Checker

Editing by AskAwayHealth Team


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