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Top 5 FAQS

1.How long should a period last?

A regular menstrual period lasts from 3 to 7 days.

2.Why does my period last for several days?

It takes a few days to expel menstrual fluid, not only due to the size of the uterus or the level of hormonal secretions that month, but also due to the size of the opening for fluid flow into the vagina. The entrance to the uterus is very small, narrower than the hole of a drinking straw. This means it takes a few days for the blood to pass through it.

During menstruation, the uterus contracts to expel the blood inside, like squeezing paint out of a tube. The position of the uterus also has an influence on how blood is expelled. In its normal position, the angle of the uterus allows blood to flow out smoothly. However, the discharge of blood is hindered if the uterus is tilted too far forwards or backwards, causing the bleeding to be prolonged or to seemingly pause and then increase later in menstruation.

3.How long is a menstruation cycle?

An average menstrual cycle is 28 days but this number varies from woman to woman. A cycle is considered normal if it lasts anywhere between 21 to 35 days. Your cycle is calculated from Day 1 of your periods and ends just before your next period starts.

4.What is in menstrual blood?

Menstrual blood consists of the shed layer of the uterine lining (broken down and expelled) as well as tissue particles and hormone secretions.

5.Why are period cramps painful?

The pain of period cramps is caused by the contraction of the uterus as it tries to push menstrual blood out. It can also be due to pelvic congestions due to hormone imbalances, bad blood circulation and stress. Read tips about how you can deal with period cramps here.

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When you have your period, it may seem like you have to put your life on hold for a while due to cramps, discomfort, irritation or inconvenience. But this doesn't have to be the case! You just need to learn to live with your period more comfortably.

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