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A period quesion ????????

Postby barnie » Thu Jan 01, 1970 12:00 am

you are spotting. This usually occurs at the beginning or end of your period. Sometimes, it occurs when you have hormone fluctuations, or it can be due to breakthrough bleeding while on birth control. Wear a panty liner or thin pad during these times to protect your underwear and clothing from staining.

Mark your periods on your calendar. Day 1 of your cycle begins on the first day of bleeding, and the last day is the one before you start your next period. Most women's cycles are around 28 days in length, with 23 to 32 days considered a normal range. If your bleeding is more than just a few spots of blood on your underwear, and it is about time for your next period, you are having your period.

Note your flow on your calendar for a few months to get an idea of how heavy or light your period is each day. Some women start out very heavy and then taper off until the end. A heavy flow requires a thicker pad or tampon and changing every few hours. A normal flow requires a tampon or pad to be changed every four to six hours. If your flow requires even less than that, it is considered very light. If you have to change a thin pad or panty liner more than a few times a day, it is still menstrual bleeding. If it is less than that, it is spotting.

Spotting can indicate any number of conditions, some of them serious, including miscarriage, low thyroid, vaginal injury, cancer and undiagnosed infection. Most of the time, these are not the issues, but unexplained and abnormal spotting should be discussed with your doctor.
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A period quesion ????????

Postby andi » Mon Apr 01, 2002 11:14 am

Yes its still your period, periods last for around a full week with heavy bleeding to start with and light spotting afterwards. Wear pads to suit the flow.
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A period quesion ????????

Postby aekley78 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:24 am

I stoped but wen i did stop i spotted for 3 days is that still called my period or not ?
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