When To See Your Doctor About Your Period?

Posted: 30 May 2013

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When you should see your doctor about your period and stop making excuses from making that important appointment.

Women are pretty notorious when it comes to not showing up for the appointment with their ob-gyns citing work and family obligations as their primary reasons.

For others, the fear of seeking answers to very private questions sits boiling at the top of their heads. Within Asian culture, this is something of the norm. Ignorance in this case, can be detrimental to your health, ladies. And if you have young teenage daughters, at this point of time, it's best to set an example by getting serious about menstruation education.

Menstrual Cycle Guide: Understand What Your Body Goes Through Every Month

Don't just stop at simply providing feminine care products for their need at the time of the month; go further.

Let yourself and your daughter know that the menstrual cycle is a very specific and important female biological process that occurs every month following menarche (first period) and stops after menopause.

Sweep the layers of taboo and shame away from the topic so that we can all get educated about this mysterious process of menstruation together.

Tampon Tips For Teenagers

Let's be honest: Even though we experience menstruation, it doesn't mean that we completely understand the process. And I just found out that there's so much more to know about what exactly my body is going through every single month even after months of reading about the subject.

In this post, let's start by learning the menstrual-related anomalies you may face (or your daughter's) and find out at which point that a prompt visit to your doctor is most crucial.

Here are ten symptoms that should find you consulting with your physician about your period, pronto:

- Your periods become very irregular after having had regular, monthly cycles.
- Your period occurs more often than every 21 days or less often than every 35 days.
- You are bleeding for more than 7 days.
- You are bleeding more heavily than usual or using more than 1 pad or tampon every 1 to 2 hours.
- You bleed between periods.
- You have not started menstruating by the age of 15.
- You have not started menstruating within 3 years after breast growth began, or if breasts haven't started to grow by
  age 13.
- Your period stops suddenly for more than 90 days.
- You have severe pain during your period.
- You become feverish and feel sick suddenly after using tampons.

Understanding your menstrual cycle is key in finding out what is normal and what is out of the ordinary. Keeping a menstrual cycle calendar is most effective in tracking the average duration of your menstrual cycle and getting familiar with the emotional and physical symptoms that you may experience days prior to the first day of your period.

While every woman's cycle is unique, it's vital to note that if you or your daughter has experience any of the symptoms listed above, it's best to consult with a trained physician as soon as possible.

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