The period is a normal phenomenon that every woman must experience during certain stages of her life. Looking at it in the actual sense, there is nothing normal about periods because why should women bleed during certain days every month? And not just bleed, but bleed through their private part! Well, as a woman, you get used to it, and it becomes a normal part of your life. But there are different types of periods. Some are normal, and others are not normal.
The providers AFC Urgent Care Waltham can tell you if there are any warning signs if you’re experiencing any type of symptoms. If you think your period is abnormal, visit our urgent care center for treatment.
What is a Normal Period?
The menstrual cycle of every woman differs, and it is usually counted from the first day of one period to the first day of your next period. The flow of blood might occur every 21 days to 35 days, and it usually lasts for about 2 days to 7 days. Your first period is short, but as you grow older, you have longer and more painful periods (if you experience pain).
Your menstrual cycle could either be very heavy or it could be light. It could be super painful, or you could just feel a slight discomfort in your body system. It could last for about the same time every month, or it could change during some months. You could experience severe PMS, or you could just be unaware that your period is coming until you sight the blood. All these are considered “normal” during your menstrual cycle.
Also, you should note that the use of emergency contraceptives and birth control pills could have some effects on your menstrual cycle. This is normal too, but it is advisable that you visit your doctor or health practitioner to be completely sure.
Women who hit menopause will experience a change in their cycle. The menstrual cycle could get irregular, but there is nothing to fear unless the changes are way too prominent and the irregularities are highly pronounced.
What Makes A Period Abnormal?
There are lots of factors that can seriously alter the way your body works and change the way your menstrual cycle works too.
Some major factors that cause irregularities in the menstrual cycle are:
- Certain health conditions like Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), etc.
- Eating disorders
- Excess stress
- Excessive loss of weight.
- Uterine Fibroid
- A sudden change in the environment
Many factors can alter how your period goes, and it is best to see your doctor or a licensed health practitioner when you notice any change of irregularity in your cycle.