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How can I tell whether my period is normal or not?

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Answered by

Dr. Neha Rathod

Medically reviewed by

Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At August 12, 2019
Reviewed AtJanuary 18, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

How to tell if your period is normal? What are the signs that your period may not be normal like what are the hallmarks of a regular period and what does it mean if you have a short or long cycle, heavy or light flow, PMS or cramps, spotting, etc.

Answered by Dr. Neha Rathod

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

A normal menstrual cycle is with a cycle length of 21 to 40 days and lasting for 3 to 4 days to a week. Any deviation from this could be because of hormonal changes, low blood count or thyroid disorder. Passage of clots, changing more than 5 to 6 pads per day, severe dysmenorrhoea, should be treated. In case of any deviation, it is better to get checked once by your gynecologist and get a pelvic scan done. Lifestyle modifications, deep breathing exercises, multivitamin supplements, yoga and timely visit to your gynecologist will help you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Neha Rathod
Dr. Neha Rathod

Obstetrics and Gynecology

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