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Five signs of Healthy Periods!

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Though menstrual cramps are common in periods, severe pain is not a sign of healthy periods. Here are a few more signs that your menstrual cycle is healthy.

Menstrual cramps are probably the only reason women hate periods, not to forget the continously flowing fluid below. They would give anything to put away the menstrual cramps for the rest of their lives. Different women experience different kinds of flow during their menstrual cycle and they often wonder if theirs is, indeed, a healthy period. Have you been reading about what is wrong with your period or how a particular symptom could mean that something is not normal with your period? Well, we have decoded the mystery of what exactly a normal or healthy period is. 

Bleeding for only two days:

On an average, a period lasts for three days and a woman can bleed for as long as five days or as less as two days. It is normal if you bleed for only two days, and you need not worry as long as your period is regular. However, you need to be alarmed if you have irregular periods and you bleed for only a day or for more than five days.

Variation of the date:

It is a common belief that you must get your period on the same date every month. Most of us start fretting when that does not happen and the period gets delayed by a day or two. However, that's perfectly okay. An average menstrual cycle is of anywhere between 21 to 35 days and most of the times the number of days vary. However, you should be worried if the cycle lasts less than 21 days or more 35 days. You can track your cycle on Ela

Heavy flow or light flow:

Some might have a light flow from day two or three of their period, some might have a heavy flow until their third day, which is absolutely normal. Also, many women think period blood should not have clots. But, clots are totally normal as period blood is usually thick because the lining of the uterus is shed during the period.

Discomfort or pain:

The discomfort to a certain extent and some pain is a sign of normal and a healthy period. But, when menstrual cramps or period pain becomes unbearable to the point where it interferes with your daily routine and is accompanied by vomiting and nausea, you need to be more cautious and visit a doctor if it keeps on happening over and over again.

Vaginal discharge:

A white vaginal discharge just before your periods is also normal. There are wet days and dry days before a period, and that does not necessarily mean that you have an infection. The sexually active women and women who have gone through childbirth have more discharge as compared to those who are not sexually active or active and child free.

Dr. Sailaja Vuppu

About The Author

IVF & Infertility Specialist, Gynecologic Surgeon Dr. Sailaja Vuppu
Vijayawada

Dr Sailaja Vuppu is an acclaimed Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist in Sri Ramachandra Nagar, Vijayawada. She has completed 10 years on working as a gynaecologist and infertility specialist. Dr Sailaja Vuppu is right now practising at Rainbow Super Speciality Hospital for Women and Children. Her fields of expertise are Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal), Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection (ICSI), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) and so on. Find her contact details on www.elawoman.com

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  1. Home remedies to beat menstrual cramps menstrual cramps, Elawoman - 2017
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Gauhar Khan

I have bad smell vaginal discharge, I know it's not normal. Could you suggest me with some treatment options? Please advice!

Oct. 13, 2018, 9:38 a.m. 4.5

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Arpita Asmita

I have meftal spas tablets for my menstrual cramps. Is it totally safe or you can suggest me with some better options.

Oct. 5, 2018, 6:56 p.m. 5.0

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Shristi Baxi

I have heavy flow with clots in the beginning of my cycles. I never had cramps, is that normal too?

Oct. 2, 2018, 2:32 p.m. 4.5

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Phullo Diwakar

I bleed for two days only and I used to think I have some problem. Thanks for sharing the article and confirming that it is totally normal.

Sept. 15, 2018, 6:29 p.m. 4.5

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Chitra R Chajjar

I chose Ela app to track my menstruation cycle as well as fertile days. It is very accurate and simple. Thanks for the help.

Aug. 8, 2018, 1:31 p.m. 5.0

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Klarcity

I have periods for 10 to 11 days. Is it normal?

Sept. 24, 2017, 4:55 p.m. 4.5

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Daria

My periods since I got them always last 7 days. I'm healthy and on a regular basis get checked by the doctor, so lets extend those 5 days ??

Sept. 5, 2017, 4:28 a.m. 5.0

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Ritika

I usually get menstrual cramps during periods, relieving to know that they are normal.

Aug. 30, 2017, 5:45 p.m. 5.0

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Miss Blingpro

What about if your period last up to 9 days and is heavy for at least 7 days?

Aug. 28, 2017, 2:50 a.m. 4.5

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