Menstrual Warning Signs

Casual woman with stomach pain sitting in bed(BlackDoctor.org) — As you’ve probably known for a while now, menstruation is the monthly shedding of your uterine lining. Though it can be uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, your period is your body’s way of telling you that your reproductive system is working properly.

Just as every woman is unique, every woman’s period has its own personality. Some periods are short, others are long. Some are heavy, others are light.

After a few years’ worth of monthly bleeding, most women start to get a feel for their period’s frequency, duration, and flow. When something out of the ordinary happens — such as spotting between periods or an exceptionally heavy flow — it’s natural to wonder what’s going on.

Is There Such a Thing as a Normal Period?