Bleeding and pain with periods is different for everyone, but it affects mosts women's health and quality of life. There is a large range of 'normal'. Some women have short, light periods and others have longer heavy periods. Periods for most women last 3-8 days, come every 21-35 days and the total blood loss over the course of the period is 2-3 tablespoons (30-50ml).
Abnormal bleeding is characterized by bleeding for more than 7 days, bleeding that soaks through one or more tampons or pads every hour for several hours in a row, needing to wear more than one pad or changing pads during the night, passing blood clots that are the size of a quarter or larger. Abnormal menstrual pain may be a sign of a problem if the pain is so severe that over-the-counter pain relievers are not helping, intense backache, pain that is affecting your normal activities, severe diarrhea or constipation, bladder pain and pain during sex. Causes of severe menstrual pain and bleeding can be treated and managed.
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