5 Reasons Your Period Is Irregular Irregular periods refers to the number of days from the day your period begins to the start of your next period. The average menstrual cycle lasts approximately 28 days however, anything between 21 and 35 days is normal. Longer or shorter than 21-35 days is considered early or late […]
Is it me or my PMS?
Is it me or my PMS? About 80% of women report at least 1 physical or emotional symptom during the 2 weeks prior to their period (luteal phase). Having symptoms that present in the 5 days before your period and resolve within 4 days of the onset of menses is considered premenstrual syndrome (or PMS). […]
You Should be Focused on your Kids, Not Your PMS
Period Problems On Top Of Being a Busy Mom? No Thanks. We know that sometimes, the very last thing you want to deal with, is your period. Painful cramping, changes with mood, are enough to deal with on their own. If you’ve ever been on vacation on the beach, and had your period, you know […]
Period Problems Need to be Taken Seriously. Period.
Period Problems need to be Taken Seriously. Period. What do period problems and a heart attack have in common? They both need to be taken seriously. Yes; a heart attack is more likely to be have the potential of being life-threatening. However in both cases, quality of life can be reduced substantially, when the proper […]
Heavy Periods – Normal vs. Common
It is often surprising to me when patients describe their periods as “normal,” particularly when pain, heavy flow, and mood swings are involved. So long as they bleed consistently around the same time every month, they consider these symptoms routine. While every woman’s period varies (length, heaviness, PMS, etc.), these “common” symptoms shouldn’t be considered […]
Is There a Reason For Your Painful Periods?
Cramping… sharp… throbbing… dull… achy… PAIN! It’s all part of being a woman at “that time of the month”, right?! WRONG. Contrary to popular belief, painful periods are not normal. Just because you have two X chromosomes doesn’t mean you should suffer in pain every month and miss out on the activities of […]