A doctor explains.
Periods come with plenty of symptoms, including stomach cramps, mood swings, headaches, a change in bowel habits, although everyone experiences different things. And one such change you might often notice during your menstruation is tender boobs. Breasts can become sensitive during the
Does the time between your periods keep changing?
For most women, periods operate like clockwork. They start a fixed number of days after the last time they began, give or take a couple of days or so, then last a few days before the cycle begins again. But some women'
Not only are they normal, but they have a fun, German-sounding name.
You know that joke, usually used when you feel something super specific that doesn't seem to have a name, that goes, "What's the German word for _____?" For ovulation cramps, that joke holds up.Referred to in the
Between 40 and 70 percent of women experience them.
After several months of getting migraines every two weeks, like clockwork, I finally opened up my calendar, determined to figure out what was triggering them. As I scrutinized the dates of my episodes, I started to connect the dots. Why did I
'I tried the best I could to keep it covered with the tote bag I was carrying.'
Periods are already annoying enough-but when you leak through your clothes on a heavy day, it just makes everything worse. Not only is it embarrassing, but bystanders aren't always understanding. Recently, one woman even said she was fired from
Like how it can cause cramps similar to period pain.
For those of us without biology degrees, we don't know a lot about ovulation. Other than, obviously, you kind of need to be ovulating to get pregnant, seeing as that's when an egg is released.Luckily, some people
There's a reason why you NEED that chocolate.
You've almost certainly been there. A few days before your period starts, and a big, greasy pizza dripping with cheese sounds like the most satisfying thing in the world-or make that a big pizza with a chocolate bar on
There’s a legit reason.
Living life can be tiring, amirite? But if the week of your period leaves you feeling exhausted, it's worth knowing that there's a real, scientific reason behind your sleepiness.Aside from dealing with the cramps, headaches, and bloating that's
Check if you fall under any of these warning signs!
Polycystic ovary syndrome (more commonly known as PCOS), is a hormone disorder which can affect women in a number of ways. It can impact skin, hair growth, fertility, and periods.But with an estimated one in every five women suffering from the
Rebecca and Vanessa Paranjothy are the founders of Freedom Cups.
The concept of menstrual cups generate a lot of mixed feelings. Some women are intrigued, while others are downright disgusted. But switching from pads to cups actually has a lot of perks. Not only are they more environmentally-friendly, menstrual cups are
This may be the reason your periods have stopped.
Missing a period is typically a big red flag (or lack thereof) of one thing: pregnancy.However, bodies are complex things, and there are a number of reasons you might find yourself with an unexpected surplus of tampons and paracetamol.For most
How much you bleed can tell you a lot about what's going on in your body.
If you've ever experienced a particularly light period and wondered WTF is going on-seeing as the month before your period was flowing like some kind of river-you're not alone.Not all periods were created equal, it
What's in your underwear could actually tell you a lot about your body...
You probs know by now that discharge (the white stuff you find in your underwear) is more than just something you'd rather people didn't see. It's actually cervical fluid that comes in various consistencies, and can
Period boobs are real AF.
It would be too easy for your period to *just* sabotage your pelvic region. Way too easy. Because having female hormones often feels like being on a roller coaster from hell, your menstrual cycle can also wreak havoc on your boobs. Breast
And where *exactly* does it go?
ICYMI, menstrual cups are here, and hopefully, they're here to stay. Not only are they long-lasting, they're also more environmentally friendly than napkins or tampons. But if you're wondering how the fuck they work/where
'I went to sleep with the cup inserted, and hoped for the best.'
I got my menstrual cup in December 2014, and for the first time in my life, I was excited to get my period. I began researching for alternate methods of dealing with my monthly cycle when I saw how much waste a
The week after your period? Best time ever.
On the days leading up to your period, your body feels like it's waging a war against itself; and a week after your cycle ends, you're at peak GGSS. But do you know why? Glamour produced a video of your
Cheers for worsening my mood, life.
As if it wasn't bad enough that once a month women get plagued with stomach cramps, emotional ups and downs, and a desire to eat anything we see; we also seem to get headaches around our time of the month.
Late bloomer? Think again.
From one late bloomer to another: trust me, I know how much it sucks to feel left out when your friends are shopping for bras and trading stories about periods... and you're just sitting on the sidelines in a training bra.
We're just so in tune with each other.
If you've ever lived in a house full of women, you'll be aware of the hormonal chaos that can erupt once a month. Because as if one period wasn't bad enough, we girls tend to sync up, meaning there
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