By kirsten

Having heavy periods is often very annoying and uncomfortable. Medically, a heavy period is when you soak through a pad or tampon within two hours. This is a condition called menorrhagia. The definition is when a woman has a heavy period (see above) or when her period lasts longer than 7 days. Should I Be Concerned? Usually, a heavy period isn’t a serious medical problem, it is just a nuisance. Although, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes, a heavy period is caused by an underlying medical condition. Some of the causes of heavy menstrual bleeding are: Endometrial cancer Thickening…Read More

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By Eva

There’s an emoji of a smiling poop, 12 different emojis of the moon and several cat emojis. How relatable are they, really? Why not make an emoji of something half of the world’s population can relate to, such as a menstruation emoji? This question was asked by Plan International UK earlier this year. They wanted to do something about this and had a petition where people in the UK and Australia could vote on 5 different emojis depicting menstruation. In June a winner was announced; a pair of panties with blood droplets on them. Even though menstruation is normal,…Read More

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By Eva

Menorrhagia is the technical term of heavy menstrual bleeding. Usually it is not a sign of any dangerous diseases, but it can be very uncomfortable. Here are some signs which can indicate abnormal heavy flows: You need ten or more tampons or pads during the days with the heaviest bleeding. You have to use both tampons and pads to prevent bleeding through. Your menstruation lasts more than six days. You have to get up during the night to change pad or tampon. There is blood on your sheets even though you use a pad or tampon. You’re staying home…Read More

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