When your period takes over your life

Posted on December 7, 2012 by St.Vincent Editorial Staff
When your period takes over your life

As part of a normal menstrual cycle, you should expect your period to arrive about every 28 days and to last for about four to seven days. But there are plenty of women out there who don’t have normal periods—and if you suffer from heavy bleeding, you know that your cycle’s “schedule” isn’t the only inconvenient part of menstruation.

Many doctors define heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia) as soaking a pad and/or tampon every hour or less during your period. That makes for a lot of trips to the bathroom and can be a…

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