How much Blood Loss is Normal?

You may, at times, have wondered whether your periods are ‘normal’. You may have worried about the length of your cycle, the colour of your menstrual blood, and your menstrual cramps. One common question that women have, is ‘How much blood loss is normal?’ Television adverts show the effectiveness of menstrual pads by pouring a light blue liquid from a …

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Symptoms of Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is an uncommon form of cancer that affects the entrance to a woman’s uterus (the cervix). Cervical cancer accounts for around 2% of all cancers diagnosed in women. Cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women aged under 35, but is most common in women in their thirties and forties. Causes of Cervical Cancer Around 70% of …

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7 Tried and Tested Period Pain Remedies

For some women, periods pass without so much as a niggle, but for others, periods are five long days of cramps, nausea and and backache. It’s not uncommon for women to call in sick from work, or for girls to miss school, because of bad period pains. If you’re suffering each month, here are seven tried and tested period pain …

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9 Reasons Your Period Might Be Late

Many people assume that a missed period is down to pregnancy, but in fact that ‘missed’ period could simply be late. If you have a regular cycle, it can be worrying if your period doesn’t arrive on time. You may find that your period is simply a couple of days, or even a week or so delayed. There are plenty …

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Help My Cycle Isnt Exactly 28 Days

Help! My Cycle Isn’t Exactly 28 Days

Menstrual cycles are often discussed as being 28 days long, this is because the average cycle length is 28 days. This doesn’t mean, however, that your cycle needs to be 28 days long. In fact, many women do not have cycles that are 28 days in length. Most women find that their cycle is between 22 and 35 days long, …

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What is TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)?

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, life-threatening complication of bacterial infection. It has been historically associated with the use of tampons and occasionally with the use of contraceptive sponges In the early 1980s, it was determined that TSS was due to the higher absorbency tampons introduced in the late 1970s. The recommendations on tampon packages were suggesting that they were …

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