Having a period is somewhat a rite of passage, moving from being a little girl to a woman. If you're anything like me, then you are likely cringing as well. I hated that phrasing. The reality is, physiologically you can now produce a mini you, with the help of a male partner of course. However, your period doesn't all of a sudden make you Wonder Woman or She-Ra.
Here's the down and dirty, no pun intended. Your period is the way your body cleanses itself, ridding the lining of the uterus of all the good things needed to house a baby. This happens ty pically every 28-35 days on average for most. However, there are some conditions that cause predicting your period a bit challenging, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or even early peri-menopause both of which require the diagnosis of a medical doctor or advanced practice nurse or physician assistant.
At the end of the day, what you need to know is that having your period is normal. The average woman loses around 30-80 ml of fluid, with greater than 60 ml being categorized as "heavy" bleeding and a cycle lasting more than 7 days (which you should also see someone about). Additionally, you are fertile approximately 5 days after your period.
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