• Heavy bleeding
  • Irregular or long cycles
  • Lack of period
  • Prolonged or mid-cycle bleeding
  • Fibroids
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Tips and tricks...

Heavy bleeding

The medical term is ‘menorrhagia‘-  This is quite a common problem (affecting up to 10% of the UK population), which can significantly affect quality of life.

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Fibroids are growths that develop in or around the womb. They’re sometimes known as uterine myomas or leiomyomas. Fibroids are a common cause of heavier periods.

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Irregular or long cycles

Typical for a few years after menarche (when you first start getting periods) and also during peri-menopause (when they begin to stop). Otherwise, can be a sign of a health condition.

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

If you have at least two of these features you may be diagnosed with PCOS; irregular periods, excess facial or body hair, or enlarged ovaries containing fluid-filled sacs (follicles).

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Lack of period

The medical term is ‘amenorrhea‘- If your periods have been absent for more than 6 months in a row, you may have an underlying health condition, such as PCOS.

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Prolonged or mid-cycle bleeding

Light ‘spotting’ in the week before your period is common but long-lasting periods, or mid-cycle 'flow' can be a sign of an underlying health condition.

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Relevant blogs...

Menstrual blood loss- what's normal?

Here is our myth-busting guide to help you know the difference between ‘normal’ and problematic ‘heavy’ menstrual flow, estimate your own fluid/ blood loss, and find out which underlying conditions

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Do you have a bleeding disorder?

Conditions that prevent the blood from clotting normally, causing prolonged bleeding after menstruation, injury, surgery, or physical trauma. Von Willebrand disease (VWD) is the most common bleeding disorder affecting people who menstruate.

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Menstrual cycle length- what's normal?

Sometimes, there is a health issue behind an unusual cycle length, but more often than not, this is just unnecessary anxiety… The result of yet another menstrual myth- the ‘myth of the 28 day cycle’...

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A period product comparison!

Menstrual cups, washable pants and pads, tampons and disposable pads rated by health, performance, cost, environmental impact, marketing methods, and impact on self-esteem!

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