There’s nothing like a late period to add some extra stress to your life. The most obvious culprit — pregnancy — is one possibility, but there are lots of other reasons. An Ob/Gyn explains why late periods happen and what to do if yours is MIA.
Periods can be puzzling. Some people have two or three days of bleeding, while others see Aunt Flo for an entire week. And is it normal to have really light — or really heavy — bleeding each month? An Ob/Gyn explains.
Losing your period can be one part of the Female Athlete Triad, a potentially serious syndrome of three interrelated conditions of health risk factors. Learn more about amenorrhea and how to prevent it.
Does the color of your period blood ever change? An Ob/Gyn offers a guide to what the different colors of period blood might mean, plus when to be concerned.
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Stress has a direct effect on our bodily functions, including monthly periods. An ob/gyn describes how stress impacts your menstrual cycle.
Want to avoid pregnancy? Learn how your fertility cycle works — and whether period sex is ever risk-free.
Few women love having a period every month, but menstruation is an essential part of womanhood. Skipping your periods (amenorrhea) for more than three months could indicate hypothalamic amenorrhea, a problem that needs medical attention.
Worried about a period that’s lasting too long? Find out what’s normal, what’s not and when it’s time to see your gynecologist.
While there’s no such thing as a “normal period,” there are some generally accepted characteristics of a healthy period. Here’s a look at some of the notable period changes women can expect throughout their lives.