How can you tell when your period is over?

Every woman has experienced it. After a few days of sporty periods, your sanitary protection is no longer stained. Yippee, your period's over. Except that the next day, disaster strikes, your period's back, your white pants are stained, your sheets are ruined... So what's the rule? How do you know when your period's over?

Period length: when does it end?

In general, the duration of menstruation and bleeding vary from person to person, lasting on average between 3 and 7 days. Menstrual flow will be heaviest during the first few days of the period.

In the course of a lifetime, a menstruating woman will menstruate almost 400 times until the menopause. A menstrual cycle begins on the first day of menstruation and ends the day before the next period begins. Cycles last 28 days on average, but can be much longer or shorter, depending on the woman.

If you have irregular cycles and anarchic periods, it will be more difficult for you to predict when your period will end... To make sure you have short or long cycles, it's important to follow your body's signs:

  • Use a period app to track your female cycle
  • Note the first and last days of vaginal bleeding
  • Indicate the days of heaviest bleeding and whether periods are painful.

End of period: what changes with short or long periods?

Some menstruating girls experience episodes of short periods, followed by long periods in the course of their lives. During menstruation, women lose between 40 and 50 ml of blood - the equivalent of 8 tablespoons .

Quantité de sang avant la fin des règles

Abnormally short periods

When a woman has short periods, she is said to have a menstrual cycle irregularity calledoligomenorrhea. It's not uncommon for short periods to last longer than the average, which is between 3 and 5 days of bleeding. Be careful not to confuse spotting with menstruation. You could be missing a sign of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation pregnancy, health problems, stress, anxiety).

Abnormally long periods

When periods and bleeding are long, i.e. more than 7 days, we speak of menorrhagia or hypermenorrhoea. These are heavy, long periods. Bleeding is generally accompanied by abdominal pain of varying intensity. In addition to heavy periods, other symptoms include anemia, severe fatigue, food cravings and headaches. If this applies to you, we advise you to consult a gynecologist or midwife. You may also be suffering fromadenomyosis, endometriosis, fibroids or abnormal blood levels (incorrectly dosed hormones).

Is it normal to have a brown discharge at the end of my period?

At the end of your period or in the middle of your cycle , you may experience brown or brown discharge. or brown discharge. Don't worry, this is oxidized blood in the uterus or vagina. Brown discharge is old blood that runs off with the white discharge.

The color of menstrual blood changes each day of the period, depending on its flow and the elements that make up the bleeding (lochia, clots, fibers, etc.). At the start of the period, the blood may be pale pink and in small quantities, then bright red and may contain clots. At the end of the period, or during spotting episodes, it may be brown.

Is it possible to speed up the end of my period?

To shorten the end of your period, there's no magic bullet other than taking hormones like the IUD or the contraceptive pill . However, you can always try :

  • Take up regular physical activity- any sport you enjoy.
  • Make love. Sexual intercourse, and in particular female orgasm, will contract the uterus and expel more blood.
  • Eat a balanced diet and avoid deficiencies
  • Take vitamin C or homeopathicremedies
  • Using hormonal contraception to suppress or reduce periods

Which menstrual protection should you choose for the end of your period?

The ideal solution to the stress of long periods and periods that start up again is to wear menstrual panties or a menstrual swimsuit if you're going to the water's edge. Menstrual panties made from organic cotton and Tencel fiber offer unrivalled comfort compared with towels, panty liners or tampons. You'll be protected for up to 12 hours without thinking you're wearing sanitary protection!

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