Every woman has experienced it. After a few days of sporty periods, your sanitary protection is no longer stained. Yippee, it's the end of the period. Except that the next day, disaster, the period is back, your white pants are stained, your sheets are ruined... So what is the rule? How to know when your period is over?
Duration of menstruation: when does it end?
In general, the duration of menstruation and bleeding vary from one person to another and last on average between 3 and 7 days. The flow of menstruation will be more abundant the first days of the period
In her lifetime, a menstruating person will have her period nearly 400 times until the menopause. A menstrual cycle cycle begins on the first day of the period and ends the day before the next period begins. Cycles last an average of 28 days 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 is important to follow your body's signs:
- Use a period app to track your female cycle
- Note the first and last day of vaginal bleeding
- Indicate the days of heaviest bleeding and if your period is painful.
End of period: what changes with short or long periods?
Some menstruating girls experience episodes of short periods and then Long periods during their lifetime. During menstruation, women lose between 40 and 50 ml of blood, the equivalent of 8 tablespoons .
Abnormally short periods
When a woman has a short period, she is said to have an irregularity of the menstrual cycle calledoligomenorrhea. It is not uncommon for short periods to last longer than the average of 3 to 5 days of bleeding. Be careful not to confuse the spotting with a period. You could miss a sign of amenorrhea (absence of menstruation during a pregnancy, health problem, stress, anxiety)
Abnormally long periods
When menstrual periods and bleeding are long, i.e. longer than 7 days, it is called menorrhagia or hypermenorrhea. It is a heavy and long period. Bleeding is usually accompanied by abdominal pain of varying intensity. Other symptoms are added to heavy periods such as anemia, severe fatigue, hunger pangs and headaches. If you are in this situation, we advise you to consult a gynecologist or a midwife. You could be suffering fromadenomyosis, endometriosis, a fibroid or have an abnormal blood level (incorrect hormone levels).
Is it normal to have a brown discharge at the end of my period?
It is possible to have at the end of the period or in the middle of the cycle Brown discharge. Don't worry, this is oxidized blood in the uterus or in the vagina. Brown discharge is old blood that flows out 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 beginning of the period, the blood may be pale pink and in small quantities, then it will be 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 is no miracle recipe other than taking hormones like the IUD or the contraceptive pill . However, you can always try :
- To practice a regular physical activity, the sport that will make you happy
- Make love. Sexual intercourse and especially a female orgasm will contract the uterus and expel more blood
- Adopt a balanced diet and avoid deficiencies
- Take vitamin C or homeopathy
- Using hormonal contraception to suppress or reduce periods
Which menstrual protection to choose for the end of your period?
The ideal solution to stop stressing about having a long period, a period that starts again is to wear a menstrual panties or a menstrual swimsuit if you go to the waterfront. The menstrual panties made of organic cotton and Tencel fiber offer an unequalled comfort compared to towels, panty liners or tampons. You will be thus protected during nearly 12 h without thinking that you carry a hygienic protection!