Enter your number of sanitary pads used per day into the table and find out your Higham score. A score of over 100 points corresponds to bleeding in excess of 80ml of blood, and indicates menorrhagia. Consult your midwife to find out more.

Per day J1 J2 J3 J4 J5 J6 J7 J8
Number of lightly soaked sanitary pads
Number of sanitary pads moderately filled
Number of highly saturated sanitary pads
Number of small clots (less than 1cm)
Number of large clots (greater than 1cm)
The panties we recommend for the day
Our recommended nightwear
Scroll horizontally in the table to fill in your sanitary protection consumption from D1 to D8.

Your Higham score

Calculate your free Higham score!

To calculate your Higham score, all you need to do is enter the number of disposable sanitary pads you use every day, such as tampons or sanitary towels, for the duration of your periods, from day 1 (D1) to the end of your periods (up to D8 if necessary). You'll also need to indicate whether or not the sanitary pads you're using are full, and s'if there's a clot in your menstrual discharge.

To calculate your result reliably, it's best to note down exactly how many disposable pads you use each day for the duration of your period. Then take an average over 3 cycles and use our tool sto calculate your Higham score.

What's the Higham score for?

A Scottish gynecologist, Jenny Higham, developed this test to assess the volume of blood lost for the medical profession. The Higham test allows you to find out howmuch blood you have at periods by calculating the estimated volume of blood loss for each cycle. Thanks to this result, you can identify whether you suffer from hypomenorrhea, hypermenorrhea or menorrhagia, which correspond to abundantperiods .

In fact, a score is assigned to you according to the data entered. This score can be interpreted as follows:

  • Less than 20 points or 15ml: periods light
  • Between 20 and 50 points or 15 to 40 ml: medium flow
  • Between 50 and 65 points, i.e. about 40 to 50 ml: periods so-called "normal".
  • Between 65 and 100 points: periods rather abundant
  • More than 100 points or 80ml of blood: menorrhagia
  • More than 150 points: periods bleeding requiring urgent treatment

However, periods can be spread out over varying lengths of time: the feeling of abundance of periods will not be the same, but in the end, it's the volume of blood lost with each cycle that's most important, particularly for determining whether you're suffering from an underlying pathology or anaemia.

How does our Higham Score tool work?

The tool assigns a precise number of points to each type of protection, according to their saturation. We calculate the Higham score on the basis of the following equivalences:

  • 1 slightly filled hygienic protection = 1 point
  • 1 moderately soaked sanitary protection = 5 points
  • 1 highly saturated hygienic protection = 20 points
  • 1 small clot = 1 point
  • 1 large clot = 5 points

Based on the result, our customized tool advises you which period pants Elia model to use during the day and at night, according to your daytime flow.