Is Your Period Normal?

Is Your Good Friend Miss Scarlet a Bit Eccentric?

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: Your Friend Miss Scarlet Is Very Nice!

I got Your Friend Miss Scarlet Is Very Nice!. Is Your Period Normal?
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Good news! Your period sounds pretty normal.

There’s a misconception that periods should come every 28 days. This isn’t true. A normal period can come every 21 days to every 35 days. As long as it’s consistent, it’s okay.

Read more about normal periods here.

Now, it is important to point out that having a normal period does not mean your fertility is okay.

It’s possible to have regular, very healthy periods – to even be ovulating regularly – and still face infertility.

Other possible causes of female infertility are blocked fallopian tubes, endometriosis, uterine problems, and egg quality problems (often caused by age.)

Then, of course, there are male causes of infertility.

If you have been trying to conceive for one year – or six months, if you’re 35 or older – then go see a doctor. Even if you have no obvious symptoms.

Are you worried about symptoms that weren’t on this quiz? You should see your doctor, too! Make an appointment. They are there to help you.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: We Have Some Concerns for Miss Scarlet

I got We Have Some Concerns for Miss Scarlet. Is Your Period Normal?
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Hmm, something isn’t right. Maybe you have abnormal spotting. Or vaginal odor. Maybe you have both issues.

Light spotting the day you get your period or for a few days at the end of your period is normal. Even light spotting on ovulation day can be okay.

It’s not normal for spotting to go on for days and days after your period ends or to get frequent spotting between cycles.

Abnormal menstrual bleeding can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, infection, and even cancer. It’s really important you see your doctor.

If vaginal odor is the problem, you may have an infection. A musky or even blood-tinged scent (on your period) is normal. It shouldn’t be pungent or a strong fish smell.

I know it can be embarrassing. But infection isn’t just uncomfortable. Some infections can harm your fertility.

If you’re worried you’ll get bad news at the doc, remember that the sooner you seek treatment, the better your odds are for success.

Please don’t wait! Make that appointment today.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: Miss Scarlet Has Serious PMS

I got Miss Scarlet Has Serious PMS. Is Your Period Normal?
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Sounds like you get really depressed or anxious when your period comes. Maybe you have severe insomnia. Or feel like you want to sleep all day.

Or, maybe, you have major mood swings – feeling hyper one day, then deep down in the blues the next.

I’m sorry you’re going through this. I want you to know that this isn’t normal. There is help out there for you.

With all the jokes about PMS (premenstrual syndrome), some women get the impression that periods should cause emotional distress. They think it’s normal, that everyone gets it.

Feeling a little teary or irritable before your period is normal. Struggling to get through the workday is not. Moods that interfere with your daily life are not.

The medical term is premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). About 3 to 9% of women suffer, and many of them silently.

Please don’t be silent.

There are treatments available. Make an appointment with your OB/GYN, and get the help you deserve. You can feel better.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: Miss Scarlet Is a Tad Eccentric

I got Miss Scarlet Is a Tad Eccentric. Is Your Period Normal?
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Something isn’t quite right with Miss Scarlet. Maybe you’re having irregular cycles or abnormal spotting. Maybe you’re suffering from some serious PMS. Maybe your vaginal odor isn’t right.

Whatever it is, please go see a doctor.

While people joke about PMS, severe PMS is no joke.

Irregular cycles or abnormal spotting can be a symptom of a serious problem It could be PCOS, PID, or something else. These can all harm your fertility.

Spotting may seem harmless. However, in rare cases, cancer is the cause.

You may be embarrassed to talk about vaginal odor with your doctor. But some infections left untreated can cause infertility.

The good news is, if you want to get pregnant, there are treatments available. If you get help sooner than later, your odds for success are better.

If you’re struggling with PMS-related depression, there’s help for that too.

First, you have to talk to your doctor.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: Miss Scarlet is Not Normal

I got Miss Scarlet is Not Normal. Is Your Period Normal?
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Uh oh, Miss Scarlet is not well.

Maybe your periods are irregular. Maybe menstrual cramps are interfering with your life. Or you have bad PMS mood swings. Maybe your periods are abnormally heavy.

Something is not normal about your period, and you should go speak to a doctor.

First of all, something serious could be wrong. You need to get checked out.

Secondly, you don’t have to suffer. There are treatments available, even for bad PMS.

Lastly, an abnormal period could be a sign of infertility. Some causes of infertility worsen over time, so it’s important to get help soon.

Doctors recommend seeing your OB/GYN after one year of trying to conceive. But that’s only if you don’t have any worrisome symptoms.

You have risk factors for infertility. You should see the doctor now.

The sooner you get help, the more likely fertility treatments will be successful for you. So, don’t wait! Call to make an appointment today.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

Is Your Period Normal?

You got: Miss Scarlet Needs to See the Doctor, ASAP

I got Miss Scarlet Needs to See the Doctor, ASAP. Is Your Period Normal?
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Two or more aspects of your period are not normal.

Maybe your periods are irregular. Maybe you have menstrual cramps that interfere with your life or PMS mood swings that are out of control. Maybe your periods are abnormally heavy, or you have abnormal spotting.

Something isn’t right. You should speak to a doctor.

There could be something serious wrong. You need to get checked out.

Also, you don’t have to suffer. Treatments are available.

Lastly, your symptoms could signal a fertility problem. Bad cramps could be endometriosis, adhesions, or PID. Irregular cycles could be PCOS or another cause of anovulation.

Doctors recommend seeing your OB/GYN after one year of trying to conceive, if you don’t have any worrisome symptoms.

You do have infertility symptoms. You should see the doctor now.

The sooner you get help, the more likely fertility treatments will be successful for you.

Stop waiting! Call your doctor today.

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical consultation, diagnosis or treatment.

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