Coping With Common Period Problems

on Dec 23, 2012

by Alyssia Granger

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There are many different issues that woman regularly experience when it comes to their periods. Find out the most common period problems, and what can be the cause of them.

Periods. Rarely are they normal. There are many different issues that woman regularly experience when it comes to their periods. Today we are going to cover some of the most common period problems, and what can be the cause of them. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Irregular periods

Irregular periods are very common in many women. However, if you have just missed a period, of course, pregnancy is always something to consider. If you are not pregnant, there are a ton of reasons that your periods can be out of whack. A ton of medical conditions can mess with your periods, from thyroid disorders to PCOS. Medications can also interfere with your periods, too, so take that into consideration. Menopause or Peri-Menopause can also be the culprits. If you have only had your irregular periods for a few months, you should see a doctor so he or she can help you determine what the cause is for your irregular periods.

Heavy periods

Heavy flow is also a very common period problem. If you need to change your pad or tampon more than five times per day, you might have a problem. Fibroids are one of the most common causes of heavy periods. Fibroids are not usually harmful, and they shrink once you get closer to menopause. Sometimes doctors can give you medications or do treatments to lessen your flow. If your flow is heavier than it should be, it is always a good idea to check with a doctor to make sure you don’t have any serious problems


A ton of women experience spotting in between periods. In most cases, spotting is harmless and nothing to worry about. If you are on the pill, that could be the reason for your breakthrough bleeding, as it happens quite often. Some women even have spotting every month when they ovulate, and it is completely normal. If you only have spotting every now and then, it is nothing to worry about. However, if it is persistent, you should check with your doctor just to make sure everything is okay. If your birth control pill is to blame, your doctor can up your dosage, so don’t worry about that.

Light periods

Light flow periods are very common, especially for women who are on the pill. This usually doesn’t have many women complaining however, and most see light periods as a blessing. If you are not on the pill, a common cause for light periods is thyroid issues. Your doctor can give you meds for this if it is the problem. However, most times, a light flow is nothing to worry about.

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Alyssia is mom to 2 giggley twin girls, Sophia and Emma, and son Hunter. She's a Southern girl, passionate about photography, travel and her husband Josh.

  • Brittany

    I have been trying to get pregnant for three years now in it just want happen can u please tell me what to do I need help is there something I’m doing wrong

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  • Dr. Renee Hanton, MD

    There are many factors that prevent one from conceiving. I do recommend
    that you consult your ObGyn to determine what prevents you from getting
    pregnant. Generally, it is important that you avoid stress, maintain a
    good lifestyle as well as an active sex life.

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  • Gabriela

    I am 27 years old. I have a 3 year old and a 7 month old. After I had my 7month old my period started about 2 and a half months later. Each of my periods has been the same as before I was pregnant. I usually spot and then I get my period, which is pretty heavy, which is normal for me. My periods usually last 7 to 8 days which is also normal for me. What is not normal for me are my last period. My last period has started in spotting, very light which almost makes me question implantation bleeding when it starts, but it will get heavy at some point and then stop. My last period lasted a bit longer than normal. This is not normal for me. I am currently on my period and the same thing is happening now. It has been 5 days and my period is just now starting to get “heavy” in comparison to the the very spotty and light period that I have been having this month. This period is being accompanied by feeling dizzy, felling light headed, trouble focusing with my eyes, and since I have started this period I have been waking up with my hands numb. This is not normal for me.

    what could this be?

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  • Blank

    Am i the only one hear who thinks the comment that men aren’t strong enough kinda of a sexist comment? I mean i get it hurts but you can’t speak for god. The reasons males don’t have periodes is because males can’t get pregnant and if they could the human race would’t last more then. Year. So next time you make a comment think a bit more why they don’t happen

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