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What are the symptoms of a normal period?

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Some months your breasts may feel tender when you have your period. Other months you may notice bloating around your abdomen or mood swings. Other normal menstruation symptoms include:

  • Acne
  • Cramping in the lower abdomen and back
  • More hunger
  • Sleep issues

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Menstrual cycle: What's normal, what's not."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Menstrual Cycle: An Overview."

Cleveland Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle."

Womenshealth.gov: "Menstruation and the menstrual cycle."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 11, 2018

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: "Menstrual cycle: What's normal, what's not."

Johns Hopkins Medicine: "Menstrual Cycle: An Overview."

Cleveland Clinic: "Menstrual Cycle."

Womenshealth.gov: "Menstruation and the menstrual cycle."

Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson on January 11, 2018

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