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What is a normal period?

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Think about how old you were when you got your first period. Now think about how old you may be when you enter menopause. Your body and life will change a lot from one to the other, right? So does your menstrual cycle.

When it comes to periods, "normal" covers a lot of ground. The only true normal is what's normal for you.

From: What Is a Normal Period? WebMD Medical Reference

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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