Next Slideshow Title
IMAGES PROVIDED BY:
1) Dominic DiSaia/Riser
2) 3D4Medical.com, Steve Allen/Brand X
3) Anna Webb/WebMD
4) Dirk Anschutz/Stone+
5) Anna Webb/WebMD
6) Ron Levine / Digital Vision
7) Polka Dot Images
9) Simon Battensby/Photographer’s Choice
10) Tanja-Tiziana, Doublecrossed Photography/Flickr
11) Image Source
12) Ariel Skelley / Blend Images
American Academy of Family Physicians: "What is PMS?"
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists: "Menstruation."Center for Young Women's Health: "A Guide to Using Your First Tampon," "Menstrual Cramps."
Children’s Hospital Boston Center for Young Women’s Health: "A Guide to Using Your First Tampon."HealthyChildren: "Tampon Safety and Toxic Shock Syndrome."
Medscape Reference: "Menorrhagia Clinical Presentation."
TeensHealth: "All About Menstruation."
The National Women’s Health Information Center: "Menstruation and the Menstrual Cycle."
The Nemours Center for Children's Health Media: "Toxic Shock Syndrome," "Period Cramps," "Do Tampons Hurt?"
UptoDate: "Physiology of the normal menstrual cycle," "Treatment of premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder."
U.S. Food and Drug Administration: "Tampons and Asbestos, Dioxin, & Toxic Shock Syndrome."
Reviewed by Traci C. Johnson, MD on February 13, 2017
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.
View our slideshows to learn more about your health.