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WHAT CAUSES MENSTRUATION?

A woman has two ovaries, each of which contains a number of eggs. Every month, during the reproductive years, an egg will be released. Also, every month, the womb prepares a lining in case the egg should become fertilized. If the egg does not become fertilized, the lining is not needed and, together with the egg, it will be shed. We see this shedding as blood. This is what causes menstruation.

WHY ARE MY CRAMPS SO PAINFUL?

Whenever your uterus contracts and tries to push menstrual blood out, it can result in painful cramps. Other reasons for it include, hormone imbalance, stress and circulation of bad blood.

WHY DO I FEEL DEPRESSED BEFORE MY PERIODS?

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a collection of physical and emotional symptoms that start a week or so before your period. This makes some people feel more emotional than usual and others bloated and achy. PMS can also make people feel depressed in the weeks leading up to their period. This may make you feel: sad, irritable, anxious and tired.

WHAT IS A UTI?

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection in any part of your urinary system —ureters, bladder and urethra. It can also be due to the fact that your pads aren’t breathable.

WHY DO I NEED TO USE A PAD?

The most important reasons for using a disposable sanitary pad, instead of a reusable cloth, are absorption, hygiene and convenience. Not only that, a pad that is breathable will also prevent skin against irritation, rashes, and infections because it allows air to pass through.

WHY DO I NEED TO USE A BREATHABLE PAD?

Using a breathable pad is imperative for personal hygiene and skin health. Butterfly Breathables are the first sanitary napkins in Pakistan that are composed of microscopic pores that allow air to pass through, keeping bacteria at bay and preventing odor, rashes and infections.

WHAT MEDICINE SHOULD I USE TO GET RID OF MY CRAMPS

Medicines should be avoided at any cost to get rid of cramps. In the case that your cramps are persistent, you need to see a doctor immediately.

WHY ARE MY PERIODS SO IRREGULAR?

Every woman is different – including her periods. Some happen like clockwork. Others are hit or miss and unpredictable. Irregular periods can be caused by various factors. For example, changes in your body's level of estrogen and progesterone can disrupt the normal pattern of your period. That's why young girls going through puberty, and women approaching menopause commonly have irregular periods. Other causes include: stress, food habits, overactive or underactive hypothyroidism, changing birth control pills or other medicines. Another major cause for period irregularity is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Nonetheless, if the situation persists, it is best to consult your gynecologist.

WHAT IS PCOS?

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder, common among women of reproductive age. Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone levels.

HOW LONG SHOULD A PERIOD LAST?

Women have a period approximately every 28 days; however, there is some variation in this cycle, ranging from a 24-day to a 35-day cycle. The length of the period also varies. Most periods last from 3 to 5 days. But, anywhere from 2 to 7 days is normal. A regular period is a sign that a woman’s body is working normally.

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