Period cramps 101: Why menstrual cramps happen, and how to relieve them
Top Things to Know
Menstrual cramps are most likely caused by an excess of prostaglandins—compounds that are released from the uterine lining as it prepares to be shed. They are a necessary part of the process, but in excess, they cause pain. (Read more......)
What to expect during Menopause
Menopause is a transition into a new phase of life. It begins when the menstrual cycle finishes. Menopause is not a health problem, and some experience it as a time of liberation. However, hormonal changes and other factors involved can cause discomfort. (Read more......)
How late can a period be? Plus, why it's late?
If you don’t have any known condition affecting your menstrual cycle, your period should start within 30 days of the start of your last period.
A period is officially considered late if it’s been more than 30 days since the start of your last period. After six weeks without bleeding, you can consider your late period a missed period.
Several things can delay your period, (Read more......)