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Period problems

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Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

Vaginal bleeding between your periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.

Bleeding between periods

Vaginal bleeding between periods is not unusual, but should be checked by your doctor if it happens more than once or twice.

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Periods while breastfeeding

Many factors determine when your period will return when you're breastfeeding. Learn more about how breastfeeding affects your menstrual cycle.

Abdominal or pelvic pain are common symptoms of endometriosis.

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.

Heavy periods

Your periods are heavy if you're using more tampons or pads than usual. Here's what you can do for heavy periods, starting with a doctor's visit.

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Irregular periods

If your period stops or changes in any way, you should see your doctor.

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Managing period pain

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common. It can stop some women from enjoying their normal activities. Here are some ways to manage painful periods.

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Menstruation (periods)

Menstruation happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and health problems related to periods.

Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common, especially among young females, and the pain tends to ease as you get older. Learn more about the symptoms and ...

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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome refers to symptoms that occur around the time of your period. There are ways to help manage your premenstrual symptoms.

Retained tampon or other object

Sometimes a tampon or other object can become stuck in the vagina. If this happens to you, it is important to know what to do.

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs when a bacteria releases toxins into the body's bloodstream. It's very rare but is more common during a woman's peri...

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Menstrual Cycle and Sleep

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Menstrual cycle: normal - MyDr.com.au

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Period Problems | Family Planning NSW

There are a variety of problems that can occur with the menstrual cycle. Some of the common problems are covered briefly below but it is best to discuss any specific period problems with your local doctor or Family Planning clinic.

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) | Family Planning NSW

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which is sometimes called premenstrual tension (PMT), refers to a range of physical and emotional symptoms that some women get in the second half of their menstrual cycle before their period starts.

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Period pain | Jean Hailes

If period pain is so bad that it interferes with your daily living, or stops you from going to school or work, please see your doctor to discuss it.…

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Periods after pregnancy

After you've had your baby, you might be wondering how long until your periods return and if they will be the same as before your pregnancy.

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