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Period problems

A heat pack may ease the symptoms of adenomyosis

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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Breastfeeding and periods

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.

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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

The length of your cycle may change by the month, but if your period is suddenly very different, you should see your doctor.

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Managing period pain

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

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Menstruation

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

Girl with painful periods.

Painful periods

Painful periods are most common in young women, and the pain tends to ease as women get older. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.

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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 object or tampon

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.

Tampom

Toxic shock syndrome

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) occurs when a bacteria releases toxins into the body’s bloodstream. It's very rare but often associated with tampon use.

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