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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.

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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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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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Period problems

Suffering from heavy, painful or irregular periods? Does PMS affect your wellbeing? Learn about common period problems and how to cope.

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Hysteroscopic endometrial ablation

An endometrial ablation is a common gynaecological operation. It helps relieve the symptoms of heavy periods. You should get less bleeding and pain.

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Vaginal discharge

Every woman has some vaginal discharge. It's usually healthy and serves a purpose. Here's how to know what's normal, and what's a sign of infection.

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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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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.

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Women don't need to 'put up' with heavy periods

Heavy menstrual bleeding affects 1 in 4 Australian women, but treatment is available. There's no need to suffer in silence.

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Ovarian cancer

Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.

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