The female body is shrouded in mysteries and often unspoken assumptions.
One of the most common cases of ‘I thought it was normal’, is that heavy and clotted periods are normal. A normal full period should be between 80 and 100 ml, which is no more than half a cup, and clots should be smaller than a thumbnail in size. If you experience heavy bleeds for more than two days, or you are flooding your overnight protection, then you are losing too much blood. This is treatable.
Other common misconceptions are ongoing bleeding between periods, or bleeding after sex. These experiences are also not normal and should be investigated.
Recurrent Thrush symptoms can also cause some confusion. Sometimes, the Thrush like symptoms are the result of an underlying skin condition. If several Thrush treatments fail to clear the rash and itching, then a GP can successfully treat the symptoms.
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