Understanding Normal Menstruation: What to Expect During Your Cycle


Belgravia | Dulwich

Menstruation is a natural part of a woman’s life, but understanding what constitutes a ‘normal’ menstrual cycle can sometimes be confusing. This article aims to demystify normal menstruation, helping women to better understand their bodies.

Defining Normal Menstruation:

A typical menstrual cycle lasts between 21 to 35 days, and menstruation (period) can last from 2 to 7 days. However, what’s normal can vary widely among women.

Common Menstrual Symptoms:

  • Light to moderate bleeding, requiring changing sanitary protection every few hours
  • Mild to moderate cramps
  • Bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, and fatigue

When to Consult a Gynaecologist:

If you experience severe pain, heavy bleeding (changing pads or tampons every hour), or if your cycle is consistently longer than 35 days or shorter than 21 days, it’s advisable to see a gynaecologist.

Empowering Women’s Health:

Understanding your menstrual cycle is an important aspect of health awareness. At our London clinics in Belgravia and Dulwich, we provide comprehensive women’s health services, including menstrual health.