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Added November 22, 2011
What's a problem? What's normal?
According to textbooks, your period should come every 28 days or so, and the menstrual fluid you lose is on average 6–9 tablespoons. The trouble is, your body can't read textbooks, and it may do something very different.
Some women have:
A few women have a combination of menstrual problems. Sometimes these things are normal; sometimes it means something is wrong. So, if your periods aren't regular, or are too heavy or painful—or if your period stops coming—you should talk to a doctor.
Learn about period symptoms and the effects of menstruation at BeingGirl.com.