Many women believe that their period or menstrual cycle is abnormal, but often many women are not aware of what an abnormal symptom or condition actually is, and in turn, causing themselves extra worry and stress over the matter.
Here are some of the genuine symptoms that occur when a woman is experiencing an abnormal period or menstrual cycle:
a) The menstrual cycle exceeds 35 days from the previous period to the next one, or if they occur less than two weeks apart.
b) You are finding it necessary to change your tampon or sanitary pad every few hours.
c) Each period is lasting for longer than 1 week.
d) You experience intense cramping. A small amount of pain is commonly associated with periods, but if the pain becomes unbearable and debilitating, then this should definitely be considered as abnormal.
e) Women who regularly take part in sports and heavy training exercises can go several months without having their period. Although physicians do not fully understand why this is, it is a commonly known occurrence and not really considered to be abnormal.
Please remember that a normal period should last around 5 days, and the amount of blood lost during menstruation should not exceed between 3-7 tablespoons. An average menstrual cycle is around 28 days but doctors believe that anywhere between 25 to 31 days if fine.
Luckily, many of the known symptoms listed as indicating an abnormal period can be remedied by using herbal health supplements such as Curcuma Comosa. This herb has been scientifically proven to reduce period pains and cramps, promote lighter periods (less bleeding) and also helps regulate the menstrual cycle to occur in a more regular fashion.