Let us talk about periods – something very natural but still a taboo topic in a lot of countries. You might want to watch “’Period. End of Sentence” that won an Oscar this year in the Best Documentary Short Award category. It is available on Netflix. The thing about menstruation is that it varies from person to person.
While someone may have a short period with no cramps whatsoever, someone else might be bedridden with back pain. There are a lot of speculations regarding PMS or Pre-menstrual stress which focus on how women become moody during this period and binge eat a lot of sugar. People even think that period pain is overrated.
Honesty, we would like to quote Rachael from “Friends”- “no uterus, no opinion.” Did you know that your period blood can reveal how healthy you actually are? Here is what we know:
BRIGHT RED BLOOD
During the beginning of your cycle, you are most likely to see bright red blood. It means that the lining of your uterus is shedding. It is very common to have cramps and it will not be pleasant. Try the hot water bottle remedy for help or take medicines if needed. This color of blood is also associated with a miscarriage or a ruptured cyst in the ovary – but it is RARE. Please don’t push the panic button already!