14 Period Questions You’re Too Shy to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Published on Aug 5, 2018
  • Whether you’re a certified menstruator or you’re still waiting for the day to come, 🔴 you’ve probably got tons of questions about the infamous crimson wave. It can be a little awkward asking a friend, family member, or even your gynecologist, so hopefully we’ve got all the answers you’re seeking. And FYI, you really shouldn’t be afraid to ask your gyno anything; it’s their job to help you out in these matters! But still, here are 14 period questions a lot of us are too afraid to ask!
    TIMESTAMPS
    Why do women menstruate anyway? 1:24
    Should I worry if my period isn’t like clockwork? 2:09
    Am I having my period or just spotting? 2:57
    What if I miss a period? 4:07
    Do I need to see a doctor if I bleed in between periods? 4:52
    How often should I change my tampon? 5:38
    Is there an alternative to tampons? 6:16
    What’s the whole thing with birth control pills and “fake” periods? 7:03
    Can I bleed if I’m pregnant? 7:37
    Can I play sports or swim while I’m on my period? 8:15
    What do I do if contact bleeding occurs? 8:36
    Why on Earth do menstrual cramps happen? 9:04
    Can I get pregnant before, during, or after my period? 9:55
    Does PMS weaken as you get older? 10:40
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    SUMMARY
    -The bleeding occurs when eggs were not fertilized during the menstrual cycle.
    -One menstrual cycle can last anywhere from 21 to 35 days. Also, a woman might notice changes in her own schedule: one month her period might come earlier, the next month, it’s late.
    -Spotting refers to very light brown discharge that occurs between menstrual periods. It happens because of a drop in estrogen, the female sex hormone.
    -You might miss your period if you’re really sick, on the pill or abruptly stopped taking it, stressed, or you’ve over-exercised. It can also be because of a hormonal problem or from being over- or underweight.
    -Irregular bleeding can be a sign that something’s wrong hormonally. It’s definitely not normal, especially if you’re not on the pill and you’re bleeding in between periods.
    -Doctors recommend changing your tampon every 4-8 hours depending on your flow.
    -There’s always sanitary pads. But what’s even better is reusable menstrual products, like reusable cloth pads, menstrual cups, or period panties.
    -“Fake periods” are shorter than a regular period, less painful, and bleeding isn’t that heavy. A regular period can occur only after a woman quits taking birth control. It takes from 6 to 12 months to restore a normal menstrual cycle.
    -If you’re pregnant, the amount can be really small, just a couple of drops, which is why it often goes unnoticed.
    -It’s perfectly fine to continue playing sports or swimming during your period.
    -Contact bleeding occurs during contact, like sexual intercourse or a gynecological exam. If the damage isn’t severe, contact bleeding doesn’t last long.
    -Menstrual cramping is super common, although the degree of pain can differ from one woman to another. Cramping happens due to hormone-like substances called prostaglandins.
    -If you’re trying to conceive, better not do it on your period. You’ll wanna wait for after your period because your chances of getting pregnant will be much higher.
    -PMS symptoms may get WORSE as you reach your late 30s or 40s and approach menopause. Over-the-counter and prescription pain relievers can help ease the pain.
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  • BRIGHT SIDE
    BRIGHT SIDE  6 months ago +319

    TIMESTAMPS
    Why do women menstruate anyway? 1:24
    Should I worry if my period isn’t like clockwork? 2:09
    Am I having my period or just spotting? 2:57
    What if I miss a period? 4:07
    Do I need to see a doctor if I bleed in between periods? 4:52
    How often should I change my tampon? 5:38
    Is there an alternative to tampons? 6:16
    What’s the whole thing with birth control pills and “fake” periods? 7:03
    Can I bleed if I’m pregnant? 7:37
    Can I play sports or swim while I’m on my period? 8:15
    What do I do if contact bleeding occurs? 8:36
    Why on Earth do menstrual cramps happen? 9:04
    Can I get pregnant before, during, or after my period? 9:55
    Does PMS weaken as you get older? 10:40

    • Chee Wong
      Chee Wong 23 days ago

      east coast podiatry

    • Sangita Chowdhury
      Sangita Chowdhury Month ago

      BRIGHT SIDE b

    • Jorie Boateng
      Jorie Boateng 2 months ago

      Thanks for the video...my periods start really heavy on day 1 and get lighter as the days pass, and my doctor said it's normal😁 I'll be turning 21 on the 28th December 2018😍🤗🍻...one question: is it normal to have food cravings when you're on your periods and what causes them?🤔

    • Ran Nia
      Ran Nia 3 months ago

      My period some times it last for just 2 days is that normal plz answer me 😩😩

    • Ashley Bradley
      Ashley Bradley 4 months ago

      +flatfoot floogie60 thanks for understanding.

  • Ipek Çağlar
    Ipek Çağlar 18 hours ago

    2:27 me:6 month

  • Lara Nogues
    Lara Nogues Day ago

    My period Is weird it's More than 7 days and very light at the end, am I the only one? I'm scared

  • Kaif Sikander
    Kaif Sikander 4 days ago

    With about 9day of p

  • mario rossi
    mario rossi 4 days ago

    If my period should come on the 21 of may,when is my ovulation

  • syima annie
    syima annie 6 days ago

    hate period ? well be a trans

  • Angelly Kaur
    Angelly Kaur 6 days ago

    This is the first time I heard brightside’s female voice 😍😍😍

  • Hannah Sapienza
    Hannah Sapienza 7 days ago

    One time I had my period twice in a month the first one was normal the second one was 15 days long I only had my period for about a year. My mom contacted my doctor. She said don’t worry about it since my period was still becoming regular. I am fine now but those 15 days were awful

  • GUNJAN SINGH
    GUNJAN SINGH 7 days ago

    No any lady would be ashamed of asking these questions!!😤😩

  • Carol Jean Ompoy Egonio

    what if you are period of thrice a week in one month do i consult a doctor?

  • kimm hughes
    kimm hughes 9 days ago

    Hot water bladder pressed agains you tummy when you have menstrual cramps. It helps to relax the pain.

  • Anze Von Monroe
    Anze Von Monroe 10 days ago

    Why does the bloating happen? What's the purpose of it?

  • しナガ属
    しナガ属 10 days ago

    I'm here for my 17 year old girlfriend she is worried about her miss period ☺

  • kritika panta
    kritika panta 10 days ago

    White dishcharge age of 13 is normal or not plz tell me some one

  • Lamees Javed - Williams Parkway Sr PS (1424)

    I want mine so bad pLz how do you get them Iam 12

  • Emily Lewis-Johnson
    Emily Lewis-Johnson 11 days ago

    I need chocolate for the pain in my SOUL!!!!!😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  • Dejanay Daley
    Dejanay Daley 11 days ago

    What happens if you don't see any time at'all ??...Is it mean your a mule??

  • Marialena Mrgk
    Marialena Mrgk 12 days ago +1

    this really helped me through horrible period cramps, idk how you did it but thank you.

  • Leah Arroyo
    Leah Arroyo 13 days ago

    Drink a lot of cold water it helps and a hot bath as you drink the water trust me it works

  • Jaimie Gremard
    Jaimie Gremard 15 days ago

    Chocolate is the answer to everything... especially moodswings

  • Maddy Cat
    Maddy Cat 15 days ago

    All of the guys in my class say my stomach hurts or my head hurts PTFFF what do us women go through every month headaches,cramping,mood swings. I have the worst mood swings when the guys in my class get really loud or annoying I get really mad or when I’m talking to any guy and I think he’s really cute I go into this love stage
    He is how it goes for me
    First day: mad and frustrated
    Second day: super quiet and shy (I’m normally a louder and not shy person)
    3,4,5 day: love stage
    Last two days: hoping that it’s almost over am eating nothing but water an CHOCOLATE 🍫 all I need in life

  • Hardik Srivastava
    Hardik Srivastava 16 days ago

    Who is on their period

  • Priscilla Haven
    Priscilla Haven 16 days ago

    I haven't started my period yet but I just wanted to get ready for my period to come

  • Deni Guevz
    Deni Guevz 17 days ago

    But gynecologists are also human and humans judge

  • Supriya Kashyap
    Supriya Kashyap 17 days ago

    I don't get my period regularly. My mentrual cycle complete after 45-50 days always or sometime much longer. So should I worry about this? Should I consult a gynecologist? Plz reply me..

  • Katie Halida
    Katie Halida 20 days ago

    now i know my second reason to get rid of my female part i do enjoy my period but i didn't know that's what a period means

  • lody
    lody 20 days ago

    Why are guys watchig this video more than girls? I mean ARE YOU TRYING TO MAKE FUN OF USS?!

  • Violet Royal
    Violet Royal 20 days ago

    I swear you sound like a Doctor telling me I have cancer. (I dont mean this to be offensive)

  • Vellyns Fireball
    Vellyns Fireball 20 days ago

    I got my first period and two months later I haven’t got mine again.
    Is it normal?

  • It’s Elaina
    It’s Elaina 21 day ago

    I’m on my first period rn😬

  • chosen generation
    chosen generation 21 day ago +1

    That moment when your periods are taking forever to come yet you don't need a baby

  • Bismah Shafiq
    Bismah Shafiq 21 day ago

    My first period wasn't really bad... only I couldn't wear the pad properly and stain the bed. And the third day was painful

  • Lolix
    Lolix 22 days ago

    I'm 11 and i started getting my period about 4-5 months ago, in one of those months i missed my period, and in another 1 of those months i got my period twice. right now i have my period twice again... is this normal?? my sister and mom says it should be normal because i'm pretty much just starting puberty, but i dunno...should i be worried?!...
    edit: i forgot to mention, My blood right now is brown..

  • Brooke Donnelly
    Brooke Donnelly 23 days ago

    Literally having that stabbing pain right now. 😂

  • idk. nan molla.
    idk. nan molla. 23 days ago

    I got mine a week ago and it's the woRST

  • Dipali Saini
    Dipali Saini 23 days ago

    Hindi me smjha dete kya prblm ho jati

  • Lovely Dolans
    Lovely Dolans 25 days ago

    Is it normal to have clots I’m scared please help me

  • Storm's Life
    Storm's Life 25 days ago

    The only thing that helps me with pain is taking midol, going for a run, and laying on the couch with a heating pad

  • Heather Anderson
    Heather Anderson 25 days ago

    I'm 34 years old. I usually get my period every month. I don't get cramps, which is nice.

    • didora didi
      didora didi 4 days ago

      Wow you are so lucky ,have you ever been on a pill

  • Shrek_ Tiddies
    Shrek_ Tiddies 25 days ago

    I need some advice so basically my period should last about 4-5 days however it has been on for 7 days and is still heavily flowing like it’ll stop and look pinkish for a couple of minutes and then it’ll come back and flow heavily please is this normal 😥😢

  • Lakisha Brown
    Lakisha Brown 26 days ago +1

    I'm on my period right now

  • Keira A
    Keira A 26 days ago

    Is it normal to have your period then it stops then the next day it starts again for one day then stops again and you get your period 4 weeks later????? If it is give this a 👍🏻

  • wufer
    wufer 26 days ago

    But can i eat junk food on my period?

    • wufer
      wufer 4 days ago

      +didora didi probably

    • didora didi
      didora didi 4 days ago

      It might make the pain worse

  • Saskriti Prajapati
    Saskriti Prajapati 27 days ago

    Once my friend got period without stopping for 3 months she had heavy bleeding and sometimes on the cothes too 😢it must have been hard for her😢 ik it is hard to believe😏

  • Limitedmae
    Limitedmae 27 days ago

    Me: I haven’t experienced the full force of period yet... I’m scared...


    Period: I’m watching you😈 👹

  • BTS always
    BTS always 28 days ago

    i don't get cramps or any kind of pain whatsoever. is it bad?

    • BTS always
      BTS always 28 days ago

      +lia 10 could you explain why? please

    • lia 10
      lia 10 28 days ago

      no

  • Lovely Dolans
    Lovely Dolans 29 days ago +1

    I just my first scared to tell my parents

  • Potato Tomato
    Potato Tomato Month ago

    I started my period several months ago and no cramps...please people tell me what’s wrong

    • lia 10
      lia 10 28 days ago

      it's Norma

  • Sean Crown
    Sean Crown Month ago

    im 11 i have periods

  • Cresent Wolf
    Cresent Wolf Month ago

    Anyone else 13 watching this and haven’t gotten there first period yet .....WILL IT HURT

  • Destiney Reborns
    Destiney Reborns Month ago

    I’m still waiting for that day to come but my mom had to take birth control and my sister still does because we have irregular periods and so when we get our period it gets more and more painful!! That’s the only thing I’m scared about! Because I don’t want to have to be on the pill all the time and then have fertility issues! The other thing I’m scared about is leaking in a public place (school, store, restaurant etc.)

  • MrReznov47
    MrReznov47 Month ago

    Thats was very informational thank you , I'm a guy btw

  • Charlotte x
    Charlotte x Month ago

    Okay is it normal to not get cramps

  • Ashley Broadstreet
    Ashley Broadstreet Month ago

    Am I like the only person with a peroid with no cramps or any pain at all and are here lol.

  • Alexis lor
    Alexis lor Month ago

    What if you don't get cramps during your period

  • Samantha Santos
    Samantha Santos Month ago +1

    Im in my first period

  • Aliezah Naz
    Aliezah Naz Month ago

    Im on my period bh i cant stop bleeding

  • vichuu
    vichuu Month ago

    Just watching for my girlfriend

  • Princess BLARITY
    Princess BLARITY Month ago

    If you havent had your period in a month and you dont have a bf,go to the doctor ladies.It might be PCOS/Ovarian Cysts.

  • Umair Ahmed
    Umair Ahmed Month ago

    Periods agr date se ak week phly ho jaye after marriage to kya reason ho sakti ha? Meri shadi ko saal se uper ho gya ha hamal ni tehar rha

  • Shantell Majcharzak

    Hiy....I have question for you I just started my period before the date what that's mean.anther question when I finish my period the drop-of black blood fold down its save or should I see the Doctor? Help me to know....Thanks

  • Madara Avotiņa
    Madara Avotiņa Month ago

    I have my first period right now and i don't have cramps I am soooooo happy

  • Nely Calvo
    Nely Calvo Month ago

    I wanna have mine

  • Gavex xD
    Gavex xD Month ago

    4:47 what should I do if I’m afraid and shy

  • Cherrychain [] gacha

    So they expect me to have a baby when I’m 12?!

  • sun star
    sun star Month ago

    How long it takes bleeding when people or a woman getting to peremenopause stage?

  • Keiko Kuriyama
    Keiko Kuriyama Month ago

    just saying, not everyone gets period, meaning that they are not going to have a baby.

  • Frimpomaa Sandra
    Frimpomaa Sandra Month ago

    I didn't get my period for 3 month and I went to the hospital , the doctor said nothing is wrong

  • marinette adrien
    marinette adrien Month ago

    My body is soooooooooo hard to know

  • Nerina Blais
    Nerina Blais Month ago

    Is it normal for the menstrual cycle to be irregular since day 1 of puberty? I ask this question because I've been having my period since I was 11 years old and it started in December while I was at home back in 2003. Thankfully I was on the toilet when my cycle started, but here I am 15 years and 1 month later and my cycle is still irregular. It skipped the last month of 2018 just about, but I did have a little bleeding that literally lasted only 1 day and only appeared on the toilet paper instead of appearing on my sanitary napkin like it usually does. Because of my irregular periods, I also have no idea when I'm in my ovulation cycle.
    If it is normal for the menstrual cycle to be irregular for about 15 years straight, then am I at risk of infertility? I want kids of my own and I'm hoping that my irregular cycle isn't going to prevent me from getting pregnant. I plan on adopting either way, but adopting an infant won't be the same as giving birth to one, or so I've heard.
    Is it normal to only get cramps a couple of times a year at the most and only in the lower back? I didn't start getting cramps at all until I was 18 and in gym class. I was in walking for fitness when it happened, and at first I didn't understand what the pain was until I remembered that I had just started my period the night before.
    Is it normal that I don't get any bloating during my menstrual cycle? I don't get any bloating either, and I'm not sure if that's supposed to happen or not.
    Finally, is it normal that I don't get any signs that my period is about to start? I never get any signs that I'm about to get my period so it always comes as a surprise to me.

  • xWhite Wolfie
    xWhite Wolfie Month ago

    My period is like 8-9-10 days but everything is fine

  • loreley yeah y not
    loreley yeah y not Month ago

    Aaaaaaaaa this helped me so much. Thanks for the video!!!!

  • Colourful Bubble
    Colourful Bubble Month ago

    Y’all are lucky you had moms at the time.

  • Ankita Ankki
    Ankita Ankki Month ago

    Bleeding in period means??

  • Nazanin Naz
    Nazanin Naz Month ago

    #3 how come i only feel the cramps when i have a bad day but if i’m around positivity and on a period i don’t feel anything.
    And i have a heavy blood flow at the start & not in the middle!

    • didora didi
      didora didi 4 days ago

      Stress and anxiety makes period extra painful ,I suffer from anxiety and my periods are much worse than before I became anxious

  • Cloe Quinnzel Smith

    Is it bad to take shower during period? Just asking...😏

  • Bianca Nel
    Bianca Nel Month ago

    Mine lasts 10 to 15 days

  • Merlanie Godinez
    Merlanie Godinez Month ago

    Advertisements when I'm on my period

    Feeling hungry,have a tummy ache well no worrys have some chocolate to cure all that
    Me:but I'm broke

  • Orange Originalities
    Orange Originalities Month ago +1

    Would it hurt worse if you're anemic and have nosebleeds often.....

    • didora didi
      didora didi 4 days ago

      Yes but mostly you would feel weak and nauseous

  • Ms. Jerry
    Ms. Jerry Month ago

    One very effective way to avoid the pains of menstrual cramps is to avoid eating processed food shift to plant based. For more than a year now, I haven't experienced any pain or that menstrual cramps... I don't even feel any pre menstrual signs or pains anymore. 😆😍

    • didora didi
      didora didi 4 days ago

      Its very expensive and difficult to eat like that

  • HopiGaming Gamer Girl

    at 11:11 "as for the pain in you soul, thats what chocolate is for".

  • Mr. Quiet
    Mr. Quiet 2 months ago

    I'm a 16 year old dude and i have no idea what period is about and i honestly wanna know more cause i know someday i'll have a girlfriend and she'll obviously have periods so this is actually very helpful omg thank you, now im not completely clueless anymore

  • Meet The Robinson’s
    Meet The Robinson’s 2 months ago

    Subscribe to me please 😌 I’ll sub back

  • dorothy marie
    dorothy marie 2 months ago

    i missed a month of period

  • kmp sukanya
    kmp sukanya 2 months ago

    Hi I'm Sukanya recently i got a period two months late,so is it PCOD problem.

  • Gaimei Gangmei
    Gaimei Gangmei 2 months ago

    Back pain cramp sleep less night headache niple lils. I tested the results negative. M I pregnant? Any suggestions

  • Adriana Sanchez
    Adriana Sanchez 2 months ago +1

    Icky? Really? If your trying to teach people how about you be empowering and mature instead of relevant.

  • emma jen
    emma jen 2 months ago +3

    i had my periods on 25th nov n today its 12th n on 8th December i saw bleeding drops started den after 3 days it is 4 to 5 spoon now on every next day .. n the blood smells too bad pls help wt should i do

  • Harriet Nakitto
    Harriet Nakitto 2 months ago

    Always my periods changes what causes that

  • cc splat
    cc splat 2 months ago +1

    I’m 12 and I have my period and I’m getting sick of it sooo... I yelled and said “STOP MAKING ME HAVE PERIODS!” and it won’t come this month say I’m happy about that 😉

  • Bellcamp Jean
    Bellcamp Jean 2 months ago

    I don't have pain when I'm on my period

  • Bellcamp Jean
    Bellcamp Jean 2 months ago

    I don't have pain when I'm on my period

    • Chloe Belle
      Chloe Belle 2 months ago

      Bellcamp Jean that's normal. 😋

  • varda narrainsawmy
    varda narrainsawmy 2 months ago

    Chocolate is bae !!!!

  • Sumi Siya
    Sumi Siya 2 months ago

    l had a baby 5 month yrs old
    but now seeing some bleeding any prblm

  • Batlady
    Batlady 2 months ago

    So, is it normal for a 10 year old to get her period? Or any other age?

    • Chloe Belle
      Chloe Belle 2 months ago

      Yes some get it at eight.

    • Batlady
      Batlady 2 months ago

      OK thank you

    • Wolf Girl
      Wolf Girl 2 months ago

      yes its normal at 10 but 11 to 16 is the age most girls get their period

  • Senpaikleyrr
    Senpaikleyrr 2 months ago

    What is the use of tampons?

  • Hyria Wolf
    Hyria Wolf 2 months ago

    Naps and it can help if you drink hot teas

  • Alima Djibo
    Alima Djibo 2 months ago

    Ok listen up for those who didn’t get their period cuz imma tell you about it right now. At first your not gonna believe it and it’s gonna be a shock. Even if you prepared yourself your still not gonna know your next steps. I suggest you talk to your mom or a trusted friend about it right away. Also, don’t be afraid to ask another female for help. And don’t be afraid of the nurse she is their to help you. And if you have a male nurse that’s tuff. One last thing, a lot of people say your first period is gonna be light but that’s not the case for everyone believe me

  • Nikki Grace
    Nikki Grace 2 months ago

    Āll thé sçîéñçê stüdèñts , hit līkē ìf ù ãlréády kñêw ît!!!

  • Toni666
    Toni666 2 months ago

    We have menstrual cycles because we're mammals, honestly I rather not have a menstrual cycle at all