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Periods (menstruation)

Periods (menstruation) Information Hub

A place to explore information about your period: what to expect, common issues, products, and resources. This website has something for everyone.

Period issues

Period pain (dysmenorrhea) >

Information about period pain and how to manage it.

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) >

Information about PMS and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)

Calendar with a sticky note that described a few symptoms of PMS including: irritable, mood swings, and headache.

Endometriosis >

Information about endometriosis.

Health care provider consulting with patient

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) >

Information about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).

Health care provider conducting ultrasound on women to check for PCOS

Ovarian cysts >

Information about ovarian cysts.

Health care provider pointing with a pen to an image of an ovarian cyst

Fibroids >

Information about fibroids.

Health care provider pointing to a model of the female reproductive system to show where uterine fibroids occur.

Toxic shock syndrome >

Information about toxic shock syndrome.

Clock with tampons and a clay figurine in the shape of a drop of blood.

Heavy periods (menorrhagia) >

Information about heavy periods including what is normal and when to speak to a health care provider.

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Irregular periods (oligomenorrhea) >

Information about irregular periods and when to speak to your health care provider.

A calendar with the dates of when the person got their period marked with an "X"

Paused periods (amenorrhea) >

Information about why your period may have stopped.

A women holding a yoga pose.

General information

What to expect >

Information about periods including what is normal and how to manage your period. 

A person holding a model of the female reproductive system

Choosing period products >

Information about different period products and how to use them.

Period products including tampons, pads, and menstrual cups.

Periods and pregnancy > 

Information about the menstrual cycle and its connection between periods and fertility.

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Gynecologist shows patient a model of the female reproductive system

Your first time at the gynecologist

Curious about what will happen at your first gynecologist appointment? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) has a comprehensive FAQ guide that will let you know what you can expect.

Read FAQ  


There are resources available to you.

See available resources


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