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I always have a painful menses, and it flows for 5 days after which from

By Anonymous February 26, 2010 - 2:27am
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on 6 to 8 days of it, brownish discharge will start coming out its end on the 8days.

Is this Normal? and what can i do to stop this Painful menstration and the overflowing that occurs 8days?

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Dear Anon

Thank you for your question!

Many women have painful periods. It's a natural process that (unfortunately!) happens every month, for women of childbearing age.

We have a wonderful article on easing bad menstrual pain naturally. I'd like you to take a read of it here - it'll provide some really good tips for you : http://www.empowher.com/news/herarticle/2009/04/28/easing-menstrual-pain-naturally

You can also try an over the counter pain medication.

With regard to your period - periods last from 3-8 days. It varies from woman to woman. It's very common to have a 'regular' period (with cramping, bloating, red blood) for the first 4-5 days and then the period tapers off to a small, often brown discharge for a couple of days. This is very normal. The brown discharge simply means it's older blood being expelled from the body. You can't do anything to change your period, unless you want to go on the birth control pill. This may also cut down on the pain.

Would you like more information on the birth control pill or do you prefer not to add these hormones to your body?

February 26, 2010 - 1:33pm
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