A period is not like the tide of an ocean. Our friends over at period tracking app Clue analysed 7.5 million menstrual cycles and found that scientifically, there is no relation. We can start periods any day of the lunar cycle. While there’s some interesting history about menstruation and the moon, they’re not connected.
Read more to find out more period myths that are so NOT TRUE but people still believe it is.
Having a few irregular periods, like 2 or 3 in a year, are usually nothing to worry about. However, if it occurs more frequently, you should see your doctor to determine the causative factor. You want to be sure that it is not an ovulation disorder or a health condition. Whenever you have irregular periods, especially a missed period, the first thing you should do is to rule out pregnancy. Take a pregnancy test if you have had heterosexual intercourse in the past month. If the test comes out negative, then you should examine what other factors could be causing it. Examine your lifestyle, stress levels, and any recent weight gain or loss. Then talk to your doctor to discuss how best to get your menstrual cycle back on track.
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