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Essentials (South Africa) - - REPORT HEALTH | -

Pre-menopause, men­strual cy­cles can be er­ratic, but if you’re younger, they should be fairly reg­u­lar. ‘ If your cy­cle varies by more than four days a month, it can be a sign of a prob­lem such as poly­cys­tic ovary syn­drome,’ says en­docri­nol­o­gist Helen Ma­son.

✱ When should I worry?

If nor­mal painkiller­s don’t help ease the pain or you find your bleed­ing is too heavy for stan­dard pro­tec­tion. This could in­di­cate the pres­ence of fi­broids or en­dometrio­sis, for ex­am­ple, which can be treated.

MY PE­RI­ODS ARE IR­REG­U­LAR

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