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Ladies, what is your worst time of the month? Well, that isn’t even a question because we all know what time of the month we hate the most. Curling up with cramps, numbness and various other unexplainable feelings leave us irritated. Periods never feel the same. As it keeps changing throughout a girl’s lifetime. The duration, timings, and flow of the cycle can vary from one girl to another. Hence, it gets quite difficult to determine what is normal and abnormal.
To understand your period cycle and what can be a reason behind your 3-days periods, keep scrolling!
What Is A Normal Cycle?
Every girl experiences types of periods. Hence, It is difficult to say what can be normal as women in every age experience different symptoms. Also, frequent changes in their cycle.
Here’s an overview of every age group’s normal.
- For the girls in their early teens, they experience periods 21 to 45 days apart which last for 4 to 7 days
- As they get older, the average cycle occur ranging from 21 to 35 days and last for about 3 to 5 days
The Possible Reasons Of A 3-Days Period
When talking about periods and a normal cycle, every woman has her own normal. Some have them for almost three to five days each month. Whereas some experience them up to 7 days. But for the ones that last either for 2 days or goes on for seven days, is also considered normal.
If your period cycle is for about 7 days and became shorter, there is a possibility you might be experiencing other conditions too.
Age Can Be A Cause
It is quite normal to experience different types of the period cycle all through your years because it does change with time. As our hormones keep fluctuating, it can cause our cycle to change as well. According to doctors, hormones need a few years to develop a regular schedule.
Experiencing a lot of stress due to exams, family issues, personal issues or professional issues can have a great impact on our period cycle. Moreover, the changes that we make in our daily routine can affect the hormone levels and cause irregular periods. Stress takes a toll on our whole body. So, our period to become irregular.
Excessive Workouts And Exercises
Women who are into heavy workouts, sports, and heavy physical exercises burn more calories than they eat. If that goes on for weeks or is your regular routine, your body will enter starvation mode. This means the body will start using all its remaining calories to perform critical functions. So, it stops producing hormones and will cause irregular or missed periods.
Changes In The Weights
Girls that are weight conscious, have gained a lot of weight or have lost a lot of weight disrupt their normal hormone levels due to the upset weight. Either weight loss or excessive body fat, it can affect the estrogen levels, which means obesity can impact your menstrual cycle.
Women and girls who suffer from eating disorders and follow extreme calorie restriction diets, force their bodies into incapabilities to produce reproductive hormones. A low percentage of fat in our body can upset normal hormone levels and cause irregularity.
If you are on any type of medication and are missing your periods, talk to a doctor immediately as the medications that you are taking can interfere with hormones, and cause irregular periods.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
Women suffering PCOS produce more male hormones than the normal ones which can also result in irregular periods, missed periods, or short periods.
Women suffering from thyroid disorder can experience missed or short spans of periods. That happens as a result of our body producing too much or too little thyroid hormone. It can be a major cause or irregularities.
Is This Alarming?
If you fall into the category in the above-mentioned age groups and your period cycle matches that cycle, you should not worry. Anything between 3-days to seven days of bleeding is normal. The 3-days span though seems short, it still counts as normal.
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Javeria Adil Chughtai
A journalist and a medical researcher by profession, badminton player and photographer by passion. You can call me an artist but No, I can't draw you! 😀
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