What is normal menstrual bleeding?
Every woman’s period is different. In fact, one woman can experience many variations in her period during her lifetime.
Most women’s cycles last approximately 28 days, and their menstruations usually last anywhere between 3 to 7 days. Some women have naturally heavier periods. A perfectly normal period doesn’t exist; so, instead of focusing on whether your period is “normal”, you should learn the characteristics of your own cycle.
Being familiar with the way your menstrual cycle works will make it easier for you to determine whether something isn’t right, or quickly discover any changes. You can use a menses calendar, like Flo, to keep track of your cycle.
Your cycle should last anywhere between 21 and 35 days, and it should be somewhat regular. Having a cycle that varies a couple of days each month is normal, but anything longer than that could be cause for concern.