Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Period quiz

During reproductive age, the majority of women and people who menstruate have periods every month. But despite that, many of us still have big gaps in knowledge where our menstrual cycles are concerned — which is where our period quiz comes in. 

Take this period test and see how much you know about your own cycle. Knowledge is power, after all, and those gaps are there to be filled with some fascinating period facts!

This quiz is designed to help you learn more about your period and periods in general, but it is for educational purposes only. Menstrual periods can differ for every person and can often be irregular. If you’re experiencing irregular periods, uncharacteristically heavy or light bleeding, or notice any other changes to your periods, contact your health care provider for advice.

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What counts as the first day of a new menstrual cycle?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
The first day of a new calendar month
10%
The first day of your period
64%
The first day after your period has finished
17%
Whenever — you can decide when your own cycle starts as long as you keep track
9%
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Which of the following would be considered an abnormal length of time for a period to last?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
2 days
14%
4 days
17%
6 days
21%
8 days
48%
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What does the word “amenorrhea” mean?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
The absence of periods
40%
Having 2 periods in one month
23%
An irregular cycle
23%
Starting your periods at 8 years old or younger
14%
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How long is the average menstrual cycle?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
26 days
12%
28 days
59%
30 days
22%
32 days
7%
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Which of the following is not a sign of heavy menstrual bleeding?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Bleeding that lasts 5 to 7 days
40%
Bleeding that soaks through one or more tampons or pads every hour for several hours in a row
28%
Needing to wear more than one pad at a time
10%
Passing blood clots that are the same size or bigger than a quarter (almost 2.5 cm in diameter)
22%
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Which of the following is a cause of amenorrhea in women or people who were previously menstruating (when periods stop for 3 months or more)?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Low body weight (10% or more under normal weight)
21%
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
20%
Stress
18%
All of the above
41%
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When fully saturated, how much blood can a regular tampon or daytime pad hold?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
2 milliliters
10%
5 milliliters
31%
7 milliliters
34%
10 milliliters
25%
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How many tablespoons of blood does the average person lose during a period?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
0 to 1 tablespoon
12%
2 to 4 tablespoons
48%
5 to 7 tablespoons
25%
8 to 10 tablespoons
15%
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Irregular periods can be a key symptom of what gynecological condition?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Bacterial vaginosis
11%
Thrush
11%
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
51%
None of the above
27%
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What color is normal for period blood?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Light pink
4%
Bright red
33%
Brown
15%
All of the above
47%
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What is one of the most common causes of a light period?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Food poisoning
3%
Normal variation in periods
47%
Thrush
22%
Being extra fertile
28%
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From first period to menopause, how many periods do women and people who menstruate have on average in their lifetime?
Period quiz: How much do you know about your own menstrual cycle?
Around 200
25%
Around 350
17%
Around 450
38%
Around 800
21%
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You scored:
Not bad, not bad!

Your body is a complex ever-changing system, and your menstrual cycle can tell a lot about your individual health patterns and overall health. 

Did you know that you may experience different symptoms, mood swings, and energy levels depending on your cycle phase?

Regularly keeping track of your period and symptoms can give you a lot of insights about your health and be an important step towards knowing your body better.

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...but there is always more to learn.

Your body is a complex ever-changing system, and your menstrual cycle can tell a lot about your individual health patterns and overall health. 

Did you know that you may experience different symptoms, mood swings, and energy levels depending on your cycle phase?

Regularly keeping track of your period and symptoms can give you a lot of insights about your health and be an important step towards knowing your body better.

Next level of knowledge and insights
Accurate cycle predictions and knowledge of 100+ medical professionals at your disposal.

How Flo can help me?

With over 100+ medical experts, Flo supports women during their entire reproductive lives and provides curated cycle and ovulation tracking, personalized health insights, expert tips, and a fully closed community for women to share their questions and concerns.

Over 240 million people have downloaded Flo, and 48 million people use it on a monthly basis, which makes Flo the most popular women’s health app globally.