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

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?

The first day of a new calendar month
9%
The first day of your period
69%
The first day after your period has finished
13%
Whenever — you can decide when your own cycle starts as long as you keep track
10%
Next

Which of the following would be considered an abnormal length of time for a period to last?

2 days
19%
4 days
9%
6 days
19%
8 days
53%
Next

What does the word “amenorrhea” mean?

The absence of periods
42%
Having 2 periods in one month
23%
An irregular cycle
24%
Starting your periods at 8 years old or younger
11%
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How long is the average menstrual cycle?

26 days
12%
28 days
66%
30 days
15%
32 days
6%
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Which of the following is not a sign of heavy menstrual bleeding?

Bleeding that lasts 5 to 7 days
48%
Bleeding that soaks through one or more tampons or pads every hour for several hours in a row
20%
Needing to wear more than one pad at a time
11%
Passing blood clots that are the same size or bigger than a quarter (almost 2.5 cm in diameter)
21%
Next

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)?

Low body weight (10% or more under normal weight)
16%
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
16%
Stress
12%
All of the above
56%
Next

When fully saturated, how much blood can a regular tampon or daytime pad hold?

2 milliliters
10%
5 milliliters
36%
7 milliliters
33%
10 milliliters
21%
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How many tablespoons of blood does the average person lose during a period?

0 to 1 tablespoon
5%
2 to 4 tablespoons
49%
5 to 7 tablespoons
31%
8 to 10 tablespoons
14%
Next

Irregular periods can be a key symptom of what gynecological condition?

Bacterial vaginosis
14%
Thrush
7%
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
56%
None of the above
23%
Next

What color is normal for period blood?

Light pink
2%
Bright red
34%
Brown
6%
All of the above
58%
Next

What is one of the most common causes of a light period?

Food poisoning
5%
Normal variation in periods
59%
Thrush
12%
Being extra fertile
24%
Next

From first period to menopause, how many periods do women and people who menstruate have on average in their lifetime?

Around 200
13%
Around 350
26%
Around 450
42%
Around 800
20%
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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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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.

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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.

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