Not every woman is created equal when it comes to periods. While some breeze through the time of the month with no issues whatsoever, others have to deal with crippling cramps, extreme mood swings or an extremely heavy flow (and embarrassing stains, yikes!).
But what is a ‘normal’ period? It’s when your bleeding lasts between three to seven days. If Aunt Flo only visits you for two days a month or you’re bleeding over five days but only need to change your pad/tampon, say, twice a day, this could mean you have a light period.
Of course, just because your period is light doesn’t mean you have a problem. Some women are just made that way so take that as a part of being uniquely you. However, it might be a cause for worry if your period suddenly changes. Here are seven reasons why this could happen and how to handle the issues that you have control over.