Women spend about 40 years dealing with their menstrual periods on a monthly basis. Throughout your adult life, you have probably experienced all of the side-effects that come with your visits from Aunt Flo. And, if you are lucky, you are able to ignore most of them and continue to live your life. But, there are some things about your period you should pay attention to, as they could be signs of a serious problem.
You are probably already used to dealing with uncomfortable bloating, the cramps, the moodiness, and the sore boobs. As much as you would love to stay home and rest when your period arrives, you get up, put on your big girl panties (the ones you reserve for that time of the month), slip in your tampon, adhere a pantyliner, and go about your day.
By now you know that in just a few days you will be feeling back to normal. But, sometimes it takes more than a few days. Or maybe you really and truly can't get out of bed. What if you can't even remember the last time you got your period? Ask yourself some questions to make sure that you are paying attention to what you period is trying to tell you.