Signs of Period Problems

Most people don’t have any problems with their periods. But call your doctor if you:

  • Are 15 and haven’t started your period
  • Have had your period for more than 2 years and it still doesn’t come regularly (about    every 4-5 weeks)
  • Have bleeding between periods
  • Have severe cramps that don’t get better with ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or naproxen
  • Have very heavy bleeding (soaking a pad or tampon in one hour or less)
  • Have multiple blood clots larger than a quarter
  • Feel weak or faint during your period
  • Throw up during your period
  • Have periods that last for more than a week
  • Have severe PMS that gets in the way of your everyday activities
  • Notice that your period flow or texture is different than normal