Periods - Medical adviceSeptember 28, 2022
Girls should seek medical advice from their GP if they have any of the following
- Debilitating cramps—severe cramps preventing daily activities and not relieved by over the counter pain relief
- Severe mood changes
- Hourly changes of menstrual products—having to change a tampon or sanitary towel more than once an hour
- Irregular periods or no periods by the age of 16—most girls have started their periods between the ages of 8 and 15
More information and medical advice can be found on the NHS website including a video to illustrate the menstrual cycle.