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Periods - Medical advice

Medical advice

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.

NHS website