Knowing your body, the way it works and reacts, allows you to anticipate what it requires and, in the case of your menstrual flow, to avoid leaks and unpleasant surprises.
The subject is still taboo, it is not easy to ask questions and not find an answer adapted to our needs. If you want to get to know your flow, the answer is there.
What are the different types of menstrual flow?
Each woman is different, moreover each of them will have periods of different kinds during their life, depending on their state of health, their age... Knowing how to identify the nature of their flow means knowing how to better adapt and live your cycles better.
How to recognize a very liquid flow?
The very liquid flow is a poorly oxygenated blood, so it has not coagulated at all. We can say that its appearance is close to that which flows through the veins of a healthy person. It will tend to sink very quickly, but also to be absorbed quickly.
The viscous stream is made up of blood that has started to clot. As it oxygenated, it became thicker and possibly also darker. It will logically flow more slowly than a liquid stream. As the human body is an exceptional machine, heavy periods will tend to be thicker. The body voluntarily oxygenates them so that they do not sink too quickly and therefore avoid hemorrhage.
How to recognize a flow with clots?
Having a flow with clots should not cause undue concern. Clots are a sign that the uterine wall, which has become denser to accommodate a fertilized egg, is returning to its normal appearance. The sticky appearance is due to the production of glycogen, which will be used to "feed" the embryo to optimize its development. If in doubt, do not hesitate to consult a gynecologist.
What are the different flux quantities?
A menstrual cycle averages 2-5 tbsp. We do not imagine that it represents so little! A so-called normal cycle is an established and stable cycle. The one we have regularly. Other than that, there is no normality in this area. Medium flow is just as natural as light or heavy flow.
👉🏻 What is a light flow?
Un light flow corresponds to an average of 30 ml per cycle. To image, this represents 1 tampon per day or a few drops on a sanitary napkin.
???????? What is an average flow?
Un average flow, it's between 30 ml and 50 ml per cycle or 2 to 3 daily tampons or a towel every 3 hours.
???????? What is a heavy flow?
Un abundant flow represents 50 ml to 70 ml, which can be translated by 4 to 5 tampons per day or 2 pads every 3 hours.
???????? What is hemorrhagic flow?
Un hemorrhagic flow goes beyond 70 ml. Usually it is unnatural and is caused by an external cause (IUD, postpartum, medical causes, certain medications, etc.).
This represents one towel every two hours or every hour. The tampon is not recommended in these cases and anyway, does not represent a suitable solution. You can turn to menstrual panties for heavy flows to gain peace of mind.
If you have bleeding periods without knowing the cause, do not do not hesitate to talk to a gynecologist.
What is the flow velocity of the stream?
How to recognize irregular flow speed?
In general, we all have an irregular flow speed which more or less follows this pattern: slow flow the first day, faster flow on days 2 and 3, speed which decreases the following days until drying up. Obviously, the speeds of flow are not the same according to the women.
The easiest way to assess the flow velocity of our stream is to use a menstrual cup which makes it possible to realize the quantity elapsed in a precise duration.
How to recognize a regular flow speed?
It is all the same very rare to have a regular speed of flow, regularity not really being the norm in the world of menstrual cycle. This means that your flow flows at the same speed from the first day of your period to the last.
What is the sense of flow?
The shape of the lips and the positions of our body during the day influence the direction of the flow.
Some women have a so-called "central" flow which will tend to quickly saturate your protection since the same area is constantly in use, and therefore suffer from leaks.
This is why the amount of flow is not the only responsible for the tasks.In this case, it is necessary to turn to period panties with a wide crotch and it is better to avoid thongs.