Category: Periods

6 Posts

  • IBS and Period Poos

    IBS & Period Poos – Let’s Talk About It…

    April 27, 2021Bríd Ní Dhonnabháin

    Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and tricky bowel movements are thick as thieves and equally unwelcome. Unfortunately, they have managed to break their way into some of our lives and just when you think you’ve finally got a handle on managing your IBS symptoms, your period comes along, bringing with it Period Poo.  Yup, period poo. It’s not just you, we all get it. But it’s understandable to think you’re the…

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  • Living With Endometriosis – What I’ve Learnt Along The Way

    September 29, 2020Hertility

    My name is Abbie (@cheerfullylive) and in May 2019 I was finally diagnosed with endometriosis after a 9 year battle with pain.  If you aren’t aware, endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere on the body. These cells breakdown and bleed, causing painful periods, as well as possible infertility, fatigue, bowel and bladder problems, as…

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  • Menstrual Cycle Basics: What You Need To Know

    August 30, 2020Hertility

    If you’re anything like us, your memories of sex ed probably revolve around cringing, as your science teacher put a condom on a banana, rather than actually understanding the ins and outs of the amazing process that women go through every month. You aren’t alone if your only knowledge of the menstrual cycle is that it exists, involves blood, and can cause PMS.  If you wish that a text message…

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  • PMS or PMDD? Period Blues and Your Mental Health

    August 30, 2020Grace Firmin-Guion

    Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)  has been around as long as we’ve been having periods. But what used to be a taboo topic and often the butt of sexist jokes, is now an active point of conversation among women. With the period-related chat flowing, the door is finally open for researchers to give women the answers we’ve been waiting for, and it’s interesting to see the impact your cycle could be having…

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  • PCOS & a Dermoid Cyst To Top It All Off

    August 30, 2020Hertility

    Erratic periods I’ve always had a feeling something wasn’t quite right with my hormones. Nothing major… but something a little skew-whiff. Since I was a teenager I’ve had erratic periods. They’re on the light side, making me one of the lucky ones, but sometimes they won’t come for months. Once, just after my final exams at university, my period didn’t come for about 9 months. I’ve always been a normal…

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  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea: Behind Your Missing Menses

    August 30, 2020Zoya Ali

    Hypothalamic amenorrhea (HA) is when your menstrual cycle and ovulation are interrupted due to the influence of the hypothalamus gland, located in the brain. It is a commonly occurring condition in women with eating disorders,athletes or dancers or those with a low body mass index (BMI). What causes hypothalamic amenorrhea? The hypothalamus is a small region of the brain that plays a crucial role in many important functions, including the…

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