Menstrual cycle Medium/Heavy/Menorrhagia... Which level of protection should I choose?
Just like women, each menstrual flow is unique. It is common for a woman to wonder if she has a normal period and if her flow is "okay". And anyway, a "normal" period has a wide spectrum of duration, symptoms, and discharge.
Find out what menstrual flow you have and which Libréa menstrual panties are right for you! We bet you will find the information in this article very interesting ! ☺
What is menstrual flow?
Menstrual flow is the periodic discharge from the vagina of uterine lining and blood that you experience during menstruation. And there are many types of flow! Some women have very liquid discharge, others viscous discharge, some with clots, less, medium, or more abundant flow.
A typical amount of menstrual fluid lost during menstruation is between 5 ml and 80 ml.
A scanty menstrual flow is when the bleeding is less than 30 ml of fluid per cycle.
An average flow is between 30 and 50 ml.
An abundant flow is between 50-80 ml.
If it is difficult for you to determine which menstrual flow you have, you can figure it out depending on how many pads you use throughout a cycle, of course, depending on the level of absorption and their size.
A small absorbent can hold 3ml of liquid and a large one can absorb up to 12ml of liquid.
As a rule, the limit of a regular day absorbent is 5 ml of liquid, and the limit of a night absorbent is 10-15 ml.
Now, depending on how often you change your pads, you can estimate which category you fall into: low, medium or heavy flow.
How do you recognize reduced menstrual flow?
- You rarely change your tampons/absorbents because you don't need to
- You do not have a heavy flow during the first 2 days of your period, but a reduced but constant one
- You have spotting-like bleeding instead of steady bleeding.
How do you recognize the average menstrual flow?
People who eliminate 30-50 ml of fluid and have a period lasting between 3-5 days have a average menstrual flow. If you are not experiencing severe abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, or other symptoms, the amount of menstrual fluid you shed may be average.
Remember that it always looks like more blood than it actually is.
Our heavy period panties are perfect if you're worried about spotting during the day.
How do you recognize heavy menstrual flow?
From a medical point of view, a heavy period means a blood loss of more than 80 ml per cycle, it means that you need more than 16 tampons or absorbents per cycle .
Excessive menstrual bleeding can indicate a certain hormonal imbalance, but it can also have other causes such as:
- Adenomyosis: A condition that occurs when glands in the endometrium become embedded in the uterine muscle
- Endometriosis: tissue grows outside the uterus, lining it and causing heavy bleeding with each period
- Pregnancy complications
- If your period is more than 15 days late and is met with heavy flow, this could indicate a miscarriage. In this case we recommend you take a pregnancy test.
- Post-partum haemorrhage: caused by insufficient contraction of the uterus after removal of the placenta
- Polyps: Small growths on the lining of the uterus that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding
- Presence of an intrauterine device (IUD)
- Other abnormalities or medical problems.
And now let's see how you can choose the right Librea menstrual panties, the first underwear for menstruation manufactured in Romania.
What is menorrhagia?
And if your period lasts more than 7 days , and the need to change the absorbent every 1-2 hours or during the night, or if you have a menstrual flow with size blood clots of a coin (or larger), are sure signs of heavy menstruation and we can talk about MENORRAGE . Then we recommend one gynecological consultation. Go, Go, Girls : better check now and be calm.
What menstrual underwear should I choose for light menstruation and medium flow?
Once you know what your menstrual flow is, you can make your choice safely reusable menstrual underwear Libreria. On each pair of menstrual panties there is a label that tells you which menstrual flow it is suitable for. This is hidden under the composition label.
If this is your first time trying Libréa menstrual panties, we've already sorted for you and collected here everyone menstrual panties suitable for low/medium flow. They can also be used for everyday secretions or light leakage of urine. They offer up to 12 hours of protection and have an absorption capacity of 9 ml (about 2 classic tampons or a menstrual cup).
Ohh, and not to mention the comfort and freedom it gives you! No moisture and no unpleasant odors. ☺
But for heavy cycle?
A heavy menstrual flow should be treated differently. And our heavy flow panties i can do this! They are perfect for days 2-3 of menstruation, when bleeding is heavy. They have an absorbency capacity of 15ml (that's about 3-4 classic tampons, or 2 menstrual cups) and, like the low/medium flow models, offer up to 12 hours of protection.
So if you change your tampon every 4 hours or more, and especially if you wake up at night to put on a new one, we highly recommend you try our heavy flow models.
We made a video to show you the absorbent power of Libréa underwear. Take a look here!
Sleep peacefully all night, and during the day you don't have to worry about getting dirty. About how good does that sound?
An ideal combo for the first and last days of menstruation
"In the first days of my period I need better protection, and in the last days I can wear something lighter."
Perfect! Then we have the ideal solution for you: menstrual panty sets.
The choice is only yours! ☺