Bleeding for longer than seven days, through clothing and in-between cycles should always be investigated further, says gynaecologist and obstetrician Dr Joseph Sgroi.
It’s also important to note that while painful periods are common, they’re not normal. “You may have concerns that are indicative of endometriosis, [a disease] which is exceptionally poorly-diagnosed by general practitioners and gynaecologists alike. It can be quite debilitating for a lot of women, so if you have symptoms, raise them with your doctor.
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