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    Default What is considered a heavy flow?

    Hi guys

    Just wondering on your thoughts of what you would call a heavy menstrual flow? Would it be enough that it leaks onto a pad? I just my period again after it finishing it 2 wks ago (22 day cycle) got ewcm on saturday so thought I could possibly be o'ing then monday night got mucous mixed with blood. But it wasn't just a small spot or anything it covered the toilet paper. It has died down alot but so far not enough to cover a pad or even leak onto one!! Your thoughts?

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    I think a heavy flow is considered needing to change your pad every hour...I am sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong

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    When I used to have a heavy period, it was where I had to use about 8 super tampons in 1 day.

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    What would be considered a light flow?
    Thanks for all ur replies so far!

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    I always think my light flow is when I can leave a mini tampon in all day and its still not full when I pull it out so its hard to get out.

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    I was having to wear maternity pads for a little while!! That was my heaviest flow. I would say a light flow is where you could get away with the mini slim tampons and then only changing them at the recommended times...

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    Thanks for all the extra responses so far. My initial reason for asking was that I thought I might of had implantation bleeding as I had a 22 day cycle and never in my life have I had it so short!!! But although not heavy it's clearly my period. My pcos sure stuffs my cycles around alot. I'm getting my period more now but unecpectedly because cycle length varies dramatically. Was quite surprised that I got it this time because I had no symptoms it was coming!


 

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