Period Facts

Period Facts

  • On average a normal cycle lasts 28 days and a period lasts on average five days.
  • You shouldn’t keep a tampon in place for more than eight hours.
  • The average woman will spend 3,500 days menstruating during her lifetime.
  • If you’re passing large clots, bleeding between cycles, soaking your tampon/pad two hourly or see dramatic changes in your period you should see a GP.
  • Tampon is french for plug and around 70% of women prefer tampons to pads.
  • The average period releases 35 to 50ml of blood. More than 80mls is regarded as a heavy period.
  • When a woman’s fat percentage drops to under 10% her periods will stop – it’s the fat cells in the body that supply the oestrogen needed to trigger menstruation.