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A.Vogel Talks Periods

From symptoms to herbal remedies which can help, we discuss everything you need to know about menstrual periods

Period problems are common! Here at A.Vogel Talks Periods our expert Emma Thornton discusses some of the causes of troublesome periods, symptoms to look out for and how you can manage them with the help of herbal remedies. Emma is also on hand to answer any questions you might have so feel free to submit these via our ‘Ask a question’ facility.


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    Chloe — 18.11.2017 10:00
    Hi, I had sex a day before I had my coil taking out on the 8th of November and was fine I had sexual intecourse unprotected on the 10th and then bled a day after witch was the 11th witch I thought was my Period, my period lasted a day and I wasn’t that heavy. Since then I’ve carried on as normal. But for a couple of days I’ve had weird feelings in my tummy and my breast are quite tender and saw


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      Emma — 20.11.2017 14:47
      Hi Chloe, after having the coil removed it can take up to several months in some cases for your period to become regular again. Your body has to adjust to not having a dose of synthetic hormones each month and instead having to regulate its own cycle of hormones once more, in order to give you your monthly period. So this isn’t necessarily anything to worry about, but if in any doubt it might be worth taking a pregnancy test and considering different methods of contraception for future.


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    Demi — 17.11.2017 13:56
    Hi, I’ve stopped taking the contraception mini pill over 2 months ago. My last period was on the 7th Oct. I had unprotected sex after finishing the period. I was then meant to have another period on the 3rd Nov. I missed 4 days of it and started bleeding on the last day it was light and pink. It then went to red wasn’t as heavy as a normal period then went back to light pinkish colour and I stopped after 3 days. Could this be a pregnancy? I’ve been getting pain in my abdominal on the right side aswell..


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      Emma — 17.11.2017 16:03
      Hi Demi, it sounds as though you had a period, although it was perhaps a little lighter and later than usual, but often they can take a few months to regulate after coming off the pill. So, it doesn’t sound likely that you are pregnant, but obviously we couldn’t say for sure. You should take a test if you are worried.


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    Abi — 15.11.2017 14:21
    I don't know if I am starting my period


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      Emma — 15.11.2017 16:54
      Hi Abi, when starting your period you might experience some cramp and notice some red or brown stains in your pants, this is all quite normal and happens to all girls when they reach a certain age. If you are worried or need help I would recommend you talk to a close family member who I'm sure would be happy to help!


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