How long should my period last?
First, remember that every girl’s body develops at its own pace and reacts in its own way.
Menstruation, also called periods, generally starts anywhere from age 9 to 16. So, if you haven’t gotten your period yet, don’t worry. You will get your period every month, or every 24 to 35 days (start counting on the first day of your last period). At first, the timing probably won’t be exact, or “regular,” and that’s normal. Give your body time to develop. Your period should last from 3 to 6 days, maybe longer at first. Sometimes it will be heavy, other times light.
I often have vaginal discharge. What is it?
All girls have vaginal discharge, and this is normal. These small amounts of fluid secreted by glands in your vagina and cervix. This is the way your body keep your vagina clean by removing dead cells proliferating on its walls. Nature did a good job, is not it?
As part of your personal hygiene, you can use a panty liner to protect your underwear on days when the vaginal discharge make you uncomfortable.
How do I know if I have a vaginal infection?
The color and thickness of your discharge varies with your menstrual cycle. For example, it is thicker at ovulation, when one of your ovaries releases an egg about two weeks before your period.
Your discharge should be clear or milky and never give off an unpleasant odour. If you notice an increase in the amount of discharge, a change in color (yellow or greenish), a foul odour, irritation, itchiness, or burning, you may have a vaginal infection. Other problems, such as yeast infections , may affect your vagina for any number of reasons. This type of infection is painful and uncomfortable and must be treated. When in doubt, don’t hesitate to see a doctor.
How often do I have to change pads, and what type should I use?
Also known as dysmenorrhea or period pains, are painful sensations felt in the lower abdomen that can occur both before and during a woman’s menstrual period.
There are two primary types of these difficult or painful periods – primary and secondary dysmenorrhea:
• Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type and is characterized by pain in the lower abdomen and lower back pain beginning 1-2 days before the period and lasting from 2 to 4 days. There is no underlying problem that is causing the pain
• Secondary dysmenorrhea is characterized by cramping pains that are due to an identifiable medical problem such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory disease.
What types of feminine hygiene products can I use?
Among the products used in feminine hygiene there are tampons and sanitary napkins, serving to protect clothing against the loss of blood during menstruation, the Pantiliners and those tongas used to feel fresh all days.
Tampons are worn inside the vagina and may be inserted using your longest finger or by using a special applicator made of plastic or cardboard. Before you use tampons, be sure to read the operating instructions, as these have been associated with a condition called toxic shock syndrome
Napkins are worn under the pants and they are adhering to your underwear. They absorb the blood after it has passed the vagina to reach the outside of the body. There are different types and different absorption capacity
Pantiliners or short Liners are very popular with women. You can either use them with the tampons for increased security, or use it toward the end of the periods when blood flow is so low that it is not necessary to wear a towel or pad, or for feminine hygiene measures to stay fresh and dry all day.
What causes itchiness and burning sensations?
Many feminine hygiene products use recycled materials which are chlorine bleached.
Easy Day has more expensive materials all of which are virgin and new, and there are no recycled materials of any kind in our products. No traces of mercury or dioxins.
Plus Easy Day products do not add any scents or perfumes which can also cause allergic reactions.
How much liquid can the easy day heavy flow absorb without feeling wet to the touch?
Our unique combination of cotton, non woven, and SAP eliminates this problem.
Easy Day pads can absorb 3 times more than other leading pads and always stay dry. The pads can absorb 10 x their weight and still stay light. Easy Day Heavy Flow/Night Use sanitary pad absorbs up to 150ml..