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A period is the part of the menstrual cycle when a woman bleeds from her vagina for a few days. In most women this happens every 28 days or so.
Symptoms of periods
During your period you'll bleed from your vagina for a few days. The bleeding will usually be the heaviest in the first two days.
Complications of periods
If you have problems with your periods, talk to your GP because there may be treatments that can help.