The best way to manually track your menstrual cycle and what to keep an eye out for

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Tracking your menstrual cycle is recommended to have a better understanding of your menstruation, pregnancy, and preventing possible menstrual cycle disorders that can arise. There are many ways to keep track of your cycle such as using a phone app, your notes, daily planner and more so you can choose the one that works best for you.

If you’d like to know how to manually track your menstrual cycle, this article will help you out. Below you can read about why tracking your period matters as well as certain factors to pay attention to when you began your period. 

The Importance Of Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle

Tracking your menstrual cycle is important for many reasons including being prepared for your menstruation, ensuring you have a healthy functioning body,tracking your fertile window for conception, and detecting possible menstrual cycle disorders. 

Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can give you important information about yourself and your body. Certain data such as how often your period comes, how heavy you bleed, the amount of pain you experience as well as how you feel emotionally are some crucial aspects to write down. 

Manually Tracking Your Cycle

Typically, a menstrual cycle lasts between 3-5 days but it can also occur that lasts 2-7 days, depending on the person. To track your menstrual cycle you can use a small calendar and write down the day where you began to bleed bright red blood, this will be referred to as the first day of your menstrual cycle.

Each day that you have your period you should take notes on the amount of flow and pain you have. This will help with analyzing your overall menstrual cycle pattern and predict possible solutions to extreme pain or bleeding. Further, describing the bleeding is also recommended; if it’s dark brown or red, if it’s watery or very clotted or if it’s heavy, light or spotting. 

Emotions can be enhanced during your menstrual cycle, which is why writing down how you feel can be of great help. If you felt sad, anxious, or depressed, or if you had a headache or felt bloated, you should keep track of everything. 

Not only is it important to track when you begin to bleed but also when you’re most fertile due to ovulation. Typically, the ovulation period occurs 10-14 days after you start your next period, and although the actual ovulation part lasts only a day, you can be most fertile 3-5 days during this time since sperm can live in your body for a few days. 

Her Down There Can Help

Tracking your menstrual cycle is very important to assess how your body is functioning. This article provides general information about average menstrual cycles and what you should keep an eye out for when tracking them, but irregularities can arise at any time.

If you’re experiencing a lot of bleeding, pain, or any other symptom that causes unpleasantness, book an appointment with us to get menstrual cycle, fertility or birth control consultation. Apart from being a contraceptive, birth control helps regulate your menstrual cycle and balances your hormones.

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