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When is a heavy period too heavy?

By: Claire McCarthy, MD, Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publishing It's common for girls and their parents to wonder if the bleeding with their periods is too often or too much. Especially in the first few years of having a period, any bleeding can feel like too much. Usually, it's not but sometimes it is, and it's important for parents to know what to watch for, and when to call the doctor. …

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