For all the ladies out there, have you ever wondered why sometimes your period starts early or late? Should you get worried about being pregnant if Aunt Flo hasn’t visited you yet in a month?
According to doctors, a normal menstrual cycle is between 25 to 35 days. So, stop panicking.
Aside from that, here are 14 more old health-related myths we should all stop believing.
Myth: You should get your period once a month
Not exactly. “The average cycle is every 28 days, which is every 4 weeks,” says Dr. Illuzzi, “so every month is an easy way to think about it.” But a normal menstrual cycle occurs every 25 to 35 days, so if you’re on the shorter or longer end of that spectrum, you might have, say, a flow-free February—or a twofer. Even an occasionally irregular period is pretty common, says Dr. Minkin. If you’re regularly long or short, it’s a good idea to check with your doctor about your periods, but don’t start stressing.