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18 Things You Need to Know About Your Period

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There are very few things worse than the unexpected (or tbh — even when you know it's coming) arrival of your period. From chunking down serious change for tampons to contending with cramps, the arrival of your period can be downright mortifying. We may think we have our period all figured out after living with it for so many years, but there's plenty to learn about your menstrual cycle, including how to alleviate those pesky pains. From keeping track of your cycle to PMS symptoms and when to seek out a doctor, here are 18 things you need to know about your period.