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Women’s health has complexities associated with biological and physiological differences. Some of the conditions that affect women will depend on their developmental stage, changes made to lifestyle, age, and female hormonal conditions.

At Coldean Pharmacy, our pharmacists are eager to assist you with special women’s conditions. These include:

– Period pain
– Menopause Symptoms
– Period delay

Women’s health services in Brighton: Period Pain

Period pain is very common amongst women during the menstrual cycle. Some experience it as a painful muscle cramping in the lower abdomen. These cramps can also extend to the back or the thighs, and their intensity will vary for every woman.

Cramps can be intense and short or dull but more continuous. It may also differ in each different cycle.


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How long does period pain last?

Period pain typically begins immediately after your bleeding starts. Nevertheless, you may feel it a few days before starting periods.  Cramping normally lasts between 48 to 72 hours, although it can last longer.


Treating period pain

Generally, period cramps are mild. However, you can contact our pharmacist for a stronger painkiller if you are experiencing a lot of pain.

Women’s Health in Brighton: Period delay

Period delay means holding up your normal monthly period. You may want to do this if you have an upcoming event such as a wedding, a party, or simply going on a beach holiday without worrying about your period. Occasionally this can be achieved by using the Norethisterone pill. If you need your period delayed, you can contact our pharmacists to help you.

The menstrual cycle

A normal menstrual cycle starts on the first day and ends a day before the next period. During the first half of the menstrual cycle, oestrogen levels go up. As a result, the womb’s lining thickens in readiness for pregnancy.

Between 10 to 16 days after periods, ovulation occurs. Therefore, a woman’s fertility is at its peak during this stage.

Progesterone levels rise during the second half of the menstruation cycle. As a result, the womb will prepare for likely egg implantation. The hormones level decline when egg fertilisation doesn’t occur hence the shedding of the womb lining.  This leads to menstrual bleeding. Subsequently, the cycle begins again.  A normal menstrual cycle is normally between 21 and 40 days.

Period delay pills imitate the progesterone hormone. It, therefore, ensures that progesterone levels are high. This stops the wombs’ lining from shedding consequently delaying the periods.

The Norethisterone tablet can delay periods for up to 17 days. However, use it three days before your regular period date.

Contact us for period pain and period delay services today!


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