How much is it normal to bleed?

The amount of blood is individual for every female. But as a general rule, it usually looks more than it is. The average amount of blood lost is no more than four tablespoons. Most girls and women bleed more during the first days of their periods. There are many factors that determine how much and for how long you bleed. Besides hereditary reasons, you may also bleed more or less because of your stress level, your diet, your choice of contraception (both the pill and IUDs can affect the amount of bleeding) or if you have given birth.

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