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It's time to get real with your doctor

Ever feel funny talking to your doc about stuff like periods, pain and bowel movements? Uh, yeah. This tool walks you through some questions. Then turns your answers into doctor-speak that you can save to your phone or print and take with you. So talking with your doc* is way less weird.

 

Pretty cool, right? We’re ready when you are. 

 

Period pain

Pain during your period can keep you from doing the things you love. Do you have any? (Talk to your doctor about any pain you’re feeling)

Timing of period

Sometimes the timing of your period can point to problems. About how long does your period last? (Share how often you get your period, and how long it lasts)

Menstrual flow

Some women have bleeding that is heavier than normal. What’s yours like? (Don’t forget to talk about your menstrual flow)

Stomach issues

For some women, their period can bring all sorts of gastrointestinal (GI) issues. How does your stomach feel? (Spend some time talking about any stomach issues)

Your life

Sometimes, it can feel like your uterus is calling the shots. What’s going on in your world? Check all that apply. (Share some details about what’s going on in your life)

Your emotions

All this stuff going on in your body has a way of affecting your emotions. How is your period affecting yours? Check all that apply. (Be open and honest about the toll it’s taking on you)

*You may be responsible for a deductible and coinsurance for this office visit. Check your health plan for details.

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Answer 6 important questions

That’s all it takes to turn your responses into a helpful tool to talk with your doc.