How to tell when your period is over?

Ah, periods! The monthly visitor that no one looks forward to. Just like a guest who arrives without invitation and overstays their welcome, Aunt Flo can be quite the nuisance. But don’t worry, you’re not alone in your struggles. Every woman experiences period woes at some point in her life.

One of the most challenging parts of menstruation is knowing when it’s over since each woman has her unique cycle length and flow characteristics.

In this article, we’ll explore various signs indicating that your period has come to an end so you can breathe a sigh of relief (and get on with life!).

Checking for Bleeding

The first step towards figuring out if your period is over is by checking for bleeding cessation.

  1. Take notice of external bleeding: Do not shy away from sticking ‘that’ hand up your underwear or peering into the toilet bowl; seeing blood on tampons/pads will only ever increase our anxieties – but there’s light at the end of the tunnel, as eventually we won’t see any more blood.
  2. Keep track of frequency: A typical menstrual cycle ranges between 28-32 days for most women although everyone’s body works differently – so keep track well using apps/bullet jotting/listings!
  3. Observe changes in color and texture: Normally, fresh reddish-brown discharge signifies active stains while brown or dark red coloring indicates old partly-used tissues ending early spotting.

Once you observe zero staining/spotting/prolonged bloody mucus/ clots being passed-out — ultimately anything mushy regarding uterus tissue– congratulations! You have successfully gotten through another month!

Observing Physical Symptoms

Apart from checking externally for menstrual bleeding recurrence, focusing on notable symptoms that coincide with period cycles are useful markers too:

Bloating Reduction

If bloating fades away after several days following exercise/stretching or taking anti-inflammatory diet then it’s safe to say goodbye to your period!

Breast Swelling Reduction

Breast swelling, pain or tenderness — common PMS symptoms – may also signal that menstruation is coming to an end as they usually peak in the late luteal phase prior and persist about four days postmenstrual women cycle.

Mood Shifts Subside

Letting your loved ones know that its ‘that time of month’ won’t always suffice earlier in the menstrual cycle. It takes a little bit longer for those surges of mood changes — ranging from irritability/frustration/weepiness–to simmer down & restore our emotions back towards baseline e.g., closer to Week 2 (the follicular stage) than week 3 (luteal points).

Overall, observing these physical symptoms combined with external signs should give you and your body enough few indicators on what’s happening inside- with thorough observations! Keep smiling ladies 😉


Now we hope that you have learned enough tips/tricks regarding how to determine when your menstrual flow has stopped (!). Always prioritize self-care during this monthly journey so that together we can promote positive experiences for all on this roller-coaster ride. We’d love nothing more than hearing some involvement after reading through our chucklesome insight—let us know!

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