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Has anyone else ever heard of this: Mansfield-Voda-Jorgensen Menstrual Bleeding Scale?

I was clicking around on the Lunette.com website and under FAQ's is the question: How do I know if I have heavy or light periods?



The limit of heavy periods in considered to be 80 milliliters of flow.

The Mansfield-Voda-Jorgensen Menstrual Bleeding Scale can give you indication about how much you are bleeding:

1. Spotting. A drop or two of blood, not even requiring sanitary protection though you may prefer to use some.

2. Very light bleeding. You would need to change the least absorbent tampon or pad one or two times per day, though you may prefer to change more frequently.

3. Light bleeding. You would need to change a low or regular absorbency tampon or pad two or three times per day, though you may prefer to change more frequently.

4. Moderate bleeding. You would need to change a regular absorbency tampon or pad every three to four hours, though you may prefer to change more frequently.

5. Heavy bleeding. You would need to change a high absorbency tampon or pad every three to four hours, though you may prefer to change more frequently.

6. Very heavy bleeding or gushing. Protection hardly works at all; you would need to change the highest absorbency tampon or pad every hour or two.

(Source: Newsweek)

If you're bleeding moderately or more, the bigger size Lunette cup might be better for you.



I never knew this info existed and i'm shocked i fall under the 'very heavy bleeding' category...i thought i would be under 'heavy bleeding' since i've read of others around here that lose lots more than me! Wow.
 
 
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NineThumbsUpfreedomliberty on December 16th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
I heard it was a bunch of crap because they just weighed the tampon or pad after the girl used it, and tried to guess how much blood was absorbed, and they didn't use that many girls in the study. A post here a really, really long time ago, read that her doctor told her this, and that most women actually do fall in the "extreme" bleeding catergory. So that's actually what's normal.
hairballsplathairballsplat on December 16th, 2009 07:15 pm (UTC)
interesting...i'll have to go research this...just out of curiosity...
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Kat: Meme - Xmaszhukora1 on December 16th, 2009 07:13 pm (UTC)
Interesting! I guess I vary between "Light Bleeding" and "Very Light Bleeding" throughout my period. I am on HBC though, which makes a difference. I barely remember what my periods were like before I went on HBC! I don't think I ever had more than "Moderate Bleeding" though.

Thanks for sharing this. :)
hairballsplathairballsplat on December 16th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
i barely remember what my periods were like before my tubal (4 yrs ago)...i remember that i was down to about 4 days, now it's around 9 that i have to use some form of protection, ranging from liner to cup & THICK cloth pad.
mallt on December 16th, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
I've not heard of it, I think I'd remember a name like that... it's a bit of a mouthful!

I guess I'm light to moderate depending on the day. It's tough to tell as I used to use a high absorbancy tampon & leave it in for the maximum 8 hours or until it leaked. I rarely "filled" it though, even when I leaked.
Goat Friends: christfuckingmasfrolicnaked on December 16th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Yep. I've seen it before. I keep looking for numbers 7 and 8 on it. ;)
Faythe S.brand0new0day on December 16th, 2009 07:45 pm (UTC)
That's an interesting chart and I think I've seen it somewhere before but I don't remember where. Maybe it was vaginapagina? Huh. Now I'm going to have to find out because it's bugging me, haha.

Based on that it seems like my period mostly falls in the moderate to heavy bleeding range, although with my Diva it doesn't really seem like it's all that much.
Kai: pic#84732488kuradi8 on December 16th, 2009 08:04 pm (UTC)
It's really hard to gauge how much you bleed using tampons or pads because it looks like so much even though most of us probably don't wear them to the point of overflowing. And is it really to maximum capacity then? Or do they just stop absorbing at some point?

That's why cups, especially those with measuring lines, are so great. If you can remove them without spilling too much, you can measure your flow. If you have high/low flow issues, that's great information to be able to give your doctor.

When my doctor asked if my flow was low, medium or high, I told him it could be as high as 70+ and as low as 40 but my average is 54ml per month. "How do you know that???" Then he was very interested in my Lunette that I'd brought along for show and tell. I gave him the link to the size charts. I wonder if he's a lurker here. :o)

Hi, Doctor Bill!
fireaphidfireaphid on December 16th, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
I also found this scale helpful in quantifying my flow for the purpose of knowing when something might be wrong health-wise. Since I can't take out my cup without thoroughly spilling its contents, it sure beats my vague concept of "heavy", "light", and "spotting" days, which I used in tracking my cycle for the last couple years. When I got a copper IUD, I wanted a better way to keep track, and that's when I remembered bumping into this, either in the Vulvapedia or the Lunette site. That being said, I've never gotten to 6, even with a copper IUD. I now spend a day and a half at 5, whereas I used to get a few hours of level 5 flow before it returned to something more manageable. I can just barely imagine what it must be like to routinely be at a 6!
Goat Friendsfrolicnaked on December 16th, 2009 08:40 pm (UTC)
I can just barely imagine what it must be like to routinely be at a 6!

Me too, though I might be coming at that from the other end. When I'm bleeding at a 6, I tend to quantify that as "moderate" for myself.
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Baby Bloodheartbabybloodheart on December 16th, 2009 10:12 pm (UTC)
HA! Well going by this I would be off the scale, maybe 8, 9, or 10 - now I am a very heavy bleeder (between 180ml-310ml if I remember rightly - and depending on whether I'm taking medication for it or not), but seems to me that this is to put it very nicely - tosh. It seems like it's making flow seem higher (more of a problem) than it is, I mean changing a tampon every hour or so? - What type of tampon, light absorbency, cotton, rayon, what brand, what weave?
hairballsplathairballsplat on December 16th, 2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
it does say 'highest absorbency', but you've got a point...
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Kelly Holdenkelly_holden on December 16th, 2009 11:10 pm (UTC)
My heaviest day seems to be moderate from what I recall from using disposable pads -- in cup terms my small Lunette sometimes overflows if I empty upon rising and before bed rather than actually 12 hours apart. I remember back then thinking my flow was heavy because I needed high-absorbency pads, though I realised when I switched to cloth it was actually for their extra length, not extra absorption per se.
Dangerous Fishabunaisakana on December 17th, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
Light bleeding according to this. Neato. Although I always assumed I was a moderate bleeder. Of course I can go at least 10 hours without changing my ladycup so I guess that's pretty light.
tearsandhoneytearsandhoney on December 19th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
I fall into the light bleeding catagory and it doesn't surprise me.