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A 17-year-old female asked:

Hey...is it okay to dance or exercise for an hour continously during the second day of one's menstrual period?or is there any risk?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
54 years experience
Listen to your body: Depends on whether the exercise increases your bleeding and makes you uncomfortable. Everyone is different. If you have increased bleeding take it a bit easier. Also be sure to take iron so you don't become deficient. Fun exercise like dancing is great for your health.
Last updated Jun 6, 2014


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