When women wear tampons at night, and in the morning  they will get a fresh clammy feeling in your panties. Women notice they got a period or some menstrual flow.  Here are some good ways to prevent those embarrassing situation and stop wearing tampons. Here are the types women will see and the prevention that can be used.

Brown stains: If you period begins with a day or a few of these, it’s an indication of some blood stagnation due to lower progesterone levels. When progesterone is low, you may also be noticing that your cycle doesn’t start on time and though you may ovulate on time, your luteal phase is much longer than it should be. Vitex supplementation is excellent for this symptom.

Dark red or black clots: Large or small, this is another indication of lower progesterone, elevated estrogen, and congestion in the uterus. Dong quai is an excellent herbal support to reduce clotting, as well as uterine massage or acupuncture to help break up any adhesions that may be impeding blood flow.

Heavy bleeding: You go through a tampon an hour and a pad. You feel like you are bleeding out. This can be a sign of fibroids or polyps and it’s important to visit your gynecologist to be examined. Focus on fiber here to help improve estrogen metabolism so the uterus is less stimulated during your cycle. Ward off potential anemia by eating plenty of beets to replenish your blood and supplementing with vitamin B12.

Short bleeding: Have you been feeling good about your period only lasting a day or two? It can indicate both extremely low estrogen and progesterone, which could be coming from key nutrient deficiencies and adrenal burnout. Get on a multivitamin and supplement with omega-3 oil to supply your body with the key building blocks for hormonal output.

Very frequent bleeds: Do you feel like you’re getting your period twice a month or all month long without a break? This is usually due to a sluggish thyroid and it would be great for you to have your thyroid levels checked to know what you’re working with. Supplementing with a thyroid support complex is an excellent place to start. Look for something containing iodine and L-Tryosine, essential for the thyroid gland to have on hand to do its job properly.

From WomanCode: Perfect Your Cycle, Amplify Your Fertility, Supercharge Your Sex Drive, and Become a Power Source. Copyright © 2013 by Alisa Vitti. Reprinted with permission by HarperOne, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers.