There can be complications
“Something that I’ve been learning a lot about through the process of putting Ask August together and creating digestible content is just the number of complications that there are that are due to periods,” says Moon. “For example, PCOS, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, etc.” PCOS stands for Polycystic ovary syndrome and is the name for a condition in which the ovaries become enlarged and develop small cysts. PCOS can cause incredibly painful periods, and unfortunately cannot be cured, but can be managed through medication. As if periods alone aren’t inconvenient enough, they can cause our bodies to attack us in all sorts of ways.