Period related - confusing. How do I know the dates?

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So I have an app that helps track my period…. I just don’t know how to measure accurately when my period ends… it’s easy to mark the day it starts… but when it ends it’s so confusing. So my periods are usually short, I don’t think they pass the 4th day, but I can’t be sure either. So what is confusing is when it is near ending like on the third day and then the bleeding stops for many many hours then it bleeds again. It always happens. Today I thought it was over when I got a brown discharge and i thought it means the period is ending or already ended. But then I got intense cramps that are making me go literally crazy, and the bleeding started again. I am currently going through those cramps… but this time it’s quite different than every other time. I usually always get bleeding after none bleeding period of times, but with no cramps. It could be that I also masturbated ( don’t judge me okay lol, my hormones are all crazy ) I’ve heard that masturbation makes cramps worse. But every other time I’ve masturbated nothing happened still. But the cramps are not my concerns, it’s just how do I mark when my period finishes. It’s confusing. I never get it right and my period app can’t predict accurately if I can’t sign off the exact dates either. I’ve marked today as the last day of period. Help?
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Mark it when you stop bleeding. If the app just isnt working for you, you could get something like a calendar or planner and mark that instead where its a bit more personalized to you. It doesnt have to be a start/stop, instead you can write down what you're experiencing etc each day that you're on it.

Paracetamol and a hot water bottle can help with the cramps if you havent already tried that and having a heavier or lighter flow each day is normal. Though of course if you're concerned ( which it sounds like you are ), you should be speaking to your doctor.
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So I have an app that helps track my period…. I just don’t know how to measure accurately when my period ends… it’s easy to mark the day it starts… but when it ends it’s so confusing. So my periods are usually short, I don’t think they pass the 4th day, but I can’t be sure either. So what is confusing is when it is near ending like on the third day and then the bleeding stops for many many hours then it bleeds again. It always happens. Today I thought it was over when I got a brown discharge and i thought it means the period is ending or already ended. But then I got intense cramps that are making me go literally crazy, and the bleeding started again. I am currently going through those cramps… but this time it’s quite different than every other time. I usually always get bleeding after none bleeding period of times, but with no cramps. It could be that I also masturbated ( don’t judge me okay lol, my hormones are all crazy ) I’ve heard that masturbation makes cramps worse. But every other time I’ve masturbated nothing happened still. But the cramps are not my concerns, it’s just how do I mark when my period finishes. It’s confusing. I never get it right and my period app can’t predict accurately if I can’t sign off the exact dates either. I’ve marked today as the last day of period. Help?
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Mark it when you stop bleeding. If the app just isnt working for you, you could get something like a calendar or planner and mark that instead where its a bit more personalized to you. It doesnt have to be a start/stop, instead you can write down what you're experiencing etc each day that you're on it.

Paracetamol and a hot water bottle can help with the cramps if you havent already tried that and having a heavier or lighter flow each day is normal. Though of course if you're concerned ( which it sounds like you are ), you should be speaking to your doctor.
Thank you ❤️

I am more concerned about marking it on a calendar, I got this app to help me manage my period so I have less accidents and less dirty pants when period is unexpected. I also thought of making my own personal Calendar but it just might take a lot more time.
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I was commenting to generate traffic so other people on tsr can see the thread and help you.
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I was commenting to generate traffic so other people on tsr can see the thread and help you.
Oh wow! That’s so thoughtful of you 🥺💕💕 thank you sm!
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Thank you ❤️

I am more concerned about marking it on a calendar, I got this app to help me manage my period so I have less accidents and less dirty pants when period is unexpected. I also thought of making my own personal Calendar but it just might take a lot more time.
Im not sure why it'd take a whole lot of extra time, all you'd need to do is buy a planner and write a few lines down before you go to bed each night.
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Thank you ❤️

I am more concerned about marking it on a calendar, I got this app to help me manage my period so I have less accidents and less dirty pants when period is unexpected. I also thought of making my own personal Calendar but it just might take a lot more time.
If you've been using the app for some time, then you would see the pattern of when your period begins, and that's what you need to be looking at; your menstrual cycle is counted by how many days it is between the start of each period, not the end. It's not unusually for each period to ease up in the middle, sometimes a lot, then for bleeding to restart.

It's not that difficult writing on a calendar for this and can do the same; track the start of each period. Once you know your cycle, you can write a reminder a few days before you are due and watch out for any other symptoms, such as a headache or cramps. If you aren't that regular, use liners or thin towels when you think you might be due.
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If you've been using the app for some time, then you would see the pattern of when your period begins, and that's what you need to be looking at; your menstrual cycle is counted by how many days it is between the start of each period, not the end. It's not unusually for each period to ease up in the middle, sometimes a lot, then for bleeding to restart.

It's not that difficult writing on a calendar for this and can do the same; track the start of each period. Once you know your cycle, you can write a reminder a few days before you are due and watch out for any other symptoms, such as a headache or cramps. If you aren't that regular, use liners or thin towels when you think you might be due.
Oh wow thank you so much! This is super useful 💕💕 love your suggestions and advises!
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