Period Calendar vs. Menstrual Calendar. Which should I use?

You can track your period using either our Period Calendar or Menstrual Cycle Calendar.

With the period tracker, you can track your period with just 1 click! Plus, you can opt to view 1, 3, 6, or 12 months at a time, so it's an easy way to view past menstrual cycles. But it doesn't enable you to enter detail such as flow level or notes. It's often used by new members to quickly add past menstrual periods.

The menstrual calendar can be used to track more detail about each period day, including daily flow level and notes. Once you are on the period event edit screen, you can stay in-screen to easily track multiple days of your period. To do so, use the mini navigational calculator on the upper right of the screen to change the date after you save your data for the current date you are tracking.

Switching Between Calendars
You can easily switch back and forth between each calendar! When you're at the period calendar, click on the month/year link and you'll go direct to the menstrual calendar. On the mensrual calendar, click the Period Calendar link (lower, right of calendar) to go to the Period Calendar for the current month/year you are viewing.

Useful Tips
  • On both calendars, there's no limit to the number of period days you can track, and that can vary each month. So, for instance, if your menstruation lasts 4 days one month, 6 the next, and 5 the next, simply record 4 days for the first menstrual period, 6 days for the next, etc.

  • The period data you track on the period calendar carries over to the menstrual calendar, and vice-versa. For example, if you track your periods initially on the period calendar, and then access the menstrual calendar, your period data will be shown there and can be edited from there as well.

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