Menstruation (Menstrual cycle) – Part 4

Symptoms – May Indicate A Health Issue

Paying attention to your menstruation’s problem is necessary, somehow, they might seem harmless, but they are the signs of health issues.  Menstruation symptoms that prompt concern must need fixes; so, don’t hesitate to have an appointment with the doctor. The following are some symptoms you experience during menstruation.

Severe Mood Problems

Mood swings are common in women who menstruate but at a certain stage. Having severe mood swings may symptoms premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). It is not a matter to disregard; this moodiness or fatigue disrupts your daily lives. If so, you potentially need a therapist to get some help.

Note: PMDD can be treated via medication, lifestyle changes, herbs, and mindfulness & relaxation techniques.

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Severe Body Pains

Moderate pain or cramps are part of periods, but having severe lower back pain, pelvic pain, or leg pain points that there are changes in the reproductive system. This pain signals uterine fibroids, non-cancerous uterine growths, which may result in an enlarged uterus and abdomen, or infertility. It’s a serious health problem you must ask for a doctor’s advice.

Pain During Pooping or Sex

Throughout periods having pain during pooping or sex isn’t always cramp-related or something you ignore. Instead, pain during bowel movements or pain during and after intercourse can be a symptom of endometriosis. Thus, in this case, you must need to talk to your doctor.

A Very Heavy Flow

Keep in mind, heavy flow sometimes is acceptable, but not always. Having heavy flow every time during your periods may be a symptom of hormonal disorders, pelvic inflammatory disease, or uterine fibroids. So, consulting with a doctor is a better option to go with.

Unexpected Spotting

Many women think that little spotting in between periods is not big trouble, but sometimes it is a symptom to check out. Some commonly known reasons for spotting are pregnancy, polyps, and occasionally maybe its cancer. For a safe side, it is better to keep your doctor informed.

Irregular Periods

If your periods are unannounced, or you start missing periods. For example, you may have nine or fewer periods per year, or have more than 35 days between periods and then unnaturally heavy periods. This may be the sign of PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome. In the present circumstances, you must schedule an appointment with a doctor.

PCOS is a hormonal imbalance common among women who are in the child-bearing age. In this case, the ovaries may produce several follicles (small collections of fluid) but fail to release eggs periodically.

Bad Cramps

Many people feel pain before or during their menstruation, cramps. If this condition is occasional, that’s completely fine.

Cramp: A sudden, uncontrolled muscle contraction or over shortening. They are generally temporary and non-damaging and can cause critical pain and paralysis-like immobility of the affected muscle. 

But if you feel period pain consistently (bad cramps), it means something is wrong in your body; it mostly happens due to magnesium deficiency. Because the uterus is a muscle, and magnesium plays a key role in muscle functions. In this context, ask your doctor for magnesium supplement or an appropriate diet to cover magnesium deficiency.

Menstrual Migraines

Migraines may appear normal even they accompany menstruation. But having migraines with each period is sounds unhealthy; maybe it can be triggered by an underlying condition like stress, nutrient deficiencies, sleep deprivation, and more. Getting a migraine at the start of each period implies that there is a drop in the estrogen levels, which triggered the migraine. If these are indeed the cases, definitely loop in your doctor, who can treat your problem or suggest an estrogen patch.

Strong Odors

It’s acceptable if your vagina smell like blood as blood has an odor; it isn’t so unhealthy or damaging. But another unpleasant odor during your period tends to be the sign of something more severe, maybe it’s a vaginal infection such as bacterial vaginosis (BV), or something else. In such a scary case, don’t go for self-treatment, you must need a doctor who can correctly diagnose and imply a treatment for the condition. Remember, if there is a bacterial imbalance, it will increase some serious health risks such as STIs, pelvic inflammatory disease, etc.

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