None of us wouldn’t mind if we skip one menstrual cycle, but we should always pay attention to the symptoms and the problems during our cycle. The gynecologists warn us about these kinds of irregular symptoms and they shouldn’t be ignored. Skipped cycle, reduced or excessive bleeding can be signs of some serious problem. These symptoms are signal that you should go and see a gynecologist.
- Absent Menstruation
If you have two or more menstrual cycles exempted (and you are pretty sure that you are not pregnant), can be a reason for a few, not really good things. The reasons can be hormonal misbalance, thyroid problems, excessive workouts or diet, stress or premature menopause. The Absent menstruation can lead to higher growth of abnormal cells (potential condition before cancer). Except the usual treatment, your gynecologist should do a blood test and check your hormone level, your thyroid and he can check do you have polycystic ovaries.
- Sudden and intensive cramps
If you have cramps that cause you unbearable pain, you may suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that grow inside of the uterus are starting to grow even from the external wall of the uterus and they cause bad and abnormal pain. The symptoms can show up any time, and most of the women who are diagnosed with this type of problem, usually had painful menstruation from the time when they were way younger.
- Abnormal bleeding
If you notice abnormal bleeding between your cycles, that can be completely normal, especially if you are taking birth control pills, but still you should go and see a doctor. It can also mean that you might have ovarian cyst, fibroids or pre-cancer cells.
- Excessive bleeding or cycle that lasts more than 10 days
What is actually excessive bleeding? If you change your insole every hour, that can be called excessive bleeding. This can be a symptom of some medical problems, like fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis (where the endometric tissue grows inside the muscle walls of the uterus) that can cause anemia. This kind of condition requires urgent medical intervention. This can be a sign of myoma or hyperplasia.
- Unbearable symptoms of PMS
If you are turning yourself into some kind of monster, you probably suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which is incomparably worse than the classic premenstrual syndrome. These symptoms include uncontrolled cravings for food, changes in your mood, depression, great anxiety, rage and losing your own control. These symptoms can be very unpleasant, but with taking antidepressants for 2 weeks or 1 month, it can make a huge difference.
- “Distressed” hormones
Some things during your menstruation can get much worse. If you suffer from asthma, and you feel very bad a week before your cycle, you should know that’s not a coincidence. There is a phenomenon known as premenstrual magnification, where conditions like diabetes, depression or arthritis get much worse during the menstruation. You should consult your doctor about the medications you should be drinking before the cycle, and it will help you feel much better.