Symptoms Of Menstrual Disorders
Menstruation is still considered to be one of the most taboo topics regarding women’s health to talk about in our so-called modern society. You are still far from alone if at least at some point of your life you have made an excuse to your male friend to not to accompany him on that adventure trip or to your immediate boss to not attend that important office meeting because your menstrual cycle had just ticked. So, today we are going to tell you about some common female menstrual disorders as told by doctors and experts from Aditya Birla Memorial Hospital and Jalan Healthcare.
Any change in the menstrual pattern of a female is broadly categorized as menstrual disorder.
- Heavy Menstrual Bleeding – One in five women bleed so heavily during their periods that they have to put their normal lives on hold just to deal with the heavy blood flow.Heavy menstrual bleeding can be caused byhormonal imbalances, structural abnormalities in the uterus and other severe medical conditions.
- Amenorrhea –The opposite problem of heavy menstrual bleeding is no menstrual periods at all. This condition is referred to as amenorrhea. There are two kinds of amenorrhea -primary and secondary.Primary amenorrhea is diagnosed if you turn 16 and haven’t menstruated. Secondary amenorrheais diagnosed if you had regular periods, but they suddenly stop for three months or longer.
- Dysmenorrhea– Experiencing menstrual cramps before or during your menses is part of the regular monthly routine. But if your cramps are specifically painful and persistent, you may have a condition called dysmenorrhea and should consult your health care professional.
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) – PMS is a term commonly used to describe a wide variety of physical and psychological symptoms associated with the menstrual cycle.Bloating, swollen and painful breasts, fatigue, constipation, headaches, clumsiness are some of the physical symptoms associated with PMS while emotional symptoms include anger, anxiety or confusion, mood swings and tension, crying and depression, inability to concentrate.
It is highly advisable to you to see your gynaecologist if you notice any of these symptoms pertaining to any sort of menstrual disorder.