Every woman experiences certain symptoms when their monthly menstrual cycle is around the corner.This is why you must never ignore these 5 menstrual symptoms
Severely high body temperature during the menstrual period is a symptom worthy of close observation. Some ladies have running temperatures and fevers as the unique feature of their menstrual cycles but are relieved of this menace when painkillers are administered. When there is no relief upon the administering of painkillers and if there’s a ‘sickly’ feeling, then it is advisable to see a physician to be sure it’s not Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
- Terrible/persistent cramps
Dysmenorrhea is the medical term for the painful cramps that may occur immediately before or during the menstrual period. There are two types of dysmenorrhea: primary dysmenorrhea and secondary dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is another name for common menstrual cramps. Severe pains/unbearable menstrual cramps that painkillers won’t offer relief to should be investigated, as they may be a pointer to serious uterine issues.
- Excessive bleeding
Heavy menstrual flow occurs in some ladies but in cases where tampons and sanitary towels have to be changed every thirty minutes then there’s a problem as this could result in (excessive) blood loss, which can cause dizziness or weakness amongst other things as well, indicate an underlying health issue. Heavy or prolonged menstrual periods, or menorrhagia, are the most common type of abnormal bleeding from the uterus. Periods are considered heavy if there is enough blood to soak a pad or tampon every hour for several consecutive hours.
- Spotting in-between periods
Spotting in between periods is a serious issue, especially when one is not using any form of medication. If you discover blood spots when not on your period, a routine examination is highly recommended as this could be as a result of an aberration in the cervix, which if left untended to could culminate in cervical cancer.
- Irregular Periods
A normal menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, plus or minus seven days. Menstrual bleeding is considered irregular if it occurs more frequently than every 21 days or lasts longer than 8 days. Missed, early, or late periods are also considered signs of an irregular cycle. Excessive stress and hormonal imbalances and other health issues, which shouldn’t be ignored, may cause irregular periods. This is because it may cause other factors but severe delay/irregular cases.