irregular menstrual cycles, bleeding between cycles and other Similar problems can be a sign of a more serious problem. Although he would not mind if the monthly cycle was far away, never to return, there are some problems that can not be ignored dare. If you have the following problems, be sure to visit your gynecologist!
1. Excessive bleeding
If you need to change tampon or pad lady in every hour or two, you have excessive bleeding!
Most women bleed 2 to 3 tablespoons of blood every month, while women with excessive bleeding can lose 5 or more tablespoons of blood per month.
With excessive bleeding, iron is also lost. Your blood needs iron to make hemoglobin, the molecule that helps red blood cells to carry oxygen throughout the body. Without enough iron in the blood, the number of red blood cells is reduced resulting in anemia (weak blood).
If you often heavy bleeding, see your doctor sp can check your blood counts, especially the level of iron in the blood.
Among the conditions that can cause excessive bleeding polyps, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, change of oral contraceptives, use of certain medications, abnormal blood clotting and cancer of the cervix, even.
When you should visit a doctor?
Each cycle, which is different from the usual, is a sign that you should visit a gynecologist, especially if you experience problems keep you from doing normal activities.
2. Bleeding between cycles
smaller bleeding, or bloody points between cycles, which can be just a benign appearance (especially if you are taking birth control pills or as a result of irritation in the vaginal area), but anyway, you should consult with your doctor. This can be a sign of a cyst, infection, polyps, etc.
3. Jump in the menstrual cycle
If you miss two or more monthly cycles (and you are 100% sure you are not pregnant), it can be due to a variety of different and not so good things.
The reasons to skip the monthly cycle varies depending on age. If the monthly cycle is absent when you have 25 years, it is very different from when it is absent when is 50 years old.
Women in the 40s and 50s often experience perimenopause – the near menopause period. During this period, the ovaries stop producing estrogen, so the cycles become less frequent. Cycles can be shorter and less heavy. When the monthly cycle is absent for 12 months, then you are in menopause.
The average age of entry into menopause is 51 years.
Absence of the monthly cycle means nothing when it comes to younger women.
One reason may be the intense exercise. On average, 5% to 25% of female athletes experience absence of menstrual cycle when they have intense exercise. Intense exercise can affect the production and regulation of hormones involved in the menstrual cycle.
In addition, women who suffer from eating disorders experience absence of menstrual cycle. Restrictions on the amount of calorie intake can reduce the production of hormones that the body needs to ovulate.
Other reasons for the absence of the menstrual cycle are thyroid problems, stress, obesity, hypothalamic disorders, oral contraception polycystic ovary syndrome, etc.
4. intensive sudden cramps or worse
Usually, this discomfort is mild and is lost after a day or two. However, in some women, these symptoms are so bad they can not even get out of bed.
These painful menstrual cycles are called dysmenorrhea and may be accompanied by symptoms such as dizziness, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and pain in the spine.
Sometimes the pain is a result of the monthly cycle, and in some women may be caused by conditions such as fibroids or endometriosis. In order to find the source of the problem you have to do Pap smears and gynecologic.
Also, visit a gynecologist if:
– You bleed more than 7 days
– Cycles stopped within 12 months in a row. (menopause) and bleed again
. -. Her last menstrual cycle regular irregular
– Your menstrual cycle occurs before 21 days, or less than 35 days and this is repeated for several consecutive cycles
-. You need to change buffer or towel lady in an hour, several hours in a row
-. Experience painful cycles
. – Bleeding between monthly cycles