First Experience of periods is exciting, liberating, annoying, discomforting all at the same time…!! But what if you are out and about… and no help at hand…!! It can really get clumsy. No matter what, its always like “What’s happening down there!!” In fact, it feels just as terrible even when your mom has prepared you for it!
And mommies, do you remember how did you feel when you had your first menstrual experience? Was that inconvenience and discomfort or the new feeling of you turning into a woman? There has always been a dilemma of calling menstruation your source of discomfort or the signs of your healthy reproductive health!
The fact is that if you too think of the same, then it is definitely a cause of concern for your reproductive or other physical fitness. This is because your thought implies that you had or still are facing troubles in your periods while troubles in periods are not there in normal menstruation cycles.
Common Menstrual Problems women Face-
- Amenorrhea is the Absence of Periods- Amenorrhea is the state when a girl does not have period till the age of 16 or when her periods have not appeared since last three months even in the absence of pregnancy. It is not a disease rather it is just an indicator of your possible eating disorder, problem in exercising schedule, physiological or physical stress, tumors or any hormonal imbalance. Even thyroid conditions, significant weight gain or loss and ovarian cysts can also be the possible causes.
- Menorrhagia- Menorrhagia is extremely heavy and prolonged periods. Soaking of sanitary napkins every hour or having heavy flow for more than 7 days is called menorrhagia. It is common in teens because the imbalance between the levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body is the main cause of menorrhagia. This can sometimes lead to problems like thyroid conditions, clotting disorders, infection or inflammation in the vagina or the cervix polyps in the uterus etc.
It refers to the painful periods which are of two types
- Primary dysmenorrheal is caused due to the chemical prostaglandin that lead to cramps and secondary dysmenorrheal. It causes nausea, vomiting, backaches, headaches, diarrhea and painful cramps.
- Secondary dysmenorrheal is the outcome of physical conditions such as fibroids in the uterus, pelvic inflammatory diseases or endometriosis.
- Endometriosis- Endometriosis is the condition where the uterus starts its growth outside the uterus like in the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the other parts of your pelvic cavity. It causes general pelvic pain, dysmenorrheal, lower back pain and abnormal bleeding.
With all the information required for monitoring your menstrual cycle performance, you can now effectively take corrective measures to make your menstruation cycle regular and normal. Though the every girl’s menstruation cycle is different, yet these are some common problems.
Following a healthy diet, rich in fruits and vegetables, rich sources of iron and calcium and consultation of your medical supervisors prove to be helpful in dealing with the various problems of menstruation.