Although every woman can hardly wait for PMS to pass, and then the cycle itself, however, the symptoms that the body sends are carefully observed. If you notice any of the following symptoms, do not wait and immediately visit your gynecologist.
If you have missed one or two menstruation periods, and not a pregnancy, it may be a symptom of something as dangerous as hormone imbalance, thyroid problems, inadequate diet, too much exercise or stress.
When the menstrual cycle fails, the uterus can inflate and increase abnormal cells (a process that can lead to cancer). That’s why you do not postpone a visit to a gynecologist who will probably suggest to you to examine your blood and check your hormones in order to discover what is involved and whether there is cause for concern.
Unbearably painful cycles
If during the cycle you have such strong cramps that you simply can not withstand the pain, it may be endometriosis disease. This condition involves the presence of endometrial tissue in unusual places, outside the uterus. Symptoms may occur at any time, but women diagnosed with this disease have had intensely painful menstruation in their early years. Therefore, do not ignore this symptom and immediately visit your gynecologist.
Bleeding between cycles
Although it is quite normal to bleed well if you are taking birth control pills, it would not be bad if you visit your gynecologist immediately after this event. As a reason, other than pills, can be a polyp of the uterus or some kind of bacterial vaginosis.
Abundant cycle lasting more than 10 days
Let’s first clarify what exactly means a plentiful menstrual cycle. Under abundant menstruation it means changing the pad or tampon every hour and a half. If this happens to you, do not hide it from the gynecologist because it can be a myome or polyp of the uterus. In the worst case, this condition can cause anemia.
Premenstrual syndrome is one of the worst periods of the month for a woman, but if she feels unbearable in those days, then it may become a more serious problem. For example, there is a so-called PMDN ie premenstrual dysphoric disorder that clinically has similar symptoms of PMS, but they are much more intense and cause dysfunctional functioning in the work and social life. Some of the symptoms through which this disorder is manifested are:
- Depressed mood, feeling hopeless
- Expressed anxiety and tension
- Sudden mood swings
- Irritability, anger
- Reduced interest in the usual activities, work, school or social life
- Decreased concentration
- Weakness, fatigue, loss of energy
- Change in appetite, overeating, need for a particular type of food
- Insomnia or an increased need for sleep
- Feeling of losing control
- Body-related symptoms such as weight gain, bloating, sensitivity and swelling of the chest, headaches, muscle or joint pain