According to gynecologists, any woman should pay attention to the symptoms and the problems during their cycle. The following symptoms should never be ignored if we want to assure that we keep our reproductive system healthy: skipped cycle, reduced or excessive bleeding. Here are more symptoms that are signals that you should go and see a gynecologist:
- Absent menstruation
Missing more than two periods without being pregnant might predict thyroid problems, hormonal misbalance, overstress or premature menopause. Absent menstruation can trigger faster growth of abnormal cells which can potentially cause cancer. Your gynecologist may ask you to have blood tests, check the hormone level, and check if you have polycystic ovaries as well as your thyroid gland function.
- Intensive and sudden cramps
If your cramps are unbearable, you might suffer from endometriosis, a health condition in which those cells that grow inside of your uterus are beginning to grow from the external wall and they can cause abnormal and bad pain.
- Abnormal bleeding
Abnormal bleeding between your cycles is normal if you are taking birth control pills. However you should visit your doctor. It can also mean that you might have ovarian cyst, fibroids or pre-cancer cells.
- Excessive bleeding/ cycle that lasts more than 10 days
Excessive bleeding means that you need to change hygienic pads every hour. This can be a sign of some medical conditions as fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis (where the endometric tissue grows inside the muscle walls of the uterus) and they cause anemia. You must immediately see a doctor as they are serious medical conditions.
- Unbearable symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
PMS or premenstrual syndrome leads to symptoms such as changes in the mood, uncontrolled food cravings, anxiety, depression, losing your own control, and rage.
- “Distressed” hormones
There are some medical conditions that can worsen significantly during the period. For instance, if you suffer from asthma and you feel quite bad one week before the period you should know that premenstrual magnification is a condition which is responsible for this and diabetes, arthritis and depression can get much worse before the menstrual cycle. Your doctor can prescribe you some medication which will help you in this matter.