Although it’s painful for most women, a period is exactly a sign that your reproductive system is working properly. For some women periods can be painful for some painless, also can be heavy or light, but either way, the felling is uncomfortable, sometimes even inconvenient. Although over time, each woman gets a feel for her period, it’s important to know when your period is sending signals that something is wrong, and you should pay a visit to your gynecologist.
THE POPULAR PMS
This popular syndrome is called premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which represents a collection of symptoms which occur in a cycle, depending on the phases of the menstrual cycle. When we have this syndrome, we also have psychological and physical problems most frequently occurring 7 – 10 days before menstruation and disappearing a few hours after the first bleeding, because this problems always go together with the syndrome.
HOW PAINFUL SHOULD YOUR PERIOD BE?
If you have a moderate menstrual pain, you shouldn’t panic, because it’s not something serious, according to gynecologists. This pain is caused by contractions of the uterus, which is nothing but a physiological phenomenon.
But, if when you’re in a period and feel an intense pain, that may indicate endometriosis, a gynecological condition in which the lining of the uterus, which is usually shed monthly, is implanted outside the uterus. If you have this condition, you’re also exposed to a chronic pelvic pain, that can even lead to infertility.
This benign condition progresses rapidly, and occurs when the lining of the uterus is implanted elsewhere, including the abdominal sac, the pelvic walls, or the fallopian tube. It is normally detected via ultrasound and gynecological examination, and is treated with medications, surgically or with a combination of these two methods.
IS IT NORMAL IF THERE’S NO PAIN AT ALL?
Like there’s reason for concern in moderate menstrual pain, the same goes for no pain, because like as giving birth is a different experience for all women who have gone through this, is also the same for menstruation. This is simply as the result of mediators which block the contractions of the uterus, thus blocking the pain.
Doctors recommend analgesics for pain relief, but only in moderate doses so as to avoid stomach problems. The best thing to do is take some analgesic along with vitamin C and vitamin E a couple of days before a period, so in this way you’ll prepare your body for this and also relieve the pain and discomfort.
Like we said previously, it’s different for every women. Some also feel a bit of pressure in the head and chest, dizziness, and confusion.
DOES THE BLOOD COLOR MATTER?
If this has happened to you, you’ve probably got scared, like most women do when they notice that the blood color changes from dark to brighter or vice versa.
The blood color is not an indicator of a health issue, according to gynecologists, who say that blood color generally depends on the amount of blood in the uterus. Sometimes a lot of blood accumulates before a period starts and this causes a darker color. When the blood is fresh, it is brighter. But there’s one thing that concerns, and that’s heavy bleeding, which if is happening to you over a week, you definitely need a gynecological examination because it can be a sign of fibroids or hormonal disorders.
ARE CLOTS DANGEROUS?
It’s extremely important to see a gynecologist if the clots occur repeatedly, and the period lasts more than a week, because these clots can be caused by fibroids, hormonal imbalances or benign tumor.