Some women have little or no problems during their monthly periods and have never been bothered by a menstrual disorder.
However, many women have period problems and visit the gynecologist quite often because of them.
These problems vary from emotional to physical, making it hard for women to do daily activities and sometimes even go to work.
Many women experience severe symptoms that include migraines, heavy bleeding, and mood swings that often have to be taken care of by a professional.
If you’re someone who has problems during your period, this is what you need to know about it.
1. Huge period clots
Clots are not usually a cause of concern during your period. However, the size of the clot matters. If you experience clots that are huge than normal and are concerned, do not hesitate to see a doctor.
Uterine obstructions caused by conditions such as fibroids, endometriosis, cancerous tumours and adenomyosis can cause blood to coagulate and form huge clots.
This is when your period goes missing. So before you jump with excitement that you no longer receive your period, bear in mind that it could be a problem. Especially if you have been having regular periods and then they stop for three months consecutively, you need to see a doctor to rule out any medical problem.
Some reasons why your periods could go missing include; pregnancy, contraceptives, breastfeeding, and, lifestyle changes.
Most women will experience some degree of pain during menstruation. Some lucky ones will only experience bearable pain while for others, everything comes to a standstill because the pain is too much. If you belong to the latter category, consult a medical expert. Extremely painful periods could be a sign of a serious problem such as endometriosis.
We have heard some women say “I am a heavy bleeder and I have to use a sanitary pad and a tampon at ago”. Well, in the real sense, some women bleed heavily than others. Others just bleed lightly for like two days and they are done.
But then, not every ‘heavy bleeding’ is normal. In some cases, heavy bleeding (menorrhagia) may signify a medical problem such as fibroids and hormonal imbalance.