Welcome to wdxcyber's section devoted to Menstruation Problems where you can discover some of the difficulties that can accompany a woman’s menstruation cycle. Check some of our more popular articles on common problems that can come with menstruation like constant bleeding, abnormal bleeding, and uterine bleeding. Also learn more about the causes of Amenorhea and about cramps and cramp treatments.
Common Problems With Your Preriod
Lots of girls experience achy lower abdominal cramps or lower back pain at the start of their periods. These are normal sensations. There are other symptoms that some girls experience a few days or even weeks before their menstrual periods begin. Here is a list of the most common symptoms:
*Bloating due to water retention
*Feeling moody/ups and downs
*Food cravings/binge eating
Here are things you can do to make yourself feel better:
*Exercise can improve your moodiness and make your cramps go away
*Over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen and acetaminophen can be helpful for relieving cramping and headaches. Aspirin can also help, but guidelines in the US suggest seeking a doctor's advice for use under the age of 19 while UK guidelines suggest avoiding aspirin until the age of 16.
*A heating pad, or a hot water bottle can help soothe cramps, but a hot bath can soothe both abdomen and lower back at one and the same time.
If your cramps are so bad that you can't participate in your usual activities, or you have intense nausea or pain in addition to cramping, and your symptoms aren't relieved by over-the-counter medications, it's time to visit your doctor.
But before you visit your doctor, start keeping track of your symptoms on a calendar, along with the dates your periods begin. Make a note of when symptoms start and when they are at their most intense. A well-documented calendar may just help give your doctors the clues he needs to begin making you feel better. Your physician may order exams or tests. It's probable your physician will have ways and means at his disposal to help you get relief.
In some cases, girls don't begin to menstruate during their teens and in other cases, not at all. Sometimes, menstruation has begun as is usual, only to cease at some later point in time. This is known as amenorrhea.
There are lots of reasons for a skipped or missed period, but the most common reason is pregnancy. Other reasons for skipping periods include:
*Sudden weight loss or gain
*Extreme physical activity over an extended period of time
*Certain prescription medications
In the case where a girl has missed her period 3 months running, or has not begun having her periods by the age of 15, it's a good idea to seek medical advice. If a girl has had sex and thinks she may be pregnant, she should see her physician right away.
If your periods last longer than a week or become much heavier, see your doctor. Most of the time, this is caused by a hormone imbalance. Bleeding at the wrong time of your cycle may also signify a problem that requires medical advice.