As we all know, menstrual disorder is a common gynecological disease that affects women’s normal menstrual cycle, and the causes of menstrual disorder may vary from woman to woman, it generally includes: pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, infections, mood swings, severe stress, some gynecological diseases and certain medications. Most women suffer from menstrual disorder at some point in their lives, if left untreated, and it may affect physical and psychological health, even lead to hemorrhagic anemia and infertility.
There are a number of different menstrual disorders that can range from heavy, painful period to no period at all. According to Dr. Clemence, at Guangzhou Elizabeth Women’s Hospital, “For women, it’s important to recognize different signs or symptoms of menstrual disorder and get treatment as soon as possible.” Several different menstrual problems that you may experience are as follows:
Dysmenorrhea(Severe menstrual cramps)
Dysmenorrhea is severe, frequent cramping during menstruation. Pain usually occurs in the lower abdomen but can spread to the lower back and thighs. Dysmenorrhea can be classified as either primary or secondary based on the absence or presence of an underlying cause.
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Heavy menstrual bleeding can be common in various stages of your life—during your teen years when you first begin to menstruate and in about your 50s, as you get closer to menopause. It may be caused by hormonal imbalances, structural abnormalities in the uterus and certain medications.
You may also have experienced the opposite problem of heavy menstrual bleeding—Amenorrhea, which means no menstrual periods at all. It’s used for women who have not started menstruating after the age of 15 years (primary amenorrhea) and that stops menstruation for 3 months, but had been periods (secondary amenorrhea).
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a series of physical symptoms, emotions, and behaviors that commonly occur in the last week of the luteal phase (the week before menstruation). Symptoms usually do not begin until 13 days before the cycle, and completed within 4 days after bleeding begins.
Anyhow, women should consult their doctor if any of the problems occurs.
For more information: What You Need To Know About Menstrual Disorder?