Menstrual Disorders

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Menstrual disorders are a disruptive and/or emotional symptoms just before and during menstruation. It can include, missed periods, heavy bleeding, unmanageable mood swings, etc. Some of the menstrual disorders are:

•Premenstrual syndrome (PMS): It can be defined as any unpleasant symptom that can be experienced during periods. It can disrupt normal functioning of the day. Symptoms can be there for few hours or for days. There is a more severe kind of PMS that is Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD). It occurs in 3% to 8% of women in their reproductive age. People are advised to consult a doctor in this condition. It’s symptoms are, fainting, headache, psychological symptoms like anxiety or depression, muscle spasms, allergies, etc. 

•Amenorrhea:  In this, disorder there is absence of periods for more than 3 months. It can occur because of any medical problems like ovulation abnormality, birth defect, eating problem, etc. If you have missed three consecutive periods, it is advisable to go to a physician and get yourself diagnosed. 

•Dysmenorrhea: ir can be defined as frequent and severe menstrual cramps. It’s causes depends on whether the condition is secondary or primary. In primary dysmenorrheal, one can experience uterine contractions which results from chemical imbalance in body. Secondary dysmenorrhea can be caused by other medical conditions. Other alternate causes can be, abnormal pregnancy, tumours, uterine fibroids, etc. It’s symptoms are, fatigue, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache, weakness, etc. 

•Menorrhagia: It is a common kind of abnormal uterine bleeding. It can be defined as prolonged and heavy bleeding. Symptoms can be changing pad every hour. It’s causes can be hormonal imbalance, abnormal pregnancy, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, etc. 

Anyone experiencing any abnormal issue regarding periods should consult their physician to deal with the symptoms and treat it immediately. 

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