Common Menstrual Issues

Externally, the periods may sound startling. Wow, you are, unlike sperm, which are generated all through the life of male, born with not just 100s or 1000s but millions of eggs!

After the onset of puberty, the pituitary gland located at the base of your brain indicates a message every month, saying: “Hey, dear ovaries! Liberate an egg from the ovarian follicles!” This process occurs nearly 450 times in your entire lifetime.

And, from within, your periods do not seem as awesome as externally. For a number of days every month, you feel like an unusually different person both emotionally and physically. Certainly not in a superior manner!

Do not allow those difficult days to disrupt your life. In case you know managing the bagful of issues your monthly guest brings to you, you may still perform everything you will otherwise do during the remaining month.

Loss of Blood and Clots

Although there is always a month-to-month variation in periods, yet they generally begin with a lighter flow, become heavier and Though it can vary from month to month, periods usually start off with a light flow, get heavier, then get thinner prior to disappearing completely.

On an average, during your each  menstruation a female loses nearly 2 – 4 tablespoons of blood. Viewing it in tampons or pads, it may mean changing them over after 2 hours or more frequently.  In case you require them to change over in lesser time than with a gap of 2 hours – or have larger or quarter-sized clots, consult your doctor.

Small blood clots are pretty common. Anticoagulants are released in the body for keeping the blood from clotting while moving it through the vagina. It may not get discharged in time on certain days when you are cramping or bleeding heavily.


The uterine muscles constrict and relax for getting the blood out of the uterus. That sharpens the ache in between your stomach and lower back.

Menstrual cramping may begin prior to your getting periods and may last throughout the menstrual cycle. It is quite normal in case they are mild, like somebody is squeezing your ovaries solidly. You may take a non-prescribed medicine for relieving pain. Consult your doctor in case you experience doubling over because of pain or the pain taking your breathe away.

Mood Swings

Hello hormones! All at the same time, you start loving everybody, and hating some. Prior and throughout your periods – in each phase your hormones keep changing.  And with their fall and rise, your mood also swings.

During your pre-menstrual and your periods, you can expect anything from irritability, depression, anxiety or down feeling than usual.

Mood swings cannot be avoided during your periods, but they do help you in staying active, having a sound sleep.  Avoid caffeine and other harmful foods. With these lifestyle habits, you can reduce tenderness in breasts, acne, food cravings and bloating etc. partnering with your menstruations.

Cycle Issues

Your menstrual cycle starts on the 1St Day of the periods and gets completed on the 1St Day of the next menstruation.  The standard  cycle is of 28 days, and any days in between 21 – 35 are usual. But this may vary from month-to-month.

Many things affect your menstrual cycle, eating disorders, your body weight, diet and illnesses anxiety or stress.

Moreover, it is dependant on your ovulation (if ovulation does not happen in a cycle, it is known as anovulation) once your ovaries disocharge a mature egg nearly midway of your cycle. This usually does not happen each month, particularly initially.

For understanding your personal menstrual pattern, follow your periods in detail. Make a detailed chart and include in it symptoms like bloating, mood swings, besides mentioning when did your periods start and completion date. Also mention in the chart your blood flow pattern like normal, light or heavy.

Missing your periods

If you miss your periods in a month, it does not indicate your pregnant status.  It is not usual to have your periods once in a while, particularly when you are indulging in heavy exercise regime, or stressed or confronted with some ailment.

In case you miss your periods more than once and have gone for a pregnancy test which has indicated negative result, you need to speak to your doctor.


Nausea is a normal routine of your periods. A hormone prostaglandin is released during your menstruation every month. Although a larger part of it is shed with the uterine lining, some of it may enter into your bloodstream causing headaches, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea.

Some non-prescribed medicines like naproxen and ibuprofen may reduce the prostaglandin generation and help you in easing these symptoms.

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