Abnormal bleeding between periods can be a result of fibroids, polyps, pre-cancer cells or ovarian cysts. If you have missed two or more periods, then it might be due to thyroid problems, premature menopause or hormonal imbalance. Painful cramping may be due to endometriosis, where cells inside the uterus start spreading through the external wall of the uterus.
Every women needs to pay attention to certain abnormalities that occur during their menstrual cycle. Here are some warning signs that could be indicators or other underlying problems.
1. Abnormal Bleeding
Abnormal bleeding between periods can be normal when you are on birth control pills. Visit a doctor to be doubly sure that the bleeding is not a result of fibroids, pre-cancer cells or ovarian cysts.
2. Absent Menstruation
If you have missed two or more periods and you are sure that you are not pregnant then you may have bigger problems like stress, thyroid problems, premature menopause or hormonal imbalance. Check for polycystic ovaries and get your hormonal levels checked, as well as your thyroid gland function.
Missing a menstruation for few months can trigger faster growth of abnormal cells which can potentially cause cancer. You need to consult your gynecologist and get your blood test done.
3. Sudden and Intensive Cramps
If you suffer from painful cramping it may be a case of endometriosis. Endometriosis is an extremely painful condition when the cells inside the uterus start spreading through the external wall of the uterus.
4. Excessive Bleeding Or Cycle
Do you need to change your hygienic pads every hour? This excessive bleeding could be a sign of some serious medical condition such as fibroids, polyps or adenomyosis (i.e. when endometric tissue grows inside the muscle walls of the uterus).
5. Hormonal Imbalance
Hormones are incredible chemical messengers in our body that affect our brain, heart, muscles, and reproductive organs. They are essential part for the functioning of every cell in the human body.
Hormones can go out of balance in many cases and can be the main cause for menstrual problems – like missed periods and infertility. Hormonal imbalance can be caused by many factors like – stress, poor food choices, bad lifestyle, etc.
Do not ignore these symptoms and seek medical advice to rule out any of the above problems.