The Many Symptoms of your Period!
At some point before your period starts, you may experience symptoms that let you know it is coming. These symptoms are known as premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
Many women experience PMS to some degree. For most, PMS symptoms are mild, but for other’s symptoms are severe enough to disrupt daily activities, such as ability to work, go to school, or even enjoy your day. These are some of the most common symptoms:
- Menstrual irregularity is a common thing to be aware of. This can range from missed periods to extended periods with no period. The body's cycle may not follow the normal schedule and at times, women will have a longer period than they do others. However, they should still go about their daily activities normally and know that it will come.
- Another symptom you might be aware of is a cramping sensation that begins in the pelvic area. The cramping could last for a few minutes and in severe cases, it could last for as much as an hour. A woman's body will react to the hormones in her body and will produce extra blood to supply to the uterus. The increased blood flow can cause discomfort or pain, depending on which organ you're feeling discomfort from. However, the main symptom is a general, nagging pain in the pelvic region that feels like you need to use the bathroom right away.
- Other common symptoms of you period can include heavy bleeding between periods and spotting between periods. Menstrual blood is bright red and sometimes it has a foul smell. The bleeding may be sudden, or it can come in a slow drip. Some women experience bleeding that is lighter than normal bleeding. However, most women will experience normal bleeding that is not too bright red nor has a foul smell to it.
- One of the most important things for a woman to know is that her monthly cycle is completely normal and is nothing to worry about. She just needs to know when she's going to get her period so she can plan ahead and make sure that she is prepared for it.
- As soon as a woman starts to notice unusual bleeding or spotting, she should see a doctor right away. A doctor can test a woman's body for abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- Pain, most women will experience a moderate to strong pain with their menstrual flow. This pain is most common on the lower abdomen and can range from mildly uncomfortable to extremely painful.
- Mood swings and anger are sometimes a symptom accompanied by a mild sense of irritation. This is because during ovulation the body releases an abundance of hormones that causes everything in your body to react in an emotional manner. The sensation of irritation can become intense as the hormone level release continues and can cause one to become irritable.
If you notice that you are having these symptoms, then it would be a good idea to get out into the world and socialize and interact with other people. You may be surprised at how helpful simple interaction can be.
- This usually happens on the onset of a period, often a natural occurrence that happens without any particular cause. You may notice that you are no longer in the mood for sex. If this happens then it may be a sign that your body needs to rest and regain its strength.
- If you are experiencing pain in the pelvic area or bleeding after intercourse then it could be due to a problem with your reproductive system. As mentioned earlier it is important to seek medical attention if you are experiencing severe discomfort or pain.
- One of the most common menstruation symptoms is spotting. However, if you are experiencing heavy spotting or bleeding that is extremely frequent and last for longer than a day then you might be experiencing a problem with your reproductive system. Please see a doctor!