Signs of abnormal period
During a normal cycle, if there is no fertilized egg present, the uterus will shed its lining. This is what is referred to as a menstrual period. Women have it from it starting from their early teen years, all the way up until menopause (around age 50). At that time women can no longer get pregnant.
If bleeding is consistently heavy or lasts longer than seven days, get in contact with your doctor. Women will often use Intrauterine device and tampons to control their blood flow. Hormones often play a role in how each menstrual cycle turns out. A change in hormone levels can affect fertility. Those levels also determine how long the bleeding will last.
Women in their teens and older women in their 40s usually have cycles that fluctuate a lot. Added stress from school and working can mess with a women’s period. Also, birth control and being overweight messes with cycles. If a woman misses a period, there are more than likely pregnant. There are other circumstances, but that is the most common reason for missing a period.
Women often experience a range of symptoms around the time of their period. Some will experience cramps in their belly or legs, an increase in acne, and less energy than usual. Women may feel angrier. Then there are those women that do not feel any pain at all during their period. Those women do not know how good the have it. The main questions we get are how long do periods last?
Women should change their pads every four to eight hours.
What can cause cycle abnormalities?
1) Pregnancy – If a woman misses a period it is more than likely a sign of pregnancy. Women may see delays in their cycles after breastfeeding.
2) Extreme exercise or weight gain – Anytime a woman experiences a significant change to her body, there will likely be some menstruation irregularities.
3) Ovarian failure – Woman that get diagnosed with premature ovarian failure will experience irregular periods for several years.
Birth control and fixing your diet can often help control cycles. Here are some signs of Menorrhagia:
1) Bleeding lasts longer than seven days.
2) Bleeding is heavier than usual.
3) You soak through pads in two hours or less.
4) Severe pain between periods.