Women experience a monthly cycle called menstruation or a period. The lining of the uterus breaks down and leaves the body through the vagina. This has a range of effects on the reproductive system and other organs. Here are 6 symptoms during menstruation that are not normal:
1. Extremely Heavy Bleeding
If you use more than five pads or tampons a day and they are thick with blood, it is important to talk to your Gynecologist about potential hormonal imbalances and health concerns.
2. Intense Cramping
If you are experiencing extremely painful and shooting sensations in your pelvic area while on your period, you should really not ignore those. It should be addressed with a medical professional as soon as possible
Spotting when not on your scheduled period can be nothing, but it can also be a serious sign that something is not right. So get this checked out.
4. Large Blood Clots
Your menstrual blood should flow easily so the presence of large clots during periods is not normal. These clots can also get stuck inside the uterine opening, causing clogs and other serious illnesses.
5. Severe Lower Back Pain
Back aches during periods are not anything outrageous, but more severe the pain, more unusual the symptom.
6. Painful Bowel Movements
There can be a lot of reasons for having severe and painful bowel movements. If these occur frequently or only during your period, however, you should consult a doctor.