As a woman you're probably used to having periods every month, so it's important to be aware of any changes in your menstrual cycle, as these could be a sign of an underlying health issue. According to Healthline, here are five signs of unusual monthly periods that you shouldn't ignore:
1.Heavier or Lighter Bleeding.
If you notice that your period has become significantly heavier or lighter than usual, this could be a sign of an underlying condition such as fibroids or polyps, whereby the heavy periods can lead to anemia and light periods may indicate hormonal issues.
If your menstrual cycle is shorter or longer than normal or if your period arrives at different times each month, it's considered irregular. This could be a sign of hormonal imbalances or conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS).
Menstrual cramps are common, but if the pain becomes severe or debilitating, it can be a sign of endometriosis or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID).
Changes in vaginal discharge during your period could indicate a vaginal infection or STD. Pay attention to the color, consistency, and odor of your discharge.
5.Bleeding Between Periods.
Spotting or bleeding between periods could indicate a hormonal imbalance, STD, or cervical cancer.
If you notice any of these unusual changes in your monthly periods, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can perform tests to identify any underlying health issues and provide you with appropriate treatment.
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