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What are the common Menstrual Disorders?

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Two conditions of menstrual disorders, heavy periods and painful periods, commonly observed during the menstrual cycle.

A common condition, where 45-93% of women in reproductive age are with dysmenorrhea. [1]

- May require lab examinations and medical tests to diagnose the condition
- Prevalent among women in reproductive age
- Treatment varies from case to case
- Can be medically curable
- May require to take medication if necessary

Menorrhagia is a condition of very heavy menstrual flow and prolonged abnormal bleeding which disrupts day to day activities. Dysmenorrhea, on the other hand, is characterized by severe cramps and pain. The extreme nature of these conditions often obstructs day to day functioning in the lives.

Ages affected - Prevalent among women in the reproductive age group.


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable:
May require a doctor to undertake medical examinations and tests. Medical history and menstrual cycle diary may need to be kept handy. In case of heavy symptoms of bleeding, vomiting, nausea, headache, and weakness, consult your doctor immediately.

People may experience:
Pain - severe pain and cramps, headache and lower back pain
Fatigue - weak and fatigue body
Fainting - tiredness and frequent dizziness
Spotting or bleeding - extreme cases of bleeding and spotting, may be noticed during pregnancy also


Treatment



Self-care: Good rest should be taken. Medications will be recommended by a health care provider as per the underlying conditions.

Medications: As the situation demands, the doctor will advise to blood tests, ultrasound, an endometrial biopsy to understand the condition. Iron supplements for anemia and medicines to reduce menstrual blood loss may be recommended.

Specialists: In the case of the above-mentioned symptoms, a healthcare professional should be consulted. At mfine, we are here to help you with your complete healthcare program.

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