Being a woman, your body goes through a lot of transformations from minor to major during the course of the reproduction stage. And this is certain that you would face gynecologic health issues from time to time.
Some of the more common yet serious issues you might face in your reproductive stage are:
Irregular bleeding – On average, menstrual periods last for about 4 to 5 days, and blood loss could be about 4 ounces or 8 tablespoons generally. However, there is a number of women who experience at least one “heavy” day during their period, followed by lighter-flow days. But there are women who experience more heavy days which is beyond normal and also go through clots and cramping. If you are among the women who is going through heavy bleeding, clots, and cramping, you must see a doctor now!
Vaginal Yeast Infections – Approx., 3 out of 4 women faces suffer from Vaginal Yeast Infection which causes Vaginal Irritation at least once in their lifetime. Yeast infections are generally caused due to the excessive growth of yeast cells that live in the vagina. Factors which are responsible for yeast infections include excessive use of oral contraceptives, diabetes, and use of antibiotics.
Uterine fibroids – Uterine fibroids are nodules of smooth muscle that are formed inside the wall of the uterus. These are not cancerous but could cause excessive and painful bleeding during periods and can also cause infertility. Now, fibroids can be cured by over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs and some prescribed drugs, but it is always better to consult your gynecologist.
Endometriosis – At the end of the menstrual cycle, women experience the discharge of the endometrium or menstrual fluid. There is the possibility of growing this endometrial tissue outside of the uterus and can break apart and bleed. Blood from this displaced tissue outside the uterus may have no place to go which can cause the surrounding tissues to swollen and inflamed. Inflammation may produce scar tissues which can develop into lesions. If the symptoms of endometriosis are mild, no treatments are required as it can be cured by over-the-counter or some prescribed medication. However, if you experience a lot of pain, you can always consult a gynecologist.
These are some common gynecologic problems that most women face at least once in a lifetime and we recommend consulting your doctor for any queries or concerns you have about reproductive health.