You are often labeled a “complicated” sex, and whether this is true or not of your psyche, I would surely agree when it comes to your reproductive system. You are continuously balancing your fragile hormones to achieve harmony, and very frequently this stability becomes imbalanced. It is, in fact, important to know when these changes are normal, and when further investigation is required.
1) Breast Lump:
It can be hard to know what all those bumps and lumps are in your breasts, however reassuringly only 10% of females who have lumps will have cancer. Generally, it’s not uncommon to find connective breast tissue clumped together, or at times a non-malignant cyst or fatty chunk, despite that if you still find a chunk in your breast you must always consult a physician. It is quite normal to find cysts, which come and go as per your period cycle, and if your physician feels it’s non-malignant they may recommend viewing you again to check if the lump remains after your menstrual period.
2) Abnormal Bleeding:
There are numerous of elements that affect our periods, like weight loss, stress, and exercise. Seldom will rectify itself and treatment isn’t mandatory, but if your periods continue to be heavier, irregular, or lasts longer than regular, you must consult your gynecologist.
Moreover, if you are getting any bleeding after intercourse, or between your menstruations, a visit to your gynecologist is vital as these can be signs of abnormalities or STDs to the womb, cervix, or ovaries. If your menstruation cycle has ceased and you start bleeding again, you should as well see your GYN, since it is not normal to bleed once you have gone through the menopause and it may be a symptom of cancer in the uterus.
Unfortunately, in the case of Ovarian cancer, the symptoms and signs can be indefinite, and the initial sign of bloating imitates the other conditions such as PMS and IBS. I recommend that if your body is feeling bloated for almost more than three weeks, and then you must see your GYN. They might question about correlated signs such as pelvic pain, intense urine urgency, or frequent urinary and loss of weight, sensing well fed, or having a loss of hunger, and then taking blood tests or an ultrasound.
4) Abnormal Discharge:
It is common to find vaginal discharge. The vagina needs to be moist and you must safeguard it from developing infections. It has to be white and clear color and must not be malodorous. Its thickness may differ depending on the time of your cycle. However, if it changes and gets a diverse color, or becomes smelly or more profuse, it may be a sign of a problem.
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This post was written by Marcella