Bleeding Like Menstruation When Undergoing A Diet And Exercise Program?
Hello, I’m a 20th woman. At the moment I am running a diet program (rice replaced with potatoes) and exercise (cardio), when I start exercising there are not too many side effects, if there may only be an advanced menstrual cycle a few days from the estimated date. But about 1 month ago, after a few days of exercising suddenly came out spots that continued into the blood like menstruation even though I just finished menstruating 10 days ago. I have tried to stop exercising for about 2 weeks, and there are no signs. I am currently trying to exercise again, after 2 days of exercise I returned to bleed like menstruation, even though I just finished menstruating 13 days ago. What do you think about the doctor? Is this just fatigue? Or should I check it? Thank you in advance :))
Thank you for the question.
Exercise and regulation of diet, as long as it is done naturally, gradually, and continuously should not be dangerous, and can actually help maintain hormonal balance so that menstruation will be smoother. As for your menstrual patterns that become irregular can be caused by:
Exercise or diet that is too extreme
Stress, anxiety or excessive fear
Weight changes that are too drastic
Effects of drugs or contraceptives used
Injury to intimate organs, for example due to injury or excessive sex
Certain diseases, such as endometriosis, myomas, uterine polyps, pelvic inflammation, thyroid gland or pituitary disorders, bleeding disorders, etc.
It can not be distinguished whether your condition is still reasonable or dangerous and is related to an illness if you are not examined directly by a doctor. Therefore, you should check yourself directly to a doctor or obstetrician so that further tests, such as ultrasound, hormone testing, etc. will be done this way, then the doctor can give you the best treatment advice, including also coordinating with a nutritionist (if necessary) to teach you diet and exercise patterns that fit your condition.
In the meantime, you should first calm your heart and mind. Avoid carelessly taking medication without doctor's advice, eat more fruits and vegetables, drink more water, limit exhausting physical activity first, and get enough and regular rest. If menstrual bleeding is out, try not to have sex that involves vaginal penetration.
Hope this helps ...