Causes And Treats Frequent Missed Periods?
Hello doctor, I want to ask about menstruation. I am a 17 year old woman. I started menstruating when I was in grade 6 elementary school, starting from junior high school, grade 2, I experienced irregular menstruation, which was bleeding so much that it exceeded the normal limit, it continued until I was in grade 1 in high school and then grade 2 High school started normally and things that used to happen in 3rd grade high school, my menstruation was not according to the month, generally once every 2 months I did not menstruate and then after late menstruation I would feel pain in the lower abdomen and the blood that came out was more than normal. Is this common in teenagers towards adulthood? Or the possibility of uterine disease? Thank you doctor, please explain and the solution
Hi Shafira Cantika,
Menstruation normally occurs every 21-35 days and lasts for 3-7 days, and the average blood volume is 40 milliliters (or about 2-4 full pads) per day. The thing to watch out for in the menstrual cycle is if you experience the following conditions:
Menstruation occurs less than 21 days or more than 35 days Menstruation is prolonged (more than 7 days) Menstrual blood volume is very large or excessive Unbearable menstrual pain occurs Bleeding outside the menstrual period Slows or even stops Menstruation
If you often experience delays in menstruation (menstruation occurs more than once every 35 days) and excessive menstrual blood volume, then this condition is classified as abnormal. Menstrual pain is actually a normal condition, as long as the menstrual pain that occurs is not excessive and does not interfere with daily activities. However, be aware if there is unbearable menstrual pain, causing disturbances in daily life, or other symptoms such as vomiting or even fainting occur, because this condition is not normal.
Menstrual delays are generally associated with hormonal balance disorders, lifestyle (stress, fatigue, strenuous activity, poor nutritional patterns, drastic weight loss or gain), obesity, or medical problems such as thyroid hormone disorders or PCOS. The complaints of excessive menstruation and the onset of unbearable menstrual pain can basically be caused by medical disorders such as:
To determine the underlying cause of the complaints you are experiencing, you should consult this with your obstetrician. The doctor will conduct a medical examination, where supporting tests such as ultrasound or blood tests may be recommended by the doctor if deemed necessary. From the results of this examination, the doctor will be able to find out the source of the cause and determine the appropriate treatment according to the underlying condition.
Suggestions for you:
Get enough rest and get enough sleep Eat nutritious food Don't be too tired and limit strenuous physical activity Maintain an ideal body weight Manage stress wisely
Related information can be read here:
Beware of abnormal menstruation
Causes of late menstruation
Unbearable menstrual pain
I hope it's useful,
dr. Muliani Sukiman