Disorders Of Menstruation?
I haven’t had my period for 8 months, my stomach is bloated, but when I squeeze it it doesn’t hurt and it can get stuck, my legs swell and when I press it it hurts, I’m still a virgin. .. I wonder why? Thanks
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Menstruation is a monthly cycle experienced by every woman. Menstruation is generally experienced every 21-35 days and menstruation normally lasts for 3-7 days. If your menstrual cycle is still within that time span, then your menstrual cycle is still normal.
Various factors can affect menstrual irregularities, including:
• Hormonal imbalance
• Strenuous activity that causes fatigue
• Psychological factors such as stress
• Effects of taking birth control pills
• Weight loss that is too drastic/fast
• Poor nutrition/malnutrition
• PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome)
• Thyroid disorders
Menstrual pattern disorders can also be affected by:
• Hyoermenorrhea, namely the duration of menstruation that is much longer than normal, ie 6-7 days and with 5-6 times a day sanitary napkins
• Hypomenorrhea, ie menstruation is too short less than 3 days and the amount is very little.
• Polymenorrhea ie abnormal bleeding intervals, for example, menstruation is too frequent, which is < 21 days
• Oligomenorrhea, ie infrequent menstruation > 35 days • Metrorrhagia, where the duration can vary excessively more than 2 times between menstrual cycles
• Menorrhagia where the amount of bleeding is too much. Excessive bleeding that occurs outside of normal menstrual times is known as menometrorrhagia.
Meanwhile, swollen feet can be caused by various factors, such as:
• The effect of gravity that occurs when a person sits or stands for too long
• Infections, as in diabetics
• Blood clotting disorders
• Impaired kidney, liver and heart function
• Injury, can be due to impact or other trauma
• Lymphedema where there is obstruction to the flow of lymph vessels
• Deep vein thrombosis ie when blood flow back to the heart is blocked
• Side effects of certain drugs such as antidepressants, steroids or contraceptives
• Lack of protein intake causing hypoalbuminemia
If you are worried and want to determine the cause of your complaint, I suggest you to check with a doctor. The doctor will perform a physical examination and investigations if needed to further look for the cause, so that appropriate treatment can be given to you according to the cause.
Some tips for dealing with complaints that you can do include:
• Get enough rest
• Consume nutritious food regularly
• Limiting strenuous physical activity
• Maintain ideal body weight
• Manage stress well
• Maintain the cleanliness of intimate organs
• Wear cotton underwear that is not tight, and change it regularly
• Get in the habit of washing intimate organs from front to back to prevent bacterial contamination from the anus to the vagina
• Avoid using pantyliners, sanitary napkins, or scented feminine washes
• Limit salt consumption
• Compress swollen feet
That's my answer, I hope it's useful.
Regards, Dr. Sylvia