Is My Period Normal?
, I want to ask about menstruation. My previous period was normal. My menstrual cycle is 28 days and each period only lasts 4-5 days. My question is, my period this month is not as heavy as usual. On the first day the blood that comes out is not much and is a bit dark in color. Not spots either. Is this dangerous? Thanks.
Menstrual blood can be red, brown, or black. Blood that is darker in color is caused by long menstrual blood not being released, impaired blood flow to the vagina, miscarriage in pregnancy that is not realized, and menopause.
As for menstrual blood that is not heavy or scanty, it can be caused by stress, physical fatigue, early menopause, puberty, genetics, strenuous exercise / strenuous activity, obesity, extreme dieting, drastic weight loss, thyroid disease, hormonal imbalance, Asherman's syndrome, polycystic ovary syndrome, contraceptive effects.
If it only happens occasionally and without unusual abdominal pain / cramping, then you don't need to worry. However, if there is pain and complaints of changes in menstrual blood occur repeatedly, I suggest that you consult a gynecologist directly so that further examination can be carried out to find out the cause. Furthermore, if the cause is known, the doctor can provide the right treatment for you. The examination can be done by ultrasound and blood tests. While the treatment will be adjusted according to the cause.
Meanwhile, you can get used to a healthy lifestyle so that menstruation can run more smoothly, for example as follows:
Exercise 3-4x/week or regularly Maintain ideal body weight Get enough rest Try not to stay up late Take care of the body so you don't get tired Manage stress and anxiety wisely Consume healthy and nutritious food Here is an article related to the topic of your question:
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Thanks and hope it helps,
dr. Devika Y