Late Menstruation For 9 Days While Fasting?
I want to ask, I am 20 years old, when fasting my activities become denser, my sleep pattern is less, my menstrual cycle is usually 28-30 days. But now it’s 9 days late. What should I drink? And can I keep fasting?
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Enough activity, heavy mental pressure, and inadequate sleep patterns while fasting can affect the hormonal balance in your body, including hormones that are responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle. This condition can eventually make menstruation irregular, it can be late, it can come earlier, it can lengthen or shorten its duration, and so on. So, it's not fasting that makes your menstruation disturbed.
If you are fasting with a sincere and sincere intention to seek God's pleasure, then fasting and other worship activities can be used as a means of meditation and relaxation, which can actually bring your hormones back into balance, and menstruation runs more regularly.
Our advice is not to stop the fasting so that your menstruation becomes more regular. Instead, improve your lifestyle while fasting. Here are the steps you can take:
Intend sincere fasting to worship while maintaining the health of your body
Sahur and open with healthy, nutritious, and sufficient food, not excessive
As much as possible, do sports to keep your body fit
Do activities naturally, don't be too tired
Avoid excessive stress
Get enough sleep 6 to 7 hours a day
There is no specific drug that we recommend to solve your complaint. Medicines that can be consumed to smooth menstruation are not included in the free drug category, so they are only safe if they are prescribed directly by a doctor. However, in general, with the discipline of adopting a healthy lifestyle as mentioned above, menstruation will return to regularity by itself within 1 to 3 months.
If the complaint is still not getting better, don't hesitate to check with your obstetrician directly. With direct evaluation, you can also rule out the possibility of diseases that can cause menstruation to come late, including polycystic ovarian syndrome, thyroid gland disorders, and so on.
Hope it helps ..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah