Menstrual Pain Every Month, Growing A Lot Of Hair On The Chest And Stomach, What Are The Characteristics Of PCOS?
Good evening, my name is diana, I am 27 years old. I want to ask. I come every month smoothly but with pain that is quite disturbing my activities, besides that a lot of hair grows around my chest and stomach. Am I included in the characteristics of people affected by PCOS?
Thank you for the question.
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is indeed one of the factors that can cause painful menstrual pain and excessive hair growth in women. This condition occurs when the egg fails to mature properly, but instead it is filled with fluid to form many small cysts. If not treated, not only can the above complaints arise, but also menstrual cycle disorders and fertility disorders. So, it is not always the disruption of the menstrual cycle in people with PCOS will appear since the beginning of the development of the disease.
However, not only PCOS, your complaint may also be a reasonable condition. During menstruation, the uterine muscles will indeed contract violently to shed menstrual blood, so it will feel painful. The hairs on the body can also grow more because of certain genetic and racial influences.
In rare cases, extreme menstrual pain may also occur due to adenomyosis, endometriosis, myoma, pelvic inflammation, psychological disorders, and so on. Meanwhile, the growth of fine hairs in the body can also be caused by the influence of drugs, disorders of the adrenal glands, genetic disorders, and so on.
To be clear, it is true that you need to see yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician. However, considering the current conditions, where COVID-19 is becoming a pandemic, it is recommended not to leave the house, including delaying seeing a doctor, except in urgent conditions. Therefore, if your complaint can still be controlled, you should first do:
Warm compresses to painful areas during menstruation
Get plenty of rest, exercise regularly, eat whole grains and vegetables that are rich in antioxidants, eat fruits regularly, and don't stress too much.
Do not smoke, do not consume alcohol and any drugs
However, if your menstrual pain feels very unbearable, you can check with your doctor or obstetrician for further treatment.
I hope this helps.