Greetings … I’m 42 years old. I’m sorry I want to ask, right now I’m menstruating … but I smell sour from the smell of blood and my womanhood. During menstruation I also always see blood mixed with a lot of mucus. And just before menstruation until the third day my stomach hurts, heartburn, waist pain, hip pain like going into labor. Is it dangerous? Thank you before and after
Hello Aisyah Syarie,
During a menstrual period many things a woman can complain about include:
Menstrual pain Acne Headache Back pain Muscles Breast pain Sleep disorders Diarrhea Constipation Fever menstrual blood is generally dark red - bright red with a small amount of blood clot. The volume of blood during one menstrual period ranges from 20-80 mL. Mucus that appears along with menstrual blood can arise from cervical mucus. Normally clear in color, consistency of liquid-thick, not accompanied by excessive itching and no unpleasant odor. This is normal, especially when using hormonal contraception. If the mucus that complains of turning into a lumpy consistency, color to whitish / greenish / brownish /, smell bad and itchy on the genitals, should consult a doctor to make sure there are no abnormalities in the form of genital infections, sexually transmitted diseases, or malignancies.
During menstruation generally changes in odor in the vagina. The general smell is like a metallic odor (like the smell of iron). Normally a woman's vagina is acidic (pH 3.8-4.5) to maintain normal vaginal flora. This condition can cause certain odors during menstruation. An abnormal odor is a fishy odor that is not fresh, which is usually caused by genital infections such as bacterial vaginosis or trichomoniasis. In these conditions further examination is needed to determine the presence or absence of infection.
Menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea is also commonly experienced by women, especially in the first days of menstruation (<3 days). Dysmenorrhea can occur as pain in the pelvic area, lower abdomen, and lower back. Dysmenorrhea that is so severe that it interferes with activity can occur in patients with gynecological abnormalities in the form of uterine myomas, endometriosis, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease. If you do not usually experience dysmenorrhea or dysmenorrhea that you experience is very great and appears continuously every time of menstruation, it is better to check the health condition of the reproductive organs directly with an obstetrician.
At the age of 42, if a woman experiences complaints related to reproduction, for example:
Heavy and lengthy menstruation Bleeding between menstrual cycles Severe abdominal pain during menstruation Abnormal vaginal bleeding Bleeding every time you have intercourse Pain should be aware of and further check with a gynecologist. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.