Vagina Pain Before Menstruation?
Night. I’m Nadia in your 20th. My period has been irregular recently. 2 months just came menstruation. And before menstruation. Your hips and vagina will ache. Sometimes the stomach hurts too. And it happened 1 week before menstruation. Is that alright? N nThank you
Hello, good morning Nadia.
Menstrual cycle irregularity can be something normal or a sign of a certain health condition. Some of the causes of menstrual cycle irregularities include:
young age (puberty) and old age (pre-menopause) where there is a hormonal imbalance
physical activity that is too strenuous
weight that has decreased dramatically or increased dramatically
stress or fatigue
obesity (being overweight)
are using birth control such as injection, pill, implant, etc.
disorders or diseases of the reproductive tract, such as myoma, ovarian cysts, polycystic ovary syndrome (there are many small cysts in the ovaries), endometriosis (tissue that makes up the lining of the uterine wall that grows outside the uterus), etc.
hormonal disorders, for example in thyroid disease
Meanwhile, complaints of hip & vaginal pain accompanied by abdominal pain that occurs before menstruation can be a normal condition (Pre-Menstrual Syndrome / PMS). This is due to the release of chemical compounds called prostaglandins just before menstruation. This chemical compound provides the sensation of pain. In addition, in PMS the sensitivity of the intimate organs also increases due to hormonal influences. However, if this continues and the pain you experience feels great, you need to think about other possibilities, such as:
PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
inflammation of the cervix (cervicitis) or inflammation of the vagina (vaginitis)
Therefore, we recommend that you check with an obstetrician to confirm the condition you experience if you continue to experience complaints of menstrual irregularities and pain in the hips, vagina and abdomen (9) or the longer it gets worse. The doctor will do questions and answers regarding complaints, perform a physical examination, and if necessary the doctor will carry out supporting examinations such as ultrasound examinations, blood lab tests, etc.
Meanwhile, what you can do at home as an initial measure to relieve pain include:
limit strenuous activity
warm compresses on the stomach that is experiencing pain
taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as paracetamol
avoid caffeine consumption and avoid smoking
I hope this helps.
Greetings, dr. Denisa