OBGYN visits for early detection

OBGYN visits for early detection

Changes In Your Period You Should Be Paying Attention To

by Dwight Frazier

Your period is something you are going to endure from your teenage years well into your older adult years. Your period is going to change a lot during your lifetime, and these changes need to be monitored so you are more aware of the changes your body is going through. If, for instance, you are not paying attention to the changes, you may miss something important along the way that could potentially be a sign of something medically wrong. Read on for some of the changes you need to pay attention to and report to your gynecologist.

Heavy Or Lighter Flows

If you notice that your period has gotten heavier, or much lighter, and there is a noticeable difference from one month to the other, it's something you need to keep an eye on and report to your gynecologist. A change in flow could have something to do with stress levels, or it could have something to do with your diet and/or weight loss, but if you haven't had any of these other changes in your life and you are experiencing these issues, you need to report it and have it monitored or have some tests ran to rule out any medical problems such as cysts, polyps, or pre-menopause.

Large Clots

Large blood clots during your period are also something to be monitored and discussed with your gynecologist. You will have clots from time to time, but if they are on the larger side and you are experiencing them constantly during your periods, it could be something of a concern. Report it to your gynecologist and also report any other issues such as pain or severe cramping.

Excessive Cramping

Excessive cramping during your periods may occur from time to time as well, but if you've never had cramps before and you are experiencing them now, it's something to watch out for. Severe cramping may indicate fibroids or endometriosis, both of which could be painful during your period. You may experience other issues as well, in addition to the pain from cramping, such as bloating, heavy flow, and clots. Report these issues to your gynecologist.

If you have any of these changes listed above, you need to discuss them with your gynecologist. Changes to your period will occur throughout your lifetime as a woman and these changes should be monitored. Keep track of your periods and discuss the changes with your gynecologist. Some of these changes may be natural changes, while others could signify a medical concern. 

Contact a local gynecologist to learn more. 


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OBGYN visits for early detection

When was the last time you went to your OBGYN for an exam? I skipped two of my bi-yearly exams because I didn't feel that they were necessary. When I began experiencing extreme cramping in my lower stomach, I knew that something was wrong. I went to the emergency room and found that I had cervical cancer. Since I skipped those important exams, the cancer had progressed significantly. So, why should you go to your OB when you don't feel sick, uncomfortable or have any health issues? My blog will show you exactly what early detection can do when you have cancer.