Here Is What Your Periods Are Saying About Your Health!

  1. Light flow indicates you may have pituitary gland or thyroid issue

It is usual,if you are taking birth control pills, to have light flow. But if you are not taking birth control pills or any kind of non-hormonal IUD and you still have light flow, there is a chance that you have a hormonal imbalance. A doctor from Brown University,Adelaide Nardone, says that light flow might indicate to thyroid or pituitary gland related issues. There is also some probability that you are suffering from Mullerian anomaly which is a disorder that causes a malformed hymen that might impede with your menstrual blood flow. Rarely, light periods can also be connected to polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and autoimmune disorders.

  1. Cervical or uterine polyps can cause sudden bleeding throughout periods

If it happens to you to have sudden or unrelated bleeding to the normal cycle then you may have a breakthrough bleeding. If you are taking birth control pills, this is a normal side-effect; otherwise you should see your doctor. Breakthrough bleeding sometimes can be a sign of cervical or uterine polyps, which results because of too much estrogen in the body. However, it may also indicate fibroids or other similar infections. Such bleeding from your vagina can also indicate cancer.

  1. If you suffer from severe and unbearable cramps which last for a couple of days then you must consult your doctor

If you have intense cramps while you are having your period, and you think it is usual, you should know that you are making a big mistake. As says Dr. Daniela Carusi, a director of General Gynecology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, young women often think they should endure the intense cramps that they experience, but that is absolutely not the case. It can be dangerous if they don’t talk about them.

  1. If your menstrual cycle is late and there is a chance of pregnancy, you are most likely having hormonal imbalance. If this is the case you should consult your doctor

If your menstrual cycle is late, and there are some chances you are pregnant, then it’s great. However, if there is not a chance that you may be pregnant, there are some things you need to know. According to Doctor Carusi, might may not have regular ovulations or you may have PCOS, which makes more difficult for you to know your fertile days. If you are obese person or you have very low percentage of body fat, you might be dealing with a severe hormonal imbalance. If that is the case, it’s time for you to change your lifestyle. As insulin resistance can directly affect the ovaries, women who have irregular periods, and are obese too, should check if they suffer from type 2 diabetes. If so, you need to contact your doctor straightaway.

  1. If the color of your menstrual discharge is saturated red color, very similar to “cranberry juice”, it means that you have a normal secretion. Yet, if your secretion has any other color than the “cranberry juice” one, than you might have estrogen imbalance.