Patient Comments: Menstruation - Problems


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Comment from: Eilus, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 07

I got endometriosis end of last year after which I was referred to the gynecology doctor. My menstrual cycle is very bad, sometimes 3 to 4 months I don’t get. My periods started when I was 17 years old. One week before my period, I start to eat lots, and have cramps in my left abdomen, legs and my back. When starting the period, at times the cramps are still on till the end of my period and the cycle is around 4 to 5 days only.

Comment from: Kay, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 26

My monthly cycle went from 28 days to 25 day in the past 2 months and now it was 29 days. As soon as I started my periods I started feeling sick (fever, tummy aches and a sore throat), I wonder if that is normal.

Comment from: SWATI, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 15

I am a 28 year old woman. I get normal periods of 3 to 4 days with sometimes big, sometimes not much cramps, but from past 1 year I have symptoms like very sensitive skin to touch (that sometimes lasts even after periods), and a bit numb body. I also have mood swings and sluggishness before periods. Without periods I get frequent urination and a bit of gas passing through urine. I sometimes have constipation or problem of having enough pressure to clear stools in one go, so sometimes I put lot of force on lower area to make stools pass. I have to go to the bathroom 4 or 5 times a day because bowel does not gets clear in one go. I think I have hurt my excretory tract, which is why I am getting gas passing from area of urination. I move very less and sometimes sleep during day and stay awake at night.

Comment from: jovai, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

The day before I have my menstruation, I vomit several times and perspire most of the time. I feel thirsty and my body gets too hot.

Comment from: Zainab, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 18

I am 36 years old. I am experiencing pain since when I started family planning. I am unable to see my monthly cycle and am feeling much pain under my abdomen.

Comment from: Lea , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I am 32 years old. First my period was on February 5 and my next period was February 24. but I can’t imagine why this month I haven’t had my period. March 25, during my period I was sometimes sad and sometimes angry. Wondering if I am pregnant.

Comment from: Buddysgirl, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 04

My periods have been normal for the last 11 years. Now they are coming between 19 to 20 days apart and they are lasting longer than they normally do. And they are a lot heavier and smell like something dead. I doubt that is normal for a 42 year old.

Comment from: maine, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

Yesterday, I had a brown spot in my undies so I thought it’s my menstruation period. Then this morning there's no flow blood on my pad. I am so nervous right now. I don't know what I should do. Over and over again I am getting stressed on it. My menstruation period is regular. I had my menstruation period last October 29 and ended up on November 2, 2015.

Comment from: desperate for help, Female (Patient) Published: August 27

My last period lasted 16 days. 16! I'm only 14 and I'm really confused. My flow was heavy and I would leak after 4 hours with a super tampon. Now two weeks later I have my period again! Is there something wrong with me!

Comment from: roguepixi3, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 26

My period abruptly went away last month when I ran a 15km marathon. The same day it started it just stopped bleeding. I started using oral contraceptive pill the beginning of February. This month there was a very dark red/black lining that exited my body. I"m assuming that was last month’s endometrial lining. This is the time period I should be menstruating, but I am not.

Comment from: Precious, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 27

I agree with some of the other comments. Asperger's syndrome (AS) can actually be considered a gift. People with AS are not suffering and it does not need a cure!


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Comment from: Abraham success ijeo, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 18

Last month I experienced my last menstruation which was not normal as I am on 28 days cycle, I was supposed to expect it on the 8th May but it came on the 10th May through 15th of May. I went to my doctor and she told me it was an infection that caused it. This month it was supposed to come on the 7th of June, but nothing came, I only saw white tissue like cottage cheese coming out, sometimes it is mixed with blood but no period. I was having cramps but no period, it the last day of my menses.

Comment from: Jienne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 05

I have read your article and it gave me lot of hopes with the kind of situation I have. I am already 36 year old and still waiting for a baby. I had consulted so many obstetricians (OB) and two years ago, I have undergone a testing and the doctor said that my right fallopian tube is blocked. Then last year, I have undergone myomectomy and my OB said that even my left ovary is blocked. I have a regular menstrual cycle and by the results of a series of ultrasound, I am ovulating. I wonder if it is possible that my tubes are not blocked because my egg can travel through it.

Comment from: Suraia Canela, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have a problem. When I get a family planning vaccine, I can pass more than 3 months without a period. Now I am breastfeeding, I have tried to look for help but I can’t get one. I don’t know what I should do to make my menstruation normal.

Comment from: Payal sharma, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 23

I am on my period. I am experiencing low blood flow at day 2. First day was normal. But 2nd and 3rd day I have a problem of too low blood flow.

Comment from: Emily, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 03

My problem is when it is time for my periods, my stomach will run and I will feel horrible.

Comment from: bella, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: June 16

I am having irregular periods. I experience leg and abdomen cramps.

Comment from: Shane, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 06

After my menstruation, I always vomit, I don’t know what’s the reason.

Comment from: nancy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 22

I came off my menstruation last week but when i wipe I still see blood and I am hurting in my left ovary and lower back.

Comment from: Worried14yr, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: August 30

Hi i'm fourteen, I tend to have a lot of not only physical but mental issues surrounding my period. During my period my depression tends to get worse, I tend to get clingy and I cry a lot. I throw up the beginning of my period, and I struggle with worsening of my juvenile athertis and headaches. I tend to get a lot of back aches. My mental stability gets worse also, I am more vulnerable. I'm worried, If anyone has any look into why this happens around that certain "time of the month" that would be great.


Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome. See Answer