There is a difference between having periods that are irregular or a bit annoying, and having abnormal periods that cause serious problems in your life or suggest a possible health problem. On this page, we look at some of different types of abnormal periods that females can suffer from. If you think you might be suffering from any of these problems, you can make an appointment at Family Planning to speak to a doctor or nurse.
Premenstrual swelling and tenderness of both breasts occurs during the second half of the menstrual cycle. Breast tissue may have a dense, bumpy, "cobblestone" feel to the fingers. This feel is usually more in the outer areas, particularly near the armpit.
What Is It? Some women get through their monthly periods easily with few or no concerns. Their periods come like clockwork, starting and stopping at nearly the same time every month, causing little more than a minor inconvenience.
Clue is on a mission to help you understand your body, periods, ovulation, and so much more. Start tracking today. Breast pain is a common premenstrual symptom, typically occurring in the 5—10 days before the start of your period.
Back to Periods. If problems with your periods are affecting your life, there's help and support available. Before you see your GP about period problems, it can be useful to keep a diary of your symptoms throughout the menstrual cycle.
Normally, menstruation comes with some degree of discomfort. However, when menstrual pain is severe, it can be a sign of a problem. Fortunately, most of these causes can be treated.
This kind of pain is called cyclical breast pain. The hormones that rise and fall during menstruation can cause breast tenderness, swelling, aches, and even tingling in your breast. Your monthly menstrual cycle is determined by fluctuations in levels of estrogen and progesterone.
The American Cancer Society estimates almost 13, new cases of cervical cancer were diagnosed inand just over 4, women died from cervical cancer. These numbers are staggering, especially when cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers in women. Fortunately, the death rate from cervical cancer has decreased by more than 50 percent over the last 40 years, due to increased use of the Pap test and HPV Human papillomavirus vaccination.
Breast pain, also known as mastalgia, is commonly present in women. The pain may occur as breast tenderness, tightness in breast tissue or as a sharp burning pain. The pain is generally categorized as noncyclical or cyclical. Cyclical breast pain is linked with your menstrual cycle and it usually gets better after your periods.