While a monthly period is a minor hassle for many women; women who suffer from a menstrual disorder experience pain and other severe symptoms as part of their period. For these individuals, their period is a major and debilitating occurrence.
Menstrual disorders include conditions like abnormal uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, and uterine fibroids. Many women suffer from the menstrual disorder known as premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, and have symptoms like cramps, mood swings, and breast tenderness. Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is also a menstrual disorder. Women with PMDD experience the symptoms of PMS, but their symptom is more extreme. Patients with PMDD report that these symptoms often interfere with their daily lives, work, and relationships. The cause of PMDD is unknown, but it is believed to be linked to severe fluctuations in hormones during the time of menstruation.
Although for many individuals, menstrual disorders are not serious, they are often extremely painful and disruptive to day to day life.
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Menstrual disorders cause symptoms like:
- Severe abdominal pain
- Irregular menstrual cycle
- Mood swings
Treatments for these conditions include over-the-counter medications and pain relievers, hormone therapy, and ablation procedures. Some individuals who suffer from more serious symptoms benefit may benefit from a partial or full hysterectomy.