- Dysmenorhea/ Painful menstruation/ Menstrual cramps
- Leucorrhoea or leucorrea, vaginal discharg
•What is Dysmenorhea/ Painful menstruation/ Menstrual cramps
This condition refers to the pain or discomfort associated with menstruation.
About 80 percent of the time, cramps are part of the primary dysmenorrhea syndrome.
Although not a serious medical problem, it’s usually meant to describe a woman with menstrual symptoms severe enough to keep her from functioning for a day or two each month.
Symptoms may begin one to two days before menses, peak on the first day of flow, and subside during that day or over several days. The pain is typically described as dull, aching, cramping and often radiates to the lower back.
•What is Amenorrhea
Amenorrhea means the absence of the menstrual period.
Apart from during childhood, pregnancy, breastfeeding or menopause, the absence of the menstrual period may indicate a problem with the reproductive system.
One of the most common causes of amenorrhea is hormonal disturbance. The interplay of female sex hormones can be disrupted by a wide range of events, including diseases of the reproductive organs, weight loss, emotional stress or overexercising. Frequently, there is no worrying cause found
•What is Leucorrhoea or leucorrea, vaginal discharge
Leucorrhea is a universal problem of all women. Most secretions are regarding life style physiological and warrant no medical interventions. But it is significant if it is blood stained, profuse, foul smelling or with changes in its colour. Usually the normal secretions are slimy and slightly sticky. It is something like nasal secretion. Normally the quantity of vaginal secretions varies throughout the menstrual cycle, peaking at ovulation and also increasing when under emotional stress.
Leucorrhoea usually shows symptoms in association with other illness. Wide variety of reasons are encountered in its causation. Commonly fungal, parasitic, bacterial and sexually transmitted diseases are the prime causative factors.