Profuse and prolonged period is referred to as menorrhagia. It is experienced in the form of too intense bleeding that requires changing the pad every hour. The question “why won’t my period stop,” should be better asked to a gynecologist, who will be able to define the presence of one of those 9 possible causes, associated with uterine or cervical pathologies, endocrine diseases, blood problems or disturbance of the course of pregnancy. Read more..
Discharge between periods is normally transparent and does not have any foul smell. Presence of blood gives the discharge pink, brown or purple coloring (depending on the ratio of blood and cervical mucus, diluting it). There are several physiological and a number of pathological causes for this phenomenon. Bleeding may occur on a certain day of the cycle (for example, during ovulation), or it may be unrelated to it. Read more..
In the majority of women, periods are preceded by the so-called premenstrual syndrome. It involves physical and psychological symptoms. In some cases, the woman might experience PMS symptoms but have no period after it. This can have several causes. Certainly, pregnancy is the first reason to this. Further, relatively normal conditions, should be mentioned. They include premenopausal period, adjustment to hormones and climatic changes. Besides, there are at least 7 pathological causes of having PMS but no period. Read more..
At fertile (fit for childbearing) age periods usually occur regularly and in due time. The only natural exception is pregnancy, at which endocrine profile undergoes rapid alteration and periods stop away. In some cases, however, there is a reason to wonder, what if I missed period but not pregnant? This condition can have two physiological backgrounds (pre-menopause or intake of hormonal contraceptives), three interim (stress, diet, climatic change) and 7 pathological causes. Read more..