Everybody knows the teen age can be complicated for both teens as well as for parents. All those physical alteration in teenage years can make teenagers feel awkward and uncertain of themselves. This is mainly factual for girls when it comes to menstruation. For a girl, getting her initial periods is a physical landmark and an indication of becoming a woman. But it can also be mystifying and frightening, typically if she comes across with some problems like unbalanced periods or premenstrual disorder (PMS).
The experience of menstruation fluctuates from one woman to another. Difficulties like pain and irregularity are generally the consequence of natural hormone changes, and do not essentially suggest any sickness.
There are many different types of Menstrual problems, some of the most common menstrual problems are:
Painful Periods (Dysmenorrhoea)
This is very common in adolescent. At the beginning of a period, many women experience the cramp like pains in the lower abdomen, which may be come with feelings of being sick or weak. Symptoms generally pass after initial 3 to 4 days, and hardly ever give any indication of actual illness.
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
Some women have naturally heavier periods than others, but oddly heavy blood loss is may be because of use of an IUD, due to small but non-cancerous development in the womb known as fibroids, womb or uterine tubes infection, or because of hormone imbalance.
Lack of Periods (Amenorrhoea)
This situation is normal at time of pregnancy and the menopause. Rest of the time, it may happen because of use of the contraceptive pill, or it may be an indication of anorexia.
For some women, repeated breast ache and tenderness accompanies the later section of the menstrual cycle. Usually some days earlier the menstrual flow, the breasts of some women starts expanding and become lumpy, warm to touch, and painful. The nipples may become very sensitive and painful.
This is mainly caused due to change in the stability of female hormones during the menstrual cycle. Physical and emotional signs of this situation include food and alcohol desire, headaches, skin trouble, inflamed joints mainly ankles, water retention, weakness, sudden weight gain, decreased interest in sex, hopelessness, insomnia, touchiness, poor attentiveness and weepiness.
Migraine headaches are very common during a menstrual period than at other times.