Although none of us would mind if a menstrual cycle lags behind, such irregular symptoms should not be ignored. Skipped cycle and reduced or heavy bleeding may be signs of a more serious problem. These menstrual problems are a sign that you urgently need to visit a gynecologist.
If two or more periods are skipped (and you are sure you’re not pregnant), it may be a reason for something bad. The reasons may be hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems, excessive exercise or diet, stress, or premature menopause. Irregular menstruation can lead to the growth of abnormal cells (a potential state before cancer). Besides the classic examination, your doctor could do blood tests and check your hormone levels, thyroid work, and whether you have polycystic ovaries.
Sudden and intense spasms
If you have spasms that cause unbearable pain, you may suffer from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition in which the cells that grow inside the uterus start to grow from the outer side of the uterus which causes abnormal pain. Symptoms can occur at any time, and most women who are diagnosed with this condition have had a history of painful periods since their young days.
Spotting between periods
If you notice spots bleeding between periods, it may be normal (especially if you use a Birth Control Pill), but you should consult an expert. It may mean that you have a cyst, uterine fibroids, or precancerous cells.
Excessive bleeding or period that lasts more than ten days
What is actually excessive bleeding? If you change the pad or tampon every hour, it can be called excessive bleeding. This may be a sign of medical problems like fibroids, polyps, or adenomyosis (where the endometriosis grows in the muscle wall of the uterus), which can cause anemia.
Unbearable PMS symptoms
If I turn into a real monster, you probably suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder, which is incomparably worse than classical premenstrual syndrome. Symptoms include craving for food, mood swings, depression, major anxiety, anger, and loss of control over your own behavior. These symptoms can be very uncomfortable, but taking antidepressants for two weeks or one month continuously, can make a big difference.