- Women’s period experiences vary from high energy to low mood swings, prompting the need for better understanding.
- Unusual period symptoms, such as ‘period poop,’ ovulation cramps, and stop-and-go periods, can be explained by hormone fluctuations and other factors.
- Addressing women’s health openly is crucial, as it sheds light on common but rarely discussed issues and provides necessary knowledge for girls and young women.
There are days when women and girls feel so energetic they can climb the highest peaks, but there are days when they struggle to get out of bed.
And while they think about why the tides are against them, their period-tracking app reminds them of the approaching D-day.
Over the years, medical professionals have realized that the lingering feeling of sadness and the notorious ‘mood swings’ are not the only signs of periods.
Other rather ‘weird’ symptoms trigger only when women and girls are on their period. Let’s find out what those symptoms are:
‘Weird’ Period Symptoms Explained
Period poop: During the days when women are on their period, they may experience an unsettling feeling in their stomach.
Some will take multiple trips to the loo and complain about loose stools. But there’s nothing to freak out – at least now experts have explained the logic behind it. During periods, women experience an increase in prostaglandins – hormone-like substances – that usually cause loose stools.
Ovulation cramps: Some days the cramps are unbearable. This happens due to ‘mittelschmerz’ which is a lower abdomen pain which occurs when eggs are released from the ovaries. As the egg releases, follicle growth stretches the surface of the ovary, which in turn causes pain.
Stop & Go period: Some women face inconsistency in their period lifecycle; the period stops abruptly and then restarts. This common condition is mainly due to hormone imbalance, a tipped uterus, or tissue-blocking flow. An overall checkup by a medical expert is recommended.
Period ‘flu’: Most women go through flu-like symptoms during “the period period.” This happens due to an increase in prostaglandins and is linked with high estrogen levels. Yeast infections: It is common for some women to report yeast infections when they are on their period.
This happens due to a change in vaginal flora due to menstrual blood. But the infection itself cannot be taken lightly as it does indicate some underlying and deep problems with vaginal flora and gut. Understanding Women’s Health Women have always kept their health a secret from the outside world.
Women-specific medical conditions are often considered taboo and not talked about. But women make up half of the country’s population, and their issues must be talked about as openly as possible. Women, especially girls and young women, should know why their bodies are going through changes they cannot yet understand.
If you want to learn more about women’s health and other ‘weird’ symptoms that women report, stay tuned to WOW360.