Our body can be sending signals about our health through various channels, we just need to know how to interpret the signals and take actions to preserve our health. Monitoring your menstrual cycle is very important because if you notice some irregularities it may be that your body is trying to tell you something is wrong. Changes in color, frequency, blood flow and other differences may reveal certain medical conditions which need attention; you just need to know what to look for.
- Light pink period blood
If you’re taking contraceptive pills it’s normal for your period to be light pink in color, and that’s the only exception. If you’re not taking them and you still notice lighter color it may be a sign of hormonal imbalance which is a serious condition. Schedule an appointment with an endocrinologist to determine what’s causing it.
- Cramps and long cycles
Cramps and unusually long cycles are a warning sign and shouldn’t be ignored. Contrary to popular belief this is not normal and you need to see your gynecologist immediately. It may be a symptom of a serious medical condition.
- Sudden bleeding
The only time bleeding is normal is during your cycles, and if you notice bleeding between them you should visit a doctor. He may tell you that it’s a normal if you’re on the pill, but if you’re not it may be a sign of elevated estrogen levels or first symptoms of cancer.
- Possible pregnancy
If your period is late it could be that you’re pregnant. But if you’re not pregnant and your period s late it may be a sign of insulin resistance or diabetes, which is why you need to see your gynecologist.
If you notice one of the abovementioned symptoms you should schedule an appointment with your gynecologist and find out if there’s something wrong. Your cycle should be accompanied with red, cranberry-shade blood which is a sign that everything is working properly. Your uterus is healthy, and your diet is well-balanced. This also means that you have normal iron-levels in your blood.