How To Know If Your Period Is About To Start

How To Know If Your Period Is About To Start
How To Know If Your Period Is About To Start

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The regularity of the menstrual cycle is very important for a woman. It so happens that the cycle gets lost, and menstruation unexpectedly comes earlier or later. There are some signs that the critical days are imminent.

How to know if your period is about to start
How to know if your period is about to start

What are menstruation for?

Menses are spotting that occurs once a month. If pregnancy occurs, they stop. The menstrual cycle is the length of time from the first day of one period to the first day of the next. On average, it lasts about 28 days, although it can be longer or less. The main role here is played by the regularity of the arrival of critical days. In the middle of the cycle, ovulation occurs: a mature egg, ready for fertilization, leaves the follicle and moves along the fallopian tube into the uterine cavity. During ovulation, the likelihood of getting pregnant is very high, so every woman should know when her next period will begin. Often the cycle gets lost, and it is very difficult to determine the date of arrival of critical days.

How to recognize ovulation

Ovulation occurs approximately in the middle of the cycle, a woman can determine this process by some signs. At the moment the egg leaves the follicle, a hormonal surge occurs in the body. The basal temperature rises by 0.5-0.8 degrees, this increase can last until the last day of the cycle. Measure the temperature in the morning after waking up without getting out of bed. The thermometer must be inserted into the anus for 8-10 minutes. It is better to write down the thermometer readings in a notebook specially designated for this, so it will be easier to track the regularity of your cycle. When measuring basal temperature, it is important not to forget to record the date of measurement and the day of the cycle.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

PMS is a collection of your own personal feelings that indicate the approach of your period. The reason for the manifestation of signs of premenstrual syndrome is hormonal changes in the body. Each time these signs can be expressed to a greater or lesser extent. Premenstrual syndrome lasts from two to several days.

PMS symptoms are divided into psychological and physiological. Psychological symptoms: drowsiness or insomnia, unmotivated touchiness, anxiety, fear, aggressive behavior, sudden mood swings. Physiological signs: pulling pains in the lower abdomen and lower back, headache, dizziness, increased appetite, nausea, swelling of the mammary glands, the appearance of acne on the face, a slight increase in body temperature, extinction or increased libido.

If a woman notes in herself the manifestation of any sign of these two groups, she should not immediately label herself as "PMS". It is necessary to monitor any symptoms for at least three months, then it will be possible to draw conclusions whether it is PMS or not. Remember that PMS won't last forever. If the symptoms greatly complicate life, interfere with working and communicating with people, you need to take action. A good obstetrician-gynecologist will tell you how to alleviate the condition, and the support of your family will give you strength.

Harbingers of the very first menstruation

The onset of critical days is not a sign of the complete readiness of a young girl's body for pregnancy and childbirth, it is just a sign that pregnancy is possible. Usually, the first menstruation (menarche) in a girl begins at the age of 11-14 years. This period varies greatly due to several factors. The date of the onset of menarche is influenced by the state of health, diet, physical and mental development, a history of illness, a hereditary factor, stressful situations, etc.Some signs indicate that the first menstruation is approaching: pulling pains in the lower abdomen (previously unfamiliar), nausea, headache, frequent mood swings, fatigue, apathy or aggression.

There are other signs of puberty, and hence the imminent onset of menarche: the girl's figure becomes more rounded, the volume of the hips increases, the chest grows, leucorrhoea appears (vaginal discharge), the work of the sebaceous and sweat glands increases.

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