Menstruation: the symptoms of the rule

The period is a condition that all women have and go through during our lives. Thanks to the period we can be mothers and have children, something that undoubtedly makes the pain and symptoms of the period during all the years in which we are fertile, worth it.

There are women who do not feel pain during menstruation and who are very well both physically and emotionally, but then there are other women who suffer pain, physical and emotional discomfort.

What symptoms does menstruation have?

During menstruation, blood is expelled through the vagina, something that happens every month, between 21 and 35 days. Periods are not the same for all women, there are those who have lighter periods, others more moderate and others who have a very strong period in terms of the amount of blood they expel through the vagina (menstrual flow).

The duration of the rules also varies since the usual thing is that they last between 3 and 5 days, although they can also last between 2 and 7, being something completely normal. The main symptom of the rule is bleeding from the vagina, but there are also more symptoms that all women suffer from, although not all suffer with the same frequency and intensity.

  • Abdominal or pelvic cramps. They can be pain ranging from mild to intense, so a woman with severe pain will have to take medication to relieve pain so that her life is not harmed.
  • Nausea is infrequent but it does occur, it is usually in the morning and in the most severe sensations it can end in vomiting.
  • Back pain. Back pain can also be mild to severe, and women who suffer from it will need to take medication to help them feel better.
  • Breast swelling and pain. Due to hormones, the breasts swell and may be more sensitive, so they may hurt.
  • Mood swings and irritability. These mood swings are frequent and are caused by the hormonal rush that occurs during menstruation in order to expel blood.
  • Headache, tiredness and fatigue. These symptoms are common when there are abundant and strong rules.

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