All through a woman’s menstrual cycle, why do

Funny Clone No Stupid Questions During a woman’s menstrual cycle, why do

During a woman’s menstrual cycle, why do symptoms vary so greatly between months? For example, sometimes I get enlarged and tender breasts to a point where my bras don’t fit, and other months I have barely any symptoms. What hormones are responsible and why do they fluctuate so much?

During a woman’s menstrual cycle, why do symptoms vary so greatly between months? For example, sometimes I get enlarged and tender breasts to a point where my bras don’t fit, and other months I have barely any symptoms. What hormones are responsible and why do they fluctuate so much?

View Reddit by crazycatlordeSource

Comments
  • Body chemistry is incredibly complex and something as little as not getting enough sleep can throw things off.

  • I joke that I have around 6 different types of period and I randomly go through a cycle of all of them. Some months it’s awful, some months it turns up and surprises me, different flows on different months … I’ve asked a couple of doctors but the answer to this still eludes me. I’d be interested to see what other people know about this.

  • Mine a drastically different each month too. Sometimes I get sore nipples, sometimes my back hurts so much I can barely move around. Sometimes little to no pain at all. Sometimes all the pain together. How I feel emotionally is vastly different each time too.
    Never thought to ask though.

    So here’s another question- is your flow/length of period different when your symptoms are different?

    Mine seems a lot lighter when the symptoms aren’t as painful.

  • So this isn’t the nicest to think about (understatement) but sometimes a really heavy random period is actually a miscarriage. They’re actually extremely common and 50% or more of all fertilized eggs are miscarried. If you’re sexually active you’ve probably had at least one super super early miscarriage.

    There is also a normal amount of variation in periods, probably due to natural hormone fluctuations and life style changes – diet, exercise, and even your mental state can affect your period (and your health in general).

    All this said, I honestly don’t think we have enough info on periods in general. I tried searching some academic papers on the subject and they were really lacking (in my personal opinion). But that doesn’t surprise me considering we only found out how large the clit actually is less than 10 years ago…

  • Ikr, some months I’m fine little acne and maybe just a headache. Other months it’s cramping, bloating, soreness, fatigue, and the list goes on 🙄.

  • For most female patients I’ve had they have relatively consistent symptoms with minor variations. It’s not always super drastic.

    But hormones are complex. And there are many factors like diet, exercise, stress that can play a role in the reduction or management of women who do have moderate to severe pre menstrual dysphoric disorder.

    It’s not always clear cut why some women have more profound swings in symptomology than others.

    If conservative measures like managing/adjusting stress, caffeine, alcohol, diet etc are not working a woman is having way too much liability of symptoms generally birth control can then potentially be used to try to regulate the hormones and symptoms.

    (I’m a PA…not specialized in women’s health but do have to maintain my standard women’s health knowledge)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *