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Signs and Symptoms of Menstrual Problems: When to See a Doctor

Menstrual problems are common among women of all ages. From heavy bleeding and painful cramps to irregular periods and missed periods, menstrual problems can affect a woman's quality of life. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's essential to know when to seek medical attention.



The following are the signs and symptoms of menstrual problems that indicate a visit to a doctor is necessary:

  • Heavy or Prolonged Bleeding: If you are bleeding more than seven days, soaking through more than one tampon or pad in an hour, or passing large blood clots, it may be a sign of a menstrual problem.

  • Severe Pain: Menstrual cramps are normal, but if the pain is severe enough to interfere with daily activities or requires medication, it's time to seek medical attention.

  • Irregular or Missed Periods: If you are skipping periods or your cycle is shorter or longer than the usual 28 days, it could indicate a hormonal imbalance or other underlying condition.

  • Abnormal Vaginal Discharge: Changes in color, odor, or consistency of vaginal discharge could indicate a vaginal infection or sexually transmitted infection.

  • Mood Swings and Other Symptoms: Mood swings, fatigue, headaches, and other symptoms can be a sign of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which can be managed with medication or lifestyle changes.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it's crucial to visit a doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. Your doctor may recommend lifestyle changes, medication, or further testing depending on the underlying condition causing your menstrual problems. Don't hesitate to seek medical attention when experiencing any menstrual problems.


Sanidhya Clinic provides expert gynecological care to women experiencing menstrual problems. If you're experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above, it's essential to seek medical attention. Our clinic provides a safe and comfortable environment for discussing sensitive issues related to women's health, including menstrual problems. We understand that these issues can be embarrassing or uncomfortable, but our compassionate staff is here to support you and provide the best possible care.

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