Being aware of gynecological warning signs and seeking help early is more important than anything else.
There is a very famous saying that the prevention of a disease is better than its cure.
Why do I say this?
If you manage to protect yourself from a disease, then you will save yourself from a lot of pain, trouble, and discomfort.
Think about this for a moment…
Let’s face it:
Women often experience certain gynecological signs that they ignore, and later those conditions grow into even worse health problems.
Does this sound familiar?
But, it doesn’t have to be this way…
In this article, we are going to explain the major gynecological warning signs women should never ignore to stay healthy and avoid serious health problems.
Ready? Let’s get started.
1. Excessive Vaginal Bleeding
If you are experiencing excessive and abnormal bleeding between your periods or after menopause, then you shouldn’t ignore it.
This could be:
A signal that there is something wrong going on with your body.
In fact, it can be a symptom of certain underlying conditions, for example:
- Infection (e.g., candidal, gonorrhea, bacterial vaginosis, and chlamydia)
- Hormone-related problems
But keep in mind that different gynecological cancers (such as ovarian cancer, vulvar cancer, uterine cancer, and cervical cancer) can trigger excessive and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
In fact, according to the CDC, untreated heavy or prolonged bleeding can lead to other health problems.
Therefore, it is a sign that you should never ignore.
2. Constant Pain, Pressure, and Bloating in Pelvic
If you feel pain, pressure, or bloating in the pelvic only once in a while, that is completely normal and natural.
But, if it’s been more than two to three weeks and you are still feeling bloated, then it is not normal.
Why? Because pelvic pain, pressure, or bloating usually goes away after a while.
Are you experiencing pelvic pain, pressure, swelling, and bloating?
If you are constantly facing this problem, it may be a symptom of a serious underlying problem, such as:
Therefore, it is better that you consult your doctor without any delay.
3. Unusual Changes in Vulva
The skin outside your vagina is called the vulva.
If you observe unusual changes in your vulva, such as burning sensation, itching, ulcers, or change in skin color, you should never ignore it.
Usually, such changes indicate a major underlying gynecological problem or even cancer.
So it would be best if you didn’t ignore it at all.
Therefore, you visit your doctor and report this problem to them.
4. Bleeding & Unusual Discharge after Sexual Intercourse
If you are experiencing bleeding or unusual discharge from your vagina after sexual intercourse, it is a sign never to ignore.
Usually, bleeding and discharge after sexual intercourse could be a sign of cervical cancer in your body.
However, it could be something other than cancer as well.
But one thing you must keep in mind is that whatever it is, you should never ignore it.
We recommend you see your doctor as soon as possible for an early diagnosis and treatment of your problem.
5. Growth of Lumps in Your Breast
If you have observed lumps or cysts growing in your breasts, then it is a sign that you should never ignore them.
Unfortunately, it could be a symptom of breast cancer which is very common in women these days.
Therefore, you must visit your doctor without any further delay and get it checked.
Remember: Early diagnosis of any disease like breast cancer can be very beneficial and even prove to be a life-saving factor for you.
Deliberately ignoring such signs will further deteriorate your problem and make it even worse.
6. Extremely Painful Periods
Periods are very natural and common as every woman has to go through them.
No doubt that they are painful as hell, but still, there’s a limit to how painful a period can get.
If you are experiencing extreme and intense pain during your periods, it may not be normal.
Sometimes, intense pain during the periods indicates an underlying gynecological problem called uterine fibroids (a noncancerous tumor in women).
Therefore, it is better to visit a gynecologist and tell them about your condition and symptoms.
It will help them in doing an early diagnosis and treatment of your problem and prevent it from further deterioration.
7. Excessive & Painful Urination
If you feel that your body is abnormally producing excess urine or experiencing extreme pain when you’re urinating.
In that case, it is also a sign of an underlying health problem.
That being said, you should visit your doctor without further delay to avoid the deterioration of your problem.
8. Intense Menstrual Bleeding
Bleeding during a period is normal but to a certain limit.
If you are experiencing extremely heavy periods with intense menstrual bleeding, then don’t consider it normal.
Generally, it is caused due to an underlying health problem that you should address as soon as possible.
We recommend you visit your gynecologist at the earliest.
That’s all for now. Over to you!
These were all the gynecological signs that a woman should never ignore.
Sometimes, these signs are just normal, and sometimes they indicate an underlying health problem.
Do you have any gynecological warning signs?
If so, we recommend you visit a doctor immediately to diagnose and treat the problem before it gets out of control.
May God grant you good health. Amen!!!