Have you ever heard of "Spotting"?
If so, you are in the right place!
Spotting refers to blood loss outside of menstruation.
As we know, the menstruation phase is the first phase of the menstrual cycle which involves the flaking of the uterine mucosa and therefore the leakage of blood from the vagina . This mechanism is possible thanks to the hormones that alternate during our menstrual cycle so that the ovarian and menstrual cycles take place.
Losing blood outside of your period is not normal!
When we happen to lose blood during the ovulatory phase or during the luteal phase, the cause must be investigated and we should ensure that this does not happen. Let us remember that thanks to our menstrual cycle we have the opportunity to know our state of health, so the more we pay attention to the symptoms that the menstrual cycle indicates, the more we are able to understand if our body is functioning properly or if we need to fix something.
Have you ever heard of "Spotting"?
We help you better understand if you have SPOTTING!
If your blood loss occurs in the middle of your cycle it can mean that you have anovulatory cycles, i.e. during the ovulatory phase your egg is not expelled correctly. In this case the fault is the reduction of estrogen levels.
How do we know if our estrogen is low?
Watch out for other signs your body tells you!
You may have, for example, hot flashes, night sweats and even insomnia. Additionally, you may experience pain and discomfort accompanied by vaginal dryness during intercourse.
If you have experienced at least one of these situations, the cause is to be found in the estrogen levels that your body produces. So contact your doctor and find out more with blood tests or a saliva test.
How do we increase our estrogen levels?
Give yourself frequent orgasms !
During orgasm, estrogen is produced and for those who produce few, it is a godsend to be able to increase production while enjoying! Pay attention to your diet, gluten could cause food intolerance and negatively affect your ovaries. If you are taking birth control pills, this could be another cause of low estrogen so check with your doctor what to do. But above all, if you suffer from eating disorders, talk to an expert because a diet low in nutrients alters estrogen production and therefore ovarian function.
What if we bleed before menstruation?
Your progesterone levels are low!
The cause of bleeding a few days before the expected date of menstruation indicates an excessive increase in estrogen and therefore a lowering of progesterone levels. Sometimes when this happens other symptoms also occur such as the presence of clots during menstruation or very intense menstrual cramps. But not only that, you may feel your breasts very swollen and painful before menstruation, and also feel a lowering of libido.
What can we do to balance progesterone levels?
The first thing to do is to have a good sleep routine, try to sleep at least 6-8 hours during the night, eliminate caffeine and cut back on alcohol. Another thing to know is that the excessive use of technological devices, such as the telephone before going to sleep or working long hours in front of the computer, can increase the production of cortisol and lower the production of progesterone.
In short, take care of yourself!
Other symptoms related to low progesterone levels and therefore to blood loss before menstruation could be anovulatory cycles, thyroid disease, endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome.
So we invite you to go to your doctor and investigate through blood tests or saliva tests to assess your progesterone levels.
But it's not just the hormones!
Sometimes, it's not just hormones that cause blood loss outside your period, but other mechanical factors as well. For example, the presence of uterine fibroids, pelvic infections or uterine polyps. To evaluate one of these causes, the first thing to do is a pelvic or transvaginal ultrasound. Investigate well because the other causes of bleeding, outside the menstruation phase, could be due to the alteration of the epithelium of the cervix, the so-called sore, or from vaginal infections. Go for a gynecological examination to assess your cervix and the well-being of your vaginal fluid.