8 Warning Signs of Female Health Problems Women Often Ignore

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Women’s bodies are always changing, which is why it’s really difficult for them to identify issues in the early stages sometimes. In fact, after first experiencing symptoms of a serious illness, the average woman waits about 13 weeks before visiting a physician. However, you’ll be able to maintain your physical health and avoid future problems if you pay close attention to even the slightest changes in your body.

8. Bloated Belly

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For some women, a common part of their monthly cycle is bloating. But if you’re not prone to bloating and have been feeling it for more than 2 weeks, this could be the first hint that your body has anything out of control.

Bloated Belly Causes

In the case of endometriosis, on any given day the belly will simply swell and get worse as the day goes on. Bloating can stay with you for days and even weeks or vanish after a couple of hours. “Endo belly” is typically unpredictable. Besides that, a symptom of breast or ovarian cancer may be excessive bloating.

7. Pimples On Chin

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Your body raises estrogen and progesterone about 2 weeks before menstruation. You may develop an acne breakout on your chin that should go away after some time because of this shift in hormone levels.

If you have pimples on your jaw or chin consistently, though, it could mean that your hormones are out of whack and you need to see a doctor before it’s too late.

6. You feel pain when working out.

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When you’re running, walking, and even standing for a long time, if you often experience discomfort in the pelvic area, this could mean that your endometrium, the inner layer of your uterus, develops outside of where it’s intended to be. In this case, the internal organs are fused by foreign endometrial cells and scarring, causing discomfort and the inability to exercise.

5. You experience lower back and leg pain.

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During a woman’s monthly cycle, lower back pain is pretty usual, so it can be considered normal. However, you are likely to have endometriosis if you suffer from pain in your lower back and shoulders before during, and after menstruation, along with muscle tension in these regions.

Numbness, a tingling feeling, and pain in your legs are other common symptoms of endometriosis. Before your time, this form of pain can spread over one or both of your legs and get worse.

4. There are blood clots in your period.

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The time is different for everyone it can be lighter, darker, heavier, and so on. And if you find a clot or two every once in a while, it’s perfectly okay. However, this may be an indication that you have uterine fibroids if your blood turns dark and the clots are constant and large in size. Abnormal bleeding and even bladder disorders may be caused by these non-cancerous growths in your uterus.

3. You have no interest in your favorite foods.

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Are you feeling full all the time and have trouble finishing even a small meal? Have you recently lost your appetite completely? All these changes in your normal eating habits, particularly if they are coupled with abdominal pain and changes in your bowel habits, maybe a sign of ovarian cancer.

2. You’re losing your hair.

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One of the visual signs of low testosterone, a hormone that encourages healthy hair development and its maintenance, is hair loss. Patchy hair on your head that can grow over time into baldness is a sure sign of an imbalance.

Body hair may also be affected, although this symptom may be less apparent, particularly if your legs and armpits are shaved regularly.

1. You’re always too hot or too cold.

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You would probably have a hormonal imbalance if you can never feel relaxed at room temperature. Your estrogen levels, a hormone that governs female reproduction, maybe one of the reasons for such an imbalance. The levels typically vary throughout your life and your menstrual cycle, but sometimes your body may have issues generating them.

Your body temperature may be influenced by estrogen levels. Low estrogen usually triggers hot flashes and high estrogen, on the contrary, makes you feel cold all the time in your hands and feet.

We hope that you will remain safe and never have any of these symptoms. But if you do, as soon as possible, please contact your doctor. And don’t forget to share with your family and friends these details.

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