Netizen warns women on possible underlying condition brought by painful menstrual period.
It’s common for women to experience Dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps during their monthly period. Usually, severe pain in the pelvis or lower abdomen occurs before and/or during a menstrual period. However, although most of us consider it as normal, painful menstrual periods can also be the result of an underlying medical condition such as the ovarian cyst.
Recently, a certain Jamie Jacinto took to Facebook to warn and raise awareness to other women about the risk of having an ovarian cyst. According to the netizen, she initially thought that she was just suffering a normal Dysmenorrhea. Much to her surprise, her period came in like a wrecking ball every month — painful bouts of dry heaving, blacking out, and intense inflammation became a usual occurrence on the first day of her cycle.
On September of 2016, she was rushed to the hospital after suffering from severe menstrual pain. After undergoing a transvaginal ultrasound, she found out that her right ovary was housing a large dermoid cyst. Dermoid cysts are inborn lumps that sometimes contain hair, teeth, bones, and fat cells. Oftentimes, they develop during the reproductive years, which could lead to a life-threatening uncontrolled malformed cell growth if left untreated.
In order to get rid of the ping-pong ball sized “little monster” in her ovary , Jacinto decided to undergo an operation. After two years since the successful surgery, she is now having a normal menstruation.
After what happened, Jacinto advised other women to be vigilant with their health. As for her, it would be better to talk with an obgyne to know your present condition if you are suffering from severe menstrual pain every month. After all, prevention is always better than cure!
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