Women’s diseases are mostly sneaky and hard to distinguish, and the worst part is when they experience the symptoms, they mostly ignore them saying that it is not a big deal and “it happened before”, which is why all women must be aware of all symptoms and never hesitate to visit the doctor.
The first step towards surviving dangerous diseases is by being aware of them and their sneaky ways of showing. So, we gathered for you, ladies, the 7 unexpected and dangerous symptoms of deadly diseases that you should never ignore.
#1 – Increased Urinating
When a woman notices that she visits the bathroom a little way too much than usual, then it might be a sign that her urinary tract or her kidneys are having some issues. Also, it may indicate that there is something wrong with the vaginal microflora or some hormonal imbalance. Diabetes could be the issue too, especially if she feels thirsty all the time.
How to tell there is a problem: the normal “amount” of visiting the bathroom is considered between 4 and 10 times a day when you drink enough water during the day. But once you feel like you are visiting it a little way too much than that, then it is best to see a Urologist or a general practitioner.
#2 – Unexpected Weight loss
Losing weight unexpectedly in a short period of time may be a nice surprise, especially if you were already willing to lose a few pounds. But sadly, it is not! This could be a symptom of one of these dangerous diseases: Type 2 diabetes, cancer or Crohn’s disease. In all cases, unexpected weight loss is not something to be happy about.
How to tell there is a problem: If you noticed that you lost between 10 to 15 pounds in 6 – 12 months unexpectedly, without doing any exercise or diets, then you must see a doctor.
#3 – Hair in unexpected places
The excessive body hair in places where women are not supposed to grow hair means that she has a lot of male hormones. However, that is not the worst part. This disease could lead to metabolism disorder, infertility, and adds a high risk of developing breast cancer.
How to tell there is a problem: most women were born hairy by nature, but if you noticed that your hair is starting to grow drastically on your back, stomach, chest, and thighs like men do, then you must see an endocrinologist.
#4 – Any changes in the breasts
First of all, all women must check their breasts every once in a while. See if there is anything different that you have never noticed before. The first signs of breast cancer are very hard to notice, which is why it is important to keep checking them more often because once the pain and the lymph nodes start, it will be a little too late.
How to tell there is a problem: by checking yourself more often, you will detect if there is any change like lumps, red or wrinkled skin, etc. keep in mind that experiencing breasts’ pain before period is totally normal, but if the pain never goes away, then you must see a doctor.
#5 – Bleeding after the menopause
After the menopause, women are not supposed to find blood in their underwear anymore. In case they do, then it could be a symptom of some dangerous illnesses like myoma, uterine cancer, cervicitis, or other pathological processes.
How to tell there is a problem: the only case this bleeding could be normal is when women take substitution hormone therapy, which could lead them to experience some blood shedding for about 2 years. In all other cases, you must see a doctor, especially if it’s been more than a year since your last period.
#6 – Atypical excretions
Excretions are supposed to be a normal thing that all women experience, but when they have an unusual color with an odor that is unpleasant, then your body could be experiencing an infection or some kind of inflammatory process. In fact, there could be a lot of reasons, so contact your doctor as soon as it occurs.
How to tell there is a problem: keep in mind that 2 weeks before your next period, it is completely normal to find some brown-ish excretions, but it is NOT supposed to have a bad smell or to be green.
#7 – Heavy Periods
When it comes to periods, every woman experiences them differently, there are women who have heavy flows for about 3/4 days, and there are others who don’t have heavy periods at all.
However, heavy menstruations could be a result of too much exercising or just adjustment to the climate. Otherwise, it may be endometriosis thyroid dysfunction or a uterine myoma. Plus, the heavy period could possibly lead to anemia.
How to tell there is a problem: since it is hard to tell if your heavy period is normal or not, you can just notice if it stays heavy for more than 7 days, especially if the blood was bright red.
It is important to see a gynecologist at least once or two times a year to make sure that everything is under control. Don’t be shy to discuss anything that is worrying you about them because when it comes to your health, there is nothing awkward.
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