- Beverly Diehl -
Unfortunately, we still live in a time where the mere word “vagina” can make us cringe in discomfort. The Asiri Well Women's Clinic is here to break down the taboos and help with the well being of your body, more specifically the safety for your vaginal and abdominal health.
Women need to become comfortable with their own anatomy and looking at their own vulva. Ignoring symptoms - such as changes in appearance, pain or irritation - can mean you might miss picking up on a skin condition, infection, or a sexually transmitted disease.
The amount of time between a woman’s periods is called her menstrual cycle (the cycle is counted from the start of one period to the start of the next) Some women will find that their menstrual cycle lasts 28 days, whereas others might have a 24 day cycle, a 30-day cycle, or even longer. Following menarche, menstrual cycles last 21–45 days. After a couple of years, cycles shorten to an adult length of 21–34 days.
Download this simple Menstrual Chart that will help you keep track of your monthly cycle. You can also use the below Pain Scale to mark any discomfort you may have felt during your menstruation.
|Feeling perfectly normal||No need to consult a doctor|
|No medication||Bearable pain|
|Need mild paracetamol for pain||Able to adapt pain Psychologically and with medication or device such as cushion|
|Need more than one paracetamol for pains||Interferes significantly the daily activities||Need to see a doctor|
|No response to paracetamol||Unable to perform routine work and engage in daily activities|
Length of cycle - 14 days = Ovulation day
Length of cycle is from the 1st day of your period to the next menstruation day
Also for calculation of ovulation visit www.babycentre.com
If you have any concerns regarding physical pain in your abdomen and vaginal area or are concerned about any menstrual complication, please contact the Asiri Well Women's Clinic. Together, we will find a solution for you.
Asiri Well Women's Clinic at Asiri Medical Hospital
Every Friday 10am – 12 noon
For appointments call +94 763 909099
Visit us for any gynecology issues or if you have the following problems: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Menstrual Disorders, Heavy bleeding or Abnormal Vaginal Discharge.