So you saw your Period yesterday? Maybe your cycle just ended this morning……
I’m so glad you came on here, especially for this post! I know some men would read this too (no judgement!) and I’m very glad about that too (you would want to share this with your sister, friend or the love of your life!). If you start to feel bored at any point, please go to the paragraph before the last and you’ll find a good reason to read on 😁.
What’s a Menstrual Flow Prank?
This happens when you actually have your flow but in the real sense of a menstrual cycle, you did not ovulate.
Every month, an egg is supposed to mature in one of your ovaries and ovulation happens when a mature egg released from the ovary, is pushed down the fallopian tube, and is available to be fertilized by a sperm. Check out 5 Signs You’re Ovulating
Some women may experience mid-cycle or ovulatory bleeding (bleeding occuring around ovulation) and mistake it for a period. This is common with women who have very irregular cycles, maybe coming once every 3 months or 2-3 times in one month, although it can occur in women with regular cycles as well. They may experience what appears to be a period, but, in reality, it is most likely ovulatory bleeding.
Another instance is the anovulatory cycle. Some women may have what is called an anovulatory cycle, (meaning ovulation has not occurred). During an anovulatory cycle, women may experience some bleeding which may appear to be a period, although this is actually not a true period. The bleeding is caused either by a buildup in the uterine lining that can no longer sustain itself or by a drop in estrogen.
Now, if you have a regular cycle, this may not be something to worry about but if it’s the other way around, then there’s a lot to worry about (and I’m not trying to scare you!). The major issue is that you most likely aren’t ovulating every now and then and you are just getting ovulatory bleeding or an anovulatory cycle every then and now.
There are certain reasons this might be coming up, including:
– PCOS (Polycsystic Ovary Syndrome)
– Severe scarring (adhesions) of the lining of the uterus, a condition known as Asherman syndrome
– Excessive Exercise
– Using certain medications
– Changing birth control pills
– Uterine fibroid
Here’s my My Story.
It was a little sad for me when I found out I had PCOS (not just because I had to take drugs; I really don’t like them!) because I was quite happy to be relieved in the past from the monthly torture of cramps (silly me right! Lol!😂), but finding out the side effects from heart diseases, to thyroid issues to infertility gave me a reason to be thankful it was detected in time.
If you have had the issue of irregular cycles, this is the time to visit your doctor to determine what’s causing it because you may have seen some blood but yes! your menstrual flow may be playing a prank on you!
I love you all!
– Dena, your healthy living partner.
(Please visit your doctor regularly, do not assume when it comes to your health)