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Menstrual cycle irregularities

Module aims

  • Provide information regarding menstrual irregularities, symptoms to look our for, how they can be diagnosed and managed
  • Highlight menstrual irregularities and abnormalities are more common than you think, affecting up to 25% of women
  • Normalise the conversation around menstrual irregularities to improve athlete awareness, health and performance

Summary

  • Menstrual irregularities and abnormalities are more common than you think, affecting up to 25% of women.
  • The key signs and symptoms to be aware for menstrual irregularities include abnormal bleeding on your period, pain, cramping, headaches, abdominal bloating and poor mental health
  • It is important to consult a doctor in order to establish a diagnosis and a suitable treatment plan based on your symptoms and individual goals
Menstrual irregularities
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