Menstrual diarrhea:an introduction of different types menstrual diarrhea, diarrhea during the menstrual period.


 TCM Knowledge:Gynecology Syndromes,Women Syndromes ✵Gynecology of TCM is a branch to study the physiological and pathological characteristics of women and to prevent and treat syndromes specific to women. Gynecology of TCM research scope including irregular menstruation, amenia, metrorrhagia, infertility, postpartum syndromes, breast syndromes, and miscellaneous syndromes, etc.

Menstrual diarrhea.
Menstrual diarrhea 
 ✵The menstrual diarrhea is diarrhea during the menstrual period, and diarrhea stop once the menstrual period ends, it is defined as menstrual diarrhea.

 ✦ The pathogenic reason that leads to menstrual diarrhea, is known mostly due to the spleen-deficiency or the kidney-deficiency, because during the menstruation period, the spleen Qi and kidney Qi will also go downward accompanying the menstrual discharge, the spleen deficiency and kidney deficiency will aggregate, result in the spleen failing to transport and transform(dysfunction of the spleen in transporting and transforming nutrients and water, also known as dysfunction of the spleen in transportation), the kidney failing to warm, securing and containing, as a result, diarrhea happened. The related syndromes of menstrual diarrhea are introduced: menstrual diarrhea of the spleen-deficiency type, menstrual diarrhea of the kidney-deficiency type, menstrual diarrhea of the Qi and blood collapse type, etc.

Menstrual diarrhea of the spleen-deficiency type.
Menstrual diarrhea 
 ✵The menstrual diarrhea of the spleen-deficiency type is mainly due to the spleen deficiency and the spleen failing to transport and transform, symptoms normally are usually or always spiritlessness(mental fatigue), physical weakness, and limbs fatigue(weak, feeble, lacking in strength of hands and feet), poor appetite, looks pale(pale face), abdominal distension, the heaviness of the head, blurred vision(cloudy vision), and diarrhea during the menstrual period, etc.

Menstrual diarrhea of the kidney-deficiency type.
 
 ✵The menstrual diarrhea of the kidney-deficiency type is mainly due to kidney deficiency and the kidney failing to warm, securing and containing, symptoms are usually or always lassitude in loin and legs(aching in lumbus and legs), afraid of cold in lower extremities(legs and feet fear of cold), dizziness and tinnitus(giddy head, ringing in the ears), frequent urination and much urinates(frequent micturition, diuresis), somber facial complexion(face looks too heavy and gray), or thin sloppy stool, diarrhea at dawn, diarrhea turn serious when the menstruation comes, diarrhea is relieved once the menstruation stop, etc.

Menstrual diarrhea of the Qi and blood collapse type.
 
 ✵The menstrual diarrhea of the Qi and blood collapse type is mainly due to deficiency and collapse of Qi and blood.
 ✵Ancient herbalists who hold a syndrome differentiation viewpoint with similar explain of pathogenic reasons, and the relevant representative work are introduced and quoted:

 "Case of woman unstoppable water diarrhea(incessant water diarrhea), Qi and blood collapse and discharge at anus, ...blood and Qi of the person does not support by generating Qi of spring and summer but governed by cold Qi of autumn and winter, extremely cold and dampness, blood and Qi both collapse at external genitalia and anus..." [02].



References:
  • 01.Menstrual diarrhea:an introduction of different types menstrual diarrhea, diarrhea during the menstrual period.
  • 02.Kun Yuan Shi Bao(the Kun Essence is Guaranteed).By 薛轩(Xuē Xuān)[Song].

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