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If You Have Painful Period, You May Have Menstrual Cramps

In the lower abdomen, throbbing or cramping pains are called menstrual cramps(dysmenorrhea). Just before and during their menstrual periods, many women experience menstrual cramps. If you have painful period, you may have menstrual cramps.

Merely annoying the discomfort is for some women. For a few days every month, everyday activities can be interfered  severely enough by menstrual cramps for others. Endometriosis or uterine fibroids as identifiable problems, they can cause menstrual cramps. To reducing the pain, treating any underlying cause is the key. Once a woman has given birth, menstrual cramps that aren't caused by an underlying condition tend to lessen, and it will be the same with age.

Menstrual cramps'symptoms are:
In your lower abdomen, throbbing or cramping pain that may be intense
Ache which is constant or dull
To your lower back and thighs, the pain can be radiated

It is possible for some women to experience:
•    Dizziness
•    Headache
•    Loose stools
•    Nausea

It is possible that your menstrual pain isn't a cause for concern if you had menstrual cramps and within the past few years, menstruating is started being felt by you. You need to see your doctor if you just started having severe menstrual cramps, you're older than 25, your symptoms progressively worsen or every month, your life is disrupted by menstrual cramps however.


Your uterus contracts to help expel its lining during your menstrual period. The uterine muscle contractions can be triggered by hormone-like substances (prostaglandins) involved in pain and inflammation. More-severe menstrual cramps associate with higher levels of prostaglandins.

Treatments and drugs

1. Pain relievers. Before you expect your period to begin, at regular doses starting, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) as pain relievers will be suggested to be taken over-the counter by your doctor. These drugs are also available, like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as mefenamic acid (Ponstel). Your pain can be lessened by avoid NSAIDs, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others).
2. Hormonal birth control. The severity of menstrual cramps can be reduced and ovulation can be prevented by oral birth control pills contain hormones. An injection, a patch you wear on your skin, an implant placed under the skin of your arm, a flexible ring that you insert into your vagina, or an intrauterine device (IUD), there are several other forms which can be delivered by these hormones.
3. Fuyan Pill as a type of TCM. Often you can be cured within several months without getting the disease again with no drug resistance or side effect. Also you don’t need to worry if you want to have a baby in the future for taking the TCM will leave no wound or pain.
4. Surgery. Your symptoms can be helped reduced by surgery if your menstrual cramps are caused by an underlying disorder, such as endometriosis or fibroids. If you're not planning to have children, surgical removal of the uterus also may be an option.

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