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    causes for period pain

    The scientific name for period pains is dysmenorrhoea. Is is any pain that occurs during menstruation. True period pain is pain that is caused by the changes that occur in the womb during menstruation without any other disease being present. It is however important to exclude other diseases like endometriosis. Traditionally period pains are divide in two major groups namely spasmodic or primary dysmenorrhoea and congestive or secondary dysmenorrhoea.



    Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea is characterized by cramps. (pain that comes and goes, like labor pain). These pains are probably due to uterine ( womb contractions). The womb contracts ( it muscles shorten and the pressure inside the womb increases). This is the same mechanism that causes the labor pain. The release of prostaglandins in the uterus is probably responsible for the contractions.


    Spasmodic dysmenorrhoea are characterized by a continuous pain and is often accompanied by a feeling that every is going to fall out. It also commonly spreads to the lower back. It is probably due to swelling of womb and support structures. It is also more likely to be associated with other diseases of the female system.

    It is quite common to get a mixture of spasmodic and congesting pain.



    The classification above just serves as very basic guideline to period pain. Period pain should always be investigated. If it is done , diseases like endometriosis, chronic inflammation of the Fallopian tube and other diseases of the female reproductive organs will be diagnose early with a better change of successful treatment and prevention of complications.



    Drugs suppressing the formation of prostaglandins ( most of the anti inflammatory drugs) are usually effective in treating dysmenorrhoea , \They should be used at regular intervals(even if there is no pain) throughout the duration of the menstruation bleeding. Treatment should start early in the cycle , preferably even a few hours before the onset of menstruation. ( this is only possible in people with very regular cycles). Ordinary analgesics ( pain pills) can be added if necessary.

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    Re: causes for period pain

    Menstrual Stomach Ache Causes

    During the menstrual cycle, the uterus contracts when the blood leaves your uterus and sheds its lining. The lining of the uterus produces a hormone or special substances called prostaglandins which trigger the cramping and pain. Some women produce higher levels of prostaglandins and experience more severe cramps.

    Several conditions can cause secondary dysmenorrhea and these include:

    1. Endometriosis
    2. Pelvic inflammatory disease
    3. Adenomyosis
    4. Uterine fibroids and uterine polyps
    5. Use of an intrauterine (IUD) device


    Menstrual Stomach Ache Symptoms

    1. Dull, throbbing pain in the lower abdomen
    2. Pain that extends to lower back and thighs
    3. Nausea and vomiting
    4. Dizziness or lightheadedness
    5. Sweating


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    Re: causes for period pain

    Follow these helpful guidelines:

    1. Exercise regularly by walking, cycling, stretching or doing pilates
    2. Soak in a warm bath to relieve pain
    3. Use a heating pad on your lower back or abdomen
    4. Try drinking ginger tea to reduce nausea and chamomile tea to soothe cramps
    5. Make yourself as comfortable as possible – wear track pants, socks and curl up with your blanket
    6. Massage the affected area with arnica or aromatherapy oil
    7. Increase your intake of vitamin supplements such as zinc and calcium
    8. Reduce your intake of salt to help reduce bloating
    9. Get plenty of rest


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    Re: causes for period pain

    Menstrual Stomach Ache Home Remedies

    1. Eating a pinch of Asafoetida (Hing) kept inside a Banana fruit pulp or Asafoetifa with jaggery and drinking hot water helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    2. Eating a spoon of Fenugreek seeds (Menthi) with a cup of Buttermilk (Chaach) helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    3. Eating Black Sesame seeds (Til) powder with hot Milk during menstruation helps to get relief from stomach ache.
    4. Putting a wet cloth on the naval area cools the stomach helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    5. Dry Ginger (Sonth) and jaggery (Gur) boiled in water, filtered and drinking this decoction helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    6. Drinking Half spoon of neem leaf juice mixed with one fourth spoon of Ginger juice helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    7. Mustard seeds powdered and boiled in water. A cloth dipped in this hot solution can be put on the stomach which helps to reduce stomach ache during menstruation.
    8. Eating Carom seeds (Ajwain) and jaggery (gur) with pure Ghee helps to reduce stomech ache during menstruation.
    9. Aniseeds (Saunf) boiled in water, filtered and drinking this decoction with a spoon of Honey helps in reducing stomach ache during menstruation.
    10. Guava fruit (Amrud) pulp without seeds mixed in Milk with honey, taken reduces stomach ache during menstruation.
    11. Eating Radish and Radish leaves helps in controlling stomach ache during menstruation.
    12. Black Cotton leaves grinded and mixed with Milk, drinking this milk helps in reducing stomach ache during menstruation.
    13. Powder the tender roots of Banyan tree and mix it with 5 times its weight, with milk, and take at night for 3 consecutive nights.


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    Re: causes for period pain

    Good information, interesting read, thanks for sharing


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    Re: causes for period pain

    good info


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