pain during menses

Feb 10, 2012
i had severe stomach pain during my menses and i was very tired last time. Often i am having the same prob. Why it is happening?


Friends's of Penmai
Feb 17, 2012
Hi vinotha.This article will help you about painful menses. Painful menstrual periods:painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman has crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or possibly back pain.Although some pain during your period is normal, excessive pain is not. The medical term for painful menstrual periods is dysmenorrhea.ConsiderationsMany women have painful periods. Sometimes, the pain makes it difficult to perform normal household, job, or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual cycle. Painful menstruation is the leading cause of lost time from school and work among women in their teens and 20s.Causes:painful menstrual periods fall intotwo groups, depending on the cause:*. Primary dysmenorrhea*. Secondary dysmenorrheaPrimary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that occurs around the time that menstrual periods first begin in otherwise healthy young women. This pain is usually not related to a specific problems with the uterus or other pelvic organs. Increased activity of the hormone prostaglandin, which is producedin the uterus, is thought to play a role in this condition.Secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that develops later, in women who have had normal periods, and is often related to problems in the uterus or other pelvic organs, such as:*. Endometriosis*. Fibroids*. Intrauterine device (IUD) made of copper*. Pelvic inflammatory disease*. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)*. Sexually transmitted infection*. Stress and anxietyHome CareThe following steps may allow you to avoid prescription medications:*. Apply a heating pad to your lower belly area, below your belly button. Never fall asleep with the heating pad on.*. Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower belly area.*. Drink warm beverages.*. Eat light but frequent meals.*. Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.*. Keep your legs raised while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent.*. Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.*. Try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. Start taking it the day before your period is expected to start, and continue taking it regularly for the first few days of your period.*. Try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from PMS.*. Take warm showers or baths.*. Walk or exercise regularly, including pelvic rocking exercises.*. Lose weight if you are overweight. Get regular, aerobicexercise.If these self-care measures do not work, your doctor may prescribe medications such as:*. Antibiotics*. Antidepressants*. Birth control pills*. Prescription anti-inflammatory medicines*. Prescription pain relievers (including narcotics, for brief periods).

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