Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhoea) happens to many girls, it is a throbbing and craping pain at the lower part of abdomen. This usually happen just before or/and during the period time. The pain can range from mild pain that still bearable without any medication to severe pain that require injection of pain killer medication and prevent them to function normally and affecting their normal life activities.
Menstrual pain most commonly due to endometriosis, uterine fibroids adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease or cervical stenosis. An ultrasound will be able to help diagnose the above causes. Some of the causes above can have other complication like causing fertility problem.
Symptoms of menstrual cramps include:
- Throbbing or cramping pain at lower abdomen
- Pain that starts 1 to 3 days before your period, worst after period comes.
- Dull, continuous ache
- Pain that pieces through to your lower back and thighs
- Nausea & Dizziness
You might be at risk of menstrual cramps if:
- You're younger than age 30
- You started puberty early, at age 11 or younger
- You bleed heavily during periods (menorrhagia)
- You have irregular menstrual bleeding (metrorrhagia)
- You have a family history of menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea)
- You smoke
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