What is it?

These are Menstrual cramps occurred during menstruation cycle. Periods are very painful in such cases.

What are its Types?

There are two types of dysmenorrhea :

Primary - These are not to be taken seriously because they happen to be a part of menstruation.

Secondary - This is related to some gynecologic disorder. This can be treated with surgery or medication. This happens during the adulthood.

What are its causes?

Primary dysmenorrhea

is caused due to releasing of prostaglandins hormone (Hormone causing uterus contract during menstruation and child birth ).

Pain increases while walking or coughing

Other symptoms include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, inability to pass gas, abdominal swelling, low-grade fever

Secondary dysmenorrheal is caused due to :
  • Fibroid
  • Adenomyosis
  • Sexually transmitted infection (STI)
  • Endometriosis

How to know if you have one?

Usually pain starts during the beginning of the menstruation in the lower abdomen.

Primary dysmenorrhea starts soon after girl starts having her menstruation cycles.

Symptoms can be
  • Back Pain
  • Diarrhea and Nausea.
  • Sometimes pain is so much that you cannot even perform your daily activities.

What are the Mediacations?

We recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). But even after 3 months patient shows no improvement over previous condition.then she might have secondary dysmenorrhea. For the secondary type medicatiosn differ and you might need to undergo surgeries.

Also you can try some home remedies which might help you to reduce the pain.

  • Putting Heating pad on lower abdomen
  • Take Warm Bath
  • Mild Exercises.
  • Yoga

Hysterectomy - This is the surgery where uterus is removed. This is considered as the last option. Surgery can be done in Laparoscopic way or as open surgery.

Laparoscopic Way - An incision is made and is a better way of performing the surgery which reduces the in hospital time.

Open Suregery - The old traditional method of cutting down the abdomen and having stitches.

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