Menstrual Cramps

The menstrual cycle is mother nature’s way of supporting a woman detoxify regularly. Menstruation unifies each woman, yet every one of them feels it uniquely. For any women period pains are intolerable than getting out of bed is an ordeal, while for others cramps can easily be ignored that they might just be ready to run a marathon. Needless to say, experiencing that familiar twinge is the sign of menstruation or periods for all. Being a lady there is always so much to take care of. We at Mediliv Hospital encourage you to keep a track of your periods and do not hesitate to consult the best Gynaecologist in Nashik.

 Read more to know about menstrual cramps and when to consult a gynaecologist. 

What are menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea?

The discomfort in the form of pain that women experience during their menstrual cycle or periods is known as dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramp. Sometimes these menstrual cramps can interfere with school, work and social activities, in such cases women should seek medical help. The throbbing or cramping pain caused during periods can differ from mild to severe and can spread to the lower belly, back and thighs which may also cause headaches, nausea, dizziness, fainting, constipation, diarrhea, and disruptive mood variations.

What causes menstrual cramps during periods?

During the period, the hormone called prostaglandin causes the uterus to contract and shed the lining which is noticed as cramps. When the menstrual period is about to start or even during the cycle the lining of the uterus produces a hormone called prostaglandin.

Are menstrual cramps normal?

Every woman feels menstrual pains differently. Most of all women experience menstrual cramps during their periods. The severity of period cramps reduces significantly with aging. At any point, if you are experiencing unmanageable pain or unusual bleeding, you must seek help from a gynaecologist near you. Menstrual cramps may worsen due to fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease, adhesions, ovarian cysts, endometriosis or with the use of IUD birth control devices. After a thorough examination, the gynaecologist may rule out the problems or suggest treatment for the same.

What are the other causes of menstrual cramps or dysmenorrhea?

Menstrual cramps can be caused by:

  • Endometriosis: The tissues lining the uterus (endometrium) starts to grow outside the uterus, most commonly on the fallopian tubes, ovaries or the tissue lining your pelvis.
  • Uterine fibroids: Noncancerous raises in the wall of the uterus can cause pain.
  • Adenomyosis: When the tissue that lines your uterus (endometrium) begins to develop into the muscular walls of the uterus.
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease: A sexually forwarded bacteria cause infection in the female reproductive organ.
  • Cervical stenosis: The cervical wall in any woman is tiny enough to impede menstrual flow which can cause severe cramps.

When should I see a gynaecologist for my period pain?

Menstrual cramps are normal during the reproductive years. If you have started puberty just now or if you are bleeding heavily or irregularly, spotting between periods, having irregular cycles, having pain at times beside your period, or finding it difficult getting pregnant, you must visit a gynaecologist. If you experience these symptoms then consider consulting a gynaecologist for your menstrual cramps:

  • If menstrual cramps make it difficult for you to perform everyday activities.
  • If the cramps continue for longer than 2 to 3 days
  • If the pain is increasing to your lower back and thighs
  • If the pain is induced due to huge flow
  • If the pain makes any kind of headache, dizziness
  • If there is abnormal vaginal bleeding

Menstrual cramps don’t generate any other medical condition but can actually prevent the daily activities of the life of a woman. It is always advisable to keep in touch with a gynaecologist Dr. Suchita Deshmukh and get checkups done regularly. also provides one of the best Infertility treatment in Nashik.