Thursday, December 16, 2010

Painful menstruation

Many women suffer from nausea, spasms, headaches during menstruation .... While these are truly disabling pain, causing frequent stoppages and high school truancy, they are most often neglected.

Pelvic pain during menstruation are also called "dysmenorrhea". Dysmenorrhea may appear in adolescence, it is called primary dysmenorrhea or about thirty, is secondary dysmenorrhea.

Should we worry?

The first painful pains usually occur within two years after the arrival of the rules. The symptoms are sometimes very violent: cramps radiating to the lower back or inner thighs are often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches and even dizziness ...

The pain present in primary dysmenorrhea is very often due to an excess of prostaglandins, which causes uterine contractions. Feel free to talk to your doctor.

An examination will detect any pelvic pathology and begin treatment if necessary.

Secondary dysmenorrhea should be taken seriously, because this pain can have various origins. It can, among other suspect endometriosis, fibroids or polyps, genital malformation or infection. So your doctor will conduct a thorough clinical examination to identify the cause of the pain and offer you a solution, medicated or not.

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