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Painful Monthly Cycles among Women

Post by on Thursday, September 16, 2021

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Dysmenorrhea is the term for pain that occurs during menstruation. More than half of menstruating women experience pain for one to two days each month. In most cases, the discomfort is minor. However, for some women, the pain is so severe that it prevents them from performing their daily activities for several days each month.
The majority of women experience some discomfort during their menstrual periods. Severe pain can be accompanied by other symptoms such as diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, headaches, and dizziness in some women.
Primary dysmenorrhea appears shortly after a woman begins to have menstrual periods. Periods become less painful for many women with primary dysmenorrhea as they get older. Many women have reported improvement in dysmenorrhea symptoms after giving child birth. 
Women with such complaints must discuss with their obstetrician-gynecologist (ob-gyn) their symptoms and menstrual cycle if they have painful periods. A pelvic exam may be recommended by your ob-gyn if necessary. Medications may be used as a first step in treatment. If medications don't work, your doctor will try to figure out what's causing your pain by prescribing more relevant clinical tests.
Dr.Sheikh Mohd Saleem
Public Health Consultant J&K

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