- Menstrual cramps are also termed dysmenorrhea which is caused by uterine contractions
Repeated Menstrual cramps without any underlying cause are termed primary dysmenorrhea where pain radiates to the lower back and thighs.
Dysmenorrhea which occurs due to problems with reproductive organs is termed secondary Dysmenorrhea where pain may be felt all over the abdomen.
Disease caused to due secondary Dysmenorrhea
Tissue that lines the uterus is often found outside the uterus which sheds along with the menstrual period.
The lining of the uterus grows into the muscle of the uterus
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Infection occurs in the uterus and radiates to other organs due to bacteria.
Growths on the inside and outside and in the wall of the uterus are termed fibroid.
Narrowing of the cervix or opening to the uterus is termed cervical stenosis.
Symptoms of Dysmenorrhea
- Aching crampy pains present in the abdomen
- Tightness and feeling of pressure felt in the abdomen
- Pain in hips, lower back, and inner thighs.
- Restricted movement is unable to perform daily work due to severe pain.
Tips to reduce Dysmenorrhea
- Use a hot water bag
- Avoid foods that contain caffeine
- Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
- Massage gently with hot application
Symptoms that are very severe and they come suddenly and go suddenly often call for this remedy. Menstrual flow is bright red profuse and begins early .pain and cramping becomes worse on movement. Women are restless and irritable due to complaints.
The patient is so sensitive that she is irritable due to her complaints pains become intolerable. Menstrual flow is dark heavy and clotted. Pain often extends from the pelvic area and to the thighs. Heating pads aggravates complain more. Walking and motion make women better.
Cramping or pressing pain present in the abdomen along with weakness and dizziness. Headache nausea with a feeling of numbness felt all over the body. Pains are unbearable and last during full menstrual flow.
This is also one of the best remedies often prescribed by the physician during Dysmenorrhea. The patient often says that her abdominal pain usually reduces when she tries to bend double on her abdomen. Strong pressure and heat application also ameliorate the complaints.
Bearing down sensation present in the abdomen during menstrual period. Intense discomfort feeling present before and during the menstrual period. Pain is unbearable which radiates along the thighs. The patient is unable to perform daily works become anxious and irritable due to her complaints.