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Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps

It is defined as the pain during or before menstrual cycle. Pain generally occurs in lower abdomen. Many women suffer from the menstrual cramps. Sometime it is so severe that it interferes in the daily activities.

Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of menstrual cramps mention below:MENSTRUAL CRAMPS Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Dull continuous pain
  • Throbbing or cramping in nature
  • Pain radiates to lower back
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Motion
Causes

It is generally occurred due to the shedding of epithelium and muscular contraction during menstrual cycle. Some other causes include:

Diagnosis

Your doctor after taking medical history and conducting a pelvic examination might recommend the following test to check any other abnormality:

  • Imaging tests like X-ray and ultrasound
  • Laparoscopy to detect an underlying condition like endometriosis and fibroids
  • Blood test
Treatment

Following treatment options available:

  • Pain killers to reduce the pain
  • Hormonal birth control to prevent the ovulation
  • Surgery to treat the underlying causes
Lifestyle and Home Remedies

Following tips will help to reduce your cramps:

  • Reduce stress
  • Eat healthy food
  • Use heating pads
  • Exercise daily
  • Take multivitamins
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