How painful menstruation occurs?
Heavy periods are called dysmenorrhea painful. Pain caused by menstruation is generally down the abdomen, and is manifested in the form of violent cramps that radiate to the kidney and along the thighs. They are often accompanied by nausea, which can reach up to vomiting, headaches and sometimes loss of consciousness (fainting).
What can be painful menstrual periods?
The sensation of pain during menstruation could be the result of various factors, which do not act, mandatory all at the same time.
- hormonal secretions
Only that follows an ovulation menstrual periods are painful. When the cycle is held to have occurred without ovulation, pain is rare. It would seem therefore that progesterone, which occurs after ovulation, the production would have a role in menstrual pain. But not by its own action, but if a fool’s balance with estrogen.
- excessive secretion of prostaglandin
Prostaglandins are chemical mediators present in the uterine wall, responsible for triggering uterine contractions in order to eliminate fragments of mucus. Their level too high cause contractions too strong and therefore, painful.
- conformation uterus
With a uterus too small, or tilted forward or back, blood flow is less well and can cause pain.
If they become painful menstrual periods, although it had been until that moment, see a doctor, because the cause could be a gynecological disease.
What to do when menstrual periods are painful?
Your doctor will prescribe painkillers or antispasmodic. If these products are inadequate, he will give anti-inflammatories, which are able to inhibit the secretion of prostaglandins.
If you need contraception, the pill, suppressing ovulation, will avoid the pain.
Very often, the pain diminishes over with the first intercourse and almost completely disappears after the first birth.
The fragment is part of the Women’s book by Marie-Claude Delahaye and published by Teora . Its purpose is to answer women’s questions about their body, to give information about changes as it passes along life.
As shown in the snippet above provides accurate answers to questions. Among the topics addressed are:
menstrual cycle and its faults – from puberty to menopause;
Contraception – methods, contraindications, side effects;
Female sexuality – all ages;
specific diseases and medical protection.