Menstrual pain: unpleasant symptom - medication and other means

March 21, 2011

  • Menstrual pain: unpleasant symptom
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Medicines and other means
  • How to ease

 menstrual pain medication


For every woman it is important to menstruation calendar, marking the first day of menstruation every month. If the menstrual cycle is regular, it will help to predict the beginning of the next menstrual period. In addition it is particularly important to know the date of the beginning of the last menstrual period of pregnancy - it helps determine the date of delivery.

Help relieve menstrual symptoms of regular exercise, a balanced diet, limited consumption of alcohol and caffeine, lack of stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 . Furthermore, to relieve menstrual pain can use the analgesic available over the counter in pharmacies.


Preparations of menstrual pain

Help to relieve menstrual cramps painkillers. Start taking these medications in doses recommended by the manufacturer is necessary with the appearance of symptoms or the day before the start of menstruation. If you are trying to get pregnant, before taking such drugs is better to consult a doctor.

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs - such as ibuprofen - help relieve menstrual cramps, pain, reduce bleeding by reducing levels of the hormone prostaglandin.
  • If these drugs do not help, you can start taking acetaminophen (paracetamol).
  • Taking painkillers is necessary to complete disappearance of symptoms.

Taking pain medication, you must strictly follow the instructions given by the manufacturer. Do not take aspirin if you are under twenty years - it increases the risk of Reye's syndrome.


Additional ways to ease menstrual pain

  • Use warm compresses to the abdomen or take hot baths - heat stimulates the flow of blood and can reduce pain in the pelvic area.
  • Take a horizontal position so that his feet were above the torso (under your knees can put a pillow).
  • To ease the pain in your back, lie on your side, his knees drawn up to her chest.
  • Exercise regularly Myths about exercise: do not believe  Myths about exercise: do not believe
   - They help to normalize blood circulation, reduce pain by producing endorphins.
  • When painful feelings and spasms in the vagina tampons give up in favor of the linings.


Hygiene products

The most common menstrual hygiene - tampons and pads, which is necessary to use, following the manufacturer's instructions.

  • The tampon is a small cylinder of compressed cotton or viscose administered into the vagina with an applicator or fingers. Tampons should be changed every four to six hours to prevent infection.
  • Gaskets protect clothing - they can be used together with the tampon How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions  How to use sanitary pad - basic precautions
   for added protection, and separately. It is best to use pads at night Dreams: how to understand our dreams  Dreams: how to understand our dreams

Whatever the means of care you choose, do not forget to change tampons and pads regularly. Tampons are optimal for maintaining an active lifestyle even during menstruation - such as swimming. Tampons should be changed every four to six hours, so, going to bed, it is best to use a gasket.

Menstrual pain: unpleasant symptoms - dysmenorrhea

March 21, 2011

  • Menstrual pain: unpleasant symptom
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Medicines and other means
  • How to ease

 dysmenorrhea, menstrual pain


With the unpleasant symptoms of menstruation, as menstrual pain experienced by most women. The intensity of menstrual pain ranges from mild discomfort to real pain. There are many ways to relieve the unpleasant symptoms of menstruation - including home remedies are safe and effective.

Some pain and discomfort during menstruation - is absolutely normal, but not in the case where the intense and acute pain, continued for a couple of days, hinder the normal life. The condition is characterized by acute abdominal pain Acute abdominal pain  Acute abdominal pain
   and pelvic region before the onset of menstruation or during menstruation, called dysmenorrhea. Dysmenorrhea is divided into two main types - primary and secondary.


The primary (functional), dysmenorrhea

  • There is, as a rule, only in adult women.
  • Pain of varying intensity usually occurs in the lower abdomen or back.
  • The symptoms of dysmenorrhea may arise in six months - 2-3 years from the beginning of the first menstrual period.
  • Menstrual pain usually starts a few days before menstruation and lasts for 1-3 days.
  • With age, the intensity of pain is reduced. Most women have painful terminated after the first birth.
  • Menstrual pain is not caused by disease or dysfunction, genital tract or uterus.



The main cause of menstrual pain - prolonged or very sharp contractions. Studies show that uterine contractions caused by reduced blood flow to the inner layer of the walls of the uterus, which, in turn, may be due to an excess of prostaglandin - a substance that stimulates uterine contractions.

In addition, the cause of menstrual pain can be a heavy period with the formation of blood clots, due to which the cervical canal Cervical canal - the path traversed by every person  Cervical canal - the path traversed by every person
   It expands, causing pain. Menstrual pain can exacerbate a variety of factors - lack of physical activity, stress How to beat stress? Create an oasis  How to beat stress? Create an oasis
 , Heredity, obesity, smoking. Among the symptoms of primary dysmenorrhea in addition to pain, this may be headache, diarrhea, constipation, frequent urination.


Secondary dysmenorrhea

  • Typical for young women aged 20-30 years.
  • The pain is usually felt in the lower abdomen, lower back and legs.
  • Pain occurs earlier compared with primary dysmenorrhea there longer.
  • The pain may be periodic, dull or sharp, throbbing, of varying intensity.

Secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by diseases of the female reproductive organs - including endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, as well as the introduction of an intrauterine device. On the occurrence of secondary dysmenorrhea, as is the case with functional dysmenorrhea may affect factors such as obesity, smoking, stress, heredity.

Depending on the symptoms, secondary dysmenorrhoea Dysmenorrhea - the basis of infertility  Dysmenorrhea - the basis of infertility
   are divided into three types. In the easiest case, the secondary dysmenorrhea causes discomfort in the pelvic region, slight pain at the beginning of menstruation. Dysmenorrhea moderate Keeps, for 2-3 days, painful sensations, and in some cases - a general feeling of discomfort, nausea, diarrhea. Typical symptoms of the most severe cases of secondary dysmenorrhea, along with painful feelings, lasting from 2 to 7 days - leg pain and back pain, headache, disorder of the gastrointestinal tract.