Period pain

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What causes period pain?

Period pain occurs when the uterus works harder than normal to shed its lining, leading to contractions and cramps. The hormone-like compounds that cause these contractions are called prostaglandins, and can be reduced by taking anti-inflammatory medications.

While most women who experience bad period pain have no underlying health issues, sometimes there can be a cause for the pain, such as pelvic infection, adenomyosis, endometriosis or fibroids. If a woman regularly gets bad period pain, she should speak to a doctor for further assessment and advice.

What is Adenomyosis and what are the symptoms?

Adenomyosis- causes, symptoms & treatment symptoms causes diagnosis treatment What is Adenomyosis? Adenomyosis is when the type of tissue that normally lines the uterus (endometrial tissue) also grows in the muscle layer of the uterus, where it continues to thicken, break down and bleed [...]

What are the symptoms of fibroids?

Fibroids- symptoms, causes & treatment what are they? symptoms diagnosis treatment What are fibroids? Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) lumps that grow in the wall of the uterus (womb). They are sometimes called “myomas” or "leiomyomas”. They are very common- 70-80% of women over the age [...]

Endometriosis- what are the symptoms?

Endometriosis- symptoms, causes & management what is it symptoms tests treatment Endometriosis is a very common condition- affecting around 1 in 10 women, mainly between the ages of 25 and 40. It can be hard to diagnose as it doesn’t typically show up on blood tests or ultrasound scans. [...]

Endometriosis and painful periods

Endometriosis and painful periods Endometriosis is a condition that affects about 1 in 10 women, most commonly between the ages of 25 and 40. If a woman has endometriosis, the kind of tissue that lines the uterus (womb) starts to grow outside the uterus, in places where it shouldn’t normally be- most commonly on [...]

Period pain-the facts and how to treat it

Period pain- symptoms, tests & treatment causes tests treatment Painful periods- what is dysmenorrhoea? Dysmenorrhoea is a medical term for period pain that is bad enough to affect a woman’s usual daily activities. Often non-sufferers don’t fully understand just how painful periods can be Other symptoms such as fainting, [...]