Menstrual pain may feel like heavy sensation that emanates to the lumbar, pelvic floor and groin areas. Menstrual pain is also called as Dysmenorrhea. The pain involves high intensity cramps in the uterine. This is the pain associated with mensuration. The pain is more in females who are in the reproductive age. The pain that begins with the onset of periods in a female and lasts up to menopause is known as primary dysmenorrhea and the one that begins later in the age like after a trauma, surgery or infection is called as secondary dysmenorrhea.
The intensity of this pain varies from person to person, may be more or less at the night or may stay for the whole day. Also, this pain may or may not be accompanied with nausea, dizziness, vomiting, migraines and fainting. The main symptom of dysmenorrhea is pain concentrated in the lower abdomen and pelvis. Pain can radiate into the thighs and lower back, and may cause headache.
Cause of Menstrual Pain
The cause of menstrual pain is mostly indescribable. The pain may be caused or aggravated by spasm, endometriosis, stiffness or adhesions. The other reason for the onset of primary dysmenorrhea is hormonal changes and certain chemical conditions. Read More