Unbearable Menstrual Pain During Menstruation? Identify the Cause and How to Overcome it!
Mom, often experiences menstrual pain when menstruation comes? Menstrual pain or dysmenorrhoea is a common thing experienced by women during menstruation. Usually, this pain is felt before the end of menstruation.
Menstrual pain is characterized by cramps in the lower abdomen. This is common during menstruation. In addition to making you uncomfortable, menstrual pain also interferes with activities, you know. If menstrual pain feels excessive to interfere with activities, don’t take it lightly, Mom.
Excessive pain during menstruation can be a symptom of certain diseases, you know. Make sure you first know the cause of the pain that often comes during your menstrual period. The causes of normal and abnormal menstrual pain are also different, Mom.
What Causes Menstrual Pain?
Menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea is divided into two, primary and secondary dysmenorrhea. The causes of these two dysmenorrheas are different, Mom.
Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type experienced by women during menstruation. The pain is caused by uterine contractions so you don’t have to worry too much.
Causes of normal menstrual pain include:
- Had her first menstruation before the age of 11;
- Active smoker;
- Have longer menstrual periods;
- Active smoker; and
- Experiencing stress.
Meanwhile, secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by other health problems. It is characterized by pain that lasts longer than normal menstrual cramps. If this happens, you must be vigilant.
Several factors can be the cause of abnormal menstrual pain.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus where it doesn’t belong. Like the lining of the uterus, this tissue breaks down and causes bleeding in response to hormonal changes.
Endometriosis can cause pain during menstruation. Scar tissue called adhesions can form inside the pelvis where the bleeding occurs. Adhesions can cause organs to stick together causing pain.
Endometriosis occurs in about 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. It is most commonly diagnosed in women in their 30s and 40s.
Fibroids or uterine myoma are tumors that occur in the lining of the uterus. Fibroids are benign tumors, Mom. Usually, fibroid sufferers experience pelvic pain and bleeding in the vaginal area when they are not menstruating.
The size, shape, number, and location of fibroids vary widely. Generally, fibroids are in the uterus, on its outer surface or within its walls, or attached to structures such as rods. A woman may have more than one fibroid of different sizes.
Although classified as a benign tumor, if left unchecked, myoma growth can be slow or faster, Mom.
Ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary. Ovarian cysts usually don’t cause any symptoms, but the pain is felt during menstruation or ovulation.
Adenomyosis develops when the tissue that normally lines the uterus begins to grow on the muscular wall of the uterus. This condition is more common in older women who have had children.
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease, also known as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is an infection of the female upper genital tract, including the uterus, fallopian tubes, and ovaries. Pelvic inflammatory disease is usually caused by a bacterial infection that spreads from the vagina or cervix to the higher reproductive organs.
This condition of pelvic inflammatory disease generally occurs in women of productive age 15 to 24 years, Mom. Even so, you must remain vigilant about this pelvic inflammatory disease.
Symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease include: pain around the pelvis or lower abdomen, pain during sex that feels inside the pelvis, bleeding that occurs during menstruation or after sex.
Pelvic inflammatory disease is one of the causes of excessive menstrual pain during menstruation.
Problems With The Uterus, Fallopian Tubes, and Other Reproductive Organs
Certain defects that a woman has in the reproductive organs from birth can cause pain during menstruation.
Some Other Medical Conditions
Some other medical conditions can also recur over time and cause pain during menstruation. These conditions include Crohn’s disease and urinary disorders.
Menstrual Cycle and Pain
Does the menstrual cycle cause menstrual pain? Irregular menstrual cycles can affect menstrual pain. Irregular menstrual cycles are caused by blood flow that is heavier than normal.
Generally, the menstrual cycle is 28 days with a menstrual period of 7-8 days. However, this can be different for every woman.
An irregular menstrual cycle is characterized if your menstrual periods are shorter or longer than average. The time from the first day of the last menstrual period to the start of the next is less than 24 or more than 38 days.
Mom, don’t need to worry, usually irregular menstrual cycles are normal for teenagers and women who are about to enter the premenopause phase. Irregular menstrual cycles in adolescents occur for the first few years before becoming regular.
Meanwhile, during the transition to menopause, also known as premenopause, your menstrual cycle may become more irregular over time.
- Symptoms of an irregular menstrual cycle:
- A period that lasts longer than seven days;
- Periods accompanied by pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting; and
- Bleeding or spotting occurs between periods, before menopause or after.
How To Overcome Menstrual Pain
This problem can be overcome with easy ways that can be done at home, such as compressing the stomach with warm water, exercising, or taking pain medication. If menstruation feels excessive, then treatment will be given by a doctor based on the cause. The treatment given ranges from drugs to serious treatment such as surgery.
Pain that comes every month sometimes makes you feel uncomfortable and interferes with activities. Mom, don’t need to worry, Bocah Indonesia have a powerful solution to overcome menstrual pain.
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What Is “Merdeka Nyeri Haid” Package?
The independent package from menstrual pain is a series of actions as an early examination to overcome the pain experienced by mothers during menstruation. Handled by specialist doctors, a series of actions will be carried out through Diagnostic Hysteroscopy, Mom.
The package for freedom from menstrual pain also includes consultation with an ob-gyn specialist and Transvaginal ultrasound, Mom. Come on, get rid of pain during menstruation with the Independent Package from Menstrual Pain.
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