|Discussion in 'All Categories' started by stellah c. - Jun 13th, 2012 5:11 am.|
|painful periods, its irregular also i can receive sometimes 4 days, 2days even a half a day or twice a month. please i need your advice.|
re: painful periods by Dr J S Chowhan - Jun 14th, 2012 12:59 am
Dr J S Chowhan
Painful menstrual periods are periods where crampy lower abdominal pain with sharp or aching pain which comes and goes, or even back pain.
Although some pain during your period is common, excessive pain is not goog. The medical term for painful menstrual periods is also called as dysmenorrhea.
Many women all over world have painful periods and they tolerate it as normal variant. Sometimes, the pain sensation causes it to be difficult to perform normal household, job, or school-related activities for a few days during each menstrual period. Painful menstruation is the leading reason for lost time from school and work among women very young and 20s.
Painful menstrual periods generally fall into two groups, depending on the cause:
1. Primary dysmenorrhea
2. Secondary dysmenorrhea
Primary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that occurs around the time that menstrual periods first begin in otherwise healthy ladies.
This pain during menses is usually not related to a specific issues with the uterus or any other pelvic organs. Increased activity of the hormone prostaglandin, which is manufactured in the uterus, is thought to experience a job within this condition.
In some woman Secondary dysmenorrhea is menstrual pain that develops later, in women who may have had normal periods, and it is often related to problems within the uterus or other pelvic organs, for example:
3.Intrauterine device (IUD) made from copper
4.Pelvic inflammatory disease
5.Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
6.Sexually transmitted infection
7.Stress and anxiety
In your case we can not give you advice on internet that what is the cause of your painful period. First the cause has to be identified and for that you should contact some good gynecologist.
There are some special advice which you can follow.
1. You can apply a heating pad to your lower belly area, below your belly button.
2. You should never fall asleep with the heating pad on.
3. Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower belly area.
4. You should drink warm beverages.
5. You should eat light but frequent meals.
6. You should follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
7. You should keep your legs raised while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent.
8. All the patient of dysmenorrhoea should practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.
9. You should try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. Start taking it the day before your period is expected to start, and continue taking it regularly for the first few days of your period.
10. Patient should try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from PMS.
11. you should take warm showers or baths. and Walk or exercise regularly, including pelvic rocking exercises and lose weight if you are overweight.
Dr. J.S. Chowhan
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