A quick understanding about Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramps are cramping pains in your lower abdomen. Most women tend to get these cramps before or during the period. For some women, the cramps can just be annoying whereas for some it becomes very severe that it interferes in their daily routine during those days of the month.
Endometriosis and uterine fibroids can also be reasons for severe menstrual cramps, to reduce the pain it becomes important to get such conditions treated. For some women these pains can reduce after giving birth to a child.
Menstrual cramps are caused because of contractions in the muscles of the uterus or womb, if these contractions happen very strongly during menstrual cycle, it can press nearby blood vessels which sometimes cuts off the supply of oxygen the uterus, the lack of oxygen causes this pain and cramping. Though there could be other reasons for these cramps, listed below are a few:
- Uterine fibroids
- Pelvic inflammatory disease
- Cervical stenosis
How will you recognize that you have menstrual pain?
- Pain and feeling of pressure in your belly
- Pain in your hips, inner thighs and lower back
- Upset stomach, loose stool, vomiting (all three are sometimes)