Menstrual Cramps (Painful Periods)

About- Menstrual cramps also known as painful periods or Dysmenorrhea, are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen during menstruation.

Symptoms-
Menstrual cramps Throbbing or cramping intense pain in the lower abdomen
Menstrual cramps Pain starts 1 to 3 days before the period, peaks 24 hours after the onset of the period and subsides in 2 to 3 days
Menstrual cramps Dull, continuous ache
Menstrual cramps Pain may radiate to the lower back and thighs

Causes-
Menstrual cramps Adenomyosis
Menstrual cramps Cervical stenosis
Menstrual cramps Endometriosis
Menstrual cramps Fibroids in the uterus
Menstrual cramps Pelvic inflammatory disease

Specialist to visit
Gynecologist Gynecologist

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com

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