Every month a woman’s body experiences changes due to premenstrual syndrome and the pain that appears during menstruation, also known as dysmenorrhea. The period usually generates very common and annoying pains that make the woman’s body destabilize and let her guard down in many aspects of her daily life. With it, what the body does is free itself from the cells of the lining of the uterus. But, what types of pain can we suffer during menstruation?
Very painful periods
- Primary dysmenorrhea. A third of women suffer from severe pain during their period. This type of pain usually appears as a cramp, which can, in turn, trigger diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, dizziness, or kidney pain. The main cause of this discomfort is the production of prostaglandins and a decompensation between estrogen and progesterone. However, there are other pains that arise after these. It is about cramps, which make an appearance from 12 to 72 hours before the arrival of the rule. To avoid these unwelcome situations, you can take a hot water bathor use hot water bags in the lower abdomen area, performing massages in that same area. The pain will decrease until it disappears.
- Secondary dysmenorrhea. The symptoms can be similar to primary dysmonerrhoea, but this time they vary. Above all, women with very abundant and long-lasting periods tend to suffer from them. And depending on the degree of intensity, the pain will be one or the other. Normally, it usually causes headache, vomiting, tiredness, diarrhea. Finally, it should also be noted that many women experience severe pain from polycystic ovary syndrome, cervical stenosis (narrowing of the opening of the uterus), or endometriosis (endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus).