Period Pain Treatments and Causes
No two women experience periods in the same way, so it is often very difficult to make people understand that yours is particularly painful or uncomfortable.
If you are currently suffering from an unusually painful period, known as dysmenorrhoea in the medical industry, or you regularly experience extreme discomfort and you feel that now is the time to seek severe period pain treatment, MAS Gynaecology is here to help you.
Most women experience extreme period pain at some point in their life. It is very common and is a typical part of your menstrual cycle. Usually, women get sharp, painful stomach cramps which can sometimes be felt in the back. The cramps can vary, sometimes coming as a constant pain while other times coming in irregular spasms. Sometimes the cramps are accompanied with headaches, nausea and bloating. These type of symptoms are commonly associated with what is known as primary dysmenorrhoea.
One month you may experience particularly bad period pain while the next month you may not have any pain at all. It can vary quite drastically from month to month.
Although it quite uncommon, severe period pain might occur due to a medical condition. Usually, if there is an underlying medical condition which is causing period pain it will occur in women aged between 30 and 45 years old. Period pain which is caused by another condition is classed as secondary dysmenorrhoea.
Medical conditions which can cause period pain include:
- Fibroids – a non-cancerous growth in your uterus than can cause painful, heavy periods
- Endometriosis – tissue and cells normally found in the uterus (or womb) begin to grow in other parts of the body like the ovaries or the fallopian tubes
- Adenomyosis – where the tissue lining the womb breaks into the womb wall, this can also result in heavy periods.
We have been treating women who suffer from menstrual pain for decades, and would never wave your concerns away. We know that problems with menstruation can be extremely disruptive to your lifestyle and routine, however active you are, so we are here to listen to your concerns and to help you towards a treatment that works best for you.
Whatever is causing your discomfort, our specialists will work to provide a procedure that will get you back to normal and help to prevent similar issues happening in the future. Get in touch with our team of professionals to discuss the matter in further detail.