Cause Of Menstrual Cramp & How To Prevent It

Menstrual cramps is something 60% of women experience.

Some would say, you only have menstrual cramp when your a virgin but that is wrong be you a virgin or not menstrual cramp can occur.

Menstrual cramps happen because of contractions in the muscle of the lower part of the body which are the uterus, or womb. If it contracts too strongly during your menstrual cycle, it can press against nearby blood vessels. This briefly cuts off oxygen to the uterus. It’s this lack of oxygen that causes your pain and cramping.

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Aching pain in your belly (sometimes severe)
A feeling of pressure in your belly
Pain in your hips, lower back, and inner thighs
Endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus
Fibroids in your uterus
Adenomyosis, when your uterine lining grows into nearby muscle
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), an infection caused by bacteria that starts in the uterus and can spread to other reproductive organs

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If you have mild menstrual cramps, take aspirin or another pain reliever, such as acetaminophen, ibuprofen, or naproxen. For best relief, take these medications as soon as bleeding or cramping starts.

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