Having menstrual cramps is a common occurrence in menstruating women. Painful menstruating is medically termed as Dysmenorrhea are experienced more by younger women. Symptoms usually reduce after pregnancy and with aging. Cramps can also be severe in some women and some may not experience them throughout their fertility periods. Painful menstrual cramps start a few days before menstruation and reduce within 1-2 days of the period. Painful menstruation does not require medical attention unless you suffer from endometriosis and the pain is severe to interrupt your daily activities.
Common Symptoms of Menstrual Cramps
Women go through different degrees of pain in the pelvic and abdominal area during periods. These pain start a few days or hours before the periods start and usually last for one or two days during the periods. Other symptoms like dizziness, nausea, low back pain, leg pain and vomiting may accompany menstrual cramps.
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