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Don't wait for pain: 6 methods to help during menstruation

Don't wait for pain: 6 methods to help during menstruation How to avoid pain during menstruation (photo: Freepik)

Most women are familiar with period pain. Some women experience menstruation easily, while others are less fortunate. Some methods can help avoid pain, according to the Sviy.doc medical community.

When pain occurs

Obstetrician-gynecologist Eleni Cholas explained that unfortunately, menstruation is still not a reason to take sick leave or have a day off.

During menstruation, the mucous membrane of the uterus sheds the superficial layer of the endometrium, and small spiral vessels of the uterus, which are responsible for bleeding, may be partially damaged.

At the same time, during this process, the uterus periodically contracts and spasms to shed this endometrium. Such active movements of the uterus can cause pain.

According to the doctor, typically pain occurs:

  • on the first day of menstruation
  • the day before menstruation
  • the most severe pain occurs 24 hours after the first blood and lasts for 3 days

Causes of pain

During primary dysmenorrhea:

  • pain occurs consistently during menstruation
  • the pain is spasmodic and coincides with the constant lower abdominal pain
  • malaise, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower back pain, and headache

During secondary dysmenorrhea:

  • symptoms are caused by abnormalities of the organs
  • hormonal disorders
  • ovarian cysts and tumors
  • inflammatory diseases

How to avoid pain

The gynecologist named 6 self-help methods to reduce pain during menstruation:

  • regular physical exercise
  • taking analgesics 24 hours before the start of menstruation or with the first blood (don't wait for pain)
  • warm bath, shower
  • heating pad on the lower abdomen
  • woolen belt
  • there are also heating patches for menstrual pain

During menstruation, it is recommended to sit less. Lie on your stomach and bend your knees. You can also lie on the side in the fetal position.