Thursday, July 12, 2012

Painful Periods in Women

Dr Deepika Tiwari, Gynecologist, Gurgaon 9911821669

Painful periods are common in teenagers and young adults.
Primary dysmenorrhoea is the most common type of painful periods. This is where there is no underlying problem of the womb (uterus) or pelvis. It often occurs in teenagers and women in their 20s.
Secondary dysmenorrhoea is pain caused by a problem of the womb or pelvis. This is less common, and is more likely to occur in women in their 30s and 40s.

The main symptom is crampy pain in your lower abdomen.

The following may indicate secondary dysmenorrhoea:
It is important to differentiate between the primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea; the treatment depends on the underlying cause. Supportive care and Anti-Inflammatory medication help control the severeity of symptoms.

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