ALL ABOUT MENSTRUAL CRAMPS AND YOUR PERIOD PAIN
It is common to have cramps during the first few days of your period.
Here are a few things you can do to ease cramps:
- Get some mild exercise.
- Use heat to relax your abdominal muscles, either by taking a warm bath or by putting something hot below your belly button.
- Take an over-the-counter pain reliever.
If nothing helps ease your cramps, make an appointment with your doctor to discuss additional options.
My period is painful, what is wrong?
Most likely there is nothing wrong.
Dysmenorrhea or painful menstruation is a condition characterized by severe uterine pain during a woman’s period. Dysmenorrhea is particularly common in adolescents and young women.
Have a chat with your doctor and describe all of your symptoms. There are a few things you can do to reduce the pain.