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The pain makes some women feel sick and faint and may also be associated with diarrhea. At a cellular level it results from increased levels of anti-diuretic hormone, which discourages urine production and oxytocin (both from the pituitary), noradrenalin (from nerves and adrenal glands) and endothelins, nitric oxide and certain prostaglandins (from the womb muscle).

Home Remedies for the treatment of period pain

Heat and hydrotherapy - Relax for at least 20 minutes in hot bath water deep enough to submerge your tummy. Alternatively, place a covered hot-water bottle over your lower tummy or tuck a hot pack in your pants.

Exercise- Pelvic rocking and deep breathing may help the pain. If you're capable, exercise may help by boosting your body's levels of endorphins (natural painkillers and mood enhancers).

Massage - Try a 'butterfly' massage - very rapid and light fingertips strokes over your lower spine, as this can help to make pain more bearable.

Over-the-counter remedies - Take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) painkiller such as aspirin or ibuprofen as soon as possible, to help counteract the effects of prostaglandins.

Mind techniques - Relax, because tense muscles make pain harder to bear. If life is particularly stressful, search for more effective ways of managing stress

Orgasm - Some women find an orgasm helps, perhaps by decreasing pelvic congestion and encouraging bleeding to begin.

Medical treatment for Period Pain

Your doctor may prescribe a stronger NSAID painkiller, such as mefenamic acid, naproxen, or rofecoxib, as this works in up to nine in 10 women. If it doesn't, or you also need contraception, consider taking the combined Pill (effective in up to eight or nine women in 10), or taking a progestogen for 20 days a month.

Need to see a doctor for Period Pain

See your doctor if the pains persist month after month, worsen, or become unacceptable or you think something else may be wrong.


Medical Conditions

Gynae cancers
Oestrogen dominance
Oestrogen deficiency
Period pain
Mid cycle pain
Heavy periods
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Ovary cancer
Ovarian Cysts
Cervix cancer

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