What are its Types?

There are basically two types and they are following:

Primary Dysmenorrhea:

This disorder is not related to any pelvic problem. It is just related to the normal menstrual problem. It is the main type of the dysmenorrhea. It affects about 50 % of the women at least once in their life period. It affects the girls during adolescence. But it does not affect women when they become mature. It diminishes after the birth of a child. It is not harmful for a woman but very painful.

Secondary Dysmenorrhea:

It is a gynecological disorder which is due to the any other pelvic disease. Medications and surgery are the ways by which the secondary type of the dysmenorrhea is treated. It usually affects the women during their adulthood.

Main Causes:

Contributing factors may include the following:
  • Anxiety of periods.
  • Lack of physical exercise.
  • Wrongly positioned uterus.
  • A narrow opening of the cervix.
  • Cervix passing menstrual tissues.

Risk Factors:

Followings are the risk factors:
  • A previous history of dysmenorrhea.
  • Smoking.
  • Long menstrual periods.
  • Heavy menstrual periods.
  • Early age at menarche.

Dysmenorrhea Symptoms:

The symptoms may last for at least 3 days; some of the in initial symptoms are given below,
  • Sensation of pressure.
  • Pain in hips.
  • Pain in lower back.
  • Pain in inner thighs.
  • Itching and irritation.
  • Upset life.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Loose motions.
  • Rough moods.
  • nervousness.

Dysmenorrhea Treatment & Diagnosis:

Diagnosis of patients is performed if any of the symptoms is present, there may be given a pelvic examination, and their blood and urine may also be tested.
A doctor may also wish to use ultrasound to get a picture of your internal organs or even use the technique of laparoscopy for a direct look into your uterus.
Following medicine are usually used for its treatment:
• NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs)
• Aspirin
• Paracetamol

Herbal Drugs:

• Fennel
• Mint
• Parsley
• Pycnogenol
• Holy basil
• Angelica Sinesis
• Beet Root
• Coriander
• Cinnamon
• Asafetida
• Sesame seeds
In addition to the above, other non-medicinal treatments for the pain of Dysmenorrhea include:
  • Taking a warm bath.
  • Gently massaging your abdomen.
  • Doing mild exercises like stretching, walking, or biking is really effective, it is because of the fact that exercise may boost blood flow and reduce pelvic pain in the females.
  • Get rest.
  • Avoid stress as your period’s approaches.
  • Yoga.
  • Having an orgasm.
You may also want to think about alternative therapies such as hypnosis, herbal medications, or acupuncture e.t.c. be cautious certainly lie with herbal medicines. They could be natural, but they are not necessarily safe and never free of side effects. Visit your physician for treatment.