Dysmenorrheal Causes And Treatment Of Dysmenorrheal


by Dr. Charles Buchar
November 13, 2010

Dysmenorrheal, the medical term for painful menstruation is a very common gynecological problem faced by women during their adolescence or within 4 to 5 years from the first menstruation. With aging this problem gets reduced and finally disappears. It is characterized by severe pain in the uterus.
During menstruation a bit of pain and discomfort is normal in all women. But when the pain gets to an extreme level where activities get restricted, that is when one knows that she is suffering from Dysmenorrhea. It can cause the patient with severe pain and throbbing along with nausea and burning sensation. It can cause heavy loss of blood, a condition known as hemorrhage.

It has 2 stages, viz. primary and secondary. Primary Dysmenorrhea features pain and heavy bleeding. Secondary Dysmenorrhea is characterized by an underlying disease or structural abnormality in or outside the uterus. When such symptoms are absent the state is considered to be the primary stage of Dysmenorrhea.

The factors causing Dysmenorrhea is more than multiple. Internal problems are pelvic inflammations, fibroids, Endometriosis, Amendomyosis, Intra-uterine device, Ovarian cysts, Ovarian tumors, Cervical polyps, Cervices, Cervical stenosis, Peritonitis, Chappel syndrome, Psychogenic and the list goes on and on.

Other external factors that can cause Dysmenorrhea are normal periodic cycles, diet low in calcium, stopping intake of oral contraceptives, primary Dysmenorrhea, secondary Dysmenorrhea, alcoholism, functional disorders like ovarian malfunction etc.


Author: Leslie Carol Botha

Author, publisher, radio talk show host and internationally recognized expert on women's hormone cycles. Social/political activist on Gardasil the HPV vaccine for adolescent girls. Co-author of "Understanding Your Mood, Mind and Hormone Cycle." Honorary advisory board member for the Foundation for the Study of Cycles and member of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research.