Menstrual Pain (PMS)

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All females experience periods every month and it is normal. The body may go through different changes during periods. During this time, some females may feel pain in the lower abdomen. The menstrual pain often makes life miserable and considering period pain relief is the right option. Here is what treatment for menstrual pain in Dubai is like.

Please continue reading to learn more about it.

Menstruation and Menstrual Pain

Menstrual pain, painful periods, or dysmenorrhea refers to mild or severe pain females experience during menstruation. It is sometimes termed as menstrual cramps and its location is the lower abdomen.

This particular pain begins as the periods start and lasts for two or three days. A little pain may not cause a big problem but mild to severe pain can really interrupt daily life and be incredibly life-limiting! For such period pain relief, the Euromed Clinic Center offers the latest techniques.

Here are the main causes of menstrual pain in Dubai.

Causes of Painful Periods

In most cases, the person does not have identifiable menstrual periods. The women with the following are more at risk of having period pain.

  • Irregular periods
  • Never had a baby
  • Smoking cigarettes
  • Less than 20-year age
  • Puberty age is less than 11
  • Heavy bleeding during periods
  • Family history of painful periods

Besides the above reasons, prostaglandin (a hormone) often causes muscle contractions in the uterus that expel the lining. The person feels pain due to these contractions. The following medical conditions can also cause painful menstrual periods:

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Right Time to Consult a Doctor

If the menstrual pain is interfering with your ability to live your life, it may be time to talk to your gynecologist. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and if you experience any of the following:

  • Passing blood clots
  • Pelvic pain when not menstruating
  • Continuing pain after IUD placement
  • At least three painful menstrual periods
  • Cramping accompanied by diarrhea and nausea

The pelvic pain can be a sign of infection as well. If an infection goes untreated, it can cause a major damage to the pelvic organ. If a person experiences the following symptoms, she should consult a doctor because these signs indicate the presence of an infection:

  • Fever
  • Severe pelvic pain
  • Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
  • Sudden pain (especially for pregnant women)

Diagnosing the Condition

You will book an appointment and directly speak to one of our doctors. The doctor will first check your medical history to find out if there has been a similar issue in the past. The doctor will also ask questions about the menstrual cycle. The physical examination will also be performed to see if there are physical symptoms as well.

In some cases, the doctor may ask the patient to undergo one of the following imaging tests.

Some doctors may order laparoscopy if it is required. During this test, the surgeon makes incisions into the abdomen. A fiber-optic tube having a camera at the end will be inserted inside the abdominal cavity.

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Menstrual Pain (PMS) FAQ’s

Can you have PMS symptoms during your period?

Normally, PMS symptoms start at least 5-11 days before the period and do not continue during the period except for menstrual pain (PMS). However, in some cases, women can experience PMS symptoms for the first 2-3 days of their period.

How long before your period do you get period pains?

Menstrual pain (PMS) is common during periods but not before. It begins with the bleeding and lasts for the first 2 or 3 days of the period. However, period pains can last longer than 2-3 days and begin before the period, too.

Is it normal to have period pain before period?

No, it's not normal to have menstrual pain (PMS) before the period except for a day or two. If menstrual cramps begin a week before the period, they are caused by other reasons like constipation, post-coital cramping, cysts, endometriosis, fibroids, or a UTI.

What is good for PMS cramps?

Menstrual pain (PMS) or PMS cramps can be treated by OTC painkillers like Advil or Tylenol. Putting a heating pad on the belly or lower back and hot baths also help. Exercise and rest also prove beneficial in treating cramps.

How can I reduce PMS?

Many things can help reduce menstrual pain (PMS) including:
Medication - antidepressants, NSAIDs, diuretics, and hormonal contraceptives
Vitamin supplements
Herbal remedies
Lifestyle changes
Dietary changes - small but frequent meals, less salt, more complex carbohydrates, calcium-rich foods, no caffeine or alcohol
Regular exercise
Stress management
Proper sleep

Treatment for Menstrual Pain

Though this pain lasts for two to three days, the person may suffer a lot during these days. Due to this reason, the person must seek help from one of our experts for a quick period pain relief. For females facing menstrual pain in Dubai, we have been a great help.

The experts at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai have different ways to solve this problem. In general, doctors use the following methods to treat period pain:

  • Pain Relievers: The doctor may prescribe over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium.
  • Antidepressants: The doctors often prescribe antidepressants to reduce the mood swings problem due to period pain.
  • Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs): The doctor may consider prescribing nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Tylenol.

Are you experiencing menstrual pain? Please book an appointment and learn more about it.

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If you are regularly suffering from severe pain during your periods and want to get rid of it, the experts at the Euromed Clinic Center Dubai have a perfect solution for you. Please feel free to get in touch with us if you need to learn more.

Book an appointment now by filling the online form or by calling us. You can also use our chat box to contact us.


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