Menstrual Cramps | Dysmenorrhea - Glossary

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Glossary

Menarche: The time a girl attains puberty and gets her first menses.

Vasoconstriction: Narrowing of blood vessels.

Adenomyosis: A benign condition of the uterus in which the mucous membrane lining the inside of the uterus, grows into the uterine musculature.

Fibroid: Benign tumors of the uterus that can occur in the lumen of the uterus or in the wall or project out on the surface.

Hormone: Chemical substance produced in an organ, which, carried to an associated organ by the blood stream, influences its functional activity.

PID: Inflammation or infection of the internal female genital organs.

Prostaglandins: A group of extremely active substances in the body that affect many organs. Certain prostaglandins have a role in stimulating the uterine contractions of labor and birth.

Intra uterine device: Contraceptive devices placed within the uterus, like copper T.

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bolayski

decrease intake of sugar...really? i thought sugar or anything sweet helps minimize the pain. Coz i find soda and especially dark chocolate, to be very helpful. I swear on dark chocolates to be an instant pain-reliever, but unfortunately, its also temporary! Well, just gotta eat more i guess..

janice123

hope that this kind of sickness in me would gone and would never be back again,,,,since then I've been having this,,,and it hurts a lot

I am one of those lucky women who have not experienced dysmenorrhea! If you're a woman and your dysmenorrhea is so painful that it disrupts your daily routine, better to have yourself checked by a doctor, specifically an OB-GYN. You might have an underlying problem that contributes to the dysmenorrhea.

honey007rmsas

Well I tried all of the above and none of them work. So I'm managing with painkillers. This list needs to be updated

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