Symptoms, remedies, treatments and care for Menstrual Cramps
Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea or period pains, are painful sensations felt in the lower abdomen that can occur both before and during a woman's menstrual period. The pain ranges from dull and annoying to severe and extreme. Other than the pain, some women may also experience nausea, loose stools, headache or dizziness.
Menstrual cramps tend to begin after ovulation when an egg is released from the ovaries and travels down the fallopian tube. Pain occurs in the lower abdomen and lower back. It usually begins one to two days before menstruation and lasts from two to four days.
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