When will Dysmenorrhea Stop?

When will the pain of Dysmenorrhea Stop?

by: Arlene Gentallan

        Dysmenorrhe or menstrual cramp is the pelvic or abdominal pain women experience while they are menstruating. Pain may radiate to the lower back and inner thigh. There are two types, primary dysmenorrhe and secondary dysmenorrhe. Primary dysmenorrhe is not caused by a gynecologic disease. It's pain will usually lessen as the woman ages. It may completely stop once she delivers her first child.

        On the other hand, secondary dysmenorrhea may be caused by disorder such as endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and adenomyosis. It is imperative that possibly afflicted women seek medical consultation to find out the root cause and have proper treatment to manage the underlying disease and pain.

Some of the characteristic symptoms of secondary dysmenorrhea includes the following:

  • If you experience your first dysmenorrhea more than 2 years after having your first menstrual period (menarche). Secondary dysmenorrhea typicaly begins at adulthood.
  • If are experiencing menstrual cramps that last more than 3 days.
  • The pain caused by secondary dysmenorrhea is not typically accompanied by nausea, vomiting, fatigue, or diarrhea.