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What are the causes for painful periods ?

dear mam i am facing the problem during my monthly including a lot of pain in my back so tell the reason behind this
Asked On : Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
hello welcome to HCM,there are certain muscles are being used more strenuously during your period than usual, they tend to cramp. This is what causes period pains.
Muscle and tissue are connected, so cramping in these muscles can sometimes cause cramp in lower back muscles/tissue.
The best way to relieve the aches and pains is to do some light exercise. Just a gentle walk can ease pain, if you can manage it. If not, just take painkillers, relax.
hope its useful.
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hi welcome to HCM.abdominal pain and back pain is most commonly seen in many womens during monthly periods. Back muscle pain can be caused by the same hormonal changes that cause abdominal cramping during the period. Chemicals called prostaglandins are responsible for promoting uterine contractions during menstruation. These same chemicals can cause pain throughout the body and especially in the lower back muscle.treatmnt is given only when it is not tolrable.drink lots of water as dehydration is most common during menses.for moderate pain take tab ibuprofen and take tab meftal spas if its very serious.if its not relieved then consult your gynec specialist ok
Answered: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
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Painful menstrual periods are periods in which a woman experiences crampy lower abdominal pain, sharp pain that comes and goes, aching pain, or possibly back pain.This type of pain is usually not related to any specific problems with the uterus or other pelvic organs.
Apply a heating pad to your lower abdomen (below your belly button). Be careful NOT to fall asleep with the heating pad on.
Do light circular massage with your fingertips around your lower abdomen.
Drink warm beverages.
Eat light but frequent meals.
Follow a diet rich in complex carbohydrates such as whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, but low in salt, sugar, alcohol, and caffeine.
Keep your legs elevated while lying down, or lie on your side with your knees bent.
Practice relaxation techniques such as meditation or yoga.
Try over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine, such as ibuprofen. Start taking it the day before your period is expected to start, and continue taking it regularly for the first few days of your period.
Try vitamin B6, calcium, and magnesium supplements, especially if your pain is from PMS.
Take warm showers or baths.
Walk or exercise regularly, including pelvic rocking exercises.
Lose weight if you are overweight.
These are home cares, but if you feel constant pain then consult a specialized Homeopathic physician as this problem can be resolved easily.
Dr. Minhas
Answered: Sat, 30 Jul 2011
General & Family Physician Dr. Shainaz Arif Kaware's  Response
Hello gul;
welcome to HealthcareMagic
The pain is more severe during menses in females who are unmarried and in females who have not had a vaginal delivery and the reason is due to the cervical opening being small there is cramping or spasms in the uterus to push the menstrual blood out.The cramping or uterus gives rise to the pain in lower abdomen and since the nerve supply of the uterus is related to the back you also get severe back pain.This is the reason for the pain in back during periods and the pain reduced after marriage and once a females undergoes vaginal delivery the pain in very much reduced as by then the opening of the cervix is increased in size so the blood flows easily with reduced amount of pain.
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