Dysmenorrhoea is the medical terms used to explain the severe pain related with the female menstrual cycle. There are two different types of dysmenorrhoea, primary dysmenorrhoea and secondary dysmenorrhoea.
This type affects generally teens and young adult females. It starts from beginning of menstrual cycle and usually life long. This is pain that majority of women experience with their monthly cycles. This pain is generally calmed with the use of over the counter drugs or a heating pad. In this case severe and frequent menstrual cramping caused because of abnormal uterine contractions.
This is cause due to some physical problem and usually starts later. Painful menstrual periods caused because of some other medical situation present in the body like pelvic inflammatory disease or endometriosis
Approximately 75 percent of women experience some type of dysmenorrhoea-associated pain at some point in their lives. Though any female can suffer with dysmenorrhoea, but some females may be at high risk, like females who smoke
Or drink alcohol during menses, females who are obese, females who started menstruating before the age of 11.
Many women donít suffer from dysmenorrhoea initially; because that time may be their uterus is still developing. Signs may start one to two days before menses, pain is on peak at first day of flow, and normally drop after 2 or 3 days. The pain is usually described as tedious, sensitive, and cramping and frequently radiates to the lower back.