Are your period cramps too intense? PCOS and 6 other reasons could be behind it!

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Severe period cramps can be the result of several health issues. Read on to find out what’s making your period pain so intense.

Speak to your doctor if the pain is intense. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

Ah, those period cramps pains! Every month, the menstrual cycle hits and gives us moderate to severe abdominal cramps. While we all have our own so-called home remedies to tackle PMS symptoms, But what if period pain becomes unmanageable sometimes? Well, ladies, that’s an alarm for an underlying problem. Let’s talk about what causes severe period cramps.

Causes of severe period pain

Dysmenorrhoea is the medical term for menstrual cramps. A woman typically feels soreness in her lower back, thighs, and abdomen one to two days prior to or during her menstrual cycle. It is possible for this pain to be mild or unbearably severe, interfering with their everyday activities. There is something wrong with you if your discomfort or pain is intense and doesn’t go away despite numerous attempts.

Health Shots spoke to Dr Shefali Tyagi, Consultant – Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Motherhood Hospitals, Sarjapur, Bengaluru, to find the causes of severe period cramps.

What causes severe cramps?

Dr Tyagi says various health conditions can be responsible for severe period cramps, such as:

1. Endometriosis: It is a chronic, noncancerous condition in which endometrial cells grow outside the uterus.

Endometriosis is a serious and painful condition. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

2. Fibroids: They are non-cancerous extensions that grow around the uterine lining.

3. PCOS: It is a hormone disorder that impacts your menstrual cycle.

4. Pelvic inflammatory disease: It is a bacterial infection in the reproductive organs of women which is usually caused by a sexually transmitted infection (STI) like gonorrhea.

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