Painful Periods

Painful Periods

Period Problems

Most women will have some pain just before and during bleeding. It can vary from cycle to cycle with some periods being pain free while at other times there can be pelvic cramps, pain radiating down the inner thighs or a dull aching sensation in the pelvis. Simple remedies such as taking a painkiller such as ibuprofen or putting a hot water bottle on your lower abdomen is usually enough to ease the discomfort.

Women can develop painful periods as they get older and this may be a sign that there is an underlying medical condition causing the pain. Endometriosis, fibroids, pelvic inflammatory disease and adenomyosis are all causes of progressive period pain.


Uterine Fibroids

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease