Dysmenorrhoea is medically defined as pain during the menstrual periods which is severe enough to interfere with regular activities.
Menstrual cramps, which are often referred to as dysmenorrhoea, are in the true sense are uterine contractions during certain times of the menstrual cycle which are intense, frequent and prolonged than other times.
Sign & Symptoms
- Pain can begin as early as during ovulation and continue upto 72 hrs with the onset of menses, more commonly it begins with the onset of bleeding.
- Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, irritability, hypersensitivity to sound ,touch, smell, anxiety, fatigue.