It is painful menstruation. Over half of women who menstruate  have cramps during the first few days of their period which  interfere with their daily functioning. The pain can be a dull  ache or sharp and intense or colicky. Menstrual cramps usually start 6-24 months after menarche and tend to become less uncomfortable and sometimes disappear completely as a girl gets older.


Dysmenorrhea can be attributed to medical conditions such as –

– Endometriosis

– Uterine fibroids

– Pelvic inflammatory disease

– Tumors

– Infections

– Excessive production of prostaglandins

– Poor personal hygiene

– Anemia


– Cramps in the lower abdomen and occasionally into the groin, thigh, and vulva

– Tension

– Nausea and vomiting

– Malaise

– Chills and shivering

– Diarrhea

– Pallor

– Hot and cold sensation

– Fainting in some cases

– Headache

Self help

– Apply heat (e.g. warm baths, putting a hot water bottle, or heating pads on the abdomen)

– Women who are overweight, smokes are at greater risk of developing dysmenorrhea.

– drink plenty of fluids, but avoid alcohol

–  take proper rest and sleep

– Exercise improves oxygen supply and blood circulation throughout the body, including the pelvis.

– Relaxation techniques such as massage or deep breathing can help.


– A diet with increased intake of magnesium, calcium and omega 3 fatty acid containing food such as fish and fish-oil is helpful.

– Avoid wheat and dairy products, alcohol and refined sugar.

– Eat lots of fresh vegetables, whole grains (especially if you experience constipation or indigestion), nuts, seeds and fruit.

– Avoid caffeine. It constricts blood vessels and increases tension.

Homeopathic symptoms and cure

Homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of symptoms rather than conditions, as each case of a particular illness can manifest differently in different people. There are many symptoms which can be effectively treated by homeopathy few symptoms are given below. If your symptoms are matching to any of the symptoms given below, it can be cured mail the disease and symptom number at to know your medicine.

1. Strong contractions of the uterus like labor pains, with headaches for a few days before the flow.

2. Pain extends down into the thighs, with nausea and muffled buzzing in the ears.

3. Painful menstruation with bright-red flow flushed face and quickened pulse. Vomiting of undigested food. Congestion of the pelvic organs. Abdomen feels full and heavy, beginning several days before the flow.

4. Spotting between periods. Periods too early, light, but last too long.

5. In anemic girls, at puberty, with scanty flow.

6. Period pain after taking cold, blood dark or blackish-red.

7. Periods late and shorter than usual, with weepiness.

8. Pains labor-like, can be sharp and constricting, extending into the back, and soothed by heat.

9. Pains run down the thighs.

10. Pains worse on any movement, must lie still and hold abdomen.

11. Periods late and scanty, often with membranes. The pain begins in the back, goes around to the uterus, ends up in cramps there, and may spread to the thighs. Tendency to faint.

12. Prolonged periods that arrives early, with chilliness, constipation, exhaustion and irritability.

13. Cramping, labor-like, bearing-down pains, coming in spasms. Sharp and cutting pains, relieved by heat and pressure. Membranes sometimes present in the flow.

14. Sudden severe pain, with anxiety and restlessness.

15. Cutting, dragging pains just before the period, with profuse bright-red blood, worse from lying down, better by moving about.

16. Heavy, pressing-down feeling, with severe pain in the back, down the thighs and through the hips.

17. Pain from back to pubic bone. Blood is dark, clots easily.

18. Great weakness and languor with melancholia, dragging and weight in sacrum and pelvis.

19. Flow is irritating, dark and scanty, with mental depression. Back pains, relieved by lying on back. Often with throbbing headache and soreness of the eyes.

20. Icy coldness of the whole body before and during the flow, with constipation and sweating of the feet.

21. Painful menstruation with great restlessness, tossing around in all directions. Tearful and woman always feels better in open air.

22. Menstrual colic in pale, tearful, irritable, sensitive women, with weakness of the nervous system. Flow deep, dark red.

23. Periods painful and changeable, no two the same.

24. Patient intolerant of pain cannot bear it. Pains often down the thighs, with brown blood.

25. Sensation of bearing down and heaviness in pelvic region, dragging pains from sacrum, Great irritability.

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