What are Menstrual Cramps?
Menstrual cramps, also known as dysmenorrhea, are a common symptom experienced by many women during menstruation. Menstrual cramps are caused by contractions in the uterus as it sheds its lining. The pain can vary from mild to severe and can be accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and fatigue.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
Menstrual cramps can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, but if they are severe and interfere with daily activities, a doctor may prescribe medication or suggest other treatment options. Treatment for menstrual cramps may involve over-the-counter pain medication, hormonal birth control, or lifestyle changes such as exercise and dietary modifications.