Every month almost a week goes up at a time when you have to go through a tonne of pain, blood loss and cramps. Sometimes the periods can reach such heights that you just can’t bear it and need instant relief. But sometimes, it so happens that you might get the most painful part of the periods but not the actual periods i.e., the blood loss. This is a something that is being seen in more and more women increasingly. And in order to understand it better, we have made a list of the reasons that might be affecting your cycle.
Endometriosis is a condition where the endometrium or the tissue lining the inside of the uterus grows outside. Female hormones are unable to recognize that these tissues are not in the uterus and treat them as regular uterine tissues which result in painful cramps. Endometrial cramps can occur at any time of the month, as and when the tissues grow.
2. Ovarian Cysts
Fluid-filled sacs that develop in the ovaries are called ovarian cysts. Ovarian cysts can cause a sharp pain just below the belly button, on the side of the ovary which has a cyst or a dull ache in the lower back and thighs. If the cysts twist the ovary, the pain may also be accompanied by nausea and vomiting. You need to consult a doctor immediately if you think you might have cysts as it can significantly reduce your chances of getting pregnant.
The appendix is a small organ present in the lower right abdomen at the junction of the small and large intestine. Appendicitis is the inflammation of this organ and it has been known to be one of the major causes of cramps.The cramps usually originate around your belly button and come and go. Within hours, the pain radiates toward the lower right abdomen and becomes more constant. Thus, it is important that you get medical attention if you think that you might have an appendix problem.
Some women experience cramping on one side of their lower abdomen before, during, or after an egg is released from their ovary. The process of egg release is known as ovulation and ovulation pain is called Mittelschmerz. This is a pain that you will feel every time you are ovulating and it will most likely subside once the egg has settled in the womb.
Abdominal pain or cramping is one significant sign or symptom of a miscarriage. The cramps may begin as mild period-like pain, with heaviness in the thighs and lower abdomen, and escalate into severe cramps and bleeding. Sometimes, this bleeding can actually be due to some other reason and not miscarriage so it is important that you consult your gynaecologist immediately.