Dysmenorrhea is the medical term used to describe painful cramps during menstruation. These are caused by uterine contractions. As the uterus tightens, it can press on nearby blood vessels and cut off the oxygen supply to muscle tissue. This causes … [Read more...] about Reducing Painful Cramps During Menstruation
Menstrual Cycles – What Is Normal?
Your menstrual cycle can be an indicator of your health status. Experiencing this natural process can be different for each woman. This makes it harder to know when something is normal and when it isn’t. What do you need to know about your menstrual … [Read more...] about Menstrual Cycles – What Is Normal?
What is a Myomectomy? Removing Fibroids from the Uterus
Fibroids are growths that appear in the uterus. They are round in shape and almost always non-cancerous. They can be as small as a pea or as large as a melon. They are sometimes referred to as myomas or leiomyomas. A myomectomy is a surgical … [Read more...] about What is a Myomectomy? Removing Fibroids from the Uterus
Is Menstrual Pain Normal?
When to Seek Medical Advice for Period Discomfort Many girls who are nearing their first menstrual cycle have heard about how uncomfortable this time in their lives can be. The experience is different for each woman, which can make it harder to … [Read more...] about Is Menstrual Pain Normal?