Painful menstruation refers to periods in which a woman has cramp-like lower abdominal pain, sharp or aching pain that comes and goes, or possibly back pain. Although some pain during your period is normal, excessive pain is not. The medical term for painful menstrual periods is dysmenorrhea. Primary dysmenorrhea is the most common type and is characterized by pain in the lower abdomen and lower back pain beginning 1-2 days before the period and lasting from 2 to 4 days. Secondary dysmenorrhea is characterized by cramping pains that are due to an identifiable medical problem such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, or pelvic inflammatory disease.
A gynecologist performs a complete pelvic examination. A pelvic examination is crucial for excluding uterine irregularities, vaginal tenderness, or suggestive nodularities. Every woman needs to find a treatment that works for her. There are a number of possible remedies for menstrual cramps. In addition to some physical treatments, a gynecologist may suggest medication to lessen any pain and discomfort.
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Dr. Dannie Zhou
Dr. Dannie Zhou has had a long distinguished career in Gynecological medicine, starting in 1987 when she graduated from a top 10 Medical University, the Qiqihar Medical College in Heilongjiang. Since then, Dr. Zhou has specialized in Gynecology and Maternity at many of China’s renowned medical Institutions including the Jiamusi Central Hospital, Beijing Maternity hospital and Beijing Tiantan Hospital
Dr. Zhou is currently the Chief Physician in Puhua International Hospitals’ Gynecology Department. Dr. Zhou specializes in common gynecological; myoma of the uterus & ovaries, female endocrine disorders, and antenatal care