Period pain is very common and is a normal part of women’s menstrual cycle. It’s usually felt as painful muscle cramps in the tummy, which can spread to the back and thighs. The pain sometimes is very intense spasms, while at other times it may be dull but more constant. It may also vary with each period. Some periods may cause little or no discomfort, while others may be more painful. Sometimes you may get pelvic pain even when you do not have your period.
Period pain usually starts when your bleeding begins, although some women have pain several days before the start of their period. The pain usually lasts 48 to 72 hours, although it can last longer. It’s usually at its worst when your bleeding is heaviest. Period pain that does not have an underlying cause tends to improve as a woman gets older. Many women also notice an improvement after they’ve had children.
At Manchester Pharmacy, we can provide period pain relief service where our clinicians will be able to offer you the most suitable treatment.