What Causes Menstrual Cramps and Period Pain?

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The main reason for period pain or dysmenorrhoea is the contraction of the female womb, as it pushes out the old lining. During this time, the woman’s body has an excess of prostaglandins, chemicals produced by the uterus that make its muscles contract.  

There are other possible causes of period pain: 

If your menstrual pain is very strong or continues after your period, please make an appointment with your GP immediately.

 

Sources:

Period Pain:MedlinePlus

Reasons You Have Period Pain:everydayhealth.com

Reviewed by Medical expert Lilit Nasibyan, MD

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