Menstrual pain is a symptom experienced by more than 50% of women and is also called dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps.
It is normal to have no pain during the period before and after menstruation. However, when there are lower abdominal pain, thigh pain, and back pain before, during or after menstruation, it is called menstrual pain.
Concomitant symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and dizziness may appear along menstrual pain.
Unless menstrual pain appeared as a cause of a particular disease, it lasts on average for 2 to 3 days.
When there are no pelvic disorders that can cause pain, but it is called primary menstrual pain if pain occurs during menstruation. Otherwise, when pain occurs during menstruation due to a pelvic disorder, it is called secondary menstrual pain.