Why Women Experience Dysmenorrhea

Yesterday, my friend asked me of "why women experience dysmenorrhea." Hmm, recalling our lecture in pathophysiology, I answered:

"It's when the arteries in the uterine wall constrict, which causes the endometrial layer to become oxygen-deprived that resulted from the withdrawal of progesterone.

Just imagine when you are frustrated. You're in pain, right? That's how the frustrated ovum (unfertilized egg) feels when it comes out from the uterus to become menstruation (Aunt Flow)."

And I added, "Though dysmenorrhea is a common gynecological problem and the pain can be relieved by taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen (Midol), it shouldn’t be taken for granted. Why? Because it might be caused by a serious gynecological problem, like a tumor of the uterus or PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)."


Well, any additional information you may want to add that I may have failed to share it with my friend?

***Also, happy birthday to Girlie Naps, a cancer survivor. My friend. An epitome of a true friend.


  1. well. im not a medical degree holder but i think its in the genes, if ur mom had it or have it, u wil hav it too. and i dont knw if its true but it is said that if u hav a small uterus u have a big chance to experience dysmennorrhea.wat is a small uterus by the way?


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