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Menstrual pain

Description

Menstrual pain also known as dysmenorrhea occurs in the lower abdomen before or during the menstrual periods. It may last for 2-3 days. The nature of pain and symptoms vary in every individual, in some it may be mild and in some individuals it may be severe hampering their daily activity. Menstrual pain may be associated with nausea, vomiting, headache, lower back pain etc. 

Causes

Uterine muscle makes a chemical called prostaglandin, it stimulates the uterine muscles to contract which produces pain. Other conditions which may cause menstrual pain are as follows:

  • Endometriosis,
  • Fibroids,
  • Adenomyosis,
  • Ovarian cyst,
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease,
  • Cervical stenosis etc.
Risk factors

Risk factors of menstrual pain include following:

  • Below 30 age,
  • Early puberty,
  • Irregular periods,
  • Obesity,
  • Heavy bleeding,
  • Smoking etc.
Symptoms

Symptoms associated with menstrual pain include:

 

  • Throbbing pain,
  • Headache,
  • Vomiting,
  • Nausea,
  • Weakness,
  • Lower back and leg pain etc
Diagnosis

Firstly, the doctor will take a detailed history of menstrual pain and will ask questions regarding your periods. If your doctor suspects any underlying condition that is causing then he/she will perform ultrasound, pregnancy test, laparoscopy and hysteroscopy to confirm the diagnosis and to know the definite cause.

Management

Management of menstrual pain includes the following:

  • Painkillers,
  • Hormonal birth control pills,
  • Surgery in case of pain due to cyst, endometriosis, fibroids, polyps etc.
  • Home remedies which include the use of a heating pad, taking a hot water bath, massage of the lower back, doing exercises and yoga to relax the pain etc.
When to consult a doctor?

Consult your doctor if you experience menstrual pain for the first time after the age of 25, pain is not relieved by taking OTC painkillers, fever with period, or if your pain suddenly gets worse.

Available Medicine for Menstrual pain

No-Spa 40mg

Rs.111

Sanofi

Nospa Forte 80mg

Rs.109

Sanofi

Relispa 80mg

Rs.45.69

Searle

No-Spa Forte 80mg

Rs.120

Sanofi

No-Spa 40mg

Rs.146.3

Sanofi

Arinac Forte 400mg/60mg

Rs.60.15

Abbott Laboratories

Arinac Tab 200mg/30mg

Rs.35.73

Abbott Laboratories

Arinac 100mg/15mg

Rs.82

Abbott Laboratories

Brufen plus 200mg / 20mg

Rs.66

Abbott Laboratories

Aksofen 400mg

Rs.16

Akson

Ambrofen 100mg

Rs.80

Jawa

Ambrofen 100mg

Rs.2252

Jawa

Ambrofen 200mg

Rs.7

Jawa

Ambrofen 200mg

Rs.14

Jawa

Amofen 100mg

Rs.18

Ameer Pharma

Artijesic 100mg

Rs.135

Medisearch

Artijesic 100mg

Rs.36

Medisearch

Artijesic 400mg

Rs.16

Medisearch

Arufen 200mg

Rs.175

Progressive

Azofin 100mg

Rs.60

Al Kemy

Azofin 100mg

Rs.30

Al Kemy

Azofin 400mg

Rs.15.3

Al Kemy

Azofin 400mg

Rs.12

Al Kemy

Baprofen 200mg

Rs.210

Batala Pharma

Baprofen 400mg

Rs.210

Batala Pharma

Bepofen 100mg

Rs.36

Lotus

Bludol DS 200mg

Rs.71.95

Stand Pharm

Bludol 100mg

Rs.60.9

Stand Pharm

Bludol 200mg

Rs.60.9

Stand Pharm

Bludol 200mg

Rs.882.3

Stand Pharm

Bludol 400mg

Rs.23.96

Stand Pharm

Blufen 100mg

Rs.36

Bloom Pharma

Blufen 100mg

Rs.48

Bloom Pharma

Bravofen 200mg

Rs.5

Mega

Bravofen 200mg

Rs.7.9

Mega

Bravofen 400mg

Rs.11.2

Mega

Brosun 100mg

Rs.435

Hisun

Brosun 100mg

Rs.35

Hisun

Brufedin 100mg

Rs.80

Ardin

Brufedin 100mg

Rs.26

Ardin

Brufedin 400mg

Rs.732.28

Ardin

Brufen 600mg

Rs.56.6

Abbott Laboratories

Brufen 400mg

Rs.25.28

Abbott Laboratories

Brufen 200mg

Rs.8.91

Abbott Laboratories

Brufen 120ml 100mg

Rs.75

Abbott Laboratories

Brufen 90ml 100mg

Rs.36

Abbott Laboratories

Brugesic 100mg

Rs.165

Umersons

Budex 200mg

Rs.6086

Nexus

Budex DS Syrup 100mg

Rs.62.12

Nexus

Cayprof 100mg

Rs.109

Caylex

Cayprof 100mg

Rs.24

Caylex

Cayprof 100mg

Rs.16

Caylex

Cayprof 400mg

Rs.16

Caylex

Deltafen 100mg

Rs.40

Delta Pharma

Deltafen 400mg

Rs.3335

Delta Pharma

Deltafen 400mg

Rs.494

Delta Pharma

Dorafen 100mg

Rs.50

Dosaco

Dorafen 100mg

Rs.24

Dosaco

Dorafen 200mg

Rs.430

Dosaco

Dorafen 400mg

Rs.16

Dosaco

Eprofen 100mg

Rs.129

Epoch

Eprofen 100mg

Rs.28

Epoch

Eprofen 400mg

Rs.16

Epoch

Eurofen 200mg

Rs.382

Euro Pharma

Eurofen 400mg

Rs.382

Euro Pharma

Exifin 100mg

Rs.46

Genix

Fenbro 200mg

Rs.60

Stanely

Fenbro 100mg

Rs.36

Stanely

Fenflex 200mg

Rs.5

Pakheim

Fenflex 200mg

Rs.4.76

Pakheim

Fenflex 200mg

Rs.4.6

Pakheim

Fengesic 100mg

Rs.18

Dyson R L

Fufen 200mg

Rs.3305

Flow Pharma

Fufen 400mg

Rs.226.8

Flow Pharma

Fynkoben 100mg

Rs.25

Fynk

Fynkoben 200mg

Rs.5

Fynk

Fynkoben 400mg

Rs.11.2

Fynk

Glare 100mg

Rs.35

Shrooq

Glitfen 100mg

Rs.36

Glitz

Hebofen 100mg

Rs.36

Healthtek

Hibtol 200mg

Rs.80

Don Valley

Hibtol 100mg

Rs.22

Don Valley

Hizofen 200mg

Rs.250

Hizat

Hizofen 400mg

Rs.285

Hizat

Hugon 100mg

Rs.28

Hizat

IBO-Z 100mg

Rs.22

Z-jans

Ibofen 100mg

Rs.5175

Nova Med

Ibofen 100mg

Rs.24

Nova Med

Ibofen 100mg

Rs.147

Nova Med

Ibowin 200mg

Rs.8.6

Jinnah Pharma

Ibowin 400mg

Rs.16

Jinnah Pharma

Ibu 200mg

Rs.430

Unexo

Ibu 400mg

Rs.16

Unexo

Ibu 600mg

Rs.230

Unexo

Ibu 600mg

Rs.56

Unexo

Ibu-profen 200mg

Rs.288

Unipharm

Ibucare 400mg

Rs.11.2

Aims Pharma

Ibucil 100mg

Rs.24

Mediceena

Ibucil 600mg

Rs.60

Mediceena

Ibufin 200mg

Rs.571.04

Medicaids

Ibufin 400mg

Rs.1142.08

Medicaids

Ibugen 100mg

Rs.28

Genera

Ibugen 400mg

Rs.16

Genera

Ibugen 400mg

Rs.16

Genera

Ibugesic 100mg

Rs.36

Wilson's

Ibugray 100mg

Rs.18

Grays

Ibugray 400mg

Rs.16

Grays

Ibulis 100mg

Rs.36

Titlis Pharma

Ibulis 200mg

Rs.83.52

Titlis Pharma

Ibumid 100mg

Rs.22

PDH

Ibumid 200mg

Rs.5.76

PDH

Ibumid 400mg

Rs.10.52

PDH

Ibunol 100mg

Rs.19

Miracle

Ibunol 100mg

Rs.28

Miracle

Ibuped 100mg

Rs.16

Alliance

Ibuped 100mg

Rs.20

Alliance

Ibuprofen 40mg|ml

Rs.12941

Munawar Pharma

Ibuprofen 40mg|ml

Rs.3882

Munawar Pharma

Ibuprofen drop 40mg|ml

Rs.12941

Munawar Pharma

Ibuprofen 100mg

Rs.2391

Lisko

Ibuprofen 100mg

Rs.20

Polyfine

Ibuprofen 100mg

Rs.50

Nawab sons

Ibuprofen 100mg

Rs.21

Nawab sons

Ibuprofen 200mg

Rs.367

Nawab sons

Ibuprofen 400mg

Rs.9.25

Nawab sons

Ibuprofen 400mg

Rs.367

Nawab sons

Ibuprofen 200mg

Rs.2324

Geofman

Ibuprofen 200mg

Rs.77.48

Geofman

Ibuprofen 400mg

Rs.154.96

Geofman

Ibuprofen 400mg

Rs.12353

Unexo

Ibuprofen 200mg

Rs.88.46

Zafa

Ibuprofen 400mg

Rs.41144

Zafa

Ibupros 100mg

Rs.45

Paramount

Ibupros 100mg

Rs.36

Paramount

Ibupros 100mg

Rs.24

Paramount

Ibupulse 400mg

Rs.280

Pulse

Ibuquik 200mg

Rs.1542.9

Zafa

Ibuquik 200mg

Rs.3086

Zafa

Ibuquik 400mg

Rs.2571.5

Zafa

Ibuquik 400mg

Rs.5143

Zafa

Iburfen 100mg

Rs.203

Mediate

Ibusim 100mg

Rs.36

Simz

Ibusim 200mg

Rs.60

Simz

Igrafen 100mg

Rs.39196

Specific

Ifen 100mg

Rs.24

Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Ifen 400mg

Rs.38712

Adamjee Pharmaceuticals

Inflam 100mg

Rs.24

Icon

Inflam 100mg

Rs.48

Icon

Inflam 100mg

Rs.36

Icon

Inflam 200mg

Rs.92.08

Icon

Inflam 400mg

Rs.17.92

Icon

Inflam 600mg

Rs.24

Icon

Inzel 100mg

Rs.1937

Raazee

Iodofen 100mg

Rs.110

Ideal

Iodofen 100mg

Rs.28

Ideal

Iodofen 200mg

Rs.230

Ideal

Iodofen 400mg

Rs.230

Ideal

Iodofen 200mg

Rs.375

Ideal

Iodofen 200mg

Rs.40

Ideal

Jaefen 100mg

Rs.60

Irza

Jaefen 100mg

Rs.36

Irza

Jaefen 200mg

Rs.8.6

Irza

Jaefen 400mg

Rs.242

Irza

Kanflam 400mg

Rs.15.2

Medisure

Kayfen 200mg

Rs.5.4

Karachi Chemical

Kayfen 400mg

Rs.10.8

Karachi Chemical

Lemach 100mg

Rs.24

Leama Chemi

Macprofen 100mg/5ml

Rs.1681

Macter

Macprofen 100mg/5ml

Rs.24

Macter

Macprofen 200mg

Rs.8.6

Macter

Macprofen 400mg

Rs.16

Macter

Medfen 100mg

Rs.36

Medicraft

Medfen 400mg

Rs.120

Medicraft

Medibru 200mg

Rs.8.6

Medela

Medibru 400mg

Rs.16

Medela

Megafen 100mg

Rs.47

Albro

Megafen 100mg

Rs.32

Albro

Megafen 200mg

Rs.43

Albro

Megafen 400mg

Rs.40

Albro

Mufen 100mg

Rs.34

Macquins

Mufen 200mg

Rs.6.92

Macquins

Mufen 200mg

Rs.6.92

Macquins

Mufen 400mg

Rs.13.16

Macquins

Nenfen 100mg

Rs.24

Nenza

Neobutinal 200mg

Rs.11.9

Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Neobutinal 400mg

Rs.23.9

Schazoo Pharmaceuticals

Neoprofen 100mg

Rs.45

Neo Medix

Neoprofen 100mg

Rs.24

Neo Medix

Neoprofen 100mg

Rs.14

Neo Medix

Neoprofen 400mg

Rs.16

Neo Medix

Neoprofen 600mg

Rs.50

Neo Medix

Neoprofen 600mg

Rs.400

Neo Medix

Neuprofen 100mg

Rs.24

Neutro

Novofen 100mg

Rs.45

Isis

Novofen 100mg

Rs.28

Isis

Novofen 200mg

Rs.124

Isis

Novofen 200mg

Rs.26

Isis

Novofen 200mg

Rs.430

Isis

Novofen 400mg

Rs.24636

Isis

Ofen 100mg

Rs.1728

Libra

Ofen 100mg

Rs.36

Libra

Ottofen 100mg

Rs.65

Eros

Ottofen 100mg

Rs.28

Eros

Ottofen 100mg

Rs.16

Eros

Ottofen 200mg

Rs.348

Eros

Ottofen 400mg

Rs.348

Eros

Pabrofen 100mg

Rs.4705

Drug Pharm

Pabrofen 100mg

Rs.17

Drug Pharm

Pabrofen 200mg

Rs.29411

Drug Pharm

Pabrofen 400mg

Rs.250

Drug Pharm

Paincare 100mg

Rs.45

CareForHealth

Paincare 100mg

Rs.18

CareForHealth

Paincare 100mg

Rs.14

CareForHealth

Pango 200mg

Rs.67

Efroze

Pango 200mg

Rs.430

Efroze

Pango 400mg

Rs.400

Efroze

Pango 400mg

Rs.67

Efroze

Panil 100mg

Rs.24

Delux

Panil 400mg

Rs.16

Delux

Panil 600mg

Rs.30

Delux

Pharfen 200mg

Rs.6

Pharmacare

Pharfen 200mg

Rs.17.2

Pharmacare

Pharfen 400mg

Rs.9.9

Pharmacare

Pharfen 400mg

Rs.250

Pharmacare

Pharfen 200mg

Rs.380

Pharmacare

Proflam 100mg

Rs.36

Polyfine

Promin 200mg

Rs.850

Pharma Wise

Promin 200mg

Rs.9.95

Pharma Wise

Promin 200mg

Rs.8.5

Pharma Wise

Promin 400mg

Rs.2500

Pharma Wise

Promin 400mg

Rs.16

Pharma Wise

Promin 400mg

Rs.26

Pharma Wise

Propen 400mg

Rs.16

Global-Vision

Prosta 600mg

Rs.2509.67

Global-Vision

Prufo 200mg

Rs.8.6

Valor

Prufo 400mg

Rs.16

Valor

Prufo 600mg

Rs.8.33

Valor

Pyrofen 100mg

Rs.90

Sharex

Pyrofen 100mg

Rs.28

Sharex

Pyrofen 100mg

Rs.24

Sharex

Pyrofen 200mg

Rs.430

Sharex

Pyrofen 400mg

Rs.11.52

Sharex

Rapifen 400mg

Rs.68.9

Pharmix

Regofen 100mg

Rs.51

Regent

Regofen 200mg

Rs.295

Regent

Remofen 100mg

Rs.239

Syntex

Rhunor 100mg

Rs.25

Wahab Sons

Ruberin 100mg

Rs.36

Wood Wards

Ruberin 100mg

Rs.183

Wood Wards

Rumat 200mg

Rs.7

Ferroza

Rumat 400mg

Rs.14

Ferroza

Rumatofen 100mg

Rs.2138

KPL

Rumin 100mg

Rs.2748

Ankaz

Rumin 100mg

Rs.24

Ankaz

Rumin 100mg

Rs.21

Ankaz

Rumin 200mg

Rs.35718

Ankaz

Rumin 400mg

Rs.35718

Ankaz

Saprofen 100mg

Rs.50

Sapient

Saprofen 100mg

Rs.24

Sapient

Saprofen 200mg

Rs.5

Sapient

Saprofen 400mg

Rs.11.2

Sapient

Semorfen 100mg

Rs.43

Semos

Semorfen 200mg

Rs.225

Semos

Semorfen 400mg

Rs.21562

Semos

Synofen 100mg

Rs.45

Synchro

Synofen 100mg

Rs.36

Synchro

Synofen 100mg

Rs.14

Synchro

Tagafin 200mg

Rs.5.6

Tagma

Tagafin 400mg

Rs.10.5

Tagma

Tesco 200mg

Rs.115

Nimrall

Tesco 200mg

Rs.17.2

Nimrall

Tesco 400mg

Rs.16

Nimrall

Torfen 200mg

Rs.60

kaizen

True-fen 200mg

Rs.743.6

Mass-PH Health

True-fen 200mg

Rs.33176

Mass-PH Health

True-fen 400mg

Rs.1487.2

Mass-PH Health

True-fen 400mg

Rs.33176

Mass-PH Health

Uniprofin 400mg

Rs.35477

U nison

Vee-Bufen 200mg

Rs.4.92

Venus

Vee-Bufen 400mg

Rs.160

Venus

Werridal 100mg

Rs.22

Werick

Xiben 100mg

Rs.35

Pacific Pharma

Xiben 400mg

Rs.63

Pacific Pharma

Zefen 100mg

Rs.5099

Xenon

Zefen 100mg

Rs.19

Xenon

Zefen 100mg

Rs.36

Xenon

Zefen 200mg

Rs.5099

Xenon

Zefen 200mg

Rs.36

Xenon

Zefen 200mg

Rs.430

Xenon

Zefen 400mg

Rs.400

Xenon

Zefrin 100mg

Rs.18

Fozan

Zufen 100mg

Rs.45

Zanctok

Zufen 100mg

Rs.15

Zanctok

Zufen 100mg

Rs.22

Zanctok

Brufen DS 200mg 90ml 200mg

Rs.82.57

Abbott Laboratories

Xaleve 400mg/4ml

Rs.130.35

Hudson Pharma's

Saleto 300mg

Rs.15.9

Ferroza

Ibulis 100 mg

Rs.73.91

Titlis Pharma