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Old 10-13-2009, 07:39 PM   #1
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why does my vagina hurt when im on my period

why does my vagina hurt when im on my period

 
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Old 10-14-2009, 11:53 AM   #2
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Re: why does my vagina hurt when im on my period

During menstruation, the uterus contracts to help shed the excess endometrium that has built up during your cycle. These contractions are commonly known as menstrual cramps and for most females, only involves the uterus. However, some women experience vaginal and general adnexa related spasms ( the uterine adnexa consist of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterine ligaments) that range from unpleasant to extremely painful. Vaginal pain could be originating in your adnexa as your uterus contracts/cramps.
Ibuprophen ( Motrin/Advil) and especially naproxen sodium ( Aleve ) are good OTC pain meds that are very effective against mentrual pain. Not many are aware, but carbs, caffeine and chocolate all contribute to spasms during menstruation and if you can, try to avoid these antagonist substances prior to and during your period. If you can, increase the amount of calcium and Vit D you consume, both of which help with muscle function which in theory will decrease your contractions/spasms/cramps. If you don't get relief with diet modification and OTC meds don't control your pain, you need to consider seeing a Dr.

 
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