Why Do Periods Hurt?

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Periods, also known as menstrual cramps, hurt due to contractions of the uterine wall when expelling menstrual blood. Contraction of the uterus is caused by substances occurring naturally in the body called prostaglandins. These pains can be relieved by having a hot bath, exercising, using a hot water bottle where it hurts or just taking painkillers.
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During menstruation, a hormone called Prostaglandin can be released in excess, in which the uterine wall contracts, which can cause pain, helped along by the fact that not much oxygen
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Cramping is painful during a period because the lining of the uterus is shedding. Ask Away!
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There are several reasons for this pain: 1: Did you cut them recently? if you did you might of cut them too short. 2: you might have low circulation, try to avoid to much presure.
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The lining of the uterus produces prostaglandins. This stimulates the uterus to contract to shed the lining. Prostaglandins also cause headaches, backaches, diarrhea and other aches
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