Take Mefenamic Acid During Your Period?
I’m 22 years old. So far, my menstrual pain was so intense on the first day of menstruation, every time I went on the first day of menstruation, I had frequent bowel movements, until I went back and forth to the bathroom .. I continued to consume mefenamic acid, but if I drink it the pain is red. I take the drug for about 2 years. na month 5 I was late for my period for 2 weeks, but after that my menstruation was not painful as usual. trs I had sex, my next period was not painful anymore. In the last 2 months I have not had sex back with pain during menstruation. but when having sex it hurts a bit, the pain doesn’t feel good. what I want to ask, is the pain I feel is still normal or not.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Pain that appears during menstruation is known as dysmenorrhea, and it is a common condition experienced by women during menstruation, especially in the early half of menstruation. This condition is characterized by abdominal pain that varies from very mild, feels uncomfortable but not too annoying, to very painful to the point of being unable to do anything.
This condition is triggered by contractions or tightening of the uterine muscles due to the shedding of uterine tissue during menstruation which makes up menstrual blood. When the uterine muscles tighten, there are blood vessels around them that are compressed, cutting off the oxygen supply to the uterus and this causes excruciating pain. This situation is exacerbated because the body also releases chemicals that trigger the uterine muscles to continue to contract.
Apart from that, other possible painful conditions that arise during menstruation also exist, such as:
Endometriosis or growth of uterine tissue outside the uterus Pelvic inflammatory disease Cervical narrowing Abnormal tissue growth in the female internal organs
Which to be able to determine this, you have to check with your gynecologist. Your obstetrician will then carry out the examination either by looking directly, or with the help of tools such as ultrasound to narrow down the possible causes of the disease you are experiencing. Meanwhile, mefenamic acid is an anti-inflammatory and painkiller that is used to relieve pain. So it's natural that you feel better after taking this drug. It doesn't matter if your doctor asks you to use it regularly, but again, it must be determined whether there is no other cause for the pain you feel besides menstrual pain. If there are other conditions such as tumors, endometriosis or others, supporting measures are still needed. That's why you should see a gynecologist, especially if accompanied by fever, unusual discharge, or increasing pain.
Then while at home, drink more warm water, compress the painful area with a warm compress or give a patch, take a warm shower, consume more foods that contain vitamins E, B1, B6 and magnesium, adequate rest, avoid stress, smoke cigarettes and lie down with the legs raised. So, hopefully it answers your question.