Why pull the lower abdomen before, after, without monthly
Periodic dragging pain in the abdomen appear in many women. Of course, often specific feelings associated with the onset of the «special» days, such a history is usually considered a physiological process and rarely needs medical care. But what if it pulls the lower stomach and menstruation is not?
Pain arises due to different reasons and not in all cases it is a sign of some disease or inflammatory process. However, the female reproductive system is better not to joke, and to deal with the problem immediately after the first alarming symptoms. Let’s try to identify the most likely causes, which pulls the lower abdomen as with menstruation, and during their absence, and also find out what kind of happens discomfort, and what other symptoms may accompany it.
Every menstrual cycle of any healthy woman is a whole set of different processes in the reproductive system: the maturation of the egg, withdrawing from the ruptured follicle, its fertilization or rejection with menstrual blood.
We recommend you to read the article «When is ovulation. Symptoms and signs».
Many women have noticed that they pull the belly for a week to one month or a little more, and it is connected with the onset of ovulation. Experts find justification for such a manifestation, because before the release of an egg outside the walls of the follicle break and this kind of micro trauma through which can experience unpleasant and painful. Every woman feels a pulling pain in different ways, it is:
- weak or muted;
- cramping or spasmodic;
- strong, but brief.
The pain is concentrated not just in the lower abdomen, often expressed in the left or right side, depending on which side this time ripe egg.
Besides pain, a woman may feel General weakness, variability of mood, nausea and headache.
If the woman already for a long time pulls the lower stomach and menstruation is no, then the best option is to contact your gynecologist to determine the cause. After all, if, for example, pregnancy, complications can arise or occur a miscarriage.
PMS (premenstrual syndrome)
What else is going on with the stomach and is a symptom of PMS, click here.
Try in this period to rest more, drink teas herbal infusions. To normalize hormonal balance will help decoctions of such herbs as sweet or hops, grapes, oregano, lemon balm, sage.
So it happens that whines and pulls the stomach, and monthly no, like the timing of the onset of menstruation has long been approached, but discharge is not expected. It’s time to go for a pregnancy test or better visit a gynecologist, as dragging pain and delay is the first heralds of the happy event — birth of a new life.
In addition to «strange» sensations in the lower abdomen, a woman may feel weakness, drowsiness, fatigue, nausea, increased sensitivity of the breast, sometimes whitish mucous discharge. The reason for all this is a total restructuring of the expectant mom’s body, the hormonal surge, the stretching of the uterus and some ligaments.
During the entire period of carrying a baby, a woman occasionally can disturb nagging pains from the growing uterus and fetus. However, it should be noted that pain does not have to be strong and durable. In acute and prolonged pain, you should immediately consult a doctor, especially if you constantly pull the lower abdomen as with menstruation at a very young time, there is a risk of termination of pregnancy and miscarriage.
What is the danger period in pregnancy, see the link
Sometimes there are situations when there is no menstruation, pulls the lower abdomen, and seemingly had all the prerequisites for a happy conception, but the pregnancy test shows a negative result. Try to take a blood test for HCG, if pregnancy is confirmed you should visit your doctor and go for ultrasound examination of the pelvic organs to exclude the possibility of ectopic pregnancy, which, unfortunately, also happen.
Gynecological diseases or pathology
If the disease is not associated with the onset of pregnancy, and for several days in a row pulls the stomach as when menstruation and the pain does not subside, there is reason to suspect the development of diseases of the genitourinary system.
To perform a precise diagnosis can only specialist the results of a thorough examination. In addition, the doctor is going to ask you about other symptoms and factors such as:
- there are specific vaginal discharge brown, brown or gray color, with blood or with the presence of a sharp or unpleasant smell;
- the pain is accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea;
- associated as any discomfort with urination or with sexual intercourse;
- there is itching of the genitals.
Depending on accompanying symptoms, the doctor will be easier to diagnose the problem. During the inspection, you will also take a swab which will help to identify the presence of certain pathogenic organisms. Also the pain may be associated with inflammatory processes, for example:
- Inflammation of the appendages, ovaries or fallopian tubes. Often accompanied by severe «wandering» pain in groin area and fever. Such inflammation often arise as a result of hypothermia.
- Inflammation of the cervix, cervicitis is manifested by painful sensations in the abdomen and pelvis, especially during sexual intercourse. Similar symptoms can be endometriosis, bartholinitis or vulvodynia.
- Cystitis or inflammation of the bladder.
- STDs (sexually transmitted diseases, herpes, syphilis, chlamydias, candidiasis, etc.).
Reason, when pulling the lower abdomen after menstruation
- The imbalance of hormones. We are talking about progesterone and prostaglandins, the latter is produced in uterine tissue and contributes to most of the unpleasant symptoms.
- Increased activity of the thyroid gland.
- Pull the abdomen after menstruation in women with malposition of the uterus.
It should be noted that most often after a month pull the lower abdomen and a discomfort in nulliparous women, which, unfortunately, often indicates infertility.
Often the nagging pain associated with stressful situations. In this case, women are recommended to cope with the illness without any medication, and their own forces:
- more rest;
- to get rid of bad habits;
- to prevent hypothermia;
- to learn relaxation techniques.
Whatever it was, aching lower abdomen a week before menstruation or immediately after the critical days, with the female body to be trifled with, you need to visit a qualified professional to determine the cause, because it affects not only your health but also the health of your future offspring.
Dear women, take care of yourself and let all the bad diagnoses and the circumstances you bypass the party!