HEALTH MATTERS, MAY 6, 2020: MENSTRUAL PAIN

Health Matters

For many women, the menstrual cycle is something to dread because of the pain and discomfort.

University Medical Center OBGYN Dr. Cecily Collins said women should be aware in any potential changes in those patterns.

“I would not really say it’s a pain threshold tolerance issue for most women,” Collins said. “It’s different or it’s worsening. Menstrual cramps are there. They’re present and they’re real even if you don’t have any issues. But if it’s to the point that you have to come see me as your physician it’s probably not just something in your head.”

Women need to trust their bodies, Collins said. Sometimes that means getting a second or third opinion if a doctor is quick to diagnose pain as nothing more than cramps.

 

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