It is the most common
gynecological suffering in adolescents and young women. It produces pain in
menstruation and many times it is accompanied by neurovegetative symptoms.
a) Primary dymenorrhea: Anomalies in the physical exam are not found and it is not related to any specific pelvic illness. It often appears since the first menstruation or short time after
b) Secondary dymenorrhea: Caused by a specific pelvic illness, identifying in the examination a determined organic pathology. The most frequent reasons are endometriosis, pelvic inflammatory illness, malformations, endometrial polyps, etc. It starts many years after the first menstruation except in the case of malformations in which it starts since the first bleeding.
According to the symptoms it can be slight, moderate or severe; being the last one the type which lasts practically everyday of menstruation coming along with neurovegetative symptoms such as nauseas, vomits, diarrhea, fatigue, etc. These symptoms are due to the increase of prostaglandins in blood (substances segregated by the endometrium) during the bleeding period and the pain is produced by contractility increase of the uterus.
Traditional gynecological treatment
2- Inhibitors of the synthesis of prostaglandins which apart from reducing the pain reduce menstrual flow. They are the non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs.
3- Oral contraceptives (the pill) which atrophy the endometrium and also lower the synthesis of prostaglandins, thus reducing the pain.
The whole physical situation is logically accompanied by the subsequent emotional component. As homeopathic medicine counts with medicines which not only act on the physical aspect but also on the emotional one, the person will improve subjectively as well as physically, energetically reestablishing the equilibrium of the body. The homeopathic treatment doesn’t inhibit ovulation so as to, for example, reduce the pain, but it stimulates the own energetic systems of the body to achieve the equilibrium which will diminish the pain and improve the general state of the patient.