Why Do Period Cramps Hurt So Bad The First Day

Written - Narendra Dudhwa

When menstruation approaches, the uterus contracts to shed its underlining, causing pain. Here are some useful tips that can help in getting relief from stomach pain

Most women experience menstrual pain or dysmenorrhea (cramps) at some point in their lives

Menstrual Pain Overview

Most women suffer from discomfort and mild abdominal pain on the first day of menstruation, i.e., the day of the onset of menstruation

First Day Pain

Stomach pain can be reduced for some time by some easy methods at home

How to reduce stomach pain?

Relax. Sleeping in a comfortable position or lying comfortably in a bathtub filled with aromatic oils can help ease the pain


The pain can be reduced by heat. You can use a heated pain relief pad or a bag of hot water at the right temperature

Heat Therapy

Massaging the abdomen and back can also provide relief from pain

Abdominal Massage

Doing some light exercises can improve blood circulation in the pelvic area

Light Exercise

Try techniques like guided meditation and deep breathing

Relaxation Techniques

If you do not have time and cannot rest, then resort to pain medications

Pain Medications

Consume helpful foods and shorthands to make your periods easier

Menstrual Diet

Experts were asked how to reduce prolonged menstrual pain

How To Reduce Long Term Pain?

Reduce the amount of caffeine. Reduce the amount of smoking and alcohol

Changes in Your Lifestyle

Exercising for at least 30 minutes daily, five days per week, comes with many health benefits, including pain-free menstruation

Healthy Habits

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